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Guide to the Ester Hernandez Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Ester M. Hernandez collection
    Date: 1957-2001
    Collection number: M1301
    Creator: Hernandez, Ester
    Collection Size: 53.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The collection contains original artwork, photographic images, periodical articles regarding both Hernandez and many of her contemporaries, original manuscripts, audio and visual recordings documenting interviews and political events, and ephemera gathered from artists, performers, and political/social activists and events.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research, except for Subseries 6.6 Artist's Files: Alice Walker; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    , M1301. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    In part purchased and in part a gift of Ester M. Hernandez, 2001.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Hernandez is an artist of the first generation of Chicano and Chicana artists who participated in the Chicano art movement that began in the late 1960s as part of the Chicano civil rights movement. Her collection represents more than twenty-five years of involvement in many of the most important historical activities of this period, including the farmworkers' movement, the feminist movement, international environmental movements, and the art movement itself, including the visual, literary, and performing arts. A California Bay Area artist, Hernandez is primarily known as a printmaker and pastel artist. She has also created a lesser-known body of photographic and performance work.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes correspondence, contracts, exhibition brochures and catalogues, newspaper and journal articles and reviews, books, original manuscript stories, interviews (both of the artist and of other artists, writers, and performers conducted by Hernandez), slides, photogrpahs and negatives, works of art (prints, posters, drawings, pastels) by the artist and other artists, videos, audio tapes, cd's and albums, and costumes and accessories.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Chavez, Cesar 1927-
    Hadad, Astrid
    Huerta, Dolores 1930-
    Mendoza, Lydia
    Walker, Alice 1944-
    United Farm Workers of America.
    Mexican American Art.