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Guide to the Frank del Olmo Collection, 1924-2004
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Description
Frank del Olmo (1948-2004) was a journalist, editorial columnist, and editor for the Los Angeles Times specializing in Latin American affairs and local Latino community concerns. Over his thirty-four year career with the Times, del Olmo advanced from intern to assistant editor, and ultimately served as director of the Times-Mirror Foundation. He was a founding member of the California Chicano News Media Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and he served on the board of directors for the Committee to Protect Journalists. The collection documents this career through his research and working files, which includes articles, fact sheets, interview notes, maps, memoranda, newspaper clippings, press releases, story proofs, studies, reports and related documents written and collected by Frank del Olmo while covering stories for the Los Angeles Times.
Background
Frank del Olmo (1948-2004) was a journalist, editorial columnist, and editor for the Los Angeles Times specializing in Latin American affairs and local Latino community concerns. del Olmo's career with the Times would span 34 years. During that time he went from intern to assistant editor and served as director of the Times-Mirror Foundation. His career also included a Distinguished Achievement in Writing "Emmy" for the KNBC-TV documentary, "The Unwanted," in 1976, a Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Meritorious Public Service for the 27 article series "Southern California's Latino Community" in 1984, and a 1987 Nieman Fellowship for excellence in journalism. He was a founding member of the California Chicano News Media Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and served on the board of directors for the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Extent
78.67 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.