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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Lorraine García-Nakata papers
    Creator: García-Nakata, Lorraine
    Identifier/Call Number: M2056
    Identifier/Call Number: 19343
    Physical Description: 22 Linear Feet (51 boxes, 4 map folder)
    Physical Description: 250 gigabyte(s) 1 thumb drive
    Date (inclusive): circa 1980-2015
    Abstract: Personal papers of California artist and arts administrator Lorraine García-Nakata.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Digital files are closed until processing.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Lorraine García-Nakata papers (M0256). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was purchased by Stanford University, Special Collections in 2015-2016.

    Scope and Contents

    The Lorraine García-Nakata collection encompasses her work as a visual artist, musician, writer, community/arts cultural specialist, and arts administrator. Materials include art catalogues, awards, day planners, photographs, slides, administrative files, meeting minutes, personal and professional correspondence, artwork, media, and other material. There is also a great deal of art by other artists (some of which by students of hers), others are posters silkscreens serving as art, event publicity, and political and cultural statements.

    Biographical / Historical

    Lorraine García-Nakata is a California-based visual artist who has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. She is deeply involved with art administration through educational institutions and museums, and galleries. She and is also a writer and musician.
    Lorraine García-Nakata was born in 1950 in Yuba City, California, and is a third-generation descendant of Mexican immigrants. She attended Yuba College and graduated from California State University Sacramento in 1974 with a Major in Art. In 1974 she joined the Sacramento based artist collective, the Royal Chicano Air Force and worked on the Southside Park Mural in Sacramento.
    From 1976-1979 she lived in Washington, first attending the University of Washington in Seattle and later teaching drawing and ceramics at Moses Lake College. In 1979 she moved back to California.
    Lorraine García-Nakata's involement in art administration includes working with the Mexican Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Children's Book Press. She also served on the San Francisco Arts Commission and as a Commissioner for the National Museum of the American Latino. García-Nakata was a founding member and advisor to the San Francisco Latino Historical Society.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mexican American artists
    Arts -- Management