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.
"El Popo" is the student newspaper produced by M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). The paper was launched by then-student Frank del Olmo, later a well-known Los Angeles journalist and voice for the Latino community. This is the front page of the first issue. CSUN University Archives.
Elect Dr. Julian Nava handout. In 1966 a coalition was formed with its goal the election of the first Mexican-American to the Los Angeles Board of Education. This handbill from the 1967 election gives Nava's platform as well as the names of those individuals and organizations that supported him. Julian Nava 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.
Notice of an auction to be held November 4-5, 11-12, 1910 where ranches around the San Fernando Valley were consolidating their livestock for sale. It reads, "The new owners are laying out townsites and boulevards and this stock and ranch equpment must be off the ranch by November 15th." Sam Watkins Fashion Stables in Los Angeles was the auctioneer.
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 1988 issue (Volume 5, Number 5) featured a story on supermarket boycotts and an article about Cesar Chavez's latest fast, which began on July 16, 1988. Millie Moser Smith Papers.
In 1978, ten years after the East Los Angeles Student Walkouts (also known as the "Blowouts"), Frank del Olmo interviewed key participants to see if they thought things had changed a decade later. This page of one of his many notebooks from this time reads "Gotten lot of concessions but hard for me to call it complete victory…" Frank del Olmo Papers.