Guide to the Alurista Papers CEMA 21

UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Title: Alurista papers
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 21
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Container: 22
Physical Description: 11.0 linear feet (22 document boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date (inclusive): 1954-2010
Abstract: Alurista's collection consists of papers and literary manuscripts demonstrating his work as a literary artist. The collection contains certificates and awards, essays, articles, general correspondence, and correspondence relating to his book Flor y Canto en Aztlán. His vast collection of research files show his dedication to poetry and literature, as well as Alurista's interest in Chicano, Mexican-American, and Native American literature. Also included in this collection is footage of Alurista lecturing and reading his writings out loud. There are 23 boxes total, and are located in Del Norte.
Physical Location: Del Norte.
Language of Materials: The collection is in English and Spanish.
creator: Alurista

Conditions Governing Access note


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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Alurista papers, CEMA 21. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Alurista in March 2001.

Processing Information note

Salvador Güereña, additional processing by Michelle Wilder, March 21, 2002. Updated by Mari Khasmanyan in 2014.

Biographical Sketch

Alurista is one of the leading literary figures during the Chicano Movement era. He is most well known for his support of the Chicano Movement through his literature and poetry. Alurista was an early Chicano activist, credited in helping to establish the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego. During the Chicano Movement Alurista authored significant manifestos of the movement. He was one of the first poets to establish the concept of Aztlán in his writings, a concept that envisions a return to the praises of the Aztec civilization. He is also the co-founder of El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) which when translated, means Chicano student movement of Aztlán, that helped organize the Chicano Studies Program at San Diego State College.
Alurista was born in Mexico City on August 8, 1947, given the name Alberto Baltazar Urista. It was in 1966 that he began to write ardent poetry for publication and adopted the pen name Alurista, which is the only name he uses now. When Alurista began to publish poetry in the late 1960's he soon became recognized for his dexterity in English, Spanish, Raya, and Nahuatl, and also for blending standard and slang languages in his writings. After coming to the United States as a teenager, Alurista graduated from High school in 1965 and began studying business administration at Chapman College, in Orange, California, only to find that this field was uninteresting to him. He then transferred to San Diego State College and began studying religion. However, when he found the overwhelming dogma of the instructors too much for him, he switched to sociology, then to social welfare. It was at San Diego State that Alurista helped establish MECHA in 1967. During the Denver Youth Conference in 1969, Alurista helped draft El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán (The Spiritual Plan of Aztlán), which offered support to the resolutions being adopted by the conference members. After working as a psychiatric childcare worker and as a counselor, he worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and the Brown Berets. He then graduated with a BA in psychology from San Diego State in 1970.
Alurista went on to earn his M.A. from San Diego State in 1978 and then his Ph.D. in literature from the University of California, San Diego in 1983. He focused his dissertation on the novel, The Revolt of the Cockroach People, by Oscar Zeta-Acosta. He has since then published five anthologies of his poetry. He has written many essays and literary criticisms on the Chicano Movement as well as on Chicano culture that have been widely published in anthologies, journals, and newspapers. He has lectured at many colleges, universities, and at other establishments worldwide. Alurista taught at California State Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo as a professor of Spanish from 1986 to 1990. He has lived in Denver, Colorado, where he was a faculty member at Escuela Tlatelolco teaching Chicano thought, culture, and literature. He also continues to lecture and give readings at universities throughout the country.

Series Description

Series I: Personal and Biographical, 1954-1996. This series spans three document boxes and is divided into ten subseries which are as follows: Certificates and Diplomas, which represents almost 30 years of achievements and awards including the poet’s doctorate degree from the University of California at San Diego (arranged chronologically); Essays, about Alurista and his body of work, including a bibliography of works and 2 criticisms (arranged alphabetically by title); Newspaper Articles, which is comprised mostly of articles about Alurista, as well as some interviews and one article written by the poet (arranged chronologically); PhD Spanish Literature, is primarily made up of Report on 3 Graduate Student forms chronicling Alurista’s progress and also includes a small variety of correspondence most importantly of which is a letter certifying Alurista’s completion of the requirements for the degree (ordered chronologically); Photographs, which span from childhood to adulthood and include both personal and professional activities (i.e. performing at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, California, a performance at Festival Floricanto, San Antonio and another at National Association for Chicano Studies Conference; Professional Activities, includes documents relating to conferences, festivals, proposals and symposia such as a selection of flyers, some of which advertise performances by the poet as well as research grant proposals (arranged alphabetically by title); Theses, includes one thesis written about Alurista; Vitae, which is comprised mostly of formal résumés and includes autobiographical statements (due to lack of dates an attempt has been made to preserve the original arrangement). The series also includes a Personal Confidential document box which has been stored in the vault. This box is confidential and will remain closed until ten years following the Donor's death, or the year 2030, whichever comes first.
Series II: Correspondence, 1969-1993. This series is contained in three document boxes and includes both general correspondence and that which relates to specific themes, such as employment and the poet’s book Flor y Canto en Aztlán (arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically within titles).
Series III: Writings, 1969-2002. This series spans four document boxes and is divided into 7 subseries which are arranged as follows: Conference Presentations, includes a small variety of topics from Aztlán and identity to the future of Chicano studies; Dissertation, is divided in three sub subseries which are Approved, Component Parts, and Edited Manuscript Drafts (each sub subseries is arranged chronologically); Essays, contains essays by the poet on a variety of topics including one handwritten essay with no title (arranged chronologically); Poetry, includes collections of poetry as well as individual poems which have been gathered in folder by year (or not dated indicated by “n.d.”) and titled “various” (arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically within titles); Miscellany, contains a journal with study notes on literature from UC San Diego, notes on the history of Chicano literature, a screen treatment, a speech for a Chicano graduation and contains the poet’s translation of Hunab Ku an essay originally by Domingo Martínez Paredez.
Series IV: Research Files, 1848-1994 (bulk dates 1970-1990). This series spans to eleven document boxes and is arranged alphabetically by title. Throughout his academic and personal careers, Alurista collected an astounding number of essays (both published and not), bibliographies, a few poems, and several books which he annotated. While some of the topics vary widely, there are topics, which are more prevalent such as theories on Chicano, Mexican-American and Native American literature.
Series V: Teaching, Tenure and Promotion Files, 1965-1992. This series is contained within one document box and represents the poet’s academic career in the strictest sense; preserved here are correspondence to and from academic institutions, course materials including descriptions and evaluations, and files relating to tenure and retention. It is arranged alphabetically.
Series VI: Toltecas en Aztlán, 1970. This series is contained in one folder and includes, among other documents, project proposals, essays and an original list of demands written by the Chicano Caucus concerning Chicano Park and El Centro Cultural de la Raza.
Series VII: Oversize, 1975-1976. This series contains materials, which have been removed from their original folder placement for the sake of preservation. In cases where material has been removed, an indication has been made in both the original folder and the oversized folder as to the contents origins. This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
Series VIII: Videos, 2010. This series contains footage of a Alurista reading his poem Scratching Six, Plucking One, Alurista at a symposium on Chicano Literature in 1990, the Alurista Bilingual Poetry Recital, given I New Mexico in 2002, and Alurista giving a lecture on the history and definition of Chicano literature. Materials relating to the Alurista Bilingual Poetry Recital event can be found in Series III: Writings in the sub series titled Poetry. This series is arranged chronologically with undated items first.

