Guide to the Mendez v. Westminster : research materials, 1879-1995

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Guide to the Mendez v. Westminster : research materials, 1879-1995

Collection number: M0938

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1997
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mendez v. Westminster : research materials,
Date (inclusive): 1879-1995
Collection number: Special Collections M0938
Creator: Arriola, Christopher J.
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Christopher J. Arriola, 1997

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Mendez v. Westminster : research materials, M0938, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Christopher Arriola is currently working for the Los Angeles District Attorney (1997). He received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, Univ. of California at Berkeley, 1995, and his A.B. from Stanford University, in 1992. He was originally a graduate of El Modena High School.

Scope and Content

The study of a legal case involving public school discrimination in the Orange County town of El Modena. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, traveled from then rural Orange County, all the way to the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, where the court held that Mexican Americans could not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin. Arriola did a case study of Mexican school segregation in Orange County, in particular in El Modena, and legal analysis of the issues surrounding the Mendez case. Included are interviews, historical material, clippings, case abstracts, finished papers, etc.

Access terms

Danker, Esther.
Danker, Ralph.
Gobbel, J.D.
Gobbel, Marge.
Gomez, Daniel.
Gonzalez, Gilbert G.
Haas, Mary Lisbeth.
Mendez, Gonzalo--Trials, litigation, etc.
Quintana, Annie.
Rodriguez, Vince.
Torres, Bob.
Treff, Simon Ludwig.
Valenci, Oscar.
Westminster School District (Orange County, Calif.)
Discrimination in education--Orange County--History.
Educational law and legislation--Orange County.
Mexican Americans--Education.
Segregation in education--Law and legislation--United States.