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Finding Aid for the Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1971 - 2006
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1971 - 2006
    Collection number: 21
    Creator: Museum of San Francisco, The Mexican
    Extent: Approx. 150 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection represents a broad selection of the internal papers of the Mexican Museum of San Francisco. Subjects covered include curatorial papers, exhibition materials, administrative papers, educational projects as well as future plans for the museum.



    **Please note that accents have been eliminated inorder to accomodate and facilitate the use of all types of web browsers. 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



    Note: this finding aid is in draft form and may contain some errors. It is made available in its current form to ensure immediate access and to facilitate cataloging. We anticipate having the final corrected version of this finding aid published on the OAC by January 2007.
    Physical location: As of March 2006 collection is located at the Chicano Studies Research Center Archive, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA. Collection will eventually be stored off-site at the Southern Regional Library Facility, UCLA.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

    Access

    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, you must fill out our Archival Research Application. http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/library/archival_research_app.shtml

    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], Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers, 21, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the Chicano Studies Research Center by the Mexican Museum of San Francisco in May, 2005. Deed on file at the CSRC Archive.

    Biography

    The Mexican Museum of San Francisco was founded in 1975 by the artist Peter Rodriguez, who conceived of the idea during a visit to Mexico, his parents homeland. he wanted to Make available in the United States the great art and culture of Mexico and to "foster the exhibition, conservation, and dissemination of Mexican and Chicano art and culture for all peoples" However, Rodriguez and subsequent directors of the museum did not use the public museum as their model. First, the museum did not limit its scope to the geopolitical border. Second, the Mexican Museum uses the lens of Mexican, Chicana and Chicano, and, as of the 1990s, Latina and Latino cultures. Third, its original mission emerged from the Chicano/a movement, which challenged U.S. nationalism, assimilationist politics, and cultural amnesia. The museum's philosophy articulated the experiences and histories of Chicanas and Chicanos and their descendants. The legacy of museum is its creation of an archive of Mexican, Chicana, Chicano, Latina and Latino art and culture.



    Biography by Dr. Karen Mary Davalos

    Scope and Content

    This collection of papers, printed materials, photos and slides represents a broad selection of the internal papers of the Mexican Museum of San Francisco. Subjects covered include curatorial papers, exhibition materials, administrative papers, educational projects as well as future plans for the museum.



    **Please note that accents have been eliminated inorder to accomodate and facilitate the use of all types of web browsers. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Director's Files
    • Series 2. Board of Trustees
    • Series 3. General Administration Files
    • Series 4. Curatorial Materials
    • Series 5. Registrar
    • Series 6. Educational Materials
    • Series 7. Public Relations
    • Series 8. Development/Fundraising
    • Series 9. Building Project
    • Series 10. Resources from Other Institutions

    Related Material

    The Mexican museum of San Francisco Financial Papers.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Chicano art
    Latino art
    Mexican Museum