The archives of El Teatro Campesino are the largest archival collection on Chicano theater, consisting of approximately 157
linear feet of archives and manuscripts. They include a variety of formats, dating from the Teatro's founding in 1965. They
include primary materials for researchers with an interest in theater arts, cultural arts, history, political science, labor
relations, ethnic studies, sociology, antropology, and women's studies. Most materials are in English; some are in Spanish
or a combination of the two languages. At least eight other languages are represented, an indication of the international
interest in the Teatro.
The Teatro Campesino Archives represents over twenty years of this theater company's activities through 1988. The organization
continues to the present. It is the country’s most influential Latino theater group and one which has made major contributions
to Chicano culture in the United States and to the development and expansion of the boundaries of theater everywhere.
284.5 linear feet
(142 boxes, 124 videos, 46 slide albums, and 192 posters)
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.