Finding Aid for the Self-Help Graphics and Art Research Collection CSRC.0002

Doug Johnson
Chicano Studies Research Center Library
March 2018
144 Haines Hall
Box 951544
Los Angeles, California 90095-1544
librarian@chicano.ucla.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Chicano Studies Research Center Library
Title: Self-Help Graphics and Art Research Collection
Creator: Self Help Graphics and Art
Identifier/Call Number: CSRC.0002
Physical Description: 43 linear feet (4 boxes, 2 record storage cartons, 1 flat box, 13 map folders)
Date (inclusive): 1973-2007
Language of Material: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Physical Location: Collection stored at the Chicano Studies Research Center. Please contact the CSRC Library for paging information.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Self Help Graphics and Art beginning in 2004.

Arrangement

The collection is aranged in the following series:
  • Series 1. Exhibition materials and administrative files
  • Series 2. Audiovisual materials
  • Series 3. Atelier prints

Biographical / Historical

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Collection contains audiovisual materials that will require further processing and special equipment for viewing.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Self Help Graphics and Art Reseach Collection, 2, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Processing Information

This collection was initially processed by Colin Gunckel between 2004 and 2005. In 2013 Cristal Gutierrez Alba updated the physical arrangement and description of the collection. In 2018 the finding aid was revised and transferred to ArchivesSpace by Doug Johnson.

Scope and Contents

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.

Separated Materials

The Murals of East Los Angeles (16mm film by by Humberto R. Rivera and Heather R. Howell) - transferred to UCLA Film and Television Archive

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mexican American arts
Graphic arts - exhibitions
Serigraphy

 

Series 1. Exhibition materials and administrative files 1973-2004

Scope and Contents

Most of this series consists of post cards, flyers, and other promotional material for various exhibits; much of the material is illustrated by artists such as Patssi Valdez, Leo Limon, Jose Ramirez, Eliana Dominguez, Artemio Rodriguez, Arturo Urista, Andy Ledesma, Carlos Gonzales Castro, and Omar Rodriguez. There are also some administrative records for the organization.

Arrangement

The files are in the order determined by the previous archivists.
Box 1, Folder 1

Day of the Dead 1981-2003

Scope and Contents

Includes: programs, flyers, exhibition materials, press releases; material on Glasgow Print Studio, Pocho Magazine #3.
Box 1, folder 2

Day of the Dead 1986-2003

Scope and Contents

Includes invitation cards.
Box 1, folder 3

Day of the Dead 1989-1995

Scope and Contents

Includes research materials; coloring book by Peter Tovar.
Box 1, folder 4

Publicity 1988-2000

Scope and Contents

Includes press releases for various exhibits; material on America Tropical by David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Box 1, folder 5

Chicano Expressions / Expresiones Chicanas 1993-1996

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, flyers, brochures, and clippings on a traveling exhibition.
Box 1, folder 6

Grants - correspondence 1996-1999

Box 2, folder 1

Postcard invitations 1988-1995

Scope and Contents

Also includes Pocho Magazine, no. 2; comic book Cihualyaomiquiz, the Jaguar by Laura Molina.
Box 2, folder 2

Postcard invitations 1996-2004

Box 2, folder 3

Sales, auctions, and workshops - flyers and cards 1988-2004

Box 2, folder 4

Flyers 1982-2004

Scope and Contents

Includes material on Finding Family Stories, an arts partnership program of the Japanese American National Museum.
Box 2, folder 5

Cards and invitations 1999-2003

Box 2, folder 6

Cards and invitations 1990-1999

Box 2, folder 7

Cards, invitations, and flyers 1987-2003

Box 3, folder 1

Clippings and organizational records 1990-2003

Scope and Contents

Includes: Impacto! Autumn 2002; statements on the history and mission of SHG; financial reports.
Box 3, folder 2

Catalogs 1986-1997

Scope and Contents

Includes: Chicano/Latino Art: Images in the Age of AIDS; Monoprint Images of the Border; VI Gathering of Contemporary Latin American Writers and Visual Artists in Rhode Island.
Box 3, folder 3

