Finding Aid for the Ralph Arriola Papers 1963-2010

Processed by Angel Diaz.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ralph Arriola Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1963-2010
Collection number: 145
Creator: Arriola, Ralph
Extent: 2 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection consists of Ralph Arriola's collection of photographs, clippings, ephemera, and books. The predominant subject of the material is the Chicano Moratorium that occurred on August 29, 1970. Other subjects include Ruben Salazer, Robert F. Kennedy, Cesar E. Chavez, United Farm Workers, United Auto and Workers. The collection also includes some rare small press Chicano and Latino themed newspapers mainly published between the late 1960s through the mid 1970s, including La Raza, El Malcriado, and El Travieso.
Physical location: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for paging information.
Language of Material: Collection materials in Collection materials in English, Spanish

Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for paging information.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to the Chicano Studies Research Center Library and Archive. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph Arriola Papers, 145, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated to the Chicano Studies Research Center by Ralph Arriola in 2013. Deed on file at the CSRC Archives office.

Processing History

Processed by Angel Diaz, November 2013
Processed by Angel Diaz, November 2013.

Biographical Note

Ralph Arriola was born in Camarillo, California. After completing his high school education, he then went on and completed two years at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, majoring in Tool Design and Die Making. He also studied education at Los Angeles Valley College. Throughout Arriola's life and career, he has been involved with the United Auto Workers International Union, the California State Legislature, as well as local politics addressing Latino issues such as education, youth programs, and voter education.
In 1968, Arriola became an International Representative for the United Auto Workers and represented the union in nine western states. In 1970, he became the Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Jim Keysor. In 1979, Arriola became the Executive Director of the Latin American Civic Association, where he expanded its daily student population from 700 to 1,600 students during his fourteen year tenure, serving over 18,000 preschool children. He also developed fifty units of low income housing on Blyth Street in Panorama City. He served in this position until 1993.
Arriola is the Former Director of Community and Government Relations (1996-2004) at Options for Youth, an independent study charter school program. Options for Youth has twenty charter schools and serves over 30,000 students.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Ralph Arriola's collection of photographs, clippings, ephemera, and books. The predominant subject of the material is the Chicano Moratorium that occurred on August 29, 1970. The Chicano Moratorium, previously called the National Chicano Moratorium Committee, was a Los Angeles-founded organized movement of Chicano and Mexican-American activists who opposed the Vietnam War. The Chicano Moratorium activists were mainly students from Los Angeles colleges and high schools. They organized walkouts and protests from 1968 through 1970. The August 29, 1970 march was held in East Los Angeles and drew 30,000 participants.
Other subjects include Ruben Salazer, Robert F. Kennedy, Cesar E. Chavez, United Farm Workers, United Auto and Workers. The collection also includes some rare small press Chicano and Latino themed newspapers mainly published between the late 1960s through the mid 1970s, including La Raza, El Malcriado, and El Travieso.

Related Material

CARA: Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation Papers Volume II, 11, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.
The Church of the Epiphany Chicano Civil Rights Archive, 103, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.
Devra Weber Papers, 61, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Arriola, Ralph
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
Salazar, Ruben, 1928-1970
Chicano movement
Labor unions
Mexican Americans--California--East Los Angeles--Politics and government.
Mexican Americans--California--East Los Angeles--Social conditions.

Genres and Forms

Photography--20th century


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Handwritten notes and sketches circa 1970s

Physical Description: papers
Box 1, Folder 1a

Photographs 1947-1948

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Aerial photographs of General Motors assembly plant construction, Van Nuys, California.
Box 1, Folder 2

Chicano Moratorium photographs, contact sheets, negatives

Physical Description: 1970 August 29
Box 1, Folder 3

Signed Cesar E. Chavez photograph 1972 April 04

Physical Description: black and white print

Scope and Content Note

Made out to Ralph Arriola from Cesar E. Chavez
Box 1, Folder 4

Event portraits 1977 April

Physical Description: photographs, contact sheets, negatives
Box 1, Folder 5

Holy Cross Hospital event photographs 1977 May

Physical Description: photographs, contact sheets, negatives
Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous photographs circa 1970s

