Arturo Islas Jr. was a Chicano professor and writer. The Arturo Islas collection spans the years 1954-2000. Types of records found within the collection are books, newspaper clippings, photocopies of clippings, literary journals, a yearbook, programs, flyers, magazines, reviews, interviews, and photos. The collection includes items written by and about Islas. The materials cover various issues relating to the border including bilingualism, biculturalism, family, affirmative action, and the literary merit of Chicano literature.