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Guide to the Robert Holguin Papers CEMA 89
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  • Conditions Governing Use note
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Series Desciption
  • Conditions Governing Access note

  • Title: Robert Holguin Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 89
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 boxes
    Date: 1974 - 1998
    Abstract Note: Robert Daniel Holguin (1953- ) was born and raised in California. He graduated from Baldwin Park High School and received his Bachelor and Master degrees from UCLA. His main focus of study was television production and directing. As a Mexican American his collection reflects his interest in films that cover the history and plight of Latinos in the United States. Grant requests, scripts and clips from some of his films are included. There are also personal writings and law papers that show his struggle to make it in the film industry.
    General Physical Description note: 1 document box
    Location note: Del Norte

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    These papers were donated by Robert Holguin on Feb.19, 2004

    Biographical/Historical note

    Robert Daniel Holguin was born January 21, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. He received his high school education in Baldwin Park High School. In 1976 he completed his undergraduate study of Motion Picture and Television Production at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1980 he completed his Master of Fine Arts in UCLA also from the School of Theater Arts. Robert Holguin won many awards such as the WNET Independent documentary fund for being the Producer and Director of “Crystal City: The Brown Out” and the UCLA Jim Morrison Award best undergraduate film director for “Es Mi Abuelita” in 1975. Throughout his life, he has worked in various productions and news networks such as NBC and CBS doing camera work and directing. He has also taught courses in Mount San Antonio College and Cal Poly Pomona in television studio production and business report writing.

    Series Desciption

    Personal and Biographical (1974- 2004) This series contains school assignments, a federal court case regarding Holguin's discrimination case, notes and diaries of his life experiences. There are also some papers from his university classes.
    Production, Applications, and Contract Documents (1978- 1991) In this series there are contracts, grant applications, and other documents that Robert had to work with to generate funds for his productions. Included with his applications are his resumes that convey the work that he did over a number of years.
    Plays and Documentary Scripts (1977-1990) This series contains five different scripts. These are: Crystal City: The Brown Out, The Dawning, The Life Support of South Texas, Mother’s Day and the Ghetto Man. The Dawning script and the video titled Takeover may be different versions of the same project.
    Videos (1980s and undated) Included are digital files from the Takeover. Also in this collection is a documentary about his grandmother titled Es Mi Abuelita (from which he recieved the UCLA Jim Morrison Award for best undergraduate film director). There is a documentary about Cuban refuges. Last, there are video segments from KNBC news.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Special Collections staff for further information.