Alice Greenfield McGrath papers

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Creator:McGrath, Alice Greenfield, 1917-
Title:Alice Greenfield McGrath papers

Alice Greenfield McGrath (1917- ) was the executive secretary for the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee (1942-44) and worked with Luis Valdez on his play, Zoot Suit, that was based on the Sleepy Lagoon case. She wrote books on and taught self-defense for women for 25 years. McGrath also coordinated groups of Americans to Nicaragua to examine its social and political climate (1984-90). The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, publications and printed material related to Mexican American causes in Los Angeles including her involvement in, Zoot Suit, as well as her role in the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee. The collection also contains material related to Central America primarily focusing on the social and political conditions of Nicaragua (1984-90). Included in the collection is an image of a theater schedule, advertising separate times for "Mexicans" and "Coloreds".

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:McGrath, Alice Greenfield, 1917- | Valdez, Luis. Zoot suit | McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980 | Civil rights--California | Women social reformers--California | Women civil rights workers--California | Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943 | Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee (Los Angeles, Calif.) | Mexican Americans--Civil rights--California--Los Angeles | Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century | Nicaragua--Social conditions--20th century | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Institution:University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections
Contributors:University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections
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Alice Greenfield McGrath papers, 1943-1990, University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections, Los Angeles, California 90095-1575.

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