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Chicano Studies Research Center Library
Title: Ron Lopez Sleepy Lagoon Research Collection
Lopez, Ronald W., 1930-
Identifier/Call Number: CSRC.6
.4 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1921-1974
Abstract: This collection consists mostly of materials gathered by Ron Lopez for his research into the Sleepy Lagoon murder case.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English and Spanish.
Physical Location: Stored OFF-SITE at SRLF. Requests for viewing must be made two weeks in advance. Contact the CSRC Library for paging information.
Open for research.
Papers donated by Ronald W. Lopez to the Chicano Studies Research Center. Deed on file at the CSRC Archive, 180 Haines Hall,
The material is arranged alphabetically.
Ron Lopez has had a long career as an educator in Southern California. He has held teaching posts at UCLA, Occidental College,
Pasadena City College, and Claremont College in Claremont, California. Ron Lopez has served the community as a drug counselor
as well as a tax referee. He has also been a consultant in advertising as well as being in the food business.
[Identification of item], Ron Lopez Sleepy Lagoon Research Collection, 6, Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California,
Scope and Content
This collection consists mostly of materials gathered by Ron Lopez for his research into the Sleepy Lagoon murder case. Primary
documents include statements and correspondence from various groups advocating for the rights of the defendants. Secondary
documents include clippings and scholarly articles on the trials and the Zoot Suit Riots. There is also material from the
1920s-1930s and 1960s-1970s about the condition of Mexican Americans more generally. Virtually everything in the collection
is a photocopy.
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user
must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication
rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.
The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Los Angeles (Calif.) Police Department
Mexican American youth
Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee
Sleepy Lagoon Trial, Los Angeles, Calif., 1942-1943
Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943