Scope Note

The collection consists of eight series spanning 23 archival boxes. The collection contains important papers pertaining to Alurista's academic work, (his dissertation, and his class curriculum). It also contains material detailing his interest and work with other Chicano scholars and organizations. The collection helps to illuminate Alurista's interests in poetry and spiritualism. It contains videos Alurista owned, research sources into Chicano issues, as well as correspondence and biographical information including photographs, correspondence, essays and diplomas. For his earlier literary manuscripts researchers will want to consult the Benson Latin-American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin. Alurista's literary manuscripts up to the year 1972 are located there. It is important to note here that there are a number of publications (mostly books) that were a part of Alurista's private library which have been signed by the author with a personal message to Alurista (or to Alurista and Xelina, his wife). These publications have been catalogued separately and can be searched using the library's online catalog, Pegasus.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chicano movement -- California
Mexican American poets -- 20th century
Mexican Americans in literature


Series I: Personal And Biographical 1954-1996


Certificates and Diplomas

Box 1, Folder 1


Box 1, Folder 2

1963-1983 undated



Box 1, Folder 3

Alurista (Alberto Baltazar Urista) Judith Ginsberg, Dictionary of Literary biography, Vol. 82: Chicano Writers First Series 1989

Box 1, Folder 4

Alurista: Una Larga Marcha Hacia Aztlán, Jorge Ruffinelli 1975-1978

Box 1, Folder 5

Alurista, Un Poeta del Movimiento, Fernando de Alba 1994

Box 1, Folder 6

Alurista: Three Attitudes Toward Love in his Poetry, Daniel Testa, Chicano Riqueña 1976

Box 1, Folder 7

Alurista's Poetics: The Oral, The Bilingual, The Pre-Columbian, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Andouard-Labarthe, Elyette


Alurista et les Hieroglyphes de Bilinguisme 1987


Le Sarape d'Alurista undated

Box 1, Folder 9, Box 1, Folder 9

Bibliography of works undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Bibliography of Works By and About Alurista, Ernestina N. Eger undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Bilingualism Of Two Chicano Poets José Montoya and Alurista, Bernice Zamora ca. 1975

Box 1, Folder 12

Biographic statements, 1992 undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Chicano Indigenismo: Alurista and Miguel Méndez M., Dr Gustavo Segade 1977

Box 1, Folder 14

The Concept of the Barrio in Three Chicano Poets: Abelardo Delgado, Alurista, Ricardo Sánchez, by Francisco Lomelí, Grito Del Sol Oct-Dec 1977

Box 1, Folder 15

La Llorona de Alurista, Nicolás Kanello

Box 1, Folder 16

Tato Laviera y Alurista: Hacia Un Poética Bilingüe, Frances R. Aparcio (signed “Agosto ‘88 Para Alurista, Con mucho cariño y admiración, Frances)

Box 1, Folder 17

Toward a Stylistic Analysis of Bilingual Texts: From Ernest Hemmingway to Contemporary Boricua and Chicano Literature, Gary D Keller 1976

Box 1, Folder 18

A Wag Dogging A Tale, a historical account of the Centro Cultural de la Raza, David Avalos undated


News Articles (see also oversize)

Box 1, Folder 19


Box 1, Folder 20


Box 1, Folder 21


Box 1, Folder 22


Box 1, Folder 23

1984-1996, undated


PhD Spanish Literature

Box 1, Folder 24




Box 1, Folder 25

Adulthood, 1 picture 1970

Box 1, Folder 26

Adulthood, 10 pictures 1974

Box 1, Folder 27

Adulthood, performing at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, California, 2 pictures and 2 flyer (same image) December 1975 (see also oversize)

Box 1, Folder 28

Adulthood, includes performance at Festival Floricanto, San Antonio, 7 pictures 1976

Box 1, Folder 29

Adulthood, 1 picture 1977

Box 1, Folder 30

Adulthood, 2 pictures 1978

Box 1, Folder 31

Adulthood, 1 picture 1981

Box 1, Folder 32

Adulthood, at National Association for Chicano Studies Conference, 4 pictures 1981

Box 1, Folder 33

Adulthood, with José Antonio Burciaga and student at Stanford University, and with Bert Corona, 2 pictures 1988

Box 2, Folder 1

Adulthood, includes take-over of Chicano Park and Chicano Moratorium, San Diego, 20 pictures undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Childhood, 5 pictures undated

Box 2, Folder 3

General (not Alurista), 2 pictures undated


Professional Activities (Conferences, Festivals, Proposals, Symposia)

