Luisa Moreno papers, 1940-1993
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- .5 linear foot (1 manuscript box)
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Articles about Moreno, correspondence, documents, photographs (39 slides and 40 black & white and colored prints). Very little is left of her personal papers because Moreno burned everything in fear of compromising anyone during the time she was being investigated by the FBI.
- Folder 14. Article by Albert Camarillo, "Historical patterns in the development of Chicano urban society: southern California, 1848-1930," published 1977. Folder 15. Celia Alvarez Munoz. "If walls could speak / Si las paredes hablaran; Texas, 1991. And, "Stranger in one's land," by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Clearinghouse, May 1970.
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- Gift of Mytyl Glomboske, daughter of Luisa Moreno and Miguel Angel de Leon (Moreno's husband from 1927-1937), 1995.
- A civil rights activist and lifelong fighter for social justice, Luisa was one of California's most influential CIO labor organizers. During the 1930s and 40s she was an organizer for the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA). In 1939 she was one of the principal founders of El Congreso de Pueblos que Hablan Espanol. Her name at birth was Rosa Rodriguez Lopez, and her married name, Rosa Rodriguez de Bemis.
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- Historical patterns in the development of Chicano urban society; southern California, 1848-1930.
- If walls could speak / Si las paredes hablaran.
- Stranger in one's land.
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