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Guide to the Nancy Hom Papers CEMA 46
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Publication Information
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Processing Information note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Nancy Hom papers
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 46
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 53.0 Posters
    Date: 1978-1992
    Location note: Del Norte in map cases

    Biographical/Historical note

    Nancy Hom is a silkscreen artist, writer, graphic designer, curator, and children's book illustrator. Based in San Francisco, Nancy Hom was the long-time executive director for the Kearny Street Workshop and was co-founder of the Asian American Media Collective in New York City. She moved to San Francisco in 1974 and became involved in developing neighborhood arts organizations there. Kearny Street Workshop is the oldest surviving multidisciplinary Asian American community arts organization in the United States.
    Nancy Hom is known for her vibrant posters and illustrations. She was born in Toishan Province, China and moved to New York City at age 5, graduating from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in illustration and visual communication. She is an internationally exhibited artist and has worked with many Bay Area arts groups, including the Galeria de la Raza, Japan Art and Media Workshop. Nancy Hom has been associated with Kearny Street Workshop for over 30 years as an artist, community activist, executive director, and member of the Board of Directors. The Nancy Hom Papers were established in CEMA in 2002.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access note


    Publication Information

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives

    Preferred Citation note

    Nancy Hom papers, CEMA 46, Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Processing Information note

    "General Physical Description notes" field for posters includes: medium; dimensions; "signed" if signed by artist; edition number/Artist Proof where applicable. "Description/Comments" field for posters includes: comprehensive description of poster's content.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection presently consists of silkscreen posters but will grow over time to include other materials. These are silkscreen posters created by Nancy Hom that covered events that occured in the Bay Area from 1978 to 1992.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Kearny Street Workshop Archives (CEMA 33)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Asian American art--20th century
    Asian American artist -- California -- 20th century