Oral Histories

Interview of Armando Navarro

Mexican-American community activist and state director of Californios for Fair Representation (CFR). Important in changing redistricting for Chicano/a areas and vocal against gerrymandering.
Armando Navarro
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
Vasquez, Carlos
Navarro, Armando
Persons Present:
Navarro's office in San Bernardino, California. and Navarro and Vasquez.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Carlos Vasquez, Director UCLA State Government Interview Series, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., Political Science, UCLA; M.A., Political Science, Stanford University; Ph.D. candidate, History, UCLA. There exist no private papers which the interviewer was able to consult for this interview. However he did consult the Richard A. Santillan collection of Californios for Fair Representation documents at the Chicano Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
Processing of Interview:
Vasquez checked the verbatim manuscript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spellings, and verified proper names. Insertions by the editor are bracketed. The interviewer also prepared the introductory materials. Dr. Navarro reviewed the edited transcript and returned the transcript with only minor corrections.
1 hr.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were undertaken by the UCLA Oral History Program under the auspices of the California State Archives and in conjunction with the California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program; California State University, Sacramento, Center for California Studies Oral History Program; Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program; and the University of California, Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office. Funds were allocated to the state archives after Governor George Deukmejian signed into law Assembly Bill 2104 (Chapter 965 of the Statutes of 1985), establishing a state government oral history program "to provide through the use of oral history a continuing documentation of state policy development as reflected in California's legislative and executive history." All interviews in the series are available at the California State Archives in Sacramento.