This project is from an USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism directed research course, with the goal of reviewing the personal archive of Ruben Salazar, the most famous Latino journalist in the United States.
Through a generous donation from Salazar’s children – Lisa Salazar Johnson, Stephanie Salazar Cook and John Salazar – his archive, comprised of personal and professional documents, was given to the USC Libraries.
Throughout the entire 2012 Spring semester, graduate and undergrad students meticulously when through the boxes of items, cataloging, digitalizing and exploring the private life of a public figure. Other students have continued the work since.
The students’ findings lead to the creation of the timeline and a collection of articles written by each student from the project.
In addition to the archive themselves, this project could not be made possible without a partnership with the USC Libraries, Special Collections.
Special thanks to:
Geneva Overholser, Director of USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism
Barbara Robinson, USC Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies Librarian
The entire USC Libraries Special Collections staff.
And, most importantly, to Ruben Salazar and his family.
Note: All images identified herein as ‘Courtesy of the USC Libraries’ are from the Ruben Salazar papers, USC Libraries, Special Collections. To learn more about the Salazar special collection, go to http://www.usc.edu/libraries/finding_aids/records/finding_aid.php?fa=0547
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