This photograph collection consists of one flat box filled with 196 [35 mm negative] films, 3 [126 negative] films, 5 black
and white photographs, one digital CD and hard-drive containing images taken by Antonio Salazar. Salazar's images tell of
the beginning of the MECHA organization at the University of Washington, their protests against the war in Vietnam, as well
as the abuse of immigrant farmworkers in the United States. As a member of the first admitted group of Chicano undergraduate
students at the University of Washington, his collection includes photographs of social and political activities from 1968-1972.
Images in this collection depict Chicanismo/El Movimiento, including students, UMAS/MECHA student groups, Tomas Ybarra-Frausto
and El Teatro Del Piojo (Chicano theatre group), and Chicano involvement in anti-war movement/moratorium. Also included are
images of Chicano/Latino historical figures such as Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Corky Gonzalez, Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino,
as well as historically important Chicanos in the State of Washington.
The grandson of Mexican immigrants, Antonio Salazar was born in the San Joaquin Valley, near Fresno, California. His family,
based in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, would come to California as part of the migrant stream. He was primarily raised
in Texas and Washington state.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research 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.
The collection is open for research. The born-digital files in this collection have not yet been processed and are currently
unavailable for viewing.