Blase Bonpane, PhD, served as a Maryknoll priest and superior. He was assigned to and expelled from Central America. In addition to being a professor at UCLA and California State University, Northridge, he is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, and a former commentator on Pacifica radio station KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles, California). Blase is the author of many publications. As a U.S. citizen, he is especially concerned about the role of his own country in fostering conditions of injustice. In 1989 he was named "the most underrated humanist of the past decade" by the Los Angeles Weekly. He is currently director of the Office of the Americas, a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to peace and justice in the western hemisphere. The Blase Bonpane Collection 1950-2000 has been established by the Department of Special Collections of the UCLA Research Library. This is a compilation of his published and unpublished writings together with tapes of lectures and a complete file of the Focus on the Americas programs which were uplinked to the National Public Radio satellite.