The Lucha Corpi Papers are primarily arranged according to subject matter and date. Wherever possible they have been maintained
in their original order to reflect the design of the creator.
Series I: Personal and Biographical contains articles and reviews with mention of the writer and her work, awards and certificates, correspondence, event invitations,
presentations, resumes, and miscellaneous biographical materials. Stored in an individual box, some correspondence has been
classified confidential at this time, at the request of the donor. The correspondence will be accessible ten years after the
donor's death or the year 2030, whichever comes first. In addition,
Series II: Literary Work falls into seven sub-series, School Papers, “Cuentos Infantiles,” Short Stories, Poetry, Novels, Personal Essay, and Research
Materials for her novels.
Series III: Photographs has been arranged according to the creator’s original order and each photo has had its information cited in this guide wherever
that information was available. Finally, there is also
Series IV: Audio/Video with material that features the writer and her work.
Lucha Corpi is a celebrated Chicana author born in Jaltipan Veracruz in 1945. She has received numerous literary awards, including
a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Latino Hallmark Book Award. She was president of the Centro Chicano de
Escritores (Chicano Writers Center), and a member of the international feminist mystery novel circle,
Sisters in Crime. Currently, she lives and teaches English in Oakland, California. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines anthologies,
and in the collection,