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Preliminary Guide to the Daniel del Solar Papers CEMA 145
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Description
Daniel del Solar (June 13, 1940 - January 13, 2012) was a prominent Latino media activist, photographer, videographer, documentarian, and poet. He worked with KQED-TV in San Francisco, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and WYBE-TV in Philadelphia. His papers document his life story using the media available during his lifetime. There are years of digital photos, video, self-printed books and audio files. They chronicle his life while documenting the use of emerging technologies used in social movements concerned with Latin America and the United States. Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Mexico are covered. His family life included artists such as Surrealist and Dynaton artists Lee Mullican, and Wolfgang Paalen who were his stepfathers. Fresco artist Lucienne Bloch and Stephen Pope Dimitroff, family friends, and his mother Luchita Hurtado have threads connecting his family to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Background
Daniel del Solar (June 13, 1940 - January 13, 2012) was a prominent Latino media activist, photographer, videographer, documentarian, and poet who succeeded in contributing a remarkable amount to the Latino culture throughout his life. Born to the Venezuelan painter Luchita Hurtado Mullican and the Chilean Time Magazine journalist Daniel del Sorel Morel, del Solar grew up in Mexico, New York, Mill Valley, and Santa Monica, California, where he graduated from Santa Monica High School before attending Harvard University and going on to establish a career in public media.
Extent
55.0 linear feet (55 paige boxes, that have been accessioned into other boxes. The papers include audio, video, photos, documents, digital files, self published books and Mexican antiquities.)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Special Collections staff for further information.