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Rodriguez (Richard) papers
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Richard Rodriguez papers
    Creator: Rodriguez, Richard, 1944-
    Identifier/Call Number: M2409
    Physical Description: 17 Linear Feet (34 boxes)
    Physical Description: .008 gigabyte(s)
    Date (inclusive): 1930s-2018
    Date (bulk): 1980s-1990s
    Abstract: Richard Rodriguez is an American writer known for his autobiographical books, essays and journalism. His papers contain material related to his writing, including notes, drafts, early essays, galleys, and reviews. The collection also includes interviews, speech transcripts, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, and personal ephemera.

    Preferred Citation

    Richard Rodriguez papers (M2409). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased, 2018. Accession 2018-432.

    Scope and Contents

    Richard Rodriguez is an American writer known for his autobiographical books, essays and journalism. Rodriguez was born on July 31, 1944 into a Mexican immigrant family and grew up in Sacramento, California. He received a B.A.in English from Stanford University in 1967, an M.A. from Columbia University in 1969, and also studied at at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Warburg Institute in London. Rodriguez's books include Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez (1982), a collection of autobiographical essays; Mexico's Children (1990); Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father (1992), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Brown: The Last Discovery of America (2002); and Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography (2013). In addition he has been a writer and contributing editor to newspapers, journals and magazines, including Harpers and the Los Angeles Times, appeared frequently on PBS NewsHour, and has also been a teacher and educational consultant.
    The Rodriguez papers largely consists of material related to his writing, including notes, drafts, early essays, galleys, and reviews. The collection also includes interviews, speech transcripts, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, and personal ephemera. Series 13 contains material related to San Francisco booksellers Tillman Place Bookshop. Rodriguez has written detailed remarks about his collection; hard copies are filed in the collection at the start of each series, and a digital version is also available (note that box and folder numbers have changed, however).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Journalism -- United States.
    Mexican American literature
    Authors, American -- 20th century