Reports, memorandums, meeting minutes, pictures, invoices, grant proposals, press releases, newspaper clippings, notes, correspondence
with prominent Mexican American civil rights and labor figures. Also contains various copies of Santiestevan’s resumes, work
applications, writings for magazines, journal articles, and letters of recommendation supporting the hiring of Santiestevan.
Numerous documents pertaining to the management of his public relations firm, Santiestevan & Associates.
Henry Santiestevan was born Enrique Santiestevan on July 7, 1915 in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Henry is English for Enrique.
His parents were Enrique J. Santiestevan and Maria Victoria Morel Santiestevan. His wife was Marystina Ellen Sternlov Santiestevan.
Santiestevan graduated from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles, California in 1934. Due to an illness
his entrance into Occidental College was postponed. He graduated from Occidental college in 1940. Between 1943 and 1946 he
served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1946. After his service in the US Army he went to work for the Hollywood-Citizen
News. Eventually he would join the CIO and run its Western edition of the CIO news as its editor. In the late 1940s he became
politically active and assisted Ed Roybal in becoming the first Mexican American elected to the Los Angeles City Council.
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