Finding Aid for the Tomas Benitez Collection 1979-2006

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Tomas Benitez Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1979-2006
Collection number: 68
Creator: Benitez, Tomas ca. 1955 -
Extent: 4 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection of magazines, posters, gallery cards and show/gallery invitations comprises Tomas Benitez's personal collection of ephemera, memorabilia and realia relating to his experience and participation in the world of Los Angeles arts. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Physical location: Currently held at the UCLA Library Archive, Haines Hall. In the future the collection will be stored at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility
Language of Material: Collection materials in English , Spanish

Access

Collection is open for research. 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], Tomas Benitez Collection, 68, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the UCLA Chicano Studies Library and Archive by Tomas Benitez. Deed of gift on file at the UCLA CSRC Archive office.

Biography

Tomas Benitez was born and raised in front of a television set in East L.A. Since then, he has been a cultural worker for the past thirty years, working with numerous non-profit community arts groups including his current post, Director of Development at Plaza de la Raza. He is former Executive Director of Self Help Graphics & Art, has worked with the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, Teatro de la Esperanza, and with the late C. Bernard "Jack" Jackson at the Inner City Cultural Center. He is a founding member of the Latino Arts Network.



Tomas is the Architect of Folly to the Ministry of Culture, a collective of artists dedicated to using ridicule as a form of non-violent resistance to social injustice and the "stupiditiness of governmenticalism". Current projects include Pinatas for Peace, which sends virtual pinatas to world leaders who demonstrate a tendency for violent behavior, the Great Wall of Chinga, a project designed to deconstruct the proposed U.S./Mexican border fence before it gets constructed, and We Say No, a video project designed to capture Americans Just Saying "No" --- to the wall, the war, and anything else.



Tomas is also a member of the County of Los Angeles Arts Commission (past president), has lectured on Chicano Art and Culture across the United States, Africa and Europe, and is an active member of the Baseball Reliquary, a group of artists who love baseball despite the professional game. Tomas would rather play second base for the Samurai Bears, but he never could hit a curveball to save his life. Tomas lives and writes in Monterey Park, CA. Biography courtesy of Tomas Benitez

Scope and Content

This collection of four linear feet of magazines, posters, gallery cards and show/gallery invitations comprises Tomas Benitez's personal collection of ephemera, memorabilia and realia relating to his experience and participation in the world of Los Angeles arts.

Related Material

Please see the UCLA Research Center Library and Archive Self Help Graphics Research Collection and the Plaza de la Raza Archive

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Tomas Benitez
Chicano Art
Self Help Graphics
Show Cards


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection Various dates (1992 - 1999) and no date

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Duplicates:

Various show cards, gallery and exhibit materials.
Box 1, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1990 - 1991

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Duplicates:

gallery cards
Box 1, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 1992-1998

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Duplicates:

Gallery and exhibit cards
Box 1, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Duplicates:

Gallery and show cards
Box 1, Folder 5

Tomas Benitez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Duplicates:

Gallery and show cards
Box 1, Folder 6

Tomas Benitez Collection 2001

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Duplicates:

Show cards, gallery cards
Box 1, Folder 7

Tomas Benitez Collection 2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Duplicates:

Show cards, gallery cards
Box 2, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1970's

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Chicano art exhibition posters
Box 2, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1980's

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Art Exhibitions

University of Wisconsin Chicano Studies Newsletters
Box 2, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 1980's

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations and advertisements

Art shows and exhibitions
Box 2, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 1987-1989

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Flyers and invitations to art exhibits, advertisements
Box 2, Folder 5

Tomas Benitez Collection 1990-1995

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Books, programs from theater productions

Juana and Del Corazon Festivals
Box 2, Folder 6

Tomas Benitez Collection 1990

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Various Chicano art exhibitions and performances invitations
Box 2, Folder 7

Tomas Benitez Collection 1990-1991

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Chicano art

Artists Chicana

Mexican Museum art
Box 2, Folder 7

Tomas Benitez Collection 1990-1991

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Chicano art

Artists Chicana

Mexican Museum art
Box 2, Folder 8

Tomas Benitez Collection 1991

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Museum and galley invitations
Box 2, Folder 9

