Jewish Histories in Multiethnic Boyle Heights

The Cooperative Center: Citations and Additional Resources

This path was written and curated by Caroline Luce, who would like to thank Nidia Melissa Bautista, Colin Gunckel, and Miriam Koral for their research assistance. Special thanks to August Maymudes (z"l) for sharing an unpublished manuscript of his father Abraham's autobiography as well as his photo collection, now housed at the Los Angeles Public Library. Additional thanks to Frank Acevado of the Paramount Ballroom; Carmelita Sanchez of the Boyle Heights Arts Conservancy; George Sánchez, Adolpho Guzman-Lopez, Sara Harris, and the rest of the crew at the Sounds of Cesar Chavez project.

Citations and References

1 William Kramer, "The Man Behind the 'Spirit of Boyle Heights'," Western States Jewish History 20, no. 3 (1988): 238-246.

2 David F. García, “Listening Across Boundaries: Soundings from the Paramount Ballroom in Boyle Heights,” in The Tide was Always High: The Music of Latin America in L.A., ed. Josh Kun (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017), 153-162.  

3 Ibid., 158.

4 Nicholas Pell, “The Vex and Chicano Punk: A Very Brief History,” L.A. Weekly, March 13, 2012.

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