CALEXICO — An extensive compendium of information on the U.S.-Mexico border is available at the Border Studies Collection in the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus library.
The collection features raw data on the border's unique economy, culled from reams of numbers churned out by SDSU-IV's California Center for Border and Regional Economic Studies.
There are papers featuring analyses of recent free trade legislation, agricultural studies examining the crops that have been grown in the border region and historic papers on the social movements affecting border residents from before Cesar Chavez's time to Proposition 187 and beyond.
SDSU-IV Dean Khosrow Fatemi said the collection's resources are available for scholars, fellows, students, professionals, government officials, business people, non-governmental organization members and the public in general. The purpose is to establish new ideas and bring knowledge to the people of the Imperial Valley, Mexicali and others interested in border studies.