Tomas Benitez Collection 1992

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Self-Help Graphics Galeria events

Chicano art

Play program, "The Wood Demon"
Box 2, Folder 10

Tomas Benitez Collection 1992

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Museum Programs and art exhibition invitations
Box 2, Folder 11

Tomas Benitez Collection 1993

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations and ads for Teatro Campesino, and museum and art exhibitions
Box 2, Folder 12

Tomas Benitez Collection 1993

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations to exhibitions by Patsi Valdez, Diane Gamboa, and others

Theatre - Culture Clash

Mexican, Latin-American and Chicano art
Box 2, Folder 13

Tomas Benitez Collection 1994

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations, flyers and programs to events

Gronk Exhibition

Los Angeles Women Theatre Festival
Box 2, Folder 14

Tomas Benitez Collection 1994

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Ads and invitations to museum exhibitions

Theatre events

Gallery shows of Chicano culture
Box 2, Folder 15

Tomas Benitez Collection 1995

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Latino art calendar

Southwest Voter Registration Project

Museum events
Box 2, Folder 16

Tomas Benitez Collection 1995

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Printed material, mailers, and invitations to various art exhibits and events
Box 3, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1996

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

MALDEF Award Dinner invitation

Various performances and conference event flyers and invitations

Chicano! Press material
Box 3, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1997

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Printed Material

Invitations to various art exhibits
Box 3, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 1996

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Various flyers/invitations to art events
Box 3, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 1997

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations and flyers to art/cultural events
Box 3, Folder 5

Tomas Benitez Collection 1998

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations/flyers to various art events, theatre, film screenings
Box 3, Folder 6

Tomas Benitez Collection 1998

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations to art exhibits

MALDEF Awards Dinner
Box 3, Folder 7

Tomas Benitez Collection 1999

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations to various art, music, cultural, and film events
Box 3, Folder 8

Tomas Benitez Collection 1999

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations to various events and art shows

MALDEF Award Dinner
Box 3, Folder 9

Tomas Benitez Collection 1996-1999

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Various booklets from events

Son Juana: A Tribute to Mexican Women Festival
Box 4, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations, press releases and advertisements

Museum gallery shows

MALDEF Awards Dinner Community
Box 4, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Printed Material

Invitations and advertisements

Theatre shows, festivals

Culture Clash, Latina Theater

Gallery and museum art exhibits
Box 4, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Advertisements, press releases, invitations

Various cultural events
Box 4, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Booklets

Artscope

Self-Help Graphics

The Field Museum
Box 5, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 2001

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations and booklets to various Chicano art and cultural events
Box 5, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 2001

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations, flyers, and cards

Various Chicano art and theater events
Box 5, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 2001

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Printed Material

Invitations, flyers, and cards

Various Chicano art and film events
Box 6, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations, press releases, and ads

Museum art exhibitions
Box 6, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Press releases and invitations from museums and galleries

Self-Help Graphics print exhibitions
Box 6, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Ads, invitations, and press releases

Latino/Chicano/Hispanic art, music, and cultural events
Box 6, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Booklets

Self-Help Graphics

Day of the Dead Celebration at MOLAA

Jose Guadalupe Posada

Latino Heritage Month Calendar, Los Angeles CA
Box 7, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 2003

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Event invitations, calendar and programs
Box 7, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 2003

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitation to Chicano art, theatre, and musical events
Box 7, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 2003

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Printed Material

Invitations, ads, and press releases

Latino, Hispanic, and Chicano culture events
Box 7, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 2003

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Booklets

Self-Help Graphics, Day of the Dead

Sor Juana Festival

Finding Family Stories
Box 8, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 2004

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Flyers and invitations to various events

Self-Help Graphics

La Mano Press
Box 8, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 2004

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Invitations and advertisements

Latino/Hispanic plays, art, and cultural events
Box 8, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 2004

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Ads and invitations to various cultural events
Box 9, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 2005

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Printed Material

Mailers, ads, brochures

Chicano and Latino culture

Theatre, Luis Alfonso

Christmas Mailer
Box 9, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 2005

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Mailers, Ads. brochures about Hispanic/Latino Culture

