Ruben Salazar Collection


Sonoma State University
University Library, Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Mexican Americans ; Mexican-American Border Region ; Mexico -- Relations -- United States ; Mexican American journalists – California ; Salazar, Ruben, 1928-1970 ; Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) ; Los Angeles (Calif.) ; Santa Rosa (Calif.) ; Journalists -- California -- Santa Rosa ; Foreign correspondents
In 1979 the new library at Sonoma State University was named after Mexican-American journalist Rubén Salazar. Clippings of articles written by him during the 1950s and ‘60s for the local newspaper, The Press Democrat, were compiled and became the root of this collection. Salazar’s wife, Sally, who attended the Library dedication with her children, donated copies of photographs of Rubén. Materials about the SSU Library dedication are also included in the collection, as well as materials relating to the addition of the 500,000th book to the library collection—Border Correspondent: selected writings, 1955-1970, edited by Mario T. García. Since then, the collection has expanded to include articles about his death during a demonstration in Los Angeles and media.
Dates covered:
1955 - 2008
English; Spanish
Collection Size:
2 boxes
For more information:
Additional Information (SSU Ruben Salazar webpage)
Additional Information (SSU Library record)
Citation Sample:
Collection policy:
By appointment