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Benitez (Tomas) Collection
CSRC.0068  
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Description
Tomas Benitez has decades of experience in the Los Angeles Chicano cultural community. He has served as director of development at Plaza de la Raza and executive director of Self-Help Graphics. He is also a founding member of the Latino Arts Network. This collection of magazines, posters, gallery cards and show/gallery invitations comprises his personal collection of ephemera, memorabilia and realia relating to his experience and participation in the world of Los Angeles arts.
Background
Tomas Benitez was born and raised in front of a television set in East L.A. Since then, he has been a cultural worker for the past thirty years, working with numerous non-profit community arts groups including his current post, Director of Development at Plaza de la Raza. He is former Executive Director of Self Help Graphics & Art, has worked with the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, Teatro de la Esperanza, and with the late C. Bernard "Jack" Jackson at the Inner City Cultural Center. He is a founding member of the Latino Arts Network.
Extent
6.2 linear feet (16 boxes)
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.