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Guide to Just Another Poster Exhibition Collection CEMA 133
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  • Processing Information note
  • Custodial History note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Condition Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Series Description
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Just Another Poster Exhibition Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 133
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.0 boxes consists of 3 Document Boxes, 2 Slide Binder Boxes, and 1 Oversize Box
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2003
    Abstract: Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California explores the critical role posters and other graphic arts have played in the Chicano struggle for self-determination in California. This is one of the many projects that focus on what has been called the Chicano poster movement or explore the inextricable ties between the history of Chicano cultural production and the Chicano civil rights movement.
    creator: Güereña, Salvador

    Processing Information note

    Processed by Salvador Güereña, July 2011.

    Custodial History note

    The bulk of the collection is composed of aggregated CEMA administrative files collected by Salvador Güereña and includes his own curatorial meeting notes on the project dating from its inception in 1993 through execution in 2000.

    Biographical/Historical note

    ¿Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California was a major interpretive interdisciplinary traveling exhibition on Chicano graphic art in California that was developed between 1993-1999, launched in 2000 and toured nationally through 2003. The exhibition was a comprehensive exploration of the critical role posters and other graphic materials played in the Chicano struggle for self-determination. The project’s origins are attributed to University Librarian Joseph A. Boissé’s desire to produce a full-color volume of silkscreen art from collections in the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives.
    The exhibition was organized by the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with CEMA, Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, UCSB, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. The interdisciplinary curatorial team included Holly J. Barnet, Marla C. Berns, C. Ondine Chavoya, Salvador Güereña, George Lipsitz, Chon Noriega, Rafael Perez-Torres, Tere Romo, and Carol Wells, Director. The project was overseen by Marla C. Berns.
    The exhibition was funded in part by grants from: The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S.-Mexico Fund for Culture, the Intercampus Arts Program of the University of California, California Council for the Humanities, UC MEXUS of the University of California, California Arts Council, the Humanities Research Institute of the University of California in Irvine, and the UC Santa Barbara Library.

    Condition Governing Access note


    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Series Description

    Series I Curatorial Team Planning contains agendas, notes minutes, general correspondence including e-mails and some on letterhead, project plan, and grant proposals.
    Series II Production consists of production files, checklists with various drafts, including preliminary catalogs. Also included are exhibit loans and exhibition texts, including wall panels in English and Spanish, and educational materials.
    Series III Publicity and Publications holds news releases, sample promotional materials from the venues, and a copy of the exhibition catalog and poster.
    Series IV Slides is held in two binder boxes with slides marked as part of the preliminary selections for the exhibition selection process.
    Series V Photographs contains photographs depicting the silkscreen process.

    Scope and Contents note

    Series I Curatorial Team Planning is held mostly in box 1, but a few items spill over into box 2. The date range for this series is 1992 through 2001, with a few items that are undated.
    Series II Production is contained mostly in box 2, with a few items located in box 3. Although there are a few items undated, most of this series ranges from 1995 to 2003.
    Series III Publicity and Publications is located in box 3, with oversized materials in oversize box 6. All materials range from 2000 to 2003.
    Series IV Slides is held in two binder boxes, numbers 4 and 5. This collection does not have a date range.
    Series V Photographs is located in oversize box 6, and is undated.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Art - Exhibitions
    Chicano art
    Chicano movement--California
    Mexican American artists -- California
    Screen printing