Scope and Content
Title: Ester Hernandez Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1972-2004
Collection number: 47
Creator: Hernandez, Ester
1 linear foot
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Collection of articles about Ester Hernandez
and her artwork. Collection includes various post cards, gallery cards
and other Illustrations of Hernandez's art.
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Physical location: As of August 2006, collection is
stored at the Chicano Studies Archive, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA. In the
future this collection will be stored off site at UCLA's Southern
Regional Library Facility.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish
Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty
researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection
or any part of it, please contact the archivist at
For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by
permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies
Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the
Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research
Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include
or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
[Identification of item], Ester Hernandez Papers, 47, Chicano Studies
Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.
Donated by Ester Hernandez in 2006, deed on file at the CSRC Archive
office, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA
Ester Hernandez is one of the pioneers of the Chicano art movement.
She grew up in the migrant farm-working community of the central San
Joaquin Valley of California, and she experienced firsthand the
farm-worker's struggle. Surrounded by artisans within her family: her
mother continued the family tradition of embroidery from Central Mexico;
her grandfather was a master carpenter and made religious sculpture in
his spare time; Ester's father was an amateur photographer and visual
artist—and by her personal involvement with the farm-worker community,
Ester developed a great interest in community arts, committing herself
to "visually depict the dignity, strength, experiences and dreams of
Latina women through printmaking and pastels." (E.H.) Ester Hernandez
has created art relating to farm-workers, pesticides, laborers, women's
issues, civil rights and social justice. Her work has been exhibited at
the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., UCLA, Los Angeles County
Museum of Art, The Mexican Museum, Galería de la Raza and
Internationally. As of this writing in 2006, Ester Hernandez teaches and
manages at Creativity Explored, a San Francisco art production and
education center for developmentally-challenged adults.
Scope and Content
This collection of articles, press reviews, exhibition catalog
excerpts, and illustrations about Ester Hernandez and her artwork were
compiled by the artist herself.
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The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. Press reviews
- Series 2. Exhibition catalogs
- Series 3. Illustrations
In addition to these papers, Ester Hernandez has donated a small
selection of serigraph prints. Please also see our SHG Research papers
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Chicana art movement
La Virgin de Guadalupe
Sun Maid Raisins