Tomás Rivera archive

About this Collection

Select digitized photographs and documents from the papers of Chicano author, poet, and educator Tomás Rivera, who served as chancellor of UC Riverside from 1979-1984. Born to a migrant farmworker family in Crystal City, Texas, Rivera is best known for his 1971 novel "...y no se lo tragó la tierra," and as the first person of color to serve as chancellor in the University of California system. View collection guide.

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