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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.

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. La Raza Unida Party was a key force in this movement. Journalist, Frank del Olmo collected this flier and other information like it to help in the background research of his newspaper articles. Frank del Olmo Papers. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

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.

Thank-you card from Diana, a Santa Isabel Elementary School student, to the Mothers of East Los Angeles for a donation of books. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino 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.

This weekly Spanish-language publication of the Los Angeles Times, La Opinión Para Tí, features an article on Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez and the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA). MELA started in 1985 when a group of women organized to fight a proposal for the construction of a new state prison in their neighborhood. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

1949 Vintage Map of Downtown Los Angeles 11x17 by seashoreprints, $12.95