Scope and Content Note
Title: Eduardo Quevedo Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1929-1968
Collection number: Special Collections M0349
Quevedo, Eduardo, 1929-1968.
9 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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Gift of Edward T. Quevedo, 1981.
[Identification of item] Eduardo Quevedo Papers, M0349, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Eduardo Quevedo, a leading political figure in the Mexican-American community in Los Angeles, was a veteran of efforts to
mobilize California's Mexican-American voters. Politically active for over thirty years, Quevedo was a candidate in the 1940
race for assemblyman in California's 52nd District and in 1942 in the 40th District. Although unsuccessful in these campaigns,
he continued to work to make the Mexican-American community a major political force. He served as president of the Coordinating
Council of Latin American Youth during and after the Zoot Suit Riot of 1943 and was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown
to the Department of Employment's state advisory council. One of the organizers of the Mexican-American Political Association
(MAPA), he went on to become its president during 1965-1966.
Scope and Content Note
The personal papers of Eduardo Quevedo include correspondence, leaflets, photographs and reports covering the years 1929-1968.
The correspondence files from the 1940s, included in Series I (Personal Files), document his role in several early Mexican-American
political organizations. There is a large oversized scrapbook in Series I, (stored in Box 21), that contains clippings and
memorabilia that commemorate Quevedo's long and distinguished career. Series IV on KMEX, the Mexican-American Station in Los
Angeles, contains information about the programing for the Spanish speaking community in Los Angeles. Series V is a long series
of correspondence from the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), (1963-1966). Series VI contains the general file
from the MAPA office, arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. The Manpower Opportunities Project (MOP), Series VII,
also a long file, contains minutes, project reports, and financial records. Series VIII is a file of Activity Reports from
the MOP field workers arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the field worker. There is a small collection of photographs
(Series IX) that show Quevedo with prominent political figures, and in the last series, a few issues of Mexican-American newspapers