The Oscar Zeta Acosta Collection contains material reflecting his work as a writer, lawyer and Chicano political activist.
Acosta is most well known as the author of the classic Chicano books
Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo (1972), and
The Revolt of the Cockroach People (1973). Legal Proceedings, biographical documents, correspondence, writings and photos are part of this collection. The collection
takes up four linear feet, occupying eight archival boxes covering the period from 1936-1990.
Oscar Zeta Acosta (April 8, 1935-) was a writer, lawyer, and political activist. He was born in El Paso, Texas and was raised
in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Modesto. As an attorney his activities began in Oakland but it was in East Los Angeles
where he gained notoriety, prior to his mysterious disappearance in Mexico in the Spring of 1974.
4.0 linear feet
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permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.