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Bert Corona Oral History Collection, 1937-1995.
CEMA 51
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Title:

Bert Corona Oral History Collection, 1937-1995

Creator/Contributor:

Corona, Bert N., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Corona, Bert N.

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, articles, announcements, and reviews.

Date:

1937 (issued)

Subject:

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Corona, Bert N -- Archives
Mexican Americans -- Politics and government
Labor unions -- Organizing -- California

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Bert Corona was a political activist, union organizer and professor, born on May 1918 in El Paso Texas. He grew up in Southern California, attended the University of Southern California and it was during his college years working as a stevedore that he first became active in a union. Between 1936 and 1942, he was heavily involved in union organizing for the Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) and its affiliate, the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America.
In 1938, Corona campaigned for the election of Latino politician Eduardo Quevedo and later Edward Roybal. By 1950 he was regional organizer for the National Association of Mexican Americans and was passionately involved in opposing the McCarran-Walter Immigration act. In 1959, he and Quevedo among other activists gathered to organize the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) and in 1960 he served on the national Viva Kennedy campaign committees . In 1967, he was appointed to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. During the mid 1960s, Corona was deeply involved in the immigration issue as a consultant to the Labor Department.
Corona helped to organize the Hermandad General de Trabajadores, the National Congress of Spanish-speaking People, the Community Service Organization, and the Mexican Youth Conference. As a Professor, he has lectured at Stanford, San Diego State University, California State University at Northridge, Los Angeles, and was President of the Association of California School Administrators.
Cite as:[Identification of item], Bert Corona Oral History Collection, CEMA 51, Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections' policy.
Finding aid available in the Department of Special Collections.

Type:

Announcements.
Articles.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.
Reviews.
Transcripts.

Physical Description:

5 linear ft.

Language:

English

Identifier:

CEMA 51

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections' policy.