The East Los Angeles Archives (ELAA) is comprised of collections which document the lives and events of a historical community
central to the social, political, and cultural history of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States. The ELAA is a
program that advances scholarship in Chicano/Latino studies and Los Angeles history through its varied collection of primary
research materials. This archives has a special interest in materials documenting the Chicano and Civil Rights movements in
East Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s.
Maria Flores is a graduate student at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) in Chicano Studies. Flores completed
her undergraduate degree at CSULA in Industrial Engineering. During undergraduate career at CSULA she was a campus leader
in the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). She is currently the Director of Case Management at Homeboy Industries.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Access is available by appointment for Cal State LA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers.