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Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California Collection
CEMA 64  
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Title: Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California collection
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 64
    Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet 10 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1982-1986
    Date (bulk): 1982-1983
    Abstract: This is an extensive video archive of 173 video cassettes and 10 audio cassettes with bound transcripts, originally acquired through purchase in U-matic format and later reformatted into VHS. It is also preserved in digital format and the videos are available online at https://archive.org/details/ucsantabarbara. The coverage includes a major 1982 conference held at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The collection contains presentations of musical theatrical works, cultural events such as el Dia de los Muertos and interviews with performers, artists and authors related to Chicano culture and society in California.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library.

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    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.

    Preferred Citation note

    Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California Collection, CEMA 64, Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from Isaac Artenstein.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The University of California, Santa Cruz planning grant for Califas was directed by Eduardo Carrillo. The grant period was from January 1, 1982 - December 31, 1982. The videos and 7 bound volumes were purchased from Isaac Artenstein and cover some material that is different than the Santa Cruz planning grant project but are part of Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California. The audio tapes are of the Califas conference held April 16 - 17, 1982 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Volume 7 contains an index that describes the video and audio tapes. There is also a bound volume pertaining to the grant and conference events.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection contains video, audio files and transcripts from the Califas, Chicano Art and Culture in California conference and associated events in 1982 and 1983. There are also transcripts in bound volumes in Special Collections, and a report about the Califas grant with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Alurista Papers (CEMA 21), Centro Cultural de la Raza Archives (CEMA 12), Shifra Goldman Papers (CEMA 119), José Montoya Papers (CEMA 20), and Royal Chicano Air Force Archives (CEMA 8). Also, the Tomás Ybarra-Frausto Research Material on Chicano Art, 1967-2008 at the Smithsonain Archives of American Art. Philip Brookman papers, 1980-1995 at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mexican American art -- 20th century
    Mexican Americans -- California
    Chicano art
    Mexican American theater -- California -- History
    Mexican American poets
    Mexican American musicians
    Día de los muertos celebrations
    Day of the Dead
    U.S. - Mexico Border
    Aztec dance
    Chicano movement -- California
    Mexican American artists -- California
    Mural Art
    Performance art