Guide to the Tomás Rodriguez Photograph Collection, 1950-1954

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Tomás Rodriguez Photograph Collection
Dates: 1950-1954
Identification: URB/TR
Creator: Rodriguez, Tomás, ca. 1903 - 2005
Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
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.
Note:
This collection was processed under a U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant.

Biographical Information:

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.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Albums
Photographic material

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Robert G. Marshall and Melissa Bergmann

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Tomás Rodriguez Photograph Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

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Scope and Contents

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. The collection is arranged chronologically by photograph number to reflect the arrangement of the album.

Collection Contents

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Negatives, Proof Sheets, Various Family Photographs and Children (TR001-TR029)

Folder 2

Negatives, Proof Sheets, Various Family Photographs, Wedding and Children (TR030-TR061)

Folder 3

Negatives, Proof Sheets and Various Family Photographs (TR062-TR093)

Folder 4

Negatives, Proof Sheets, Family Photographs, Politicians and Goodwin Knight (TR094-TR115)

Item 1

Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR094), 1954

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)

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)

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. 1950

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), 1950

Item 6

Print, Los Angeles Theaters, East Los Angeles Unique Theater, 1950, Community Produced, Unik, Photographer Experimenting with the Lighting (TR104), 1950

Folder 5

Negatives, Proof Sheets, Politicians, Edward R. Roybal, Dura Steel Strike, Food Donations, Tijuana, Mexico, and Veterans (TR116-136)

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 1952

Item 2

Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR117), 1954

Item 3

Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR118), 1954

Item 4

Print, Edward R. Roybal, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR119), 1954

Item 5

Print, Edward R. Roybal Playing Guitar, Photograph Taken During Unsuccessful Campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California (TR120), 1954

Item 6

Print, Dura Steel Strike Beginning January 11, 1954, Seeking 15 Cent per Hour Wage Increase (TR121)

Item 7

Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR122), ca. January 1954

Item 8

Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR123), ca. January 1954

Item 9

Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR124), ca. January 1954

Item 10

Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR125), ca. January 1954

Item 11

Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR126), ca. January 1954

Item 12

Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR127), ca. January 1954

Item 13

Print, Dura Steel Strike (TR128), ca. January 1954

Item 14

Print, Tomas Rodriguez Collected Food Donations for Strikers and Their Family, Show, Organization of Groceries and Food Donations (TR129)

Item 15

Print, Organization of Groceries and Food Donations (TR130)

Item 16

Print, Tijuana, Mexico (TR131), ca. 1950

Item 17

Print, Tijuana, Mexico (TR132), ca. 1950

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), 1954

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)

Folder 6

Negatives, Proof Sheets and Various Family Photographs (TR137-168)

Folder 7

Negatives, Proof Sheets and Various Family Photographs (TR169-197)

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)

Item 1

Print, Los Angeles Street Scenes, Opposite City Hall (TR223), 1950

Item 2

Print, Los Angeles Parks, Lincoln Park (TR224), 1950

Item 3

Print, Los Angeles Buildings, City Hall (TR225), 1950

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 1952

Item 5

Print, Prior to Election, Photograph is of a Delegation Visiting a High School in East Los Angeles, Campaigning for Goodwin Knight (TR230)

Item 6

Print, Processional on Brooklyn Avenue (now Cesar Chavez), Our Lady of Guadalupe Day (TR231), 1950 December 21