Box 2, Folder 4

Academic address, La Otredad en Blanco de Octavio Paz undated

Box 2, Folder 5

Chicano Poetry and Fiction Today, conference, festival and book exhibit undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Chicano Studies Center: A Proposal undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Chicano Studies Department, San Diego State College, proposal, 1969 Flyers and programs 1974-1992 (see also oversize)

Box 2, Folder 8


Box 2, Folder 9

1981-1992 undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Guggenheim Fellowship Proposal 1983

Box 2, Folder 11

Rockefeller Foundation Research Fellowship Program, research proposal 1984

Box 2, Folder 12

A Second Sun: U.S. Poets in Central America, co-editor 1988

Box 2, Folder 13

Stitching One World Poetry Festival, Amsterdam Holland 1980



Box 2, Folder 14-15

Alurista: Chicano Poet, Universal Voice, Vogel, Cathleen 1980



Box 2, Folder 16-17

Curriculum Vitaes undated

Box 22

Personal Confidential 1976-1993

Access Restrictions

This box is confidential and will remain closed until ten years following the Donor's death, or the year 2030, whichever comes first.

Series II: Correspondence 1969-1993

Box 3, Folder 1

Culture Clash 1990



Box 3, Folder 2


Box 3, Folder 3


Box 3, Folder 4



General Incoming

Box 3, Folder 5


Box 3, Folder 6-13

1971-1978 (see also oversize)

Box 4, Folder 1-9


Box 5, Folder 1-6


Box 5, Folder 7




Box 5, Folder 8


Box 5, Folder 9


Box 5, Folder 10

Flor Y Canto en Aztlán, Outgoing 1970-1989


Series III: Writings 1969-2002


Conference Presentations

Box 6, Folder 1


Box 6, Folder 2

Aztlán, Woman and Chicano Consciousness 1984

Box 6, Folder 3

Chicano Studies :A Future undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Ideología y Estético en la Significacíon Poética Chicana en la Década 1965-1975 1983

Box 6, Folder 5

La Muerte y el Gringo Viejo

Box 6, Folder 6

Myth and Reality: Observations on American Myths and the Myth of Aztlán 1984

Box 6, Folder 7

Myth, Identity and Struggle in Three Chicano Novels – Aztlán…Anaya, Mendez and Acosta 1986





Box 6, Folder 8

1983 (hardbound)

Box 6, Folder 9

1983 (no binding)


Component Parts

Box 6, Folder 10

Introduction to thesis (manuscript original) undated

Box 6, Folder 11

Chapter I Introduction and Chapter 2 Capitalism and the Novel undated

Box 6, Folder 12

Chapter 2 draft, Capitalism and the Novel undated

Box 6, Folder 13

Chapter 3 draft, Monopoly Capitalism: Militarism and the Vietnam War undated

Box 6, Folder 14

Chapter 7 draft, Irony and Alienation in Los Angeles and Buenos Aires: The Revolt of the Cockroach People and Los Siete Locos undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Draft undated


Chapter I Introduction


Chapter II Capitalism and the Novel


Edited manuscript drafts

Box 7, Folder 2-3

Beto-MS undated

Box 7, Folder 4


Box 7, Folder 5


Box 7, Folder 6-7

MacMillan Publishing, shipping envelope dated 12/1982 from Macmillan Publishing NY to Susie L Melod, Dept of Literature at UCSD

Box 7, Folder 8-9




Box 8, Folder 1

El Caso, La Novela y la Historia en la obra de Acosta 1978

Box 8, Folder 2

Chicano Cultural Revolution 1973

Box 8, Folder 3

From Tragedy to Caricature… and Beyond, Alurista 1980

Box 8, Folder 4

The Mixquiahuala Letters, Portillo, Valdez y Castillo: Ise Acabó la Patriarquia undated

Box 8, Folder 5

Myth, Identity and Struggle in Three Chicano Novels: Aztlán…Anaya, Méndez and Acosta, Alurista 1989

Box 18, Folder 1

El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán 1969

Box 8, Folder 6

Title unknown (I Meander and Lucubrate Therefore I Discourse/ Timespace?) undated



Box 8, Folder 7

Alurista Bilingual Poetry Recital, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of New Mexico (see also Series VII for video of event) September 14, 2002

Box 8, Folder 8

A’nque, collected works, 1976-1980, Spik in Glyph?

Box 8, Folder 9

Con Justicia y Libertad/With Liberty and Justice undated

Box 8, Folder 10

Dawn undated

Box 8, Folder 11

En El Núcleo se Pasea la Mosca/ En El Barrio/ En Le Selva, Abandonadas/ Pa’Dar Un Paso undated

Box 8, Folder 12-13

Et Tú Raza 1993

Box 8, Folder 14

In Your Eyes (1989) and Meditation (undated)

Box 8, Folder 15

Mar de Sangres and We’be [sic] Played Cowboys from Plural 1987

Box 8, Folder 16

No Destruyas Tu Dia undated

Box 8, Folder 17

Ocelote undated

Box 8, Folder 18

Scratching Six, Plucking One, poem includes production script (see also Series VII)

Box 8, Folder 19

Servidores del árbol de la vida (2 copies) 1973

Box 8, Folder 20

Tabla de Poetas undated

Box 8, Folder 21

Third World Poetry Anthology, Roth Publishing 1987

Box 8, Folder 22

various dated and undated ca. 1972-1992

Box 8, Folder 23

various, (1-4) undated

Box 9, Folder 1-3

??? ???

Box 9, Folder 4

various ca. 1981

Box 9, Folder 5

various 1984-1986

Box 9, Folder 6-8

Z Eros 1993



Box 9, Folder 9

Journal, bound study notes on literature, U.C. San Diego 1978-1979

Box 9, Folder 10

Notes on the history of Chicano literature, abbreviated on index cards undated

Box 9, Folder 11

Screen treatment, Everything You Give Away, by Alurista and Robert F. Stamps 1983

Box 9, Folder 12

Speech, Chicano Graduation California Polytechnical University 1987

Box 9, Folder 13-14

Translation, Hanub Ku: Synthesis of Mayan Philosophic Thought by Domingo Martínez Paredez undated

Box 5, Folder 11

Alurista. 1972. Nationchild Plumaroja: 1969-1972. San Diego, Calif: Toltecas en Aztlan, Centro Cultural de La Raza.