Publications and brochures 1996-2003

Scope and Contents

Includes: Traffic Report, June 1996, April 1998.
Box 3, folder 4

Publications and brochures 1996-2004

Scope and Contents

Includes Contemporaries: Five Years of Grantmaking in the Visual Arts.
Box 4, folder 1

Cards and invitations 1983-1989

Box 4, folder 2

Brochures 1986-1989

Box 4, folder 3

Photographic slides 1973-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes slides of works by Margaret Garcia, Eloy Torrez, Sergio Zenteno, Yreina D. Cervantez, Leo Limon. Michael M. Amescua; biographical information on Amescua; flyers for Zenteno.
Box 4, folder 4

Atelier Program brochures 1986-1989

Box 4, folder 5

Artists' publicity material 1987-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes: press release about, resume for, and slides of works by Robert Delgado; resume and clippings for Barbara Carrasco; letter of recommendation and clippings for Margaret Garcia; cv and clippings for Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Box 4, folder 6

Limon, Leo 1988

Scope and Contents

Contains resume; cards.
Box 4, folder 7

Artists' publicity materials 1983-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes letters of recommendation and press releases for Yreina D. Cervantez; cards for Eloy Torrez; photographs of works by Curtis Guttierrez.
Box 4, folder 8

L.A. Walls [book of mural postcards] 1994

Box 7

Periodicals 1994-2003

Scope and Contents

Includes: Vida Nueva, 1994 December 2, 1995 December 8, 1996 November 1-14, 1997 March 27; Mexican American Sun, 1996 July 25; BOCA, 1:6 1999 April-May, 3:4 2000 October; Latino Weekly Review, 1:1, 2003 March.
 

Series 2. Audiovisual and photographic materials

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment and/or further processing is necessary to view material in this series.
Box 5

Assumption undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Approximately 40 rolled snippets of Super 8 film.
Box 5

Audiotapes circa 1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Eleven reel-to-reel tapes.

Scope and Contents

Appears to include interviews with various people; names on labels include: Tony Shay, Jose Rivera, Susan Lovell.
Box 5

Day of the Dead undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

16mm film reel, approximately 20 minutes.
Box 5

Miscellaneous small reels undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Twenty-two small reels of Super 8 film and several short snippets.

Scope and Contents

Also includes several pages of handwritten shot lists
Box 5

Senior citizens undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Four reels of Super 8 film.
Box 5

Untitled undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Four reels of Super 8 film.
Box 6

Barrio Mobile Art Studio [BMAS] undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

35mm color negatives.
Box 6

BMAS Nos Visita undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Super 8 film.
Box 6

BMAS Nos Visita - outtakes undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Several rolled snippets of Super 8 film.
Box 6

Day of the Dead undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

35mm color transparencies and 35mm black and white negatives.
Box 6

Day of the Dead - "Esparza prof" undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

16mm film.
Box 6

Day of the Dead - outtakes undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Several rolled snippets of Super 8 film.
Box 6

Festival Internacional de la Raza / Taller de Serigrafica y Colectiva Chicana undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

35mm color negatives.
Box 6

Guadalupe set-up / Otis graduation ceremony undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

35mm color negatives.
Box 6

Historical community shots - parade/artesania undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

35mm black and white transparencies and 35mm black and white negatives.
Box 6

Miscellaneous undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

35mm black and white negatives.
Box 6

National Committee to Free Los Tres - grafitti/gang victim performance undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

35mm black and white negatives.
Box 6

Sr. Mago - unfinished undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Super 8 film.
Box 6

Unlabeled audiotape undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Reel-to-reel tape.
Box 6

Unprocessed film undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Five rolls of 35mm color slide film.
Box 6

Work prints undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

7 reels of Super 8 film.
Box 6

Film splicer undated

 

Series 3. Atelier prints 1982-2007

Scope and Contents

This series contains large format prints. Most are signed and numbered. Those that are listed as "untitled" have no title. Those listed as "Sin Titulo" have that phrase written on them.
Folder 1 OS

