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Finding Guide for the Maria Iris Duke dos Santos Chicana Literature Collection CEMA 104
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  • Title: Maria Iris Duke dos Santos Chicana Literature Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 104
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.0 boxes
    Date: 1970s-1990s
    Abstract: This is a small but significant Chicano literary collection that highlights Maria Duke dos Santos' relationship to various Chicano writers over three decades. The collection adds understanding to the development of Chicano letters and writing, and its international growth.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    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.

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    Biographical/Historical note

    Maria Duke dos Santos is a leading authority on Chicano and Latino authors. She became one of the earliest female scholars in the field of Chicano literature in the early 1970s. She is also a professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

    Scope and Contents note

    The main focus of this collection is Maria 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 The collection includes correspondence, photographs, documents, event pamphlets, and other related ephemera, historical documents and books. It is housed in two document boxes. The material is organized according to Maria Duke dos Santos' provenance, by author, activities, and dates, beginning in the 1970s. All the pictures within the collection have also been labeled with names and dates.