The collection consists of historical photographs, correspondence, and personal and organizational papers reflecting Edward
Roybal's family history and years of public service as a Los Angeles City Councilman and U.S. Congressman.
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Edward Ross Roybal was born into a family that can trace its roots to Spain's colonization of northern New Mexico in 1598.
In 1922, a railroad strike prevented his father from being able to work, and Roybal moved with his family to the East Los
Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, where he attended local public schools and graduated from Roosevelt High School in
1934. After graduation, Roybal joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program that provided him with an
experience that both reflected and reinforced his developing commitment to public service. After serving in the CCC, Roybal
attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and later studied law at Southwestern University.
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