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The Resource Oral history interview with Richard A. Martinez ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Oral history interview with Richard A. Martinez ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Label
Oral history interview with Richard A. Martinez ..., 1990
Title
Oral history interview with Richard A. Martinez ...
Statement of responsibility
by Carlos Vásquez
Inclusive dates
1990
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Martinez discusses his early life and education in Los Angeles, service in the National Guard during the Watts rebellion of 1965, and his growing involvement in activist organizations. The interview focuses particularly on Martinez's observations of the 1970 and 1980 California reapportionment efforts among Mexican Americans
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
Richard A. Martinez was born in Los Angeles in 1943. He has been an activist in many organizations since the 1960's. He became involved in the United Mexican American Students (UMAS) and the Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA) while attending Los Angeles City College between 1964 and 1970, and with Católicos por la Raza in 1970. From 1969 to 1971 he was vice president of the Congress of Mexican American Unity and in 1972 served as Raúl Ruiz's campaign manager in La Raza Unida party's campaign in the Forty-Eighth Assembly District special election. From 1975 to 1977, Martinez received organizational training at the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago, Illinois; in 1978 became an organizer for the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) in Los Angeles; in 1981 joined the Community Organizations for Public Service (COPS) in San Antonio, Texas; in 1982 became field director for the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SWVREP) in San Antonio; and in 1988 became the SWVREP executive director in Los Angeles.
Cataloging source
CLU
Form designation
oral history transcript
Location of originals duplicates
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
  • California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
  • California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
  • Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, Calif.
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Label
Oral history interview with Richard A. Martinez ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-and-a-quarter hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 254 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25956785
  • ucoclc25956785
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.
Label
Oral history interview with Richard A. Martinez ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-and-a-quarter hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 254 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25956785
  • ucoclc25956785
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.

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