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Self Help Graphics and Art Archives
CEMA 3  
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Description
Extensive collection of silk screen prints and slides, as well as organizational records, photographs, and ephemera of the Los Angeles cultural arts center and studio. Founded in the early 1970s, during the height of the Chicano Civil Rights movement, by Mexican artists Carlos Bueno and Antonio Ibaez, and several Chicano artists, including Frank Hernandez and Sister Karen Boccalero. The collection spans from 1960 to 2017, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1972-1992.
Background
Self-Help Graphics and Art, Inc. is a non-profit organization and serves as an important cultural arts center that has encouraged and promoted Chicano/a art in the Los Angeles community and beyond.
Extent
80 Linear Feet. 68 boxes: 5 oversize, 3 photo binder boxes, 18 slide albums, and over 650 posters
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open for research.