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

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


Container List

Box Flatbox 20

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1896 - 1998

Physical Description: Newspapers and other oversize materials

Scope and Content Note



The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center News: Oct. Nov. Dec. 1998

Current: San Antonio's News Weekly: 7-13 July 1988

Poster: Hecho a Mano: A Fine Crafts Market

CineFestival DOCE: 6-15 Novemeber 1987

Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 1987

TENAZ XIV International Festival of Chicano Latino Theatre: 5-10 July 1988

Cine Festival 1986: 5-14 Novemeber 1986
Box 1, Folder 1

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1986

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Huehuetitlan: special children's issue, other printed children's poetry; The Multi-Faceted Poetic Worlds of Angela de Hoyos and related
Box 1, Folder 2

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 20 May 1988

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

A Children's Anthology / Una Antologia de Ninos: San Antonio Area Association for Bilingual Eduacation
Box 1, Folder 3

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Nov. 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Tonantzin XVI
Box 1, Folder 4

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Mayo - Julio 1980

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Cuadernos Para Los Trabajadores Del Teatro from the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa
Box 1, Folder 5

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Agosto - Septiembre 1979

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

La Cabre, Revista de Teatro UNAM: Shakespeare issue
Box 1, Folder 6

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Nov. 1988

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

La Tia Cleta: revista de la sección teatral del cleta
Box 1, Folder 7

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Spring 1987

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

El Teatro de la Esperanza Workshop Papers
Box 1, Folder 8

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1980 - 1984

Physical Description: Pamphlets

Scope and Content Note

Grupo Zopilote Mexico and Grupo Zumbon: Teatro Musica
Box 1, Folder 9

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Marzo - Mayo 1981

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

La Cabra Revista de Teatro
Box 1, Folder 10

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 18 June 1992

Physical Description: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note



1p t.l.s.

from Jorge Pina to Paulina Sahagun

18 June 1992

San Antonio Tx.

+related
Box 1, Folder 11

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 13 Julio 1991

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

a.ms note regarding TENAZ
Box 1, Folder 12

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1988

Physical Description: papers

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ XIV: corrspondence, playbills, clippings

Note

incl. a.ms song lyric on the back of Con Safos playbill
Box 1, Folder 13

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1984 - 1989

Physical Description: Papers / printed material

Scope and Content Note

Guadalupe Art Center newsletters, key personel mini biographies and related papers

Note

Oversize items removed from file:

Tonantzin - Nov. 1986, July 1988, May 1987, Nov. 1987

Poster "Hecho a Mano" find in flatbox 20
Box 1, Folder 14

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1988

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

a.ms notes, t.ms draft of "Antecedentes" Simposium Evaluacion TENAZ, draft of a.l. from [Paulina Sahagún] to Ms. Sandoval
Box 1, Folder 15

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1984 - 1985

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ memorandum,

playbills, clippings,

16 p. t.ms about Guatemala: la Tierra en Guataemala: Pivote de la Modernizacion o del Atras

related correspondence
Box 1, Folder 16

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1981 - 1986

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ XII: memorandum, correspondence, associate lists
Box 1, Folder 17

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1986

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

XIII Festival Internacional del Teatro: meeting minutes

clippings

t.ms: Grupo Cultural Zero Hosts the XIII TENAZ festival in Cuerneca

+ related
Box 1, Folder 18

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1986

Physical Description: Papers, printed material

Scope and Content Note

XIII Festival Internacional of Teatro Chicano Latino: programs and program papers
Box 1, Folder 19

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1987

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ related correspondence from México and Colombia

plus related papers
Box 1, Folder 20

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1979

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Tenaz Festival Documentary - video edit decision list
Box 2, Folder 1

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Nov. 1992

Physical Description: Printed materials and papers

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ XVI: Tonantzin

November 1992

correspondence

Guadalupe Cultural Center papers
Box 2, Folder 2

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection Nov. [1992]

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ XVI: San Antonio Tx. Logistical Schedule
Box 2, Folder 3

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1983

Physical Description: Papers and photos

Scope and Content Note

Teatro de la Esperanza materials and correspondence
Box 2, Folder 4

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 22 Enero 1994

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

2p t.l. draft

from Paulina Sahagún to TENAZ members

22 January 1994
Box 2, Folder 5

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1984

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

a.ms notes and t.ms drafts
Box 2, Folder 6

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1983

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ XII:

Budgets, logistical papers, photocopies of clippings
Box 2, Folder 7

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1988

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note



TENAZ XIV:

22p t.ms. "Chicana's Experience in Collective Theater: Ideology and Form"

with related papers and correspondence

3p a.ms. Statement of TENAZ goals

7p t.ms draft of TENAZ awards criteria

2p t.ms.

"Tenaz - Evaluation of its Present Condition

and a Statement for the Future" by Anita Quintanilla

15 June 1988
Box 2, Folder 8

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1974

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

4p ms

"El Quinto Festival de los Teatros y el primer Encuentro Latinoamericano

Oct. 1974 by Juan Gonzales

5p ms "La Literatura Chicana: Arte, ante" By Bruce-Novoa
Box 2, Folder 9

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection 1986 - 1988

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence:

2p t.l.s

From James Leverett to Paulina Sahagun (Theater Communication Group)

15 Dec. 1988, New York

+ related correspondence and other materials
Box 2, Folder 10

Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ Collection ca. 1988

Physical Description: Papers, printed material

Scope and Content Note

TENAZ XIV:

Papers related to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Festival

Note

Oversize items removed from file:

TENAZ XIV Newspaper

"Current" 7 - 13 July 1980

Find in flatbox 20
Box 2, Folder 11

Paulina Sahagun's CARA Papers: Dia Para Los Angeles ca. 1990

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Dia Para Los Angeles / L.A. Festival papers

Note

Oversize items removed from file:

Panorama Dominical: 9 Sept. 1990

L.A. Moratorium: August 1990

Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation Newspaper

Find in flatbox 20
Box 2, Folder 12

Paulina SahagUn's CARA Collection: Correspondence ca. 1990

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note



a.n.s.

from Edith tonelli

to Paulina [Sahagun]

11 Sept. 1990

UCLA (incl. envelope)

1p t.l.s.

from Edith Tonelli

to Paulina Sahagún

14 Dec. 1990

UCLA

1p t.l.s.

from Lorenzo T. Flores

to Paulina Sahagun

20 Sept. 1990 (incl. envelope)

1p t.l.s. (with a.n)

from Marshall Wong

to Paulina Sahagun

13 Nov. 1990

Washington D.C. (The Smithsonian Institute)

1p t.l.s.

from Yolanda Broyles Gonzalez, Ph.D.

to Paulina Sahagún

18 June 1990

University of California Santa Barbara

+ related correspondence
Box 2, Folder 13

Paulina Sahagun's CARA Collection: L.A. Festival / Dia Para Los Angeles ca. 1990

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Various correspondence, schedules, calanders and planning notes realting to the CARA L.A. Festival: Dia Para Los Angeles