Extensive collection of slides and silkscreen prints, along with administrative records, news clippings, correspondence, exhibition
descriptions and flyers, photographs, creative writings, and miscellaneous publications of the Sacramento-based artists collective.
Founding members of the RCAF include José Montoya, Esteban Villa, Juanishi V. Orosco, Ricardo Favela, and Rudy Cuellar (CEMA
The Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF) is an artistic collective based in Sacramento. Initially named the Rebel Chicano Art Front,
the RCAF was founded in 1969 to express the goals of the Chicano civil rights and labor organizing movement of the United
Farm Workers. Its mission was to make available to the Chicano community a bilingual/bicultural arts center where artists
could come together, exchange ideas, provide mutual support, and make available to the public artistic, cultural, and educational
programs and events.
15 linear feet (34 document boxes and 2 oversize boxes).
550 prints, 4200 slides.
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