Guide to the Crecencio Padilla papers M2222

Malgorzata Schaefer
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
September 2018
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Crecencio Padilla papers
creator: Padilla, Crecencio
source: Padilla, Crecencio
Identifier/Call Number: M2222
Physical Description: 1.67 Linear Feet 4 manuscript boxes
Date (inclusive): 1969-2012

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; 2017. Accession MSS 2017-136.

Biographical / Historical

Crecencio Padilla is an activist and founder of the North Monterey County Chapter of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). He formerly worked as an investigator with the Monterey County Public Defender's office.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Crecencio Padilla papers (M2222). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

Scope and Contents

Materials consist of photographs, correspondence, meeting minutees, and personal notes from Padilla's tenure as a civil rights activist in the Monterey Bay Area. Includes Padilla's records and founding documentation as the founder of the local LULAC chapter, as well as numerous newspaper clippings related to Padilla's career as a private investigator with the Monterey County Public Defender's office and President of LULAC.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical 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. See:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Padilla, Crecencio
Padilla, Crecencio

box 1, folder 1

Anti-poverty firing and rehiring 1971-10-06

box 1, folder 1

Best dressed at Rodeo 1973-07-25


MAPA meeting, Maldonado and Padilla; INS raids 1992-1993

box 1, folder 1

Article: prove residency to get a driver's license

box 1, folder 2

Juan Casimiro case, INS abuse in the field 1976-09-24

box 1, folder 2

Armando Velasco, shot by store owner Mr. Snapp who was sentenced to 6 months 1981-01-03

box 1, folder 4

Gilberto Padilla: the City of Salinas was found guilty of discrimination. Gilberto Padilla was promoted to lieutenant of the Salinas Fire Dept. 1983

box 1, folder 5

Rudolfo Montanez, Manuel Montanez: police brutality (2/15/82) and subsequent lawsuit filed (1/30/85) but lost in San Jose, CA

box 1, folder 6

Officer Ralph Serrano's case: firing, hearing, payment 1988-1991

box 1, folder 7

Murder case of Daniel Covarrubias 1995-2001

box 1, folder 8

Enrique Andrade case against Salinas police officer Kim Kyle 1986

box 1, folder 9

Case of citizen complaint against Office Duby, Gonzales Police Dept. 1989

box 1, folder 10

Case of Nadine Mendoza, illegal raid by the police 1993

box 1, folder 11

Garza Consent Decree: lawsuit to clarify intent 1997

box 1, folder 12

Case of Robert Carrillo, shot by Salinas Police Officer Bill Gaston. Includes newspaper articles 2004-2008

box 1, folder 13

Case of Israel Guerrero, shot by Officer Michael Rodriguez, Hollister, CA 2007-2008

box 1, folder 14

Case of Irma de la Torre, shot by Salinas police officers, settlement with her husband and her mother 2008-2009

box 1, folder 15

Complaint against Monterey County's Joint Gang Task Fore and Sheriff's Dept. for excessive police force, filed by Pablo Gutierrez, Donna Torres, Graciela Rodriguez; includes photographs 2009

box 2, folder 1

Housing Authority approves new housing in Castroville; Bob Wood, Burt Talcutt, John Jones 1969-1989

box 2, folder 2

Watsonville strike (1985) and Salinas strike (1987)

box 2, folder 3

Housing problem report. C. Padilla, Housing Chairman, LULAC 1989-1993

box 2, folder 4

Issue of Salinas Police, Chief Ferguson, Police Review Board 1978-1983

box 2, folder 5

Salinas Police Dept. Council memberscheck Oakland and Berkeley's Police Review Commission 1993-1995

box 2, folder 6

Salinas Council - President Jose Velez ordered a new election after illegal election by David Serena 1993

box 2, folder 7

Housing Authority, Monterey County Farm Workers; minutes, reports, clippings 1969-1992

box 2, folder 8

Castroville/Pajaro Redevelopment Project 1993-1994

box 2, folder 9

Citizen police review board - copies of newspaper articles about whether Salinas should have a review board 1978-1983

box 2, folder 10

Copies of newspaper articles of issues important to LULAC 1977-1994

box 2, folder 11

Salinas gang shootings 2001-2004; Pajaro, 1994 - copies of newspaper articles 1994-2004

