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Guide to the Jaime Gomez Teatro Cometa Collection, 1972-2006
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>Jaime Gomez was a founding member of the grassroots Chicano theater group Teatro Cometa. Founded in 1979, the troupe was active throughout 1980s in and around Fullerton, California. Embodying the concept of “Rasquachismo,” the group endeavored to use their art to educate people about significant issues within their community. Their work incorporated topics such as gang violence and immigration, including issues facing undocumented workers. This collection contains Mr. Gomez’ papers, posters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Background
Born in Mexicali on September 11, 1954 Mr. Jaime Armando Gomez grew up in Fullerton and attended Fullerton College, graduating in 1980. He graduated from California State University at Fullerton in 1982. Mr. Gomez joined Teatro Espiritu de Aztlan in Fullerton in 1974 and toured with the troupe for two years before touring Mexico with Mascarones. In 1991 Teatro Cometa founded a community playhouse in downtown Fullerton.
Extent
5.89 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.