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Nicolopulos (James) Corrido Research Files
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This collection contains poetics scholar James "Jaime" Nicolopulos's research files on Mexican and Tejano border music. Nicolopulos was a professor of American Literature and Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a frequent collaborator of Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records, with whom he authored Lydia Mendoza: A Family Autobiography. The collection includes interviews, music recordings, lectures, and notes pertaining to Nicolopulos's scholarship on corridos.
James "Jaime" Nicolopulos received his doctorate from UC Berkeley and began his career as a professor of American Literature and Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. Through his scholarship on corridos, Nicolopulos became a frequent collaborator of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. Together, they conducted interviews and recordings of Mexican and Tejano musicians and wrote a biography of singer Lydia Mendoza, Lydia Mendoza: A Family Autobiography. Nicolopulos assisted with the creation of the Arhoolie Foundation's Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, and produced two albums for Arhoolie Records: Flaco's Amigos and Tex-Mex Conjuntos.
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