Aguilar, Laura - Grandma [three copies] 2001

Folder 1 OS

Alferov, Alex, Jose Alpuche, and Michael Amescua - Without You 1998

Folder 1 OS

Alvarez, Jack - Dos Mundos 2001

Folder 1 OS

Alvarez, Laura - The Double Agent Sirvienta: Blow Up the Hard Drive 1999

Folder 1 OS

Alvarez, Laura - Mission in the Garden 2001

Folder 1 OS

Amos - Arreglo de Cosas [monoprint] 1998

Folder 1 OS

Aparicio Chamberlin, Vibiana - La Chola Blessed Mother 1999

Folder 1 OS

Baitlon, John - Para Karen East Los 1998

Folder 1 OS

Baray, Samuel - Eva 1999

Folder 1 OS

Boccalero, Sister Karen - In Our Rememberance Is Our Resurrection 1983

Folder 1 OS

Bojorquez, Chaz and Omar Ramirez - The Here and Now: Day of the Dead 2001

Folder 1 OS

Botello, Paul - Inner Nature 1999

Folder 1 OS

Brown, Kay - Mexica New Year '07 2007

Folder 1 OS

Calderon, Alfredo - Manto de Tamayo 1995

Folder 2 OS

Calvano, Mario - Kiki at a Glance 1999

Folder 2 OS

Caracoza, Raul - Corky 2006

Folder 2 OS

Caracoza, Raul - Speedy 2007

Folder 2 OS

Cardenas, Cristina - Graciela 2004

Folder 2 OS

Carrasco, Barbara - Primas 2001

Folder 2 OS

Carrasco, Barbara - Antonia 2005

Folder 2 OS

Cervantez, Yreina D. - Estrella of the Dawn 1988

Folder 2 OS

Crute, Jerolyn - The Key [two copies] 2002

Folder 2 OS

Delgadillo, Victoria - Knowingly Walking Through the Imaginary River Towards Divine Destiny undated

Folder 2 OS

Duardo, Richard - Zen 1999

Folder 2 OS

Duffy, Ricardo - Hand for Liberty undated

Folder 2 OS

Duffy, Ricardo - The New Order 1996

Folder 2 OS

Ehrenberg, Felipe - Mi Hogar en Istelai 1992

Folder 2 OS

Ehrenberg, Felipe - Primero de Enero II 1994

Folder 3 OS

Esparza, Ruben - Hyper Myth 2001

Folder 3 OS

Espinoza, Carlota - We the People 1988

Folder 3 OS

Espinoza, Gonzalo - Ya Ni Llorar Es Bueno 1997

Folder 3 OS

Flores, Lysa - Trophy Grrl! [two copies] 2002

Folder 3 OS

Flores, Yvette - Che 2003

Folder 3 OS

Flores, Yvette - Grenuda 2001

Folder 3 OS

Gama, Esperanza - Mujer Fuego 2004

case 5

Gamboa, Diane - Malathion Baby 1990

Folder 3 OS

Gamboa, Diane - Revelation Revolution 2002

Folder 3 OS

Gamboa, Diane - She's My Puppet 1983

Folder 3 OS

Garcia, Margaret - Memory of a Haunting 1998

Folder 3 OS

Garcia, Martin V. - Para Siempre 1997

Folder 4 OS

Gonzalez, Cici - Props & Scenery 2003

Folder 4 OS

Gonzalez, Yolanda - Alma de un Mujer 1995

Folder 12 OS

Gronk - illegible 2007

Folder 4 OS

Gutierrez, Roberto - Playa Vista [two copies] 2003

Folder 4 OS

Gutierrez, Roberto - Self-Help Graphics [three copies] 2004

Folder 4 OS

Gutierrez, Roberto - Sunset and Roof Tops [monoprint] undated

Folder 4 OS

Guzman, Margaret - Velo/Veil 1999

case 5

Healy, Wayne - Bolero Familiar 2002

Folder 4 OS

Healy, Wayne - Transcendental Love 2006

Folder 4 OS

Healy, Wayne and Tomasz Sarnecki - Smoker's Game 1999

Folder 4 OS

Hebert, Patrick "Pato" - Sin Titulo [two monoprints] 2002

Folder 4 OS

Herrera, Ernie - Bug [monoprint] 2003

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - California Special 1988

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - Con Carino, Lydia Mendoza 2001

