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Finding Aid for the Oscar Castillo Papers 1995 - 2002
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Oscar Castillo Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1995 - 2002
    Collection number: 59
    Creator: Castillo, Oscar 1945 -
    Extent: .5 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection consists of flyers, correspondence and materials relating to shows and exhibitions Oscar Castillo has been involved in.
    Physical location: Chicano Studies Research Center Library Archive, rm. 180 Haines Hall.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English


    Collection is open for research.
    Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the CSRC at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/

    Publication Rights

    For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. [

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Oscar Castillo Papers, 59, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Deed on file at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library Archive

    Historical Note

    Oscar Castillo – Artist Narrative: As a youth my parents influenced me in that my mother kept a family photo album, which I keep now, in which our family photos and memories were kept. These were not just snapshots, but now I can see that they are well composed as well as tell a story by the choice of locations as well as depicting different people. My photography carries on my early memories of community, family and a sense of place, although I have chosen to look at a much larger extended family and community. Since I'm of Hispanic and Native American heritage, my work is very influenced and reflects these backgrounds while at the same time make a universal statement. As a multi discipline artist I work in different media such as drawing, painting, stained glass, ceramics, and mixed media, but with a main emphasis on photography as art. While in Japan, during the mid 1960's, I was very influenced by the cultural and environmental beauty of that country and I began a serious study of photography to document my experiences while there. This fascination with cultural, social and political documentation has continued to this day with my personal and artist photography reflecting my sense of community. In the late 1960's I enrolled in college with a dual major of Sociology and Fine Art. In the more than 30 years that I have been producing art images, there are cycles of recurring themes and a metamorphism of images and ideas. Some pieces are stand-alone images, while in others I combined photos into juxtaposed or organically combined collages. While some of my photos are also photo journalistic others are painterly. I work in traditional dark room printing as well as digitally created and manipulated and printed photography. Artist statement courtesy of Oscar Castillo
    Born June 24th 1945, Castillo grew up on El Paso Texas. The family moved to Washington State in 1962 and he later attended Belmont High School in Los Angeles and Cal State Northridge College; he graduated in 1974. Born to parents of Mexican American and American parentage, Oscar counts as his milestones, his move to Washington State from Texas, joining the Marine where he was based in Japan and his time participating in and documenting the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.

    Scope and Content

    This collection of .5 linear feet consists of flyers, correspondence and materials relating to shows and exhibitions Castillo was involved in.

    Related Material

    Oscar Castillo collection of Historical LA / Chicano Images.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Chicano Art
    East L.A. Murals
    Oscar Castillo