Series IV: Research Files Bulk, 1970-1990 1848-1994

Box 10, Folder 1

Acosta, Oscar Zeta correspondence from Arizona State University sent to Alurista in San Luis Obispo July 15, 1991

Box 10, Folder 2

Acosta-Attento, Marta, The Languages of Rosa, La Flauta 1990

Box 10, Folder 3

Anaya, Rudolfo


Extensive/Intensive Dimensioniality In Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima, Daniel Testa undated


The Function of the La Llorana Motif in Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me Ultima, Jane Rogers undated


"The Horror of Darkness": Meaning and Structure in Anaya's Bless Me Ultima, Vernon E. Lattin undated

Box 10, Folder 4

Anaya, Rudolfo A., The Writer's Landscape: Epiphany in Landscape undated

Box 10, Folder 5

Anaya, Rudolfo and Tomas Rivera and José Anontio Villarreal


Narrative Technique and Human Experience in Tomás Rivera, Daniel P. Testa 1979


Pocho; Bildungsroman of a Chicano, Carl R. Shirley 1979


Pocho as Literature, Bruce-Novoa 1977


Portraits of the Chicano Artist as a Young Man The Making of the “Author” In Three Chicano Novels, Bruce-Novoa undated

Box 10, Folder 6

Andouard-Labarthe, Elyette Aztlán, the Word Stolen and Returned – or The Vicisitudes of Aztlán undated

Box 10, Folder 7

An Annotated Bibliography on Chicano Literature, author unknown 1975

Box 10, Folder 8

Appendix B: Fall/Redemption and Creation-Centered Spiritualities Compared at a Glance, author unknown undated


Cantos Primeros




Locus of Flower, Tempo of Song: Place and Identity in Alurista’s Nationchild Plumaroja and Lorna Dee Cervantes’s Emplumada


An Other Tongue

Box 10, Folder 9

Arteaga, Alfred 1986-1989

Box 10, Folder 10

Ascencio Lomeli, Francisco, Cuatro Jovenes Escritores Argentinos: testigos de su Tiempo y Criticos del Arte, thesis 1974

Box 10, Folder 11



Candelaria, Cordelia, On Being Asked to Explain “Aztlán” to My Little Sister undated


Somoza, Oscar U., Marxismo Subyacente En Peregrinos de Aztlán 1978


Grandjeat, Yves-Charles, Nationalism, History and Myth: the Masks of Aztlán undated


El Plan de Aztlán undated

Box 10, Folder 12

Ballentino, Carol R., San Diego, June, 1943: Aftermath of the Los Angeles Zoot-Suit Riots 1970

Box 10, Folder 13

Baraka, Amiri, Not Just Survival: Revolution

Box 10, Folder 14

Barrera, Mario, The Historic Goals of Chicano Political and Community Organizations 1981

Box 10, Folder 15

Bennett, Leronne, Red and Black, Indians and Africans 1920

Box 10, Folder 16

Berkman, Alexander, Is Anarchism Violence? What is Anarchism? undated

Box 10, Folder 17

Beverly, John 1981

Box 10, Folder 18

Bornstein-Somoza, Miriam, Peregrinos de Aztlán Dialéctica Estructural E Ideológica undated

Box 10, Folder 19

Bowden, H.W., Pre-Columbian Cultures and Values 1981

Box 10, Folder 20

Bruce-Novoa, Juan, The Expanding Space of Chicano Literature; Update 1978 1978

Box 10, Folder 21

Bruce-Novoa, Juan, The Space of Chicano Literature, De Colores Vol. 1 No 4 1975

Box 10, Folder 22

Burciaga, José Antonio, Letana En Calo 1975



Box 10, Folder 23

Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, California Chicano Art and its Social Background 1982

Box 11, Folder 1

Carillo, Eduardo, Chicano Art and Culture in California. Excerpts from planning grant 1981

Box 11, Folder 2

Campa, Arthur L., Spanish Folk-Poetry in New Mexico, Introduction 1946

Box 11, Folder 3

Cano, Luis Math, Science and the Medicine of the Meso American Indians undated

Box 11, Folder 4

Cardemas de Dwyer, Carlota, Chicano Literature: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliograph

Box 11, Folder 4


Box 11, Folder 5

revised 1975

Box 11, Folder 6

Carpenter, George, Pachuco: An American- Spanish Argot and its Social Functions in Tucson, Arizona, Barker 1950


Chicano Cinema MAS Course

Box 11, Folder 7

Navarro, M. Amanda, Nuevos Dias undated

Box 11, Folder 8

Screen Treatment – “The Revolt of the Cockroach People” undated

Box 11, Folder 9

Chicano History Course Outline ca. 1970s


Chicano Literature

Box 11, Folder 10

Blauner, Robert, Chapter 5 Chicano Writing, Racial Oppression in America 1972

Box 11, Folder 11

Bruce-Novoa, Juan, Mexico en La Literatura Chicana 1975

Box 11, Folder 12

Chabram, Angie, La Conciencia Culturalista Chicana: El Caso Del Escritor Genaro Gonzales, La Palabra, Vol. 1 No. 3 1979

Box 11, Folder 13

Herms, Dieter, Chicano Literary Criticism: A Review Essay 1983

Box 11, Folder 14

Lattin, Vernon E., Ethnicity and Identity in the Contemporary Chicano Novel, Minority Voices, Vol. 2 No. 2 1978

Box 11, Folder 15

Rodriguez, Afonso, Don Phil-O Si La Mancha: Raptura y Continuidad 1986

Box 11, Folder 16

Samoza, Oscar U, Choque e Interacción en La Verdad Sin Voz de Alejandro Morales

Box 11, Folder 17

Shirley, Carl R., A Contemporary Fluorescence of Chicano Literature 1984

Box 11, Folder 18

Torres, Hector A., Discourse and Plot in Rolando Hinojosa’s The Valley: Narrativity and the Recovery of Chicano Heritage undated