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - The Cosmic Cruise 1990

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - Frida y Yo 1998

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - Homenaje a Cesar Chavez 1993

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - If This Is Death I Like It 1991

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - La Ofrenda 1990

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - La Ofrenda II 1990

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - Luna Llena 1990

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - Mis Madres 1986

Folder 5 OS

Hernandez, Ester - Sun Mad [two copies] 1982

Folder 5 OS

Herron, Willie F. III - Seeds for a New Generation 2001

Folder 5 OS

Hon, Nancy - Secret Chinese/Secret American 2003

Folder 6 OS

Huerta, Leticia - Elegie 2001

Folder 6 OS

Huerta, Salomon - untitled [two copies] 2002

Folder 6 OS

Ibarra del Alto, Alberto - The Big Dime 2006

Folder 6 OS

Kemp, Randy - Spiritual Warrior 2000

Folder 6 OS

Kemp, Randy - Window of Freedom 1997

Folder 6 OS

Kirkpatrick, Garland - No Mas Tratos! (No More Deals!) 2002

case 5

Lamar, Jeanne - I Heard the Song of My Grandmother undated

Folder 6 OS

Lee, Betty - Seekers of Gold 1999

case 5

Limon, Leo - Mosaic Corazon 1990

Folder 6 OS

Lopez, Yolanda - Jaguar Woman Warrior: Woman's Work Is Never Done 1999

Folder 6 OS

Lopez Martinez, Aydee - Moved By Your Rhythmic Eyes 2002

Folder 6 OS

Luna, Esteban - In Bianco e Nero II undated

Folder 6 OS

Manje, David - Dreamers, Magicians, and Star Navigators 2000

Folder 7 OS

Maradiaga, Ralph - Lost Childhood 1984

Folder 7 OS

Marichal, Poli - Arbol de la Sabiduria 1997

Folder 7 OS

Martinez, Isabel - V.G Got Her Green Card 2001

Folder 7 OS

Martinez, Isabel - Woman of Color 1997

Folder 7 OS

Martinez, Paul - Mi Amor 1995

Folder 7 OS

Mejia Krumbein, Beatriz - Cautiva 2002

Folder 7 OS

Memphis (aka Mark Young) - Cliche Inversion 2002

Folder 7 OS

Mendoza, Ricardo - Respect [two copies, one in black and white] 2002

Folder 7 OS

Montoya, Malaquias - Declaracion de Amor 1989

Folder 7 OS

Montoya, Malaquias - Carnal del Sol 1987

Folder 7 OS

Montoya, Richard - Mickey Mao 2000

Folder 7 OS

Moody, Dominique - Life Cycles [monoprint] 2002

Folder 7 OS

Moreno, Martin - Dualities [two copies] 2000

Folder 8 OS

Motevalli, Ami - Looking for the Birds 2006

Folder 8 OS

Mullen, Cristina Miguel - Mangan Tayon, Food for Thought 2001

Folder 8 OS

Norte, Armando - untitled 1983

Folder 8 OS

Norte, Armando - untitled [American Screen Print Atelier II] 1983

Folder 8 OS

Nuke One - Cyber Mexica New Year 2006

Folder 8 OS

Nuke One - Todos Somos Chusma 1998

case 5

Okayama Keisho - Self Portrait undated

Folder 8 OS

Olabisi, Noni - King James Version 1999

Folder 8 OS

Oropeza, Eduardo - Chicuelina 1996

Folder 8 OS

Orozco, Juanishi - Angel de la Vida [two differently-colored copies] 2003

case 5

Ortega, Tony - A la Fontera de Aztlan 1996

Folder 8 OS

Perez, Eva Cristina - Mother and Son [monoprint] 1994

Folder 8 OS

Perez, Jesus Angel 1995

Folder 8 OS

Pullini Brown, Ada - The Fruit of Discord 1995

Folder 9 OS

Ramirez, Christopher - Latino Hollywood 2001

Folder 9 OS

Ramirez, Christopher - Noche de Poesia 2004

Folder 12 OS

Ramirez, Christopher - Study #1 [monoprint] 2003

