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Self-Help Graphics and Art Research Collection
CSRC.0002  
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Description
The collection consists largely of material relating to exhibitions put on by the organization, as well as a small number of administrative files. There are also audio-visual materials apparently related to a variety of community initiatives, though these will require further processing to be viewed. Perhaps the centerpiece of the collection are the "Atelier prints," approximately 180 large-format silkscreen prints by different artists.
Background
Self Help Graphics and Art was founded in 1970 in Boyle Heights by Sister Karan Boccalero, Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibanez, and Frank Hernandez. Its mission is to drive the creation of new work by Chicanx and Latinx artists through multiple art forms, including fine art printmaking.
Extent
43 linear feet (4 boxes, 2 record storage cartons, 1 flat box, 13 map folders)
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.