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Since the Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center was founded in 1976 we have been collecting things to document the history of our community. The documents presented here are not a complete picture of every amazing program or impactful person who has graced our space, but they provide a glimpse of the past through the ephemera saved over the years. Today the LCC’s archives reside in three main places: the LCC office (see below), the UIC Library (see below), and this website. Increasingly over the past several years, the majority of our documentation has been born digital, so this is the best place to look for recent images, event posters, and other amazing publications.


LCC Archives Binders Heading link

If you’d like to look through the physical archives in the LCC office, feel free to stop by Monday-Friday 9-5pm, or call us at (312) 996-3095 to make an appointment or ask questions. Find documents from the early 1970s to today, with particular emphasis on the 1990s and 2000s. The archives are broken into the following categories:

  • Binders A1-A6: LCC History
  • Binder B: Rafael Cintrón Ortiz History
  • Binders C1-C3: Mural History
  • Binders D1-D3: Community
  • Binders E1-E2: Fearless Undocumented Alliance & other LCC Affiliated Student Orgs
  • Binder F1-F2: Telling Our Stories
  • Binders G1-G6: Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change Initiatives & Heritage Garden
  • Binders H1-H6: Posters

UIC Library’s LCC Collection Heading link

In addition to the LCC archives, there are more documents housed at the UIC Daley Library Special Collections. If you’d like to explore these records, call (312) 996-2742 or visit the library at 801 S. Morgan, third floor room 3-330. Find archives from the early 1970s to 2000. Check their main website for hours and regulations here.

Finding aid for the Rafael Cintrón-Ortiz Latino Cultural Center Records Website.

Additional library records: