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Guide to the El Espectador : weekly Spanish language newspaper, 1937-1960
Special Collections M0255  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: El Espectador : weekly Spanish language newspaper,
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1960
    Collection number: Special Collections M0255
    Extent: 18 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Mrs. Ingnacio L. Lopez, 1975.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] El Espectador : weekly Spanish language newspaper, M0255, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Ignacio Lutero Lopez Collection
    March 19, 1908 to July 4, 1973
    Born: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Education: Pomona public schools
    Pomona High School (graduated 1927)
    Chaffey College, Ontario, Ca. (1928-29)
    Pomona College, Claremont, Ca. (1930-31) A.B.
    Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, Ca. (1931-32) M.S.
    UCLA, Los Angeles, Ca. (1953-54; 1957-58) pre-doctoral
    Sociology; Political Science; Education.
    Received Medalla de Honor and a $1000. award to the Latin-American student who made the greatest contribution to UCB in 1932.


    1933-1960 Editor and publisher of El Espectador a weekly bilingual paper
    1941-1942 Senior Cultural Officer Foreign Language Division Office of War Information Washington, D.C.
      - under Alan Cranston prepared press releases and radio news letters for Spanish papers; organized Victory Councils among different ethnic groups.
    1942-1943 West Coast Rep. of Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs Washington, D.C.
      - under Nelson Rockefeller directed greater Mexican-American participation in nation: less high school dropouts and higher educational achievements; better job and business development and civic involvement
    1944-1945 Senior Fair Practices Examiner President's Com. on FEP Washington, D. C.
      - under Harry Kingman head of L. A. office until end of World War II
    1951-1953 Asst. to Information Director City of L.A. Housing Authority
      - under Howard Holzendorff organized relocation of Chavez Ravine; Rose Hills; Aliso Village Annex and Pacoima Projects
    1961-1963 Information and Relocation Specialist L.A. Community Redev. Agcy.
      - under Joe T. Bill public relations and relocation work in Bunker Hill Project; rewrote agency's pamphlets, etc.
    1963 Coordinator, Campaign to Re - Elect Norris Poulson LA Mayor
      - primaries organizer for Poulson's third term
    1964-65 Director, Public Relations Tetela Community Hospital Lomas de Tetela, Cuernavaca Morelia, Mexico
      -under Dr. Joe Revituso promotion from proposed hospital to completion of site
    1964 Director, Mex.-Am. Campaign to Elect E.J. Younger, D.A.
      - complete organization of campaign
    1966-1967 Coordinator, Viva Pat Brown Committee L.A.
      - voter motivation analysis; organized area committees and headquarters; fund-raising; production of effective literature and political machinery.
    1967 Director, Public Relations Mex.-Am. Scholarship Fdn.-L.A.
      - fund-raising; research development brochure
    1967-1969 Director's Representative HUD L.A.
      - under Ignacio Galindo general public relations; HUD intern recruiting, etc.
    1969-9/72 Asst. to Director HUD L.A.
      - under Ray Carrasco overall assistance; public relations; writing and recruiting, etc.
    9/72-11/72 Director, Con Nixon Hispanos L.A.
      - under Alex Armendariz organization of statewide campaign committees of Spanish-speaking Americans; fund-raising and printing of Spanish literature
    11/72-7/73 Spanish-speaking coordinator HUD
      - under Malcolm E. Peabody Division of Equal Opportunity
    Marital Status: married Margarita Leonor Varela (b.11/20/24, L.A.) Mexico City, 1/4/65
    Daughter: Mrs. Gloria L. Walton (b.1936) Los Altos Hills, Ca.
    Naturalized US citizen with no military service.
    Pomona Rotary Club 1941-45
    Community Service Organization (LA) 1963-68
    Mexican-American Political Assn. Southern Regional Director 1963-71
    Sister: Mrs. Emma L. Villarrel (La Mesa, Ca.)
    Brother-in-law: Juan Manuel Varela (Gabriel, Ca.) b.1932
    Scholarship fund set up posthumously.

    Scope and Content

    Summary: Set is incomplete; there is nothing before 1937, little for 1941 and 1943, and nothing for 1952, 1954 and 1955. There is a partial card file index.


    Data organization: Material arranged chronologically.