Finding Aid for the Oscar Castillo Papers 1995 - 2002

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Oscar Castillo Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1995 - 2002
Collection number: 59
Creator: Castillo, Oscar 1945 -
Extent: .5 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection consists of flyers, correspondence and materials relating to shows and exhibitions Oscar Castillo has been involved in.
Physical location: Chicano Studies Research Center Library Archive, rm. 180 Haines Hall.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.
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 CSRC at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/

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], Oscar Castillo Papers, 59, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Deed on file at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library Archive

Historical Note

Oscar Castillo – Artist Narrative: As a youth my parents influenced me in that my mother kept a family photo album, which I keep now, in which our family photos and memories were kept. These were not just snapshots, but now I can see that they are well composed as well as tell a story by the choice of locations as well as depicting different people. My photography carries on my early memories of community, family and a sense of place, although I have chosen to look at a much larger extended family and community. Since I'm of Hispanic and Native American heritage, my work is very influenced and reflects these backgrounds while at the same time make a universal statement. As a multi discipline artist I work in different media such as drawing, painting, stained glass, ceramics, and mixed media, but with a main emphasis on photography as art. While in Japan, during the mid 1960's, I was very influenced by the cultural and environmental beauty of that country and I began a serious study of photography to document my experiences while there. This fascination with cultural, social and political documentation has continued to this day with my personal and artist photography reflecting my sense of community. In the late 1960's I enrolled in college with a dual major of Sociology and Fine Art. In the more than 30 years that I have been producing art images, there are cycles of recurring themes and a metamorphism of images and ideas. Some pieces are stand-alone images, while in others I combined photos into juxtaposed or organically combined collages. While some of my photos are also photo journalistic others are painterly. I work in traditional dark room printing as well as digitally created and manipulated and printed photography. Artist statement courtesy of Oscar Castillo
Born June 24th 1945, Castillo grew up on El Paso Texas. The family moved to Washington State in 1962 and he later attended Belmont High School in Los Angeles and Cal State Northridge College; he graduated in 1974. Born to parents of Mexican American and American parentage, Oscar counts as his milestones, his move to Washington State from Texas, joining the Marine where he was based in Japan and his time participating in and documenting the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.

Scope and Content

This collection of .5 linear feet consists of flyers, correspondence and materials relating to shows and exhibitions Castillo was involved in.

Related Material

Oscar Castillo collection of Historical LA / Chicano Images.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Chicano Art
East L.A. Murals
Oscar Castillo
Photography


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Oscar Castillo Papers 2001-2002

Physical Description: Flyers

Scope and Content Note

Flyers:

"Six Artist/Six Styles" Exhibit by:

Brown, Patricia D.

Castillo, Oscar

Leon, John A.

Martinez, Aadee L.

Neideffer, Carol

Suchtelen, Frederik

April 2-27, 2002

Whittier, Ca



"Cesar E. Chavez:The Struggle Continues" A Photo Exhibit by Oscar Castillo

February 28-March 26, 2005

Chapman Atrium

Fullerton, Ca



"Cesar E. Chavez:Portrait of a Leader"

March 22, 2002

Denver, Co



"10 Opinions" A Photographic Exhibit

January 2-31, 2001

Whittier, Ca
Box 1, Folder 2

Oscar Castillo Papers 1998-2000

Physical Description: Booklets

Scope and Content Note

Booklets:

"Art Scene" Booklet

April 2000

Laguna Beach, Ca



The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture-"El Aviso" booklet

1998

Los Angeles, Ca
Box 1, Folder 3

Oscar Castillo Papers 2004

Physical Description: Newspaper Clipping

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper Clipping (photocopy)

"'1, 618?' Exhibit uses Nature's Ratio as Theme"

February 4, 2004

Whittier Daily News
Box 1, Folder 4

Oscar Castillo Papers 1995

Physical Description: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence:

From:Galan Productions Incorporated Television/Film

To:Castillo, Oscar

June 7, 2005



2p t.l.s(photocopies)

"Still Photos-Episode #1"

October 1995



Mural Conservancy Newsletter

February 1994

Los Angeles, Ca



2p a.l.s

Names and Mural Layout Plan

1995
Box 1, Folder 5

Oscar Castillo Papers 2001

Physical Description: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence:

From:Cesar E. Chavez Foundation

To:Castillo, Oscar

February 26, 2001

Los Angeles, Ca

+ envelope
Box 1, Folder 6

Oscar Castillo Papers 2000

Physical Description: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence:

From:Cesar E. Chavez Foundation

To:Castillo, Oscar

May 25, 2000

Keene, Ca

+envelope
Box 1, Folder 7

Oscar Castillo Papers 1998

Physical Description: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence:

From:Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture

To:Castillo, Oscar

June 29,1998

Los Angeles, Ca

+ envelope
Box 1, Folder 8

Oscar Castillo Papers 2000

Physical Description: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence:

From:Kirkton, R.K

To:Castillo, Oscar et. al

December 1, 2000

Glendale, Ca

+envelope



1p t.l.s

Castillo Designs

From:Castillo, Oscar

To:Refugio, Rochin

December 5, 2000

Whittier, Ca
Box 1, Folder 9

Oscar Castillo Papers 2001-2002

Physical Description: Flyers

Scope and Content Note

Flyers:

"Urban Landscapes:Part One" Photographs by Oscar Castillo, drawings bt Ramon Ramirez

OCtober 12-31, 2002

Los Angeles, Ca



Anaheim Museum Inc

"An American Leader: Cesar E. Chavez exhibition

October 25, 2000-April 7, 2001

Anaheim, Ca