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Finding Aid for the Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ (Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan) and CARA (Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation) Collection 1974 - 1998
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ (Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan) and CARA (Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation) Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1974 - 1998
    Collection number: 15
    Creator: Sahagun, Paulina [1950 - 2005]
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: TENAZ is the acronym for Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan (National Theater of Aztlan).



    Beginning as a support group for regional Chicano / Latino theater groups it evoloved into an international festival of Chicano / Latino theater: first yearly, then as a binnial. It has been a major supporter of major talents within the communitry as well as promoting new artists, dancers, actors, writers and directors.



    CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation)was a travelling exhibition of Chicano art as curated by the Wight Gallery at UCLA. It was a showcase of 140 works of art produced between 1964 - 1985 by 90 artists.



    This collection consists of the dramatist and dramaturge Paulina Sahagun's personal collection of Latin American and Chicano theater papers, specifically the papers of TENAZ and CARA: periodicals and related papers; theater publications and magazines from Mexico and Colombia.



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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: Items are stored off site at the 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 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], Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ (Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan) and CARA (Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation) Collection, 15, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection donated by Paulina Sahagun to the Chicano Studies Research Center. Deed of gift on file at the Chicano Studies Research Center Archives office.

    Biography

    Paulina Sahagun has performed on both sides of the Mexico / U.S. Border. She began her theatrical career as a member of the Mexican Theater Company: Los Mascarones and was a founding member of Grupo Cultural Zero. With these companies she toured extensively throughout Mexico and the U.S. performing original theatrical works. Her credits with El Teatro Campesino and Luis Valdez include the play "La Pastorela" and the PBS Special "El Popol Vuh." Sahagun has worked with TENAZ (Teatro Nacional de Aztlan), The Inner City Cultural Center, Plaza de La Raza, UCLA Mexican Art Series, the 1990 Los Angeles Theater Festival and the travelling exhibit CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation) originating at UCLA's the Wight Art Gallery. She co-directed the Young Conservatory, a training program for young actors and was a Drama Instructor at Inner City Arts.
    Sahagun is a graduate of the Del Arte School of Physical Theater and recently completed her master's degree in the World Arts and Cultures program at UCLA. She is currently teaching at UCLA.

    Scope and Content

    This collection of approx. 2 linear feet of papers, flyers, posters and newspaper clippings related to the work and experiences of Paulina Sahagun in her work at Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan (TENAZ) and for the CARA travelling exhibit.



    Beginning as a support group for regional Chicano / Latino theater groups it evoloved into an international festival of Chicano / Latino theater: first yearly, then as a binnial. It has been a major supporter of major talents within the communitry as well as promoting new artists, dancers, actors, writers and directors.



    CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation)was a travelling exhibition of Chicano art as curated by the Wight Gallery at UCLA. It was a showcase of 140 works of art produced between 1964 - 1985 by 90 artists.



    This collection consists of the dramatist and dramaturge Paulina Sahagun's personal collection of Latin American and Chicano theater papers, specifically the papers of TENAZ and CARA: periodicals and related papers; theater publications and magazines from Mexico and Colombia.



    To Facilitate the use of all types of web browsers, accents have been omitted.



    Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    CARA
    Chicano Theater
    Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan
    TENAZ