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Garcia (Matt) Papers
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This collection contains the research, writing, and teaching materials created by author, educator, and historian Matthew J. Garcia. The materials document Dr. Garcia's work on topics related to agriculture, labor, food, immigration, ethnicity, and popular culture in California. Primary subjects of interest include the citrus industry and Mexican-American laborers in Southern California. The collection is comprised of research materials such as oral histories, correspondence, photographs, academic writings, and conference presentations, as well as course materials from classes taught by Garcia at various universities. The currently processed materials are mainly related to Dr. Garcia's book "A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970." This finding aid covers a partially processed collection. Processing for the remainder of the Matt Garcia Papers is planned for 2019, and will cover materials from his second book, "From the Jaws of Victory." To view the unprocessed half of the collection, please contact Special Collections staff.
12 Linear Feet (9 record boxes, 1 oversize document box, 1 oversize flat box, 1 carton)
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Collection open for research.