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Finding Aid for the Edward R. Roybal Papers 1919 - 2003
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Description
The collection consists of historical photographs, correspondence, and personal and organizational papers reflecting Edward Roybal's family history and years of public service as a Los Angeles City Councilman and U.S. Congressman. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Background
Edward Ross Roybal was born into a family that traced its roots to Spain's colonization of northern New Mexico in 1598. In 1922, a railroad strike prevented his father from being able to work, and Roybal moved with his family to the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, where he attended local public schools, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1934. After graduation, Roybal joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program that provided him with an experience that both reflected and reinforced his developing commitment to public service. After serving in the CCC, Roybal attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and later studied law at Southwestern University.
Extent
732 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Collection is IN PROCESS, but will be stored off-site at SRLF. It is currently not open for research. Advance notice is required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library and Archive for paging information.