Box 11, Folder 19

Valdéz Fallis, Guadalupe, Metaphysical Anxiety and the Existence of God in Contemporary Chicano Fiction, Chicano Riqueño 1975

Box 19, Folder 3

Chismé Arte, La Mujer Special Issue ca. 1977

Box 11, Folder 20

Cisneros, René, Los Actos: A Study in Metacommunication undated

Box 11, Folder 21

Conscientisation and Liberation- A conversation with Paul Freire undated

Box 11, Folder 22

Cooper, Stanley L., Zoot Suit: The Narcissism of Minority Youth from 1930 to 1943 1991

Box 11, Folder 23

Cortez, Carlos, Historians and the Media: Revising the Societal Curriculum on Hispanics 1980

Box 11, Folder 24

Cultural Foundations, author unknown undated

Box 11, Folder 25

Culture Against Man outline (includes copy of El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán and complete editions of La Communidad October 1982 & February 1983, La Semana de Bellas Artes, February and June 1980, February 1981, and Voz Fronteriza May 1981 – see oversize) 1969-1973, 1980-1983

Box 11, Folder 26

Dávila de Calhoun, Gloria, The Teaching of Chicano Literature at High School and University Levels 1975

Box 11, Folder 27

Diccionario Caló undated

Box 11, Folder 28

Dibble, Charles, Historical Summary of the Xolotl Codex undated

Box 11, Folder 29

Dorfman, Ariel, Reports of My Death, The Nation 1986


“Dos Culturas”

Box 11, Folder 30

Correspondence from Dr. Herms to Prof. Flores

Box 11, Folder 31

Herms, Dieter, La Literatura Chicana Y La Teoría De Las Dos Culturas, Plural Vol. XIV-II No. 159 1984

Box 11, Folder 32

Flores, Lauro, Teoría De “Dos Culturas” Y Letras Chicanas, Plural Vol. XIV-X No. 166 1985

Box 12, Folder 1

Eger, Ernestina N., A Bibliography of Criticism of Contemporary Chicano Literature 1979

Box 12, Folder 2

Enzensberger, Hans Magnus, The Industrialization of the Mind 1974

Box 12, Folder 3

Ephemera undated

Box 12, Folder 4

Fernandez, Raul A., The United Stated-Mexico Border: A Politico-Economic Profile undated

Box 12, Folder 5

Finnegan, Bill, Travels with Ernesto: God, Art, and Revolution in the New Nicaragua undated

Box 12, Folder 6

Flores, Arturo C., 1965-1986: El Teatro Campesino, Algunas Orientaciones Teóricas undated

Box 12, Folder 7

Flores, Lauro, La Dualidad del Pachuco undated

Box 12, Folder 8

Forman, James, 20 Enemy Forces ca. 1974

Box 12, Folder 9

Forman, James, Manifesto 1989

Box 12, Folder 10

Frank, Andre Gunder, The Development of Underdevelopment, From Tlaloc Monthly Review 1966

Box 12, Folder 11

La Frontera


Gómez-Peña, Guillermo, La Frontera undated

Box 12, Folder 12

García, Mario T., La Frontera: The Border as Symbol and Reality in Mexican-American Thought 1985

Box 12, Folder 12

Fuentes, Carlos Are You Listening Kissinger?

Box 12, Folder 13

The Gadsen Treaty, signed at Mexico City December 30, 1853 (Treaty Series No. 208), photocopy undated

Box 12, Folder 14

Galeano, Eduardo, In Defense of the Word 1976

Box 12, Folder 15

Garcia, Reyes, Politics of Flesh: Ethnicity and Political Viability undated

Box 12, Folder 16

Garcia, Reyes, Senses of Place in Ceremony, revised 1983

Box 12, Folder 17

Garza, Luis, and Weber, Debra, Piedras Negras/ Black Rock 1976

Box 12, Folder 18

Gingerich, Willard P., A Bibliographic Introduction to Twenty Manuscripts of Classical Nahuatl Literature 1975

Box 12, Folder 19

Goldman, Shiffra 1976-1979


Cantu De Unidad: Nuevo Mural En Berkeley


Las Creaturas De La America Tropical: Siqueiros Y Los Murales Chicanos El Los Angeles


The Intense Realism of Frida Kahlo


La Pintura Mexican En El Decenio De La Confrontación 1955-1965


Resistencia E Identidad: Los Murales Callejeros De Aztlán, La Ciudad Ocupada

Box 12, Folder 20

Goldman, Shiffra, State of Chicano Art 1980

Box 12, Folder 21

Gómez-Quiñones, Juan, Critique on the National Question, Self-Determination and Nationalism 1982

Box 12, Folder 22

Gómez-Quiñones, Juan, 5th and Grand Vista, Poems, 1960-1973 1973

Box 12, Folder 23

Gómez-Quiñones, Juan, Sembradores, Ficardo Flores Magón y El Partido Liberal Mexicano: A Eulogy and Critique, note: incomplete 1973

Box 12, Folder 24

Gonzales, Beatriz, Personal Narrative 1973

Box 12, Folder 25

Grajeda, Ralph F., Tomás Rivera’s Appropriation of the Chicano Past undated

Box 12, Folder 26

Guerrero, Rafael, poetry undated

Box 19, Folder 4

Gutierrez-Revuelta, Pedro, Sobre las Campanas del Oxigeno el Corazón Como Siempre Late, 12/100 1982

Box 12, Folder 27

Hartmann, Heidi, The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union 1980

Box 12, Folder 28-29

Hermán Córdova, Roberto, Syntax and Bilingual Chicano Poetry 1977

Box 13, Folder 1

Hinojosa, Rolando undated


Brox, Luis Maria, Los Limites del Costumbrismo en Estampas del Valle y Otras Obras, Espadas, Juan, Linguistic Variation in Two Works of Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Guerrero, Yolanda, Literatura Y Sociedad: Analisis de Generaciones Y Semblanzas undated


Martin-Rodriguez, Manual M., La Muerte Como Elemento de Integración Social en Estampas del Valle de Rolando Hinojosa undated

