Collection of periodicals created by and about Chicano and Latinos collected by Alejandro Murguia, faculty San Francisco State
University, and founding member and first director of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
Collección de revistas creadas por y sobre chicano y latinos coleccionado por Alejandro Murguia, facultad de la Universidad
Estatal de San Francisco y miembro fundador y primer director del Centro Cultural de la Misión para las Artes Latinas.
Tin-Tan, created in 1975, was the first Chicano magazine with an international perspective. It also promoted local Chicano
artists and writers. It advocated a unified, pan-Latin American approach to Latino issues, especially in the San Francisco
Bay Area. It was published by Editorial Poche-Che, and along with San Francisco’s Galeria de la Raza, is credited with helping
to rediscover and publicize the life and art of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The title Tin-Tan suggests a tribute to 1950s
Mexican film star, Germán Valdez aka Tin-Tan. Dressed in zoot suit-style, he influenced the vocabulary and postures of Chicanos
at the time.
Alejandro Murguia is a two-time recipient of the American Book Award, most recently in August 2003 for This War Called Love:
Nine Stories published by City Lights Books. His memoir The Medicine of Memory: A Mexica Clan in California published by University
of Texas Press, has been nominated for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. His past books include Southern Front
an American Book Award winner in 1992 and Volcan, Poetry from Central America. He was also a founding member and the first
director of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. He is currently a faculty member of the Latina/Latino Studies Department
in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
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