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
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials 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.