This is a small but significant Chicano literary collection that highlights María Iris Duke dos Santos' relationship to various
Chicano writers over four decades. The collection adds understanding to the development of Chicano letters and writing and
its international growth. The focus of this collection is María Iris Duke dos Santos' relationship with Rolando Hinojosa,
Tomás Rivera (former Chancellor of UC Riverside) and Sabine R. Ulibarrí. Within the section titled "Other Authors and Events,"
author Rudolfo Anaya is also featured. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, ephemera, historical documents,
memorabilia, audio tapes and books. It is housed in three document boxes. The material is organized according to María Iris
Duke dos Santos' provenance, by author, activities, and dates, beginning in the 1970s. All the photographs have been labeled
with names and dates.
María Iris Duke dos Santos was a leading authority on Chicana/o and Latina/o authors. She became one of the earliest female
scholars in the field of Chicano literature in the early 1970s. She was also a professor at Texas A and M University-Commerce.
She died January 17, 2015.
2.08 linear feet
(2 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
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.
The collection is open for research.