Folder 9 OS

Ramirez, Christopher - untitled [monoprint] 2001

Folder 9 OS

Ramirez, Jose - 25 Calacas [two copies] 1998

Folder 9 OS

Rangel, Jesus "Chuy" - Dia de los Muertos 1999

Folder 9 OS

Rangel, Jesus "Chuy" - Puro Lover's Lane [two copies] 1998

Folder 9 OS

Raphael, Victor - Teotihuacan UFO 2003

Folder 9 OS

Reyes, Miguel Angel - Dozena 1999

Folder 9 OS

Reyes, Miguel Angel - Glare 2006

Folder 9 OS

Reyes, Miguel Angel - Laocoon Electrica [monoprint] 2002

Folder 9 OS

Reyes, Miguel Angel - SKB-SHG 2007

Folder 9 OS

Reyes, Miguel Angel - Suspicious Activity 2004

Folder 9 OS

Rios, Elena - Semilla de Sabiduria 2004

Folder 9 OS

Rios Martinez, Pedro - Mexico Sin Espinas 1997

Folder 10 OS

Rodriguez, Artemio - Day of the Dead 2003

Folder 10 OS

Rodriguez, Favianna - Community Control of the Land 2002

Folder 10 OS

Rodriguez, Favianna - Del Ojo no se Escapa Nadie 1999

Folder 10 OS

Rodriguez, Isis - Self-Portrait with Muse [two copies] 2002

Folder 10 OS

Romero, Frank - Grand Father's House undated

Folder 10 OS

Romero, Frank - Heart undated

Folder 10 OS

Romero, Frank - Plaza Boat House 2000

Folder 10 OS

Romero, Frank - Vida/Muerte 1998

Folder 10 OS

Romero, Sonia - There's a Lion in My Mouth 2004

Folder 10 OS

Ruiz, Annette Maria - Sagrada Sandia 1998

Folder 10 OS

Saldamando, Shizu - Snapshot undated

Folder 10 OS

Saldamando, Shizu - untitled [monoprint] undated

Folder 10 OS

Serrano, David - Fandango 1995

Folder 10 OS

Siguenza, Herbert O. - Culture Clash=15 Years of Revolutionary Comedy 1999

Folder 10 OS

Siguenza, Herbert O. - Sandias undated

Folder 11 OS

Teroya, Weston Tekeshi - They Mistook the Determination in Our Eyes for Hopelessness 2002

Folder 11 OS

Think Again - No Bullshit [two copies] 2002

Folder 11 OS

Torres, Michael - Silva vs. Sakuraba #2 2002

Folder 11 OS

Torres, Marisol - The Wizard of Aztlan 2004

Folder 11 OS

Torres, Salvador - Viva la Raza 1998

case 5

Valdez, Patssi - Forbiden Fruit 1991

Folder 11 OS

Valdez, Vincent - untitled undated

Folder 11 OS

Vargas, Tecpatl Apolina - The Mercury Weeps 2001

Folder 11 OS

Velasquez Navarro, Genaro - Algo Quedo 1997

Folder 11 OS

Villa, Esteban - Homefront Homeboy [two copies] 2003

Folder 11 OS

Yanez, Larry - Cocina Jaiteca 1988

Folder 11 OS

Yanish, Mary - Pericardium 1998

case 5

Yanez, Larry - Once Juan Was One undated

Folder 11 OS

Ybarra, Frank - Backyard Pachanga 2003

Folder 11 OS

Yorba, Kathy -The View 1995

Folder 11 OS

Zacarias, Jaime "Germs" - Dia de los Germs 2005

Folder 11 OS

Zenteno, Sergio - untitled 1992

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - Curvas #2 bis Acostaras undated

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - Mentiros I'm Not an Artist 1998

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - Night Flight 2003

Folder 12 OS

illegible - Pensamientos 2000

Folder 12 OS

illegible - Pursuit 2000

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - Pyro Esoteric Narcissistic Mindmeld 2003

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - Salve Regina undated

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - Sin Titulo 2003

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - untitled [marionettes] undated

Folder 12 OS

Illegible - untitled [menorah] undated