Blase Bonpane taught political science and sociology at California State University Northridge (1973-81), was the executive
director of the Office of the Americas and the author of many books and articles, chiefly on Central America. The collection
consists of correspondence, lectures, sound recordings, journals, and other materials related to Bonpane's work as a peace
Bonpane earned a BA in philosophy, Maryknoll College, 1953; Master of Religious Education, University of the State of New
York, 1958; MA, Latin American studies, Georgetown University, 1967; Ph.D, Social Science Liberation Theology, University
of California at Irvine, 1984; regional director of Maryknoll Fathers, 1962-65; taught political science and sociology, California
State University Northridge, 1973-81; served on Council of Educational Development, UCLA, 1969-70; director of publications
and development for United Farm Workers of America, 1971-73; senior research fellow at Council on Hemispheric Affairs; executive
director of the Office of the Americas, Los Angeles; author of many books and articles, chiefly on Central America; frequent
radio commentator on KPFK.
131 boxes (65.5 linear ft.)
5 cartons (5 linear ft.)
1 oversize folder
42 oversize boxes
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