CHS 499 Community Based Research (Spring 2024)


A Hidden Secret: The Mexican School in Fillmore, California” by Isela Larin

La Chileria Lawsuit by Mexican American Women Workersby Ana Castro

A Qualitative Examination of the Contributions of Chicana/o Studies at CSUCI” by Jacinta Garcia

History of Buena Vista Labor Camp in Oxnard, CAby Rafael Gonzalez

Wagon Wheel Trailer Lodge Neighborhoodby CHS Students

La Voz de la Colonia: Ventura County’s Spanish Newspaper” by CHS Students

“Braceros of Ventura County” by CHS Students

Below is a list of future research projects for undergraduate CSUCI students, graduate students and faculty interested local Chicana/o history and culture. These topics can become part of class research papers, senior capstone projects, or community-based research projects. There are limited sources on these topics in local libraries, museums and archives, so much of the primary research needs to be grassroots via networking, snowball, door-to-door, and social media.

Ventura School for Girls

Ventura County’s Chavez Ravine: Tortilla Flats Neighborhood

Community Empowerment at Cabrillo Village

Adolfo Camarillo’s Mexican Workforce 

Mexican Vaqueros of Channel Islands

Ortega Family of San Buenaventura, California

Rancho Sespe’s Mexican Village

Limoneira Ranch’s Mexican Camps

KKK and Anti-Mexican Violence in Ventura County

Mexican Victims and Survivors of the St. Francis Dam Disaster (1928) 

Mexican American Employees at Camarillo State Hospital 

Latinos and Latinas in Oxnard’s City Council