The L.A. Murillo papers document the life of Louis Andrew Murillo (1922- ), including his service in the Air Force during
World War II, his tenure as a professor of Spanish literature and Cervantes scholar at the University of California, Berkeley,
and his service as a bilingual volunteer for the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department. Also included
in this collection are the Spanish, English and bilingual pamphlets and flyers which document Spanish language usage in Southern
California, collected by Murillo between 1989 and 2003.
Louis Andrew (L.A.) Murillo was born in 1922 in Southern California to Filomeno and Refugio (Ruth) Murillo. His parents moved
to the United States in 1916 from Michoacan, Mexico, escaping from the Mexican Revolution. Murillo grew up in Pasadena, California,
where he attended public schools. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942, and served through the end of the war as part
of a bomber crew in the 15th Air Force, Italy. Upon his discharge in 1945, he enrolled at the University of Southern California.
He graduated with his BA in 1947 and completed a MA in Spanish Literature, also at USC, in 1949. As a student at USC he traveled
and studied in Spain with assistance from a Del Amo Foundation grant.
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37 boxes and 1 oversize folder
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