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Guide to the Rosa M. papers CEMA 22
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information Note
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Rosa M. papers
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 22
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.17 linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversize box and 33 posters posters in map cabinet drawers)
    Date (inclusive): 1980-2000
    Abstract: The collection takes up 2.5 linear feet in upright archival boxes and one flat box for oversize materials. The majority of the collection is dedicated to examples of Rosa M.’s work in slides and photographs. These photographs are in many cases accompanied by descriptions by the artist herself. Insights into her personal and professional life can be found throughout box one and two in correspondence with friends and associates and photos of exhibitions and events. Rosa M.’s portfolio of her work, found in box two, contains not only reviews and news releases about her artwork, but descriptions of her method in creating some of the important works in her career. Box four contains 32 original examples of her work arranged in alphabetical order by title. Larger posters are housed in Del Norte's map case drawer titled Rosa M.
    Location Note: CEMA Del Norte Stacks
    Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
    creator: M., Rosa

    Access Restrictions

    Collection open for research, except for a document box containing her sketchbooks. The sketchbooks will be restricted until the year 2025.

    Use Restrictions

    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], Rosa M. Papers, CEMA 22. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Rosa M. June 7th 2000

    Processing Information Note

    Processed by Alexander Hauschild, completed December 2000. Updated and converted to EAD by Callie Bowdish and Mari Khasmanyan in August 2012.

    Biography

    Rosa M. is a native of Northern Chihuahua. She spent her childhood in Southern California and lived in Providence Rhode Island during the 70’s and early 80’s where she studied privately with Eugene Tonoff and Anthony Janello. She studied painting and illustration at the Rhode Island School of design (RISD). In the early 1980’s Rosa M. worked as a scene painter at the Trinity Repertory Theater in Providence, under David Ward who now teaches at Yale. From 1989 through 1992, she studied ceramics with Pat Crabb at Santa Ana College. During 1993-94, the artist undertook printmaking at Self Help Graphics in East Los Angeles. In 1995 Rosa M. returned to Providence to paint a mural. Following the mural she embarked on a year of travel and independent study in Mexico as a result of winning the special award in the First Biennial of Mexican and Chicano painting from the Los Angeles Mexican Cultural Institute. She presently resides in Laguna Beach, California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection takes up 1.5 linear feet in upright archival boxes and one flat box for oversize materials. The majority of the collection is dedicated to examples of Rosa M.’s work in slides and photographs. These photographs are in many cases accompanied by descriptions by the artist herself. Insights into her personal and professional life can be found throughout box one and two in correspondence with friends and associates and photos of exhibitions and events. Rosa M.’s portfolio of her work, found in box two, contains not only reviews and news releases about her artwork, but descriptions of her method in creating some of the important works in her career. Box four contains 32 original examples of her work arranged in alphabetical order by title. Larger posters are housed in Del Norte's map case drawer titled Rosa M.

    Arrangement

    Series I Personal/Biographical/Professional. This series covers many important events of Rosa M.'s life spanning the years 1973 to 2000. Beginning with a comprehensive collection of her exhibit announcements, the series continues through 20 folders and two boxes. It includes announcements and letters concerning her work on the Mayor's Council on Arts and Cultural Affairs for Providence Rhode Island, and her participation in the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. The murals she produced for the Mayor's Council on Arts and Cultural Affairs are seen in her portfolio and in numerous news articles like “Noticias” which showcased her work on the project. Series I is organized alphabetically. It includes a subseries on Correspondece which is divided by incoming and outgoing. It also includes another subseries titled Portfolio, which includes newspaper clippings and commentary on her prints. This series also includes a restricted document box containing her sketchbooks. The sketchbook section will be restricted until the year 2025.
    Series II. Photos. This series contains a few photos on projects and events in Rosa M.'s life. Among the photos in box 2, Rosa M. can be seen with many prominent artists and art patrons. Notes and letters written by Rosa M. detail her opinion on art and people who have influenced her as a Chicana artist. This series is organized based on the order it is placed in the document boxes. They range from folders 6-12 in document box 2.
    Series III. Slides This series contains 207 slides of Rosa M.'s work. It includes slides of murals, and other original works. The slides are listed alphabetically, which is also the order they appear in the document boxes. The subseries Detail Series, contains 18 separate detailed images of a few slides. They are numbered in order from 1-18 and are also in alphabetical order.
    Series IV Posters. Separate from the work she has represented in her portfolio, this series contains 33 posters of either Rosa M. artwork, or announcement posters representing her work. Several artistic media are represented. Also included is a photo of Rosa M. during her modeling career, taken by Joshua Greene, son of Milton Greene, Marilyn Monroe’s photographer and biographer. This series shows her depth of talent both in its scope of content and in the challenging subjects that Rosa M. chose to portray. This series is categorized alphabetically by the title of the poster. A few smaller posters and artwork are found in the Oversize Box four, while larger posters are housed in the Del Norte mapcase drawer titled Rosa M.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chicana art
    Mexican American artists