box 2, folder 12

Various newspaper clippings

box 2, folder 13

Correspondence - accusation of Crecencio Padilla monitoring a trial for LULAC on county time 1983

box 2, folder 14

Correspondence relating to movie about drunk driving to show at centers for drunk drivers

box 3, folder 1

Salinas Union High School District Elections, paper written for a political science course of Dr. Juan Oliverez by Anna Padilla, Jenna Cavanuagh, Patricia Lopez, Maria Ramirez, Beatriz Martinez 1999-12-05

box 3, folder 2

LUALAC recognition dinner to honor Crescencio Padilla for 25 years of outstanding service. Includes 2 photographs of C. Padilla and a snapshot from the dinner (?)

box 3, folder 3

Certificates of appreciation and recognition of Crescencio Padilla

box 3, folder 4

Programs of LULAC dinner and dance and other events

box 3, folder 5

Letters of congratulations and newspaper articles about Crecencio Padilla and his work

box 3, folder 6

Correspondence with Leon E. Panetta, Congress of the United States House of Representatives 1977-1997

box 3, folder 6

Correspondence - Sam Farr, Henry Mello, and others

box 3, folder 7-8

Correspondence and supporting documents - Joaquin G. Avila and Crescensio Padilla in case no. C-91-20559 WAIEAI: Vicky M. Lopez, Crescencio Padilla, William A. Melendez, Jesse G. Sanchez, and David Serena v. Monterey County, California 1994-1996

box 3, folder 9

Charge of discrimination: the Monterey County Chapter of LULAC 1974-02-01

box 3, folder 9

David Davila, police brutaliy, Seaside Police Officers, photograph in emergency room of hospital 1988-09-17

box 3, folder 9

Miscellaneous reprints of selected tearsheets with photographs

box 4, folder 1

Scan of cover of photograph album

box 4, folder 1

Photographs: annual black and white LULAC dance 1986-11-1987-11

box 4, folder 2

Photographs: annual black and white LULAC dance 1988-11-1989-11

box 4, folder 3

Photographs: annual black and white LULAC dance 1990-11

box 4, folder 3

Photographs: peaceful protest supporting Ralph Serrano

box 4, folder 4

Photographs: LULAC district meeting, Salinas 1983-07

box 4, folder 4

Photographs: LULAC installation, Salinas 1983-09

box 4, folder 4

Photographs: LULAC barbeque 1984-07

box 4, folder 4

Photographs: LULAC installation, Salinas 1984-07

box 4, folder 5

Photographs: LULAC anniversary 1985-02

box 4, folder 5

Photographs: LULAC banquet 1985-06

box 4, folder 5

Photographs: State LULAC convention, Los Angeles 1985-07

box 4, folder 6

Photographs: State LULAC convention, Stockton 1986-04

box 4, folder 6

Photographs: Cinco de Mayo 1986-05

box 4, folder 7

Photographs: LULAC anniversary, Salinas 1986-04

box 4, folder 7

Photographs: LULAC installation, Salinas 1986-07

box 4, folder 8

Photographs: unidentified (1987?)

box 4, folder 8

Photographs: LULAC state ball, Los Angeles 1988-11

box 4, folder 8

Photographs: National LULAC board meeting, Washington, D. C. 1988-11

box 4, folder 9

Photographs: State convention, Long Beach, CA 1989-05

box 4, folder 9

Photographs: National Democratic Convention, Sacramento, CA 1989-02

box 4, folder 9

Photographs: state LULAC convention, Monterey 1989-05

box 4, folder 10

Photographs: National LULAC convention, Washington, D.C. 1989-07

box 4, folder 10

Photographs: LULAC installation, Salinas 1989-10

box 4, folder 10

Photographs: LULAC installation, Fort Ord 1989-11

box 4, folder 11

Photographs: LULAC installation, Monterey 1990

box 4, folder 11

Photographs: First black and white ball 1993-11

box 4, folder 11

Photographs: MAPA installtion, Salinas 1993

box 4, folder 12

Photographs: President Bill Clinton, Salinas, CA court house 1997-08

box 4, folder 12

Photographs: MAPA 2002

box 4, folder 12

Photographs: Installation of statue 2012

box 4, folder 12

Photograph: large color photograph of Crecencio Padilla casually singing with musicians at a party

box 4

LULAC news, 7 issues from various years; LULAC programs, 5 various ones