Michael Martinez papers, 1956-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Martinez, Michael
Title
Michael Martinez papers
Dates
1956-2013 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 boxes, (1.75 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn2749
Summary
The Michael Martinez papers contain the professional papers of this Utah attorney, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Utah State Bar, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Utah Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Small Business Administration. Michael Martinez was the third Hispanic person to graduate from the University Of Utah School Of Law, and the first to practice law in Utah.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Utah native and Hispanic affairs activist, Michael Martinez was the third Hispanic person to graduate from the University Of Utah School Of Law, and the first to practice law in Utah. He has served on many task forces and committees that have addressed discrimination in the Hispanic community, including the Small Business Administration Board, Small Business Administration Fairness Board, U.S. Senate Task force on Hispanics and the Utah Advisory Board to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Martinez was appointed by President Reagan as Deputy General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and he served as President of the National Hispanic Bar Association. Martinez also hosted his own call-in radio show on KSL-Radio, and authored op-ed columns for both the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Michael Martinez papers contain the professional papers of this Utah attorney, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Utah State Bar, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Utah Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Small Business Administration Advisory Board and Fairness Board.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Michael Martinez papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Michael Martinez papers, Accn 2749, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 2749.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Resume
1 2
University of Utah Law School Application
1973-2005
1 3
Certificates
1985-2005
1 4
Correspondence and Supporting Materials
1972-2003
1 5
Greeting Cards and Invitations
1985-2002
1 6
Presidential Inauguration Invitation
1985

Professional MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1-2
Lark, Utah
Information on Martinez's hometown, Lark, a mining town, which was unincorporated in 1979 after the town was purchased by Kennecott Copper Mine. Martinez represented the residents in their negotiations with the copper company to relocate residents and fairly compensate residents.
1956-1978
2 3
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
In 1988 Martinez co-chaired national hearings regarding the discrimination of Hispanics by the EEOC, which lead to hearings before the U.S. Senate. He also served as Deputy General Counsel to the agency by Presidential appointment.
1981-1983
2 4
Briefs filed by the EEOC with Martinez as counsel, United States Supreme Court
1982
2 5
The Congressional Record
Copies of the Congressional Records from the EEOC library.
1983
2 6
National Hispanic Heritage Week Proclamation
1983
2 7
Utah State Board
Martinez has been an active participant in the Utah State Bar Association. He was the first minority to sit on the Utah State Bar Commission, was the first president of the Utah Minority Bar Association, and led the commission to name minority and female attorneys as ex-officio commissioners.
1985-2013
2 8
Application, Assistant Attorney General
White House interview schedule for position as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
1986-1990
3 1
Hispanic National Bar Association
Martinez served as General Counsel and later as president to the Hispanic National Bar Association, and in that capacity gave testimony at the U.S. Senate hearings on the confirmation of Anthony Kennedy for the U.S. Supreme Court.
1986-1987
3 2
Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention
1987-1988
3 3
Task Force on Hispanic Affairs
Martinez was a founding member of this task force.
1988-1987
3 4
Bush/Quayle Election Materials
1988
3 5
Utah Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
As chair if the Utah Advisory to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Martinez led investigations and hearings on discrimination in Utah.
1993-2001
3 6
Regional Fair Board, Small Business Association
Martinez was a member of this Board.
1994-2000
3 7
Task Force on Discrimination
1998
3 8
Panaderia La Diana Raid
The raid on Panaderia La Diana, a small tortilla factory, was conducted by the Salt Lake City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Association, and was the largest drug raid at the time. Martinez served as the attorney for the panaderia and the arrested patrons. There were no criminal convictions, and payments were made for false arrests.
2000-2004
3 9
”Perspective”, KSL Radio Show
Martinez was the host of this call-in radio show, which discussed issues facing Utahns.
2000-2003
4 1
Hiring and Recruitment Violations, University of Utah
2000-2001
4 2
Martinez v. Mary Callaghan, Salt Lake County Commissioner
2001
4 3
Deseret News Od-Ed Columns
2001-2003
4 4
Guest Columnist, Salt Lake Tribune
2003
4 5
State of Utah v. Nancy Workman, Mayor
Martinez was selected as an independent special prosecutor
2004
4 6
Municipal Justice Courts Reform, Articles and Newspapers Citing Martinez
2005-2009
4 7
Magazine Articles, Writing and Interviews
1988-1999
4 8
News Clippings Relating to the Activities of Martinez

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Hispanic Americans--Civil rights
  • Hispanic Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Hispanic Americans--Utah--History
  • Lawyers--Utah
  • Corporate Names :
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • United States Commission on Civil Rights. Utah Advisory Committee
  • United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Utah State Bar
  • Geographical Names :
  • Lark (Utah)