The collection consists of one Album
which contains 232 photographs, including negatives, prints, and proof sheets. These images
capture various people and events, including a number of family photographs, Goodwin
Knight's gubernatorial campaign in 1952, the unsuccessful campaign of Edward Roybal for
Lieutenant Governor of California in 1954, and the Dura Steel Strike in 1954.
Tomás Rodriguez was born and raised in Peterville, Arizona. Once in the Los Angeles area he
studied photography at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Rodriguez married first wife,
Irene Godoy, in 1939. They had three children together, and divorced in 1950. He then
married Aurora, who had three children from a previous marriage, and they had three more
children together. Tomás was 92 years old when he died on January 18, 2005.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
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protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires
the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.