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Community Service Organization History Project records
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Description
The Community Service Organization History Project papers includes oral history interviews and other media as well as files from the CSO itself, especially pertaining to its Bakersfield Chapter, 1955-2002.
Background
The Community Service Organization was an important California Latino civil rights organization, most famous for training Cesar Chavez. It was founded in 1948 by Fred Ross, Antonio Rios and Edward Roybal to empower immigrants through such programs such as voter registration drives, citizenship classes, lawsuits and legislative campaigns.
Extent
6 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.