The East Los Angeles Archives (ELAA) is comprised of collections which document the lives and events of a historical community
central to the social, political, and cultural history of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States. The ELAA is a
program that advances scholarship in Chicano/Latino studies and Los Angeles history through its varied collection of primary
research materials. This archives has a special interest in materials documenting the Chicano and Civil Rights movements in
East Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s.
David Sandoval is the former Director of the Cal State L.A. Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) from 1981-2008. An EOP graduate,
Sandoval entered the program in 1969 as a special admit student. During the 1960's, he was a student and community activist
(UMAS, MECHA, Brown Berets); combining his media talents with his concern for the community by writing and producing short
video and film documentaries.
His credits include "Guadalupe" and "Una Nación Bilingüe" for the national PBS "Realidades" series. He also served as National
Coordinating Producer for "Infinity Factory," a PBS series on math, targeted to Black and Latino children. In the late 70's,
he co-hosted and produced a weekly cultural and public affairs radio show entitled "La Vida Latina" for KPFK-FM, a pacifica
In 1971, Sandoval co-produced the first Los Lobos album "Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles: Just Another Band From East L.A."
He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, and what was the former Soviet Union. He has led EOP students on study/lecture
tours to Chiapas, Cuba and Selma, Alabama.
Sandoval has a Bachelor's Degree in Chicano Studies and a Master's Degree in Education from California State University, Los
Angeles. He also attended UCLA, taking graduate course work in motion picture and television production. He has completed
all coursework in the doctoral program in Educational Management at the University of La Verne.
Together, Sandoval and his wife Charon D’Aiello continue to support California State University Los Angeles. On May 7, 2014
the student services center was named Charon D’ Aiello Sandoval and David Sandoval Student Center. Both David and Charon D’Aiello
are California State University, Los Angeles alumni and retired employees. The event recognized their service to the University
and celebrated their generous support of Student Affairs, the Educational Opportunity Program and the Summer Bridge Program.
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