Enrique Hank Lopez (1920-1985) is believed to be the first Hispanic-American to graduate from Harvard Law School. Lopez edited
and published a Hispanic literary journal and wrote a number of books. The collection consists of manuscripts, research materials,
and articles by or about Enrique Hank Lopez. The collection also includes biographical information and books inscribed to
him by various authors.
Lopez was born on May 28, 1920 in Chihuahua, Mexico; grew up in Denver, Colorado; believed to be the first Hispanic-American
to graduate from Harvard Law School; moved to California in 1948, where he became a lawyer, teacher and leader of the Los
Angeles Latin community; advocated bilingual education as a lecturer at University of California Berkeley and Yale University;
lectured at Harvard University on the status of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans within the U.S. political system; served as consultant
on Latin affairs to the Ford Foundation; appointed to the American Bar Association's Committee on World Order; produced and
narrated a television documentary on Chicanos; edited and published a Hispanic literary journal, Dialogos (1962-67); wrote a number of books, including Eros and Ethos: A Comparative Study of Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant Sex Behavior (c1979), The Harvard mystique: the Power Syndrome That Affects Our Lives from Sesame Street to the White House (c1979), and Conversations with Katherine Anne Porter: Refugee from Indian Creek (1981); died on October 20, 1985 in West Hollywood, California.
26 boxes (13 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
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