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Ruben Salazar papers

Identifier: 0547

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The Ruben Salazar papers include personal and professional materials that document the late journalist's life from his birth in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 1928, to his 1970 death in Los Angeles during the National Chicano Moratorium march in East Los Angeles. The collection contains photographs and correspondence, clippings and draft manuscripts of stories, and cards and letters from his supporters, awards and realia.


  • Creation: 1920s-2008


Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFFSITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.


42.56 Linear Feet (41 boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 1 briefcase)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Processing Information

Many of the box-level descriptive records under this finding aid were titled using post-it note labels stuck to the outside of each box. Descriptive records for boxes that did not have labels are titled with contents summarized in brackets.

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Revision Statements

  • 2022 January: Finding aid revised by Bo Doub: re-housed collection material, updated collection extent, and created minimally described box-level records.
  • 2023 April: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub to include two binders of material added to the collection from accession no. 2023-015.

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States