Finding Aid for the Peter Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1975 - 2001

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Peter Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1975 - 2001
Collection number: 35
Creator: Rodriguez, Peter
Extent: one linear foot
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Peter Rodriguez was raised in both Stockton and Jackson, California. It was there that he first became interested in Art. In 1975, he founded the Mexican Museum as an institution designed to collect, preserve, interpret and present the artistic expression of the Mexican people, regardless of their birth-nation. The unique goal was to establish a museum that showed all five components of Pre-Conquest, Colonial, Popular, Mexican and Chicano Contemporary Art.

Rodriguez envisioned a Museum as both a space in which to preserve and present the culture of the Mexican people, and as a vehicle for Mexican people themselves to present their own culture.

During the Museum's first ten years of operation, Rodriguez devoted his full energy to the daily museum operations. The dual role of director and curator left little time for his own painting. As the Museum grew in size and maturity, it began to attract the attention of a broad scope of individuals and the museum began to form a permanent collection. As the collection grew, so did the number and scope of exhibitions presented by the Museum to the public.



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Physical location: This collection is currently stored at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center archive. In the future the collection will be stored at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

Access

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 archivist@chicano.ucla.edu or the librarian at yretter@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], Peter Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers, 35, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

This collection is a part of the Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers.

Biography

Peter Rodriguez was raised in both Stockton and Jackson, California. It was there that he first became interested in Art. In 1975, he founded the Mexican Museum as an institution designed to collect, preserve, interpret and present the artistic expression of the Mexican people, regardless of their birth-nation. The unique goal was to establish a museum that showed all five components of Pre-Conquest, Colonial, Popular, Mexican and Chicano Contemporary Art.

Rodriguez envisioned a Museum as both a space in which to preserve and present the culture of the Mexican people, and as a vehicle for mexican people themselves to present their own culture.

During the Museum's first ten years of operation, Rodriguez devoted his full energy to the daily museum operations. The dual role of director and curator left little time for his own painting. As the Museum grew in size and maturity, it began to attract the attention of a broad scope of individuals and the museum began to form a permanent collection. As the collection grew, so did the number and scope of exhibitions presented by the Museum to the public.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one linear foot of papers, mainly published items relating to Mexican Museum of San Francisco and other subjects relating to the Mexican and Latin American arts.

Related Material

Peter Rodriguez personal papers related to the Mexican Museum.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Latin American Art
Mexican art
The Mexican Museum of San Francisco


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1999

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Brochure: Sor Juana Achievement Awards/Festival
Box 1, Folder 2

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1986

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Golden Gate Bridge 50th Anniversary

Gala Celebration
Box 1, Folder 3

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers ND

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

The Mexican Museum (The End of the Apartheid of Culture)

by Peter Rodriguez
Box 1, Folder 4

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1981

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

The Mexican Museum: Catalogue of Selections from its Collection

with Instructions to Mexican and American Art.
Box 1, Folder 5

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1999

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Postcard

To: Peter Rodriguez

From: The Latino Museum of History, Art, and Culture.

October 1999, Los Angeles, CA
Box 1, Folder 6

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1988

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Americas 2001 Jan 1988, vol, 1, no. 4
Box 1, Folder 7

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers ND

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

"Calavera de Colores: For Maestro Peter Rodriguez"

By: Francisco Alarcon, Ph.D
Box 1, Folder 8

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

American Genealogical Society
Box 1, Folder 9

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

"Man with a Mission" By: Deborah Belgum

The Stockton Record, section 1F,

Sunday, August 30, 1992
Box 1, Folder 10

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers N.D.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Checklist for Retrospective Exhibition
Box 1, Folder 11

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

A Life in Color: The Art of Peter Rodriguez,

A Fifty Year Retrospective Exhibition

By: The Haggin Museum and the Mission Cultural Center
Box 1, Folder 12

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1986

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Un Espacio Abierto de Sergio Lopez Orozco
Box 1, Folder 13

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1991

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

"Una Raiz, dos Artistas" By: Juan Carlos Nagel

Panorama sec. 1F

Thur, sept. 12, 1991
Box 1, Folder 14

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

"A Feeling for Latin American Folkart"

By: Eileen Ecklund,

San Francisco Examiner, Habitat 1 and 2

Wed., April 14, 1993
Box 1, Folder 15

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1991

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Caminos del Aire, Inflight Magazine

April 1991
Box 1, Folder 16

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Caminos del Aire, Inflight Magazine

Oct. 1993
Box 1, Folder 17

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1991

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

1p t.l.s, From: Peter Rodriguez

To:Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle

Dec. 7, 1991

"Letters to the Editor", San Francisco Chronicle

Wed., Dec. 18, 1991

1p t.l.s., From: Peter Rodriguez

To: Editor of la Pinon

Dec. 7, 1991
Box 1, Folder 18

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

1p t.l.s.