Theatre-Luis Alfaro

Christmas Mailer c/o Tomas Benitez
Box 9, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 2005

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Invitations, flyers, and cavels to Chicano art exhibits
Box 9, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 2005

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Postcards, invitations, and card to Chicano art exhibitions
Box 9, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 2006

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Invitation to Chicano art Exhibitions

pamplets and programs to Chicano theater and film productions >br> brochures for Chicano film festivals

Plaza de la Raza
Box 9, Folder 5

Tomas Benitez Collection 2006

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Invitations, cards, and Postcards of Chicano arts & film exhibitions
Box 9, Folder 6

Tomas Benitez Collection 2006

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Postcards and invitations to Chicano art and music exhibitions & shows
Box 10, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection N.D.

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Postcards & cards on Chicano art events
Box 10, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection N.D.

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pamplets, cards, flyers, booklets on Chicano art, theater events

tempty envelopes
Box 10, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection N.D.

Physical Description: Printed Material

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cards, pamplets, and postcards of Chicano art & theater exhibitions

pamplets to various Chicano museums
Box 10, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection ND

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Booklets on Chicano art collections, Theater production, and holiday card from white memorial medical center
Box 10, Folder 5

Tomas Benitez Collection ND

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Cards & pamplets on Chicano art exhibitions Holiday cards
Box 10, Folder 6

Tomas Benitez Collection ND

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Cards & booklets on Chicano art exhibitions
Box 12, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1987-1999

Physical Description: Periodicals

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Hispanic magazine, los angeles time
Box 12, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1998-2002

Physical Description: Periodical

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La gente de aztlan, Latin heat
Box 12, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 1999-2001

Physical Description: Periodicals

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Latin Arte magazine, Latin style
Box 13, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1979-2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Newsletters on Chicanos, Hispanics and Latinos in Art and Culture
Box 13, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1999

Physical Description: Printed Material

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"Missing in Action:Latinos in Hollywood"
Box 13, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 1996

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Chicano!(PBS Series) Press kit
Box 13, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 1988-1991

Physical Description: Papers

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Educational Issues Coordinating Committee Youth Leadership Conference

Latinos and Education
Box 13, Folder 5

Tomas Benitez Collection 1989

Physical Description: 1989

Scope and Content Note



MEChA Constitution, plan and conference program
Box 13, Folder 6

Tomas Benitez Collection 1990-2005

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Flyers

Chicano Moratorium commemoration

Civil rights marches and rallies
Box 13, Folder 7

Tomas Benitez Collection 1985-1995

Physical Description: Printed material

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Theatre

Teatro Campesino

Guadalupe Theater
Box 13, Folder 8

Tomas Benitez Collection 2003-2004

Physical Description: Periodicals

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Nueva Luz (photographic journal)4 issues
Box 13, Folder 9

Tomas Benitez Collection 1987-2000

Physical Description: Printed material periodicals

Scope and Content Note

Event programs and Los Angeles cultural event calendars
Box 13, Folder 10

Tomas Benitez Collection 1988-2005

Physical Description: Printed material, clippings and photocopies

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Articles on Chicano Art and Theatre
Box 14, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1988-2000

Box 14, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1988-2000

Physical Description: Periodicals

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urban latino,si,time magazine
Box 14, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1978-1993

Physical Description: Periodicals

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Performing arts, nuestro, & various magazines
Box 14, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection ND

Physical Description: Periodicals

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urban latino
Box 14, Folder 4

Tomas Benitez Collection 2000

Physical Description: periodicals

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urban latino, vista, & westways
Box 15, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1987-2001

Physical Description: Periodicals

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Journals/Magazines

Americas 2001

El Andar
Box 15, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1988-2003

Physical Description: Periodicals

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Various magazines A-F
Box 15, Folder 3

Tomas Benitez Collection 1991-2000

Physical Description: Periodicals

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Various magazines A-F
Box 16, Folder 1

Tomas Benitez Collection 1988-2003

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Art and museum exhibition materials
Box 16, Folder 2

Tomas Benitez Collection 1992-2004

Physical Description: Printed Material

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Self-Help Graphics and La Mano Press

Dia de Los Muertos