USC Libraries Receive Rubén Salazar Archives

The family of Rubén Salazar has donated his archives to the University of Southern California Libraries. The collection—a gift from Salazar’s children Lisa Salazar Johnson, Stephanie Salazar Cook, and John Salazar—includes personal and professional artifacts that document the late journalist’s life from his birth in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 1928, to his 1970 death in Los Angeles.

The Rubén Salazar archives include photographs and correspondence, clippings and draft manuscripts of stories, and cards and letters from his supporters. Such unique items as his briefcase—with its contents carefully preserved—reveal a degree of detail about his life and work that now will be preserved for students and researchers at USC and around the world.
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