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Finding Aid for the Plaza de la Raza Archive 1970 - 2000
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Plaza de la Raza Archive,
    Date (inclusive): 1970 - 2000
    Collection number: 63
    Creator: Plaza de la Raza
    Extent: Approx. 120 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection of approx. 300 linear feet represents both its administrative record as well as a record of its students artistic output.



    Situated in the century-old Lincoln Park, Plaza de la Raza is the only multidisciplinary cultural arts center serving Latinos in Los Angeles. The organization was founded over 33 years ago by prominent labor, business and community leaders and incorporated into a non-profit cultural arts and educational center in 1970. Today, Plaza provides year-round programs in arts education and fosters the enrichment of all cultures. Through the arts, Plaza provides a vital human resource service, bridging geographic, social, artistic and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles and beyond. Plaza de la Raza's principal community-based program and crowning achievement of its 33-year legacy is the School of Performing and Visual Arts (SPVA). Since its inception in 1975, the SPVA has grown to provide 500-600 students each week with a full curriculum in theater, dance, music and visual arts. Plaza recognizes the ability art has as an alternative to the often harsh experiences that come with growing up and living in Los Angeles' inner city and is committed to providing a space where every student can give life to self-expression, innovation, creativity and individuality. Plaza also presents an energetic list of programs including performances on the Willie Velasquez outdoor stage and the Margo Albert Theater. In the Boathouse Gallery, the school has exhibitions of work produced by its students ages five to adult.



    Please note: this collection is not yet processed and is unavailable for research. It is currently in storage at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility and we anticipate processing and preserving these papers by early 2009.
    Physical location: UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility, unless otherwise noted.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

    Access

    This collection is currently unprocessed and in storage at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility. We will make the collection available as soon as it is bar coded.

    Publication Rights

    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 obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Plaza de la Raza Archive, 63, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was given to the UCLA / CSRC Library Archive by Plaza de la Raza. Deed on file at the archive office, room 180 Haines Hall, UCLA

    Processing History

    Processed by CSRC, 2007-2009
    This collection is not processed. We anticipate it being preserved and processed 2008-2009

    Biography

    Situated in the century-old Lincoln Park, Plaza de la Raza is the only multidisciplinary cultural arts center serving Latinos in Los Angeles. The organization was founded over 33 years ago by prominent labor, business and community leaders and incorporated into a non-profit cultural arts and educational center in 1970. Today, Plaza provides year-round programs in arts education and fosters the enrichment of all cultures. Through the arts, Plaza provides a vital human resource service, bridging geographic, social, artistic and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles and beyond. Plaza de la Raza's principal community-based program and crowning achievement of its 33-year legacy is the School of Performing and Visual Arts (SPVA). Since its inception in 1975, the SPVA has grown to provide 500-600 students each week with a full curriculum in theatre, dance, music and visual arts. Plaza recognizes the ability art has as an alternative to the often harsh experiences that come with growing up and living in Los Angeles' inner city and is committed to providing a space where every student can give life to self-expression, innovation, creativity and individuality. Plaza also presents an energetic list of programs including performances on the Willie Velasquez outdoor stage and the Margo Albert Theatre. In the Boathouse Gallery, the school has exhibitions of work produced by its students ages five to adult.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of approx. 300 linear feet of papers related to both its artisitc output as well as its admintrative history.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Arts education
    Dance education
    Pico Rivera neighborhood
    Plaza de la Raza
    Theater education