The Sánchez Papers include the personal and professional papers of Ricardo Sánchez and occupy 66 linear feet. The collection
consists of 91 letter and legal length manuscript bozes, four half-sized manuscript boxes, four print boxes and eight flat
boxes for over-sized materials, 18 video cassette storage boxes, three audio cassette boxes, and one map case folder. The
Papers are divided into the following series:
Ricardo Sánchez was born March 29, 1941 in El Paso, Texas, the thirteenth child of a family originally from Northern New Mexico.
His childhood neighborhood, El Barrio del Diablo, was an environment characterized by cultural pride (chicanismo) and familial
warmth, as well as by violence, poverty, racism and alienation. Throughout his life and many travels Sánchez considered El
Paso his spiritual home.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.