Finding Aid for the James Tartan Film Collection CSRC.4

Doug Johnson
Chicano Studies Research Center Library
March 2018
144 Haines Hall
Box 951544
Los Angeles, California 90095-1544

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Chicano Studies Research Center Library
Title: James Tartan Film Collection
Creator: Tartan, James
Identifier/Call Number: CSRC.4
Physical Description: .4 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
Date (inclusive): 1974-1981
Abstract: This collection contains material related to James Tartan's short films about Chicano artists.
Physical Location: Materials are stored OFF-SITE at SRLF. All requests to access special collections materials must be made two weeks in advance. Please contact the CSRC Library for paging information.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James Tartan, 2003.

Biographical / Historical

James Tartan was born on September 11, 1931 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was an actor, playing small roles on television from the 1960s into the 1990s. He also directed short films and publc service announcements. He died in Los Angeles on November 26, 2010.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: [identification of item], James Tartan Film Collection, 4, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographic slides relating to James Tartan's short films about Chicano artists. It also includes the title cards for his film Murals of Aztlan.

Separated Materials

The bulk of the collection, consisting of 16mm film, audio elements, and videotapes, has been transferred to the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Films represented include: Messages in Clay; Treasures of Mexico; Walk the First Step; The Gang; Low Rider; El Carro Nuevo; Los Four; various public service announcements; Have Another Drink, Ese; Under One Roof; Physical Exam; Murals of Aztlan.

Conditions Governing Use

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 usd for academic research or otherwise should be fuly credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mexican American arts

Box 1

ASCO undated

Scope and Contents

1 color slide.
Box 1

Los Four circa 1974

Scope and Contents

36 color slides; clippings; LACMA members' calendar.
Box 1

Messages in Clay undated

Scope and Contents

6 color slides
Box 1

Murals of Aztlan 1981

Scope and Contents

93 color slides; color negatives; title cards.