Ricardo Romo Papers, 1967-
Writer, historian, and college professor. Born June 23, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas. Attended Univ. of Texas at Austin, Loyola University in Los Angeles, and Univ. of California, Los Angeles (PhD. 1975). Has taught at Calif. State Univ., Northridge, University of California, San Diego, and Univ. of Texas at Austin. Director of San Antonio branch of Tomás Rivera Center. Has written and edited books and articles on Mexican American topics.
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, research papers, publications, clippings, programs, and photographs which reflect the activities and interests of Ricardo Romo from the late 1960s. Includes drafts and research materials for Romo's works, including East Los Angeles: history of a barrio and New directions in Chicano scholarship. Other topics covered in Romo's research or subject files include Mexican American athletes, mural painting, immigration and urbanization, discrimination in education and employment, Mexican American theater, and prominent Mexican Americans. Parts of the collection reflect Romo's involvement in academic and university activities: he served as treasurer of the National Association for Chicano Studies, as coordinator of several events associated with the University of Texas' centennial, and as organizer of various conferences and exhibits.
Papers include drafts and typescripts of works by others, including plays and essays by Carlos Morton, drafts of books, dissertations, and reports. Many of the manuscripts reflect Romo's work as editor of the Mexican American monograph series. Photographs in the collection include many copies of yearbook pictures of early or prominent Mexican American students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.
Consists of five series: 1. Personal and biographical, 2. Literary productions, 3. Activities and organizations, 4. Subject files, and 5. Clippings and publications. Most of the materials are in English, but some articles are in Spanish, and some writings are in a combination of English and Spanish. No inventory to the collection is currently available. Accruals of new papers are ongoing.
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Cite as: Ricardo Romo Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.
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