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Tomás Rodriguez Photograph Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Tomás Rodriguez Photograph Collection, 1950-1954Save to your list.

ID: URB/TRP

Primary Creator: Rodriguez, Tomás (ca. 1903 - 2005)

Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/22/2003

Forms of Material: Albums, Photographic material

Languages: English

Abstract

The collection consists of one Album which contains 232 photographs, including negatives, prints, and proof sheets. These images capture various people and events, including a number of family photographs, Goodwin Knight’s gubernatorial campaign in 1952, the unsuccessful campaign of Edward Roybal for Lieutenant Governor of California in 1954, and the Dura Steel Strike in 1954.

Biographical Note

Tomás Rodriguez was born and raised in Peterville, Arizona. Once in the Los Angeles area he studied photography at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Rodriguez married first wife, Irene Godoy, in 1939. They had three children together, and divorced in 1950. He then married Aurora, who had three children from a previous marriage, and they had three more children together. Tomás was 92 years old when he died on January 18, 2005.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Tomás Rodriguez Photograph Collection consists of one Album which contains 232 photographs, including negatives, prints, and proof sheets. These images capture various people and events, including a number of family photographs, Goodwin Knight’s gubernatorial campaign in 1952, the unsuccessful campaign of Edward Roybal for Lieutenant Governor of California in 1954, and the Dura Steel Strike in 1954. The collection is arranged chronologically by photograph number to reflect the arrangement of the album.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Jorge and Irene Garcia

Related Materials: Julian Nava Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall and Melissa Bergmann

Finding Aid Revision History:

April Feldman, 2001

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012

Other Note: This collection was processed under a U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant.


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Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Negatives, Proof Sheets, Various Family Photographs and Children (TR001-TR029)Save to your list.
Folder 2: Negatives, Proof Sheets, Various Family Photographs, Wedding and Children (TR030-TR061)Save to your list.
Folder 3: Negatives, Proof Sheets and Various Family Photographs (TR062-TR093)Save to your list.
Folder 4: Negatives, Proof Sheets, Family Photographs, Politicians and Goodwin Knight (TR094-TR115)Save to your list.
Item 1: Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR094), 1954Save to your list.
Item 2: Print, Prior to 1952 Election, Photograph is of a Delegation Visiting a High School in East Los Angeles, Campaigning for Goodwin Knight, 31st Governor of California (TR096)Save to your list.
Item 3: Print, Prior to 1952 Election, Photograph is of a Delegation Visiting a High School in East Los Angeles, Campaigning for Goodwin Knight, 31st Governor of California, (copy) (TR097)Save to your list.
Item 4: Print, Celebration, September 16, Mexican Independence Day, Photograph of the Governor of Baja California Giving the Traditional "El Grit," Probably Taken at Olvera Street, Los Angeles (TR098), ca. 1950Save to your list.
Item 5: Print, Los Angeles Theaters, East Los Angeles Unique Theater, 1950, Community Produced, Unik, Photographer Experimenting with the Lighting, Theater Screened Spanish Language Films (TR103), 1950Save to your list.
Item 6: Print, Los Angeles Theaters, East Los Angeles Unique Theater, 1950, Community Produced, Unik, Photographer Experimenting with the Lighting (TR104), 1950Save to your list.
Folder 5: Negatives, Proof Sheets, Politicians, Edward R. Roybal, Dura Steel Strike, Food Donations, Tijuana, Mexico, and Veterans (TR116-136)Save to your list.
Item 1: Print, Prior to Election, November 1952, Photograph is of a Delegation Visiting a High School in East Los Angeles, Campaigning for Goodwin Knight, 31st Governor of California (1953-1959) (TR116), November 1952Save to your list.
Item 2: Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR117), 1954Save to your list.
Item 3: Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR118), 1954Save to your list.
Item 4: Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR119), 1954Save to your list.
Item 5: Print, Edward R. Roybal Playing Guitar, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR120), 1954Save to your list.
Item 6: Print, Dura Steel Strike Beginning January 11, 1954, Seeking 15 Cent per Hour Wage Increase (TR121)Save to your list.
Item 7: Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR122), ca. January 1954Save to your list.
Item 8: Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR123), ca. January 1954Save to your list.
Item 9: Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR124), ca. January 1954Save to your list.
Item 10: Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR125), ca. January 1954Save to your list.
Item 11: Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR126), ca. January 1954Save to your list.
Item 12: Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR127), ca. January 1954Save to your list.
Item 13: Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR128), ca. January 1954Save to your list.
Item 14: Print, Tomas Rodriguez Collected Food Donations for Strikers and Their Family, Show, Organization of Groceries and Food Donations (TR129)Save to your list.
Item 15: Print, Organization of Groceries and Food Donations (TR130)Save to your list.
Item 16: Print, Tijuana, Mexico (TR131), ca. 1950Save to your list.
Item 17: Print, Tijuana, Mexico (TR132), ca. 1950Save to your list.
Item 18: Print, Mexican-Americans, Veterans, Lieutenant Joseph C. Rodriguez (1928-2005), Medal of Honor Recipient (1952), Makes a Guest Appearance on One of the Earliest Spanish-Speaking Television Shows (TR133), 1954Save to your list.
Item 19: Print, Mexican-Americans, Veterans, Lieutenant Joseph C. Rodriguez (1928-2005), Medal of Honor Recipient (1952), Makes a Guest Appearance on One of the Earliest Spanish-Speaking Television Shows (TR134)Save to your list.
Folder 6: Negatives, Proof Sheets and Various Family Photographs (TR137-168)Save to your list.
Folder 7: Negatives, Proof Sheets and Various Family Photographs (TR169-197)Save to your list.
Folder 8: Negatives, Proof Sheets, Various Family Photographs, Los Angeles City Hall Building, Politicians, Lincoln Park, Street Scenes, Los Angeles, Theater, and Unique Theater (TR198-232)Save to your list.
Item 1: Print, Los Angeles Street Scenes, Opposite City Hall (TR223), 1950Save to your list.
Item 2: Print, Los Angeles Parks, Lincoln Park (TR224), 1950Save to your list.
Item 3: Print, Los Angeles Buildings, City Hall (TR225), 1950Save to your list.
Item 4: Print, Prior to Election, Photograph is of a Delegation Visiting a High School in East Los Angeles, Campaigning for Goodwin Knight (TR229), November 1952Save to your list.
Item 5: Print, Prior to Election, Photograph is of a Delegation Visiting a High School in East Los Angeles, Campaigning for Goodwin Knight (TR230)Save to your list.
Item 6: Print, Processional on Brooklyn Avenue (now Cesar Chavez), Our Lady of Guadalupe Day (TR231), 1950 December 21Save to your list.

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