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Finding Aid for the Peter Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1975 - 2001
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Peter Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1975 - 2001
    Collection number: 35
    Creator: Rodriguez, Peter
    Extent: one linear foot
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Peter Rodriguez was raised in both Stockton and Jackson, California. It was there that he first became interested in Art. In 1975, he founded the Mexican Museum as an institution designed to collect, preserve, interpret and present the artistic expression of the Mexican people, regardless of their birth-nation. The unique goal was to establish a museum that showed all five components of Pre-Conquest, Colonial, Popular, Mexican and Chicano Contemporary Art.

    Rodriguez envisioned a Museum as both a space in which to preserve and present the culture of the Mexican people, and as a vehicle for Mexican people themselves to present their own culture.

    During the Museum's first ten years of operation, Rodriguez devoted his full energy to the daily museum operations. The dual role of director and curator left little time for his own painting. As the Museum grew in size and maturity, it began to attract the attention of a broad scope of individuals and the museum began to form a permanent collection. As the collection grew, so did the number and scope of exhibitions presented by the Museum to the public.



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    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: This collection is currently stored at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center archive. In the future the collection will be stored at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility.
    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, please contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu or the librarian at yretter@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], Peter Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers, 35, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection is a part of the Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers.

    Biography

    Peter Rodriguez was raised in both Stockton and Jackson, California. It was there that he first became interested in Art. In 1975, he founded the Mexican Museum as an institution designed to collect, preserve, interpret and present the artistic expression of the Mexican people, regardless of their birth-nation. The unique goal was to establish a museum that showed all five components of Pre-Conquest, Colonial, Popular, Mexican and Chicano Contemporary Art.

    Rodriguez envisioned a Museum as both a space in which to preserve and present the culture of the Mexican people, and as a vehicle for mexican people themselves to present their own culture.

    During the Museum's first ten years of operation, Rodriguez devoted his full energy to the daily museum operations. The dual role of director and curator left little time for his own painting. As the Museum grew in size and maturity, it began to attract the attention of a broad scope of individuals and the museum began to form a permanent collection. As the collection grew, so did the number and scope of exhibitions presented by the Museum to the public.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of one linear foot of papers, mainly published items relating to Mexican Museum of San Francisco and other subjects relating to the Mexican and Latin American arts.

    Related Material

    Peter Rodriguez personal papers related to the Mexican Museum.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Latin American Art
    Mexican art
    The Mexican Museum of San Francisco