Box 13, Folder 2

Historia de C.A.S.A., La Comision Politica 1978

Box 13, Folder 3

Hoffman, Abbie, and Silvers, Jonathan, An Election Held Hostage 1988

Box 13, Folder 4

Horney Karen, and Escott, Marcia, The Overevaluation of Love from Feminine Psychology, selected readings 1967

Box 13, Folder 5

Huerta, Jorge A, From Quetzalcoátl to Honest Sancho; A Review Article of Contemporary Chicano Theatre, R. Chicano-Riqueña 1977

Box 13, Folder 6

The Identity Games of José Donoso’s Tres Novelitas Burguesas, author unknown undated

Box 13, Folder 7

Islas, Arturo, Writing from a Dual Perspective 1972

Box 13, Folder 8

Jameson, Fredrick, Metacommentary, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol. 86 No. 1 January 1971

Box 18, Folder 2

Johnson, Richard, Abelardo Barrientos Delgado, the Don of Chicano Poetry 1985

Box 13, Folder 9

Karenga, Maulana Ron, Overturning Ourselves: The Love from Mystification to Meaningful Struggle undated

Box 13, Folder 10

Lattin, Vernon E., Chaos and Evil in Anaya's Trilogy undated

Box 13, Folder 11

Leal, Luis, La Imagen Literaria Chicana 1978

Box 13, Folder 12

Lee, Martin A and Coogan, Kevin., Killers on the Right: Inside Europe’s Fascist Underground, Mother Jones 1987

Box 13, Folder 13

Limon, José E., Chicano as a Folk Name: An Historical View 1974

Box 13, Folder 14

Limon, José E., La Llorana, the Third Legend of Greater Mexico: Cultural Symbols, Women, and the Political Unconscious 1985

Box 13, Folder 15

Limón, José E., El Primer Congreso Mexicanista de 1911: A Precursor to Contemporary Chicanismo, signed "Para un amigo y un colega. José" 1974

Box 13, Folder 16

Luis, Leal, Literatura de Frontera undated

Box 13, Folder 17

Lomas, Clara, Resistencia Cultural o Apropriación Ideológica: Visión de los Años 20 en los Cuardros Costumbristas de Jorge Ulica undated

Box 13, Folder 18

Lomelí, Francisco, On Teaching Chicano Literature: Changing Tides and Challenges undated

Box 13, Folder 19

Lopez Austin, Alfred, Los Textos en Idioma Nahuatl y Los Historíadores Contemporaneos 1971

Box 13, Folder 20

Luna, Norman, The Chicano Novel, Studies in Parody, Folklore and el Picarismo del Absurdo 1978

Box 13, Folder 21

Mares, E. A., Observations on American Myths and the Myth of Aztlán undated

Box 13, Folder 22

Mariscal, George, Alejandro Morales in Utopia undated

Box 13, Folder 23

Materialien Zur Chicano-Literatur, bibliography 1987

Box 13, Folder 24

Martínez, Eluid, Ron Arias’ The Road to Tamazunchale: A Chicano Novel of the New Reality undated

Box 13, Folder 25

Matrux, Floyd, American Me, film script 1977

Box 13, Folder 26

McKenna, Teresa, Three Novels: An Analysis (Chicano, The Plum Plum Pickers and Tatoo the Wicked Cross) 1971

Box 13, Folder 27

McWilliams, Carey, Pachucos and the Zoot Suit Riots undated

Box 13, Folder 28

Melantzón, Aguilar, Caminito, Ricardo undated

Box 13, Folder 29

Mexican American Library Project Information List 1975


Mexican American Literature

Box 13, Folder 30

Gonzales-Berry, Erlinda, Caras Viejas y Uno Nuevo: Journey Through A Disintegrating Barrio, Latin American Literary Review undated

Box 13, Folder 31

Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, The Chicano Movement and the Emergence of a Chicano Poetic Consciousness undated

Box 13, Folder 32

Uribe, Hernan, Misinformation, an Imperialist Industry (2 copies) undated

Box 13, Folder 33

Meyer, Doris L., The Language Issue In New Mexico, 1880-1900: Mexican-American Resistance Against Cultural Erosion, Bilinugal Review, Vol. 4 No. 1 and 2 1977

Box 13, Folder 34

Meyer, Doris L., The Poetry of Jose Escobar: Mexican Émigré in New Mexico 1973

Box 13, Folder 35

Micelson, Joel C., The Chicano Novel Since World War II, La Luz Vol. 6 No. 4 April 1977

Box 13, Folder 36

Moreno y Guzman, Jesus, El Archipielago Del Norte: Motivo de Conflicto Entre Mexico y Los Estados Unidos de America (2 copies) 1970

Box 14, Folder 1

Moreno y Guzman, Jesus, El Archipielago Del Norte: Motivo de Conflicto Entre Mexico y Los Estados Unidos de America (2 copies) 1970

Box 14, Folder 2

Native American Poetry and Literature, A Bibliography undated

Box 19, Folder 5

New Visions of Aztlán, Vol. I Issue I, 1990, Vol. 2 Issue 2 and 3 1993

Box 14, Folder 3

Nezahualcoyotl/Poesia undated

Box 14, Folder 4

Notas sobre el concepto de alienación en los "Manuscritos Económico-Filsóficos de 1844" de Marx, author unknown undated

Box 14, Folder 5

Notes: Jeronimo Blanco undated

Box 14, Folder 6

Nuestra America Vol. 1 No. 3 1993

Box 14, Folder 7

Ordóñez, Elizabeth, Sexual Politics and the Theme of Sexuality in Chicana Poetry undated

Box 14, Folder 8

Orlando-Truhillo, Ignacio Linguistic Structures in Jose Montoya's "El Louie" 1978

