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Finding Aid for the The Church of the Epiphany Chicano Civil Rights Archive 1960-1994
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Church of the Epiphany Chicano Civil Rights Archive,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1994
    Collection number: 103
    Creator: Epiphany, The Church of the 1960-
    Extent: 7 Linear Feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This is a collection of papers, photos and printed materials relating to Los Angele's Lincoln Heights Church of the Epiphany which served as a base for the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and more particularly the organizing efforts of Cesar Chavez.
    Physical location: The Chicano Studies Research Library room 144 Haines Hall In the future will be housed in the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English , Spanish


    Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers.

    Publication Rights

    For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], The Church of the Epiphany Chicano Civil Rights Archive, 103, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection donated by the Church of the Epiphany. Deed on file at the UCLA CSRC archive office.


    The Church of the Epiphany in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles was Founded in 1886, and is the oldest standing Episcopal Church in the City of Los Angeles. Bishop Johnson, the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Los Angeles, gave his first sermon as a new Bishop at Epiphany and many Bishops from all over the Anglican Communion including Robert Runcie the former Archbishop of Canterbury have preached and celebrated at Epiphany. Cesar Chavez, the Founder of the United Farmworkers Union and long time friend of Epiphany, also graced it's pulpit.

    Scope and Content

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Clippings
    • Series 2. Arts Documention
    • Series 3. Photographic Material
    • Series 4. Correspondence
    • Series 5. Printed Material

    Indexing Terms

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


    Brown Berets
    Cesar Chavez
    Chicano Civil Rights
    Church of the Epiphany
    United Farm Workers