Guide to the Chicano Tattoo Body Art Collection CEMA 98

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Wilder
University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
(805) 893-8563
cema@library.ucsb.edu


Title: Chicano Tattoo Body Art Collection
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 98
Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet 1 half-size document box
Date: ca. 1970s
Location note: Del Norte

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

No known provenance

Legal Status 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.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by Michelle Wilder, May 24, 2004

Scope and Contents note

This collection began with the acquisition of a set of 71 slides (the photographer is unknown) that suggest a possible ethnocentric study on gang life in San Gabriel Valley, California. Included in the slides are images of tattoos and tattooing, as well as images of picnics, confrontations with police, graffiti, and group shots. Also included in the collection is an article from the San Diego Union-Tribune on the meaning of tattoos and tattooing.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Body piercing
Mexican American youth -- California -- San Gabriel River Valley -- Social life and customs
Tattooing -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Tattooing in art

Box 1, Folder 1

“Marks of Faith: For Some People, Tattoos on the Outside Remind Them of What They Cherish and Cling to on the Inside”, San Diego Union-Tribune June 25, 1999

Box 1, Folder 2

Slides