Box 14, Folder 9

Orozco, Maria / Poesía Mexicana ca.1975

Box 14, Folder 10

Paz, Octavio, The Power of Ancient Mexican Art, The New York Review 1990

Box 14, Folder 11

Pelton, Richard, Who Really Rules America? undated

Box 14, Folder 12

Pleck, Elizabeth, Two Worlds In One: Work and Family 1976

Box 14, Folder 13

Plural Vol. XIII-I No.145 1983

Box 14, Folder 14

Poems, Rhymes and Riddles for Children undated

Box 14, Folder 15

Poesia Nahuatl and Maya undated

Box 14, Folder 16

Poniatowska, Elena, Mujer y Literature en America Latina, Escritura 1983

Box 14, Folder 17

Pounds, Wayne, Decomposition at UT Austin and the Faculty Proletariat undated

Box 14, Folder 18

Pounds, Wayne, The Postmodern Asshole: Parody and Utopia in William Burrougs undated

Box 14, Folder 19

Quality and Diversity, author unknown undated

Box 14, Folder 20

Rafas, Nieve and Corrugated Aluminum, chapter from The Autobiography of Rafas undated

Box 14, Folder 21

Regeneración, Volume II, Number 4 1974

Box 14, Folder 22

Rivera, Tomás 1993

Box 14, Folder 23

Rivera, Tomás, Recuerdo, Descubimiento, y Voluntad undated

Box 14, Folder 24-25

Rodríguez del Pino, Salvador, La Novela- Chicana Escrita en Español-Cinco Autores Compromeditos March 1980

Box 14, Folder 26

Salazar Parr, Carmen, Current Trends in Chicano Literary Criticism, Latin American Literary Review undated

Box 15, Folder 1-4

Saldivar, Ramón, The Dialectics of Difference: Contemporary Chicano Narrative, a manuscript in progress undated

Box 15, Folder 5

Salinas, Judy, The Image of Woman in Chicano Literature 1976

Box 15, Folder 6

Santos, Richard G., From the Inside Looking Around: A Portrait of the Mexican Americans of Texas 1970

Box 15, Folder 7

Segade, Gustavo, Chicano Indigenismo- Alurista and Miguel Méndez M 1975

Box 15, Folder 8

Segade, Gustavo V., Peregrinos De Aztlán- Viaje y Laberinto undated

Box 15, Folder 9

Serra Rivera, Jaime, Aztlán Para Aztlántecos: Toward a Chicano National Liberation 1973

Box 15, Folder 10

Sierra, Christine Marie, Chicano Politics – After 1984 1985

Box 15, Folder 11

The Sleepy Lagoon Mystery, The Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee undated

Box 15, Folder 12

Smith, Michael E., The Aztlán Migrations of the Nahuatl Chronicles: Myth or History?, Ethnohistory Vol. 31 No.3 1984

Box 15, Folder 13

Sotomayor, Frank, La Literature, Un Arma en Manos Del Movimiento Chicano, Novedades 1973

Box 15, Folder 14

Southwest Literary Series 1983

Box 15, Folder 15

Stavenhagen, Rodolfo, Clases, Colonialismo y Aculturacion 1965

Box 15, Folder 16

Takaki, Rondal T., Cultural Landscape as Teacher: A Critical Third World American Perspective, presentation given undated

Box 15, Folder 17

Tanaka, Ronald, Culture, Communications and the Asian Movement in Retrospect 1973

Box 15, Folder 18

Tanaka, Ronald, The Sansei Artist and Community Culture ca. 1974

Box 15, Folder 19

Tanaka, Ronald, Working Paper in Ethnic Literary: Theory Towards a Definition of Ethnic Minority Literature 1975

Box 15, Folder 20

Teatro Campesino undated

Box 15, Folder 21

Theiss, Terry, Indian Symbolism in Chicano Poetry and Short Stories 1972

Box 18, Folder 3

Thompson, Hunter S., Fear and Loathing- The Banshee Screams for the Buffalo undated

Box 18, Folder 4

Thompson, Hunter S., Fear and Loathing in the Near Room undated

Box 15, Folder 22

Tiempo de Aztlán, Vol. 1 Nos. 4-5 1994

Box 19, Folder 2

Tigre, Free, Free as Last…, Raymundo Perez, with introduction by Abelardo Delgado 1970

Box 15, Folder 23

Torrez, Lorenzo, Short History of Chicano Workers, reprinted from Political Affairs October-November 1973

Box 15, Folder 24

Tovar, Inés H., "Roses are Rosas": Juan Gómez-Quiñones – A Chicano Poet 1975

Box 15, Folder 25

Tratado de Paz, Amistad, Limites y Arreglo Definitivo Entre la Republica Mexicana Y Los Estados-Unidos de America/Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement, Between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic , photocopy 1848

Box 15, Folder 26

Trece Aliens 1976

Box 16, Folder 1

Ubilla-Arenas, Cecilia, Peregrinos de Aztlán: De la Critica Social al Sueño Humanista, La Palabra 1979

Box 16, Folder 2

Ulica, Jorge 1924


I Didn’t Cast My Vote, But I Sure Was Cast Out


Touch Down Extraordinario/An Extraordinary Touchdown

Box 16, Folder 3

Valdes, Ricardo, Defining Chicano Literature, or The Perimeters of Literary Space, Latin American Literary Review undated

Box 16, Folder 4

Valdez, Luis, Pensamiento Serpentino undated

Box 16, Folder 5

Velez, Carlos articles 1973-1974

Box 16, Folder 6

Villanueva, Tino, Prologo; Sobre El Termino "Chicano" 1980

Box 16, Folder 7

Wallenstein, Barry, Gary Soto – Poet of Distances, Bilinugal Review 1980

Box 16, Folder 8

Weisman, Alan, Born in East L.A. 1988

Box 16, Folder 9

Weisman, Alan, Mexican Hearts, California Dreams: Simpson-Rodino Is Losing To Tradition and the Harsh Reality of Economic Survival, Los Angeles Times Magazine 1987

Box 16, Folder 10

Wilcox, Preston, The Meaning of Community Control, Urban League 1969

Box 16, Folder 11

Workshop Resolutions – First National Chicana Conference, author unknown undated

Box 16, Folder 12

Yole, Laurie; Hershatter, Gail; Honig, Emily, Women at Farah: An Unfinished Story 1979

