Las Delicias Café during "Fiesta Days," 1946. Antonio Regalado Calvo and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo were immigrants from Sonora, Mexico. They married in 1926 and started their own business selling Mexican food to workers in local packing houses. As the business grew, Antonio and Luz were eventually able to open a small restaurant, Las Delicias Café, on 1118 Pico Street in downtown San Fernando. Antonio and Luz (Mendez) Calvo Family Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
This flyer was distributed by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee's (AWOC) national director, C. Al Green, and the Conferación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos (CROC) to alert Mexican agricultural workers working legally in the United States that they have the right to Social Security, unemployment insurance, and a minimum wage, and that they should register with the Farm Labor Sector, September 18, 1965. Max Mont Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Page from a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features photograph of the entrance to Memory Garden, located on Brand Boulevard, an advertisement for Sizzler restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard at Devonshire Street, and lists local sports facilities for Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
This is a really interesting article about the history of Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the US and their origins.
James Family Restaurant vintage neon sign, San Fernando, Caifornia --- Used to go here pretty much all the time :')
Cinco De Mayo ... a bit of history. Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but in the US, it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Some of the largest festivals are held in LA, Chicago and Houston.
The Googie-style Valley-Ho Restaurant at 8126 Van Nuys Boulevard (ca.1960)
Lucy Eldine Gonzalez American labor organizer and radical socialist,. born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a slave, to parents of Native American, Black American and Mexican ancestry. In 1871 she married Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier. They were forced to flee from Texas north by intolerant reactions to their interracial marriage. They settled in Chicago, Illinois. Described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters" in the 1920s,
The Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, Cali
mijajaja: This is Casa Aztlan, Pilsen, Chicago The resistance begins in the barrio.“Casa Aztlan is located in a building that originally housed the Bohemian settlement house founded in 1896. In 1905 the building became the Howell Neighborhood House and then the Neighborhood Service Organization. In the early 1970’s, Middle European immigrants began leaving Pilsen while Mexican immigrants began to arrive in greater numbers. In 1970 through the leadership of the Brown Berets the organization b...
Mexican singer and actor Jorge Negrete, 1911 - 1953
A menu from the Jolly Roger Restaurant at Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks (ca. 1963).
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are still served daily at the last surviving lumber camp-style cookhouse with wonderful relics from logging days of the giant redwoods in Samoa California
"Por la sierra morena, Cielito Lindo..." by José Antonio Burciaga, 1984. José Antonio Burciaga (1940-1996) was one of the founding members of Culture Clash, and performed with the group from 1984 to 1988. An activist, writer, lecturer, and muralist, Burciaga grew up in El Paso, Texas and attended the University of Texas at El Paso and the San Francisco Art Institute. Culture Clash Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Letter from Cesar Chavez to Julian Nava, May 11, 1971. Nava and Chavez worked together throughout their careers. In 1967, Chavez, then president of the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers), assisted Nava in his candidacy for the Los Angeles Board of Education. In this letter, Chavez thanks Nava for writing a letter to Congressman Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr., the son of Senator Barry Goldwater. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
During the 1960s and 1970s, many Mexican-American residents of East Los Angeles began an attempt to incorporate their neighborhood into a separately-governed city. This 1974 issue of La Luz magazine covered this issue in-depth. Journalist Frank del Olmo collected this magazine and other information like it to help in the background research of his newspaper articles. Frank del Olmo Papers. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Front page of Voz Fronteriza, February 1977. Founded in 1975, this quarterly Chicana/o student newspaper is an official campus print media of the University of California, San Diego. The cover show a group of people protesting the Bakke decision, an important Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action. Rodolfo Acuña Papers. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
The United Farm Workers (UFW) published the monthly magazine Food and Justice to keep its members and other interested parties up to date with issues important to the Farm Workers movement. The July 1987 issue featured a story on the current grape season and its related boycotts. Millie Moser Smith Papers. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.