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Richard Alatorre Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001121
The files in this collection are related to his work as a California Assemblyman, specifically to his duties as the Chairman on the Select Committee on Farm Labor Violence. That committee began work in 1973 and issued its final report in early 1974. The work this committee did led to the first UFW / AFL-CIO sponsored farm labor relations bill in the California legislature. One of the authors of that measure (AB 3370) was Richard Alatorre. AB 3370 was never ratified, but served as the forerunner of the 1975 Agricultural Relations Act, also co-authored by Alatorre.

Important subjects in this collection: Farm labor Teamsters Violence in farm labor

Important correspondents in this collection: Cesar Chavez Alan Cranston

Dates

  • 1969 - 1976
  • Majority of material found within 1973 - 1974

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

Richard Alatorre was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from James A. Garfield High School in 1961. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1965. He later went on to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Alatorre taught in several California universities before becoming an aide to California Assemblyman Walter Karabian and State Senator Alfred Song in 1968. Before this he was Western Regional Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where he successfully initiated lawsuits on behalf of children, many of whom were Spanish speaking, that were assigned to classes for the mentally retarded. Alatorre has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

The files in this collection are related to his work as a California Assemblyman, specifically to his duties as the Chairman on the Select Committee on Farm Labor Violence. That committee began work in 1973 and issued its final report in early 1974. The work this committee did led to the first UFW / AFL-CIO sponsored farm labor relations bill in the California legislature. One of the authors of that measure (AB 3370) was Richard Alatorre. AB 3370 was never ratified, but served as the forerunner of the 1975 Agricultural Relations Act, also co-authored by Alatorre.

History

Richard Alatorre was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from James A. Garfield High School in 1961. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1965. He later went on to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Alatorre taught in several California universities before becoming an aide to California Assemblyman Walter Karabian and State Senator Alfred Song in 1968. Before this he was Western Regional Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where he successfully initiated lawsuits on behalf of children, many of whom were Spanish speaking, that were assigned to classes for the mentally retarded. Alatorre has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Arrangement

Folders are computer-arranged alphabetically in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder heading.

Transfers

26 black and white photographs and 4 color photographs were transferred to the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library].
Title
Guide to the Richard Alatorre Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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