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Finding Aid for the Andy Zermeño papers, 1965-1975
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Andy Zermeño was a political cartoonist and graphic designer noted for his contributions to El Malcriado, a periodical produced by the United Farm Workers of America. The collection includes Zermeño's personal copies of El Malcriado, drawings, filmstrips, and ephemera.
Andy Zermeño was born in Salinas, California and grew up in an agricultural working class neighborhood. He graduated high school in 1954 and was awarded a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts. Four years later after transferring to the Art Center School of Design, his brother Alex introduced him to Cesar Chavez. Soon afterward, Chavez requested that Zermeño design a logo for the United Farm Workers Union and begin drawing cartoons for the newly founded newspaper, El Malcriado. Zermeño worked at the paper until 1971 when he returned to Los Angeles to become a freelance illustrator.
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
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