About this collection
The Carlos Maldonado Papers (SPC 011-0691) include a photographic collection consisting of 80 images. Twenty images were taken while on a trip to Mexico. Most of these photos were taken in Mexico City. Dr. Maldonado took the remainder of the photos while on a facility trip to Ghana, Africa. All of his slides are in color.
Carlos Maldonado was born in Southern Texas in 1953 and moved with his family to the Northwest in the early 1960’s. The Maldonado family were primarily farm workers at that time. Carlos Maldonado eventually went on to earn his PhD and in 1987 became the director and associate professor in the Chicano Program at Eastern Washington University. He was instrumental in developing this program.
Dr. Maldonado published articles, book chapters, and books which focused on the Chicano experience in the Northwest. He was also director of the College Assistance Migrant Program. This program was designed to assist young migrant farmworkers attain higher education.
Dr. Maldonado retired to Yoder, Oregon and passed away September 18, 2008 from cancer.