The Ricardo Favela Papers reflect his life as an artist, professor, activist, and community organizer. Favela's personal papers
include correspondence, news clippings including articles concerning RCAF, as well as reports and exhibition announcements.
Also included are his teaching files from CSUS, his papers related to various organizations and projects, and a collection
of slides. The slides document his own work as an artist, and the work of his colleagues in the Centro de Artistas Chicanos
as well as the work of his students and community members in the Barrio Arte program. The current papers cover from 1970 to
2007. The papers consist of eight series: Personal and Biographical Information, Correspondence, Teaching Files, Exhibits
and Events, Organizations and Projects, Subjects, Publications, and Slides.
"For the most part, my works and those of the other Chicano/Indio
artistas are not what the so-called experts call classic, or even technically brilliant. They are, however, works rooted in our concern
for our people and culture, thus giving them a vibrant emotional life. The fact that, as a people, we are tied to the earth
by our indigenous heritage and, ironically, by the great U.S. society's penchant for offering us nino farm worker occupation
in our own occupied ancestral lands leads me to strive with my teaching and art to influence and ultimately give consequence
to our present educational system, whether inside or outside the mainstream." –Ricardo Favela
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