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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Processing Information
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  • Contributing Institution: Arhoolie Foundation
    Title: James Nicolopulos Corrido Research Files
    Identifier/Call Number: AF-007
    Physical Description: 9 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1977-2003
    Abstract: 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.
    Material Specific Details: Audio and Video Recordings, Digital Materials, Research Materials
    Physical Location: Please consult repository.
    Language of Material: English , Spanish; Castilian .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research.


    No additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of James Nicolopulos.


    Series 1: Audiovisual Tapes Series 2: Digital Materials
    Subseries 1: Born Digital Files Subseries 2: Compact Discs
    Subseries 3: Floppy Disks Series 3: Research Materials

    Biographical / Historical

    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.
    Source: "James Nicolopulos Obituary." Austin American-Statesman, December 6, 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    Item title, James Nicolopulos Corrido Research Files (AF-007). Arhoolie Foundation.

    Processing Information

    This collection was minimally processed to facilitate access. Boxes are arranged by type of material.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection comprises Nicolopulos's scholarly research, writings, and teaching materials on Mexican and Tejano border music. The collection contains audio and video recordings, digital materials, research files, and books pertaining to these musical traditions. The audio and digital materials include Nicolopulos's original work, such as lectures, research, interviews, and recordings.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to the Arhoolie Foundation.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Norteño music
    Tejano music
    Folk music–Mexico
    Mexican-American Border Region