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Finding Aid for the Enrique Hank Lopez Papers, 1960-1985
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Enrique Hank Lopez Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1985
    Collection number: 1519
    Creator: Lopez, Enrique Hank
    Extent: 26 boxes (13 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Greg Lopez, 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Enrique Hank Lopez Papers (Collection 1519). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221038 


    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, research materials, and articles by or about author Enrique Hank Lopez. Also includes biographical information and books inscribed to him by various authors. Manuscripts include Conscience of Mexico, Anthology of Modern Mexican Literature (edited by Lopez), Refugee from Indian Creek, The Miracle Baby, Remember the Ladies, Rebel in the Womb, The Hired Womb, Trial By Jury, Dona Consuelos' Diary, Blood on the Cross: the Aragon Legacy, and The Harvard Mystique.
    Portions of this collection are in Spanish.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Biographical.
    2. Writings and research material on Katherine Anne Porter.
    3. Books written or edited by Lopez, foreign translations.
    4. Reviews of published books.
    5. Publications in serials and anthologies, indexed by topic.
    6. Manuscripts.
    7. Books, mostly inscribed to Lopez by the authors.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lopez, Enrique Hank--Archives.
    Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980.
    Mexican American authors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Related Material

    Katherine Anne Porter Letters to Margaret Winkler (Collection 1517). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.