Guide to the Ricardo R. Diaz personal archive M2272

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
August 2017
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


This is a listing of materials rather than a true finding aid.

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Ricardo R. Diaz personal archive
creator: Diaz, Ricardo R.
source: Diaz, Ricardo R.
source: Perez, Maria
Identifier/Call Number: M2272
Physical Description: 5.5 Linear Feet 2 OS flat boxes and 1 flat ox
Date (inclusive): 1960 - 2016

Content Description

Materials consist of forty-five 22x30-inch lithographs and approximately 100 smaller 15x22-inch lithographs, etchings, paintings, watercolors, pastels and drawings. Also includes five sketchbooks.


Various media mixed within date ranges so arrangement is primarily in date groupings. Box 1 is a larger oversize box than box 2 (also oversized) so that the largest pieces are in box 1.

Biographical / Historical

Ricardo R. Diaz is a Calfornia-based artist. Born in San Francisco in 1939, he received his BFA from the San Francisco Art institute in 1973 and his MFA from Stanford in 1976. His work has been exhibited in several galleries throughout California.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical 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. See:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Maria Perez. Accession 2017-307.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Ricardo R. Diaz personal archive (M2272). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Diaz, Ricardo R.
Diaz, Ricardo R.
Perez, Maria

oversize-box 2, folder 1-2

Artwork from the 1960's-1970's

oversize-box 1, folder 5-6

Artwork from the 1970's

oversize-box 1, folder 1-4

Artwork - Stanford Series 1974-1976

oversize-box 2, folder 3

Artwork from the 1980's - 1990's

oversize-box 2, folder 3

Artwork - Kala Series 1991-1992

oversize-box 1, folder 4

Artwork, March 1996

oversize-box 2, folder 5

Artwork 2000-2008

oversize-box 1, folder 7

Artwork 2001-2016

oversize-box 2, folder 6

Artwork 2013-2016

oversize-box 2, folder 4

Artwork - SFAI lithographs, no date

oversize-box 2, folder 4

Artwork - various, undated

flat-box 3

Five sketchbooks: 1969-1970; 1970; 1983-1984; 2004; 2007-2013