Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
Collection contains drafts, research, editorial material, correspondence, and reviews of Morales' major publications; and personal correspondence, ephemera, and miscellaneous material.
Alejandro Morales, the son of Mexican immigrants, was born in Montebello, California and grew up in Simons, the company town of the Simons Brick Yard #3, bordering Montebello. He earned his B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Morales is currently a professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Morales, as a novelist and professor, was awarded the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara.