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Finding Aid for the Hector Tobar Papers 1970-2014
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Writer and journalist Héctor Tobar's archive includes original newspapers and clippings from 1989-2010 from The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, LA Weekly, The Guardian, Twanas Press (The Third World and Native American Press Collective at University of California, Santa Cruz), and the bilingual San Francisco newspaper El Tecolote, where Tobar served as editor in the mid-1980s. The archive includes notebooks, substantial correspondence, professional records, financial records, periodicals containing his stories, and book manuscripts, many heavily annotated. This collection includes original copies of The Los Angeles Times special report on the 1992 race riots, "Understanding the Riots: The Path to Fury" for which Tobar and his team won the Pulitzer Prize.
Héctor Tobar is a Los-Angeles born writer and journalist, whose career dissects various American inequalities, specifically miscellaneous class and ethnic conflicts. Tobar is a best-selling author and New York Times contributing op-ed writer, who has worked for The New Yorker, LA Weekly, and The Los Angeles Times, where he served as the national Latino affairs correspondent and its bureau chief in Mexico City and Buenos Aires. His books include both fiction and non-fiction works: The Tattooed Soldier, The Barbarian Nurseries, and his most recent nonfiction work, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of California, Irvine MFA program in creative writing/fiction. Tobar currently teaches journalism at the University of Oregon.
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