Guide to the Eduardo Quevedo Papers, 1929-1968

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Guide to the Eduardo Quevedo Papers, 1929-1968

Collection number: M0349

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:
Carolyn Sutcher Schumacher
Date Completed:
1989 Sept.
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eduardo Quevedo Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1929-1968
Collection number: Special Collections M0349
Creator: Quevedo, Eduardo, 1929-1968.
Extent: 9 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 Edward T. Quevedo, 1981.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Eduardo Quevedo Papers, M0349, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

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 and clippings.

Container List

 

SERIES I: PERSONAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, 1929-1967

Box 1, Folder 1

Resume, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Eduardo Quevedo, 1903-1964, a biographical presentation, by the Southern California Spanish-Speaking Committee to Honor Eduardo Quevedo, leather bound manuscript, March 8, 1964

Box 1, Folder 3

Eduardo Quevedo, 1903-1964,additional copies of text, 1964

Box 1, Folder 4

Guest Book, with signatures, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Certificate of Recognition from the Mexican-American community, September 9, 1966

Box 1, Folder 6

Last Official Message by Eduardo Quevedo, President of MAPA, To Convention Delegates, Riverside, California, July 13-15, 1967

Box 1, Folder 7

Death Takes Latin Leader Quevedo Here, clipping, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, in-coming, Congress of Mexican and Hispanic Americans, and Federation of Spanish American Voters, 1939-1949

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, 1941

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, 1942

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, 1943

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence, 1944

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence, 1945-1947, 1949

Box 1, Folder 14

Law suit, 1964

Box 1, Folder 15

Employee Service Letter for Melchor Quevedo, 1929

Box 1, Folder 16

Telegram from Governor Olson, 1933

Box 1, Folder 17

Mortgage Statement, 1954

Box 21, Folder 1

Scrapbook of Clippings and Memorabilia, 1939 -

Box 21, Folder 2

Xerox of scrapbook pages

 

SERIES II: GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, 1965-1966

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1965-1966

 

SERIES III: POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, 1944-1966

Box 2, Folder 2

Brown, Pat, 1958

Box 2, Folder 3

Senator Dennis Chavez Rally, speeches and financial records, 1944

Box 2, Folder 4

Political Endorsements, 1966

Box 2, Folder 5

Quevedo for State Assembly, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Quevedo, Hank, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 7

Viva Kennedy Clubs, directory, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 8

Yorty, 1961

 

SERIES IV: KMEX TELEVISION STATION, 1963-1968

Box 2, Folder 9

KMEX, Correspondence, 1963

Box 2, Folder 10

KMEX, Correspondence, June-August 1964

Box 2, Folder 11

KMEX, Correspondence, September, October, 1964

Box 2, Folder 12

KMEX, Correspondence, September, October 1964

Box 2, Folder 13

KMEX, Correspondence, October 1964

Box 2, Folder 14

KMEX letters from viewers, 1964

Box 2, Folder 15

KMEX letters from viewers, 1964

Box 2, Folder 16

Market Survey for KMEX-TV Channel 34, The Spanish International Broadcasting Corporation, 1963

Box 3, Folder 1

Press releases, ca. 1964

Box 3, Folder 2

Speak Out on Education, Broadcast, December 12, 1968

 

SERIES V: MAPA (MEXICAN-AMERICAN POLITICAL ASSOCIATION), 1963-1966

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1963

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1963

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1963

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1964

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1964

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence, 1964

Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence, 1964

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence, 1965

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence, 1965

Box 3, Folder 12

Correspondence, 1965

Box 4, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1966

Box 4, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1966

Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence re: Crystal City, Texas election, 1963

Box 4, Folder 4

Correspondence re: Dinner Dance for labor leaders, 1966

Box 4, Folder 5

Correspondence re: Fourth Annual Convention, 1963

Box 4, Folder 6

Correspondence with the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California, 1964-1965

Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence with the U.S. Department of Labor, 1965

Box 4, Folder 8

Correspondence with the U.S. Department of Labor, (continued) 1965

Box 4, Folder 9

Correspondence, n.d.

 

SERIES VI: MAPA, GENERAL FILES, 1964-1967

Box 4

Advisory Committee, 1966 -Automation

Box 5

Braceros - Dinner Dance, 1967

Box 6

Economic and Youth Opportunity - An Evaluation of Mexican-American Studies, 1966

Box 7

Fair Employment - Johnson, Lyndon

Box 8

Juvenile - Migrants

Box 9

Migrant Ministry - Programs and Flyers

Box 10

Proposition 17, 1964 -Tenants Council, Fresno

Box 11

Tenneco, Inc. - War on Poverty Exibits

Box 12

Water Projects - Zenovich

 

SERIES VII: MANPOWER OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT, 1966-1967

Box 12, Folder 15

Minutes of Staff meetings, Los Angeles, 1966

Box 12, Folder 16

Minutes of Staff meetings, Fresno, 1967

Box 12, Folder 17

Project Activities Report, March-June 30, 1966

Box 12, Folder 18

Project Activities Report, period ending November 30, 1966

Box 13, Folder 1

Project Activities Report, December 15, 1966

Box 13, Folder 2

Project Activities Report, period ending February 15, 1967

Box 13, Folder 3

Southern Area Office Monthly Reports, 1967

Box 13, Folder 4

Manpower Opportunities Final Report, 1967

Box 13, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1966

Box 13, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1966

Box 13, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1966-1968

Box 13, Folder 8

Correspondence with the Department of Employment, 1966

Box 13, Folder 9

Correspondence with Robert Martinez, 1967

Box 13, Folder 10-12

General Files, Advisory Committee, 1966 -Conferences on Training, 1965

Box 14, Folder 1-22

General Files, Forms - Paid Invoices, 1967

Box 15, Folder 1-33

General Files, Paid Invoices, 1967 -Vouchers, 1966

 

SERIES VIII: MANPOWER OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT, FIELD REPORTS, 1966-1967

Box 16, Folder 1-10

Airozo - Gonzales

Box 17, Folder 1-11

Gonzales - Mendez

Box 18, Folder 1-14

Mendez - Sapien

Box 19, Folder 1-7

Talancon - Ybarra

 

SERIES IX: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1960s

Box 19, Folder 8

Gonzales, Eugene, Assistant to the State Superintendent of Public Instrtuction, n.d and Max Rafferty and Gonzales, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 9

Quevedo, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and a third unidentified man on set at KMEX-TV channel 34, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 10

Quevedo with various political figures, ca. 1964?

Box 19, Folder 11

Quevedo and family, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 12

Quevedo with Robert Kennedy, n.sd

Box 19, Folder 13

Quevedo at Yorty rally, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 14

Quevedo, at the podium, Pat Brown rally, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 15

Quevedo at Younger Rally, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 16

Quevedo, and others, 1964

Box 19, Folder 17

Quevedo (at banquet in his honor?), (3) proofs, 1964

Box 19, Folder 18

Miscellaneous photographs

Box 19, Folder 19

Stockton homeless, jobless, single men, 1967

 

SERIES X: CLIPPINGS, ca. 1959-1967

Box 20, Folder 1

Miscellaneous clippings

 

SERIES XI: NEWSPAPERS, 1963-1966

Box 20, Folder 2

The Voice of the Spanish Speaking People (MAPA), 1965-66

Box 20, Folder 2

West, September 18, 25, 1966

Box 20, Folder 2

La Opinion, 1963-1964

Box 20, Folder 2

Tribuna Obrera, 1965

Box 20, Folder 2

Vida, news of the Mexican American, November 13, 1963

Box 21

Scrapbook storage box