Box 16, Folder 13

Zamora, Bernice, Archetypes in Chicana Poetry De Colores Vol. 4 No. 3 1978

Box 16, Folder 14

Zamora, Bernice poetry 1975

Box 16, Folder 15

Zavella, Patricia, The Impact of "Sun Belt Industrialization" on Chicanas 1984

Box 19, Folder 1


Box 19, Folder 6

Miscellany, things found in Alurista’s books, articles, notes, correspondence 1981-1994


Books, annotated

Box 20

Cardenal, Ernesto, and Russell O. Salmon. Golden UFOs: the Indian poems = Los Ovnis de oro : poemas indios. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1992

Box 20

Cárdenas N., Joaquín. J osé Vasconcelos, 1882-1982: educador, político y profeta. México, D.F.: Ediciones Océano. 1982

Box 20

León Portilla, Miguel. Aztec thought and culture; a study of the ancient Nahuatl mind. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press 1963

Box 20

Martínez Parédez, Domingo. Hunab Ku: síntesis del pensamiento filosófico maya. México: Editorial Orión. 1964

Box 21

Mora, Magdalena, and Adelaida R. Del Castillo. Mexican women in the United States: struggles past and present. Los Angeles: Chicano Studies Research Center Publications, University of California 1980

Box 21

Pima Community College. Llueve Tlaloc. Tucson: Pima Community College, Bilingual Bicultural Program. undated

Box 21

Rivera, Tomás. Books Abroad: An International Literary Quarterly. Reprint from August 1975

Box 21

Shorris, Earl. Bajo el estigma del quinto sol: la novela de Pancho Villa. 1982

Box 21

México: Edivisión. Visión. San Diego: San Diego State University. 1976


Series V: Teaching, Tenure, and Promotion Files 1965-1992

Box 16, Folder 16-17

Application Letters and Recommendations 1980-1991

Box 16, Folder 18

CALAFIA Language School 1992-1993

Box 16, Folder 19

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1986-1990

Box 16, Folder 20

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, notes for Spanish classes ca. 1991

Box 16, Folder 21

Class visitation reports 1986-1987

Box 16, Folder 22

Colorado College 1984-1985

Box 16, Folder 23-25

Correspondence and Memoranda 1986-1991

Box 16, Folder 26

Course descriptions undated

Box 16, Folder 27

Course evaluations 1980-1982

Box 16, Folder 28

Course evaluations. UCSB Chicano Studies 190 1988


Courses taught

Box 17, Folder 1

The American Southwest undated

Box 17, Folder 2

Hispanic Literature in Translation, Spanish 108 1985

Box 17, Folder 3

Land Reform in Mexico, Mexican-American Studies 100 1974

Box 17, Folder 4

Literatura Chicana, Spanish 139 1965-1975

Box 17, Folder 5

Multi Ethnic Monograph units and lesson plans 1975

Box 17, Folder 6

Curricular proposal, Mexican American Studies Department – California State University, San Diego 1973

Box 17, Folder 7

Descriptions of classes taught in a Chicano Studies Department undated

Box 17, Folder 8

Early promotion and tenure, California Polytechnic State University 1988-1990

Box 17, Folder 9

Faculty grievance and tenure 1989-1990

Box 17, Folder 10

Fulbright Fellowship, Bremen, Germany 1985

Box 17, Folder 11

Letters of Recommendation 1981-1988

Box 17, Folder 12

One World Academy undated


Retention, promotion and tenure

Box 17, Folder 13

Foreign languages 1986-1987

Box 17, Folder 14

Foreign languages 1986-1990

Box 17, Folder 15

Process and documents 1986-1987

Box 17, Folder 16

1988 1988

Box 17, Folder 17

1990-1991 1990-1991

Box 17, Folder 18

Summer Fellowship Supplementary Competition/CARE, research for Novelistic Production II 1989

Box 17, Folder 19

Teaching Chicano Literature ca. 1975

Box 17, Folder 20

University of California Santa Barbara appointment et al. 1986-1989


Series VI: Toltecas en Aztlán (Centro Cultural de la Raza) 1970

Box 17, Folder 21

1970 (see also oversize) 1970


Series VII: Oversize 1975-1976

Box 18, Folder 5

Correspondence 1976

Box 18, Folder 6

Culture Against Man outline 1975-76

Box 18, Folder 7

Newspaper articles 1975-76

Box 18, Folder 8

Photographs, adulthood 1975

Box 18, Folder 9

Professional activities: flyers undated

Box 18, Folder 10

Toltecas en Aztlán 1975-76


Series VIII: Videos 2010

Item V1004/VHS

A. Papakyriazis, a lecture about the definition and history of Chicano literature, location unknown undated

Item V1005/VHS

Rasgado en Dos, (A. Papakyriazis) [sic.], Valley Cable TV 10/27/82

Other Descriptive Information

Running time: 26: 15, TWO channel audio, poetry readings include: Loo of Eagles Patick Ojeda, Sonecito Ruben Medina, You Man Rights Gina Valdes, Danzón Ruben Medina, Between Two Worlds Gina Valdes, Alleycats Patrick Ojeda, En Mi Casa Gina Valdes, Postcard Ruben Medina, Bay Patrick Ojeda, My Mother Sews Blouses Gina Valdes, Scratching Six, Plucking One Alurista.
Item V1003/VHS

Symposium on Chicano Literature, San Diego High School, Professor Alurista 05/25/1990

Other Descriptive Information

edited by ROP – David R. Garcia, (A. Papakyriazis) [sic.], in Spanish and English, includes a biographical introduction by his daughter
Item V0993/VHS

Alurista Poetry Recital, Santa Fe New Mexico 9/14/2002

Item V4419/DVD

Shades of San Diego, “Chicano Park 40th Anniversary” 04/18/2010

Other Descriptive Information

Shades of San Diego Show produced by Diana Guevara and aired April 18, 2010. It includes an interview with poet, author and activist Alurista. Irene Mena, honorary mother of the Brown Berets, is interviewed.