- Digital Archive
- The Chicano Moratorium Map
Archives and Special Collections
The University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
This collection consists of Ralph Arriola's collection of photographs, clippings, ephemera, and books. The predominant subject of the material is the Chicano Moratorium that occurred on August 29, 1970. The Chicano Moratorium, previously called the National Chicano Moratorium Committee, was a Los Angeles-founded organized movement of Chicano and Mexican-American activists who opposed the Vietnam War. The Chicano Moratorium activists were mainly students from Los Angeles colleges and high schools. They organized walkouts and protests from 1968 through 1970. The August 29, 1970 march was held in East Los Angeles and drew 30,000 participants. Other subjects include Ruben Salazer, Robert F. Kennedy, Cesar E. Chavez, United Farm Workers, United Auto and Workers. The collection also includes some rare small press Chicano and Latino themed newspapers mainly published between the late 1960s through the mid 1970s, including La Raza, El Malcriado, and El Travieso.
The Church of the Epiphany in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles was founded in 1883 and is the oldest standing Episcopal Church in the City of Los Angeles. Bishop Johnson, the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Los Angeles, gave his first sermon as a new Bishop at Epiphany and many Bishops from all over the Anglican Communion including Robert Runcie, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, have preached and celebrated at Epiphany. Cesar Chavez, the Founder of the United Farmworkers Union and long time friend of Epiphany, also graced its pulpit. In 2005 the church was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. The collection consists of clippings, photographs, correspondence, printed material, and ephemera. These materials document the church's decades of involvement with the Chicano Movement and other civil rights struggles, as well as more common ecclesiastical issues.
Juarez (Ben) Papers
La Raza Photograph Collection, 1967-1977
The La Raza newspaper and magazine was an underground news publication that ran from 1967-1977. The purpose of the paper was to document what was happening in and affecting the Chicano/Latino community during the Chicano Movement and at the height of racial tensions in not just Los Angeles and in Southern California, but across the United States, Mexico, and Latin America. This collection includes digitized issues of the La Raza newspaper and magazine that ran from 1967-1977.
Rosalio Urias Munoz is a Los Angeles-based progressive social justice and peace activist, organizer, and writer/journalist. This collection consists of papers created and collected by Rosalio Munoz regarding his involvement in the Chicano Movement and related organizations from the late 1960s to the 2010s. In particular, it focuses on his involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement known as the Chicano Moratorium. It also includes material on the East L.A. Walkouts, immigration, health care, Los Angeles politics, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority. There is also a great deal of research material on Ruben Salazar. Material on Munoz's family has a particular focus on his father, Rosalio F. Munoz. The collection includes flyers, newsletters, correspondence, ephemera, publications, and photographs. There is a significant amount of Munoz's writings, much of which was done for organs of the Communist Party USA. A great deal of the material consists of photocopies. Significant original documents have been noted as such.
Reverend Vahac Mardirosian has been a major advocate of Mexican-American educational reforms in Los Angeles and San Diego school districts since the early 1960s. This collection contains material related to his pastoral work, his involvement with the 1968 East Los Angeles walk-out demonstration and organizations he helped found and run, including the Hispanic Urban Center Board of Education (founded 1970) and Parent Institute for Quality Education (founded 1987). Materials include clippings and press releases, letters and statements, notes, sermons, evaluation reports, reading score percentiles and rankings, memoranda, fact sheets and administrative documents, and cover a wide variety of educational topics including bilingual education, integration, teachers' attitudes towards Mexican American students, parental involvement, and reading achievement.
Rosalío Muñoz is a Chicano journalist and activist who has been a longtime member of the Communist Party. As a student activist, Muñoz developed his leadership through serving as Student Class President of Franklin high school and later as UCLA’s first Chicano Student Body President. He is mostly remembered for spearheading the 1970 Chicano Moratorium Committee as Co-Chair. This collection covers his participation in the Communist Party, the USA from the 1970s to present through materials such as self-authored People’s World articles, newsletters, notebooks, notes, and ephemera. The remaining collection historicizes various community organizing efforts from the 1960s-present such as Human Services Coalition, Justice for Janitors, and Latinos for Peace through photographs, correspondence, research materials, clippings, notes, and ephemera.
California State University, Los Angeles (CalStateLA)
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Sonoma State University
University of Southern California (USC)
Ruben Salazar Papers at USC Special Collections. Digitized material can be accessed at the Ruben Salazar Project website.
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