Physical Description: photographs, contact sheets, negatives

Scope and Content Note

Portraits of mostly unidentified persons, buildings, and houses. Includes photograph of Jim Clark at the Occupation of Alcatraz.
Box 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous clippings and notes undated

Physical Description: printed material, paper
Box 1, Folder 8

Los Angeles Times clippings 1971 January-1971 February

Physical Description: newspaper

Scope and Content Note

Articles about Chicano Moratorium (1970 August 29)
Box 1, Folder 9

Los Angeles Times clippings circa 1970s

Physical Description: newspaper

Scope and Content Note

Articles on United Farm Worker organized protests and boycotts.
Box 1, Folder 10

Ruben Salazar articles 1963-1970

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Selected articles written by Ruben Salazar.
Box 1, Folder 11

Los Angeles Times clippings 1970 August-1970 September

Physical Description: newspaper

Scope and Content Note

Selected articles from the Los Angeles Times about the Chicano Moratorium and the death of Ruben Salazar (1970 August 29).
Box 1, Folder 12

Voice of Reason Silenced 1970

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript by Enrique Hank Lopez
Box 1, Folder 13

Robert F. Kennedy ephemera 1968-2010 November 04

Physical Description: printed material, stickers
Box 2, Folder 1

To Do Justice 1965

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Black Star publication
Box 2, Folder 2

El Malcriado, v. 2 no. 2 1968 April 15

Physical Description: printed material
Box 2, Folder 3

El Travieso, v. 3 no. 2 1969 July

Physical Description: printed material
Box 2, Folder 4

1970 United Farm Workers Calendar 1970

Physical Description: printed material
Box 2, Folder 5

La Raza, Special Issue no. 3 1970

Physical Description: printed material
Box 2, Folder 6

Vital Speeches of the Day, v. 38 no 2 1972 March 15

Physical Description: printed material
Box 2, Folder 7

San Fernando Valley Magazine 1975

Physical Description: printed material
Box 2, Folder 8

Letter to Raul Ruiz 2013 October 08

Physical Description: correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Raul Ruiz concerning photograph ownership.
Box 2, Folder 9

From This Earth of the Delano Grape Strike 1969

Physical Description: book

Scope and Content Note

By Jon Lewis. 2 copies.
Box 2, Folder 10

Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam 1990

Physical Description: book

Scope and Content Note

Edited and signed by Charley Trujillo.
Box 2, Folder 11

General Motors plant medal 1992

Physical Description: Medal

Scope and Content Note

General Motors assembly plant in Van Nuys, California. "1947-1992 Over 6 Million Vehicles Produced."
Box 3, Folder 1

"Vote UFW" pin circa 1960-1979

Physical Description: pin
Box 3, Folder 2

"Boycott Safeway" bumper sticker 1973

Physical Description: sticker
Box 3, Folder 3

The Saturday Evening Post, John F. Kennedy In Memoriam edition 1963 December 14

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

publication
Box 3, Folder 4

Life Magazine, John F. Kennedy funeral special issue 1963 December 06

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

publicaiton
Box 3, Folder 5

Look Magazine, Kennedy and His Family in Pictures special issue 1963

Physical Description: printed material
Box 3, Folder 6

Life Magazine, John F. Kennedy Memorial edition 1963

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

publication
Box 3, Folder 7

Chicano labor exhibit 1995

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Published exhibit of photographs of Chicano labor and United Farm Workers. Published by Cal State Northridge.
Box 3, Folder 8

Los Angeles Times, section C 1963 February 24

Physical Description: newspaper
Box 3, Folder 9

La Raza , El Barrio Communications Project 1970

Physical Description: printed material
Box 3, Folder 10

People's World, v. 33 no. 36 1970 September 05

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

publication
Box 3, Folder 11

People's World, v. 33 no. 37 1970 September 12

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

publication
Box 4, Folder 1-10

Photo album between 1969 and 1970

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Farm workers, grape boycott, Marie Arriola (Ralph Arriola's first wife), Cesar E. Chavez, Paul Schrade, Wlater Reuther, May Reuther, United Auto Workers strike, and Sal Castro
Box 4, Folder 11-16

Chicano Moratorium 1970 August 29

Physical Description: 10.5x16" black and white photographs