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Finding Aid for the Andy Zermeño papers, 1965-1975
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  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Andy Zermeño papers
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1975
    Collection number: 1651
    Creator: Andy Zermeño.
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Andy Zermeño was a political cartoonist and graphic designer noted for his contributions to El Malcriado, a periodical produced by the United Farm Workers of America. The collection includes Zermeño's personal copies of El Malcriado, drawings, filmstrips, and ephemera.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Andy Zermeño, 1990.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Andy Zermeño papers (Collection 1651). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234059 

    Biography

    Andy Zermeño was born in Salinas, California and grew up in an agricultural working class neighborhood. He graduated high school in 1954 and was awarded a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts. Four years later after transferring to the Art Center School of Design, his brother Alex introduced him to Cesar Chavez. Soon afterward, Chavez requested that Zermeño design a logo for the United Farm Workers Union and begin drawing cartoons for the newly founded newspaper, El Malcriado. Zermeño worked at the paper until 1971 when he returned to Los Angeles to become a freelance illustrator.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes Zermeño's personal copies of El Malcriado, drawings, mock-ups, film strips and ephemera all centered on the Delano Grape Strikes and the United Farm Workers efforts to improve agricultural labor conditions.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Zermeño, Andy --Archives.
    Malcriado.
    Hispanic American illustrators --California --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    filmstrips.
    Illustrations.