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Ross (Fred) papers
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Description
Fred W. Ross, Sr. was a pioneer community and labor organizer who fought racial prejudice and championed the rights of the working poor. His papers include correspondence, memoranda, subject files, press clippings, drafts, unpublished writing, photographs, and audio recordings.
Background
Fred W. Ross was born August 23, 1910 in San Francisco to Fred W. and Daisy C. Ross. He grew up in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles and attended Belmont High School until 1929. An English literature and social science major, he graduated from the University of Southern California in 1937.
Extent
25 Linear Feet (48 boxes ; 1 map folder)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Selected audio has been transferred.