The Malaquias Montoya Collection contains silkscreen posters donated from the artist and family members. The posters are divided
into three groups Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment, La Raza Graphic Center, and Miscellaneous.
Malaquias Montoya was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California. He was brought up
in a family of seven children by parents who could not read or write either Spanish or English. The three oldest children
never went beyond a seventh grade education, as the entire family had to work as farm laborers for their survival. His father
and mother were divorced when he was ten, and his mother continued to work in the fields to support the four children still
remaining at home so they could pursue their education. Montoya graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969.
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.