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Salvador Roberto Torres Papers, 1934-2002 (bulk 1962-2002)
CEMA 38
Collection Overview

Title:

Salvador Roberto Torres Papers, 1934-2002 (bulk 1962-2002)

Creator/Contributor:

Torres, Salvador Roberto., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

The collection includes correspondence, photographs, slides, news clippings, reports, sketches, mural concepts, films, audiocassettes, one original silkscreen print titled "Viva la Raza", and other documents.

Date:

1934 (issued)

Subject:

Torres, Salvador Roberto -- Archives
Mexican American art -- 20th century
Mexican American artists

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
As a painter, Torres is best known for his compelling 1969 "Viva La Raza, an oil on canvas painting depicting the transformation of the United Farm Workers' eagle into a rising phoenix.
Salvador Roberto Torres is a Chicano(Mexican American) artist, born in El Paso Texas, on July 3, 1936. He is considered to be an important and influential figure in the Chicano art movement, owing as much to his art, as to his civic work as a cultural activist. Torres' primary media are painting and mural painting.
Cite as:[Identification of item], Salvador Roberto Torres Papers, CEMA 38, Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Donated by Salvador Roberto Torres, Dec. 12, 1998.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections' policy. 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.
Finding aid available in the Department of Special Collections.

Type:

Correspondence.
Photographs.
Audiocassettes.

Physical Description:

10.5 linear ft.

Language:

English

Identifier:

CEMA 38

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections' policy. 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.