From: Tod Runstaller

To: Peter Rodriguez

Dec. 28, 1992

San Francisco, CA
Box 1, Folder 19

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1995

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Cambio, Section: Cultura

Editor: Sonia Sotomayor Patterson

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995
Box 1, Folder 20

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1979

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

"Latinos," By: Barbara Falconer Newhall

San Francisco Chronicle, pg. 16

Tuesday July 10, 1979
Box 1, Folder 21

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1975

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

"An Artistic Taste of Mexico in the City"

By: Alfred Frankstein, San Francisco Chronicle, pg. 29

Sat. Nov. 29, 1975
Box 1, Folder 22

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1975

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Felix Angel: Works from Washington, D.C., 1977-1980

Moss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Box 1, Folder 23

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1990

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Latin American Art, Fall 1990

The Mexican Museum, by:Chiori Santiago

"Chucho Reyes" By: Michael J. Miller
Box 1, Folder 24

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers ND

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

List of Peter Rodriguez paintings

List of awards received by Peter Rodgriguez

List of Newspaper reviews of Peter Rodriguez

List of excerpts of reviews of Peter Rodriguez
Box 1, Folder 25

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1988

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

La Semana Santa y El Proposito de la Existencia Humana

By Jorge Luis Jauregui
Box 1, Folder 26

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1990

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Francisco X. Alarcon

Postcard, El Andar Literario May 1990

Los Angeles Times, April 29, 1990

Atlanta, GA, Journal Constitution, April 29, 1990

San Francisco Art Institute, Sept. 12, 1990
Box 1, Folder 27

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Excelsior: Nov. 9, 1993, No. 27, 884 (3)

Nov. 10, 1993 no. 27, 885

Nov. 12, 1993 no. 27, 887

Nov. 19, 1993 no. 27, 894
Box 1, Folder 28

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1997

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Southwest Art, Jan. 1997, Vol. 26, No. 8
Box 1, Folder 29

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

La Mano, Vol. 3, San Francisco, CA
Box 1, Folder 30

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Caravan, Aug. 1992
Box 1, Folder 31

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers nd

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Las Posada en Mexico

La Navidad Mexicana
Box 1, Folder 32

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1988

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Tenaz XIV, July 1988
Box 2, Folder 1

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek:

Expressionism Recapitulated,

Images of Mortality
Box 2, Folder 2

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1990

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek

Volume 21, number 3, Color into Form
Box 2, Folder 3

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1990

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek:

To Disturb and Delight

Blues for everyone

Hieroglyphics of the Ordinary

Camera of the Mind
Box 2, Folder 4

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: The Agony of the Refugee

Fetal Attraction: Seeing through the Body

License to Offend
Box 2, Folder 5

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Volume 20, number 5
Box 2, Folder 6

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1991

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Article from Newspaper: Facing Death (3 copies)
Box 2, Folder 7

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1991

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Article from La Opinion: Un Raiz, dos Artistas
Box 2, Folder 8

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Article from the Seattle Times: Artist's passion for Mexican heritage inspires a museum. 2 photocopies
Box 2, Folder 9

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

The Stockton Record: Mexican Museum Plans Move
Box 2, Folder 10

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Arte del Otro Mexico: Fuentes y Significados
Box 2, Folder 11

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Series of Articles

Villancicos and the Modern Church

Nativity Scenes in Mexican Art

Christmas in Old Mexico

The Pastoral: Past and Present

Posadas

Angels and the Christmas Story

The Greatest Joy of My Life
Box 2, Folder 12

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Series of Articles

Villancicos and the Modern Church

Nativity Scenes in Mexican Art

Christmas in Old Mexico

The Pastoral: Past and Present

Posadas

Angels and the Christmas Story

The Greatest Joy of My Life
Box 2, Folder 13

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1958

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

San Francisco Chronicle: Raible's Humorous Art on High Level of Satire

2 photocopies
Box 2, Folder 14

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1972

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

San Francisco Examiner: Arts in Color, Bronze
Box 2, Folder 15

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1978

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Article: Uno mas Uno
Box 2, Folder 16

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

The Stockton Record:

Article: Rare Hispanic Art by Noted

Former Stocktonians in Brookside

and Haggin Museum Exhibits
Box 2, Folder 17

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1992

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Lincoln Center Chronicle

Article: A Mural Walk Down Memory Lane
Box 2, Folder 18

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1971

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Articles:

1)The Sensual Moods of Nature

2)Art of Nature on Move
Box 2, Folder 19

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1973

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Articles: An Artist of Many Styles
Box 2, Folder 20

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

The Mexican Museum: "La Pastorela"

pamphlet from event
Box 2, Folder 21

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1980

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

The Mexican Museum: Cinco de Mayo, Exhibition Pamphlet
Box 2, Folder 22

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Color painting on plain paper
Box 2, Folder 23

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Color photograph on plain paper
Box 2, Folder 24

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

A Life in Color: The Art of Peter Rodriguez

A Retrospective Exhibition
Box 2, Folder 25

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Center for the Arts, Grand Opening Celebration Package
Box 2, Folder 26

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1995

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

100 Years in Golden Gate Park

A Pictorial History of the M.H. de Young

Memorial Museum
Box 2, Folder 27

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1990

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Vox Art Magazine: The Arts Under Attack
Box 2, Folder 28

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1990

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

The Museum of California: The Oakland Museum
Box 2, Folder 29

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

SF: The Magazine of Design and Style
Box 2, Folder 30

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1990

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Ambiente: Chicano/Latino Arts and Culture in San Francisco
Box 2, Folder 31

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Kinder, Gentler Nation

Aug. 12, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 6
Box 2, Folder 32

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Battlegrounds of the Mind

Sep. 9, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 29
Box 2, Folder 33

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: California Photography: Two Perspectives

The Ansel Adams Debut

Art in the McCarthy Era

Sep. 30, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 31
Box 2, Folder 34

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1987

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Jo Ann Callis' Photography

Dec. 26, 1987. Vol. 18, no. 44
Box 2, Folder 35

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: AIDS: Reality Enters Art

Nov. 30, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 40
Box 2, Folder 36

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: The Pictorial Dilemma

Dec. 14, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 42
Box 2, Folder 37

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Photography Collecting in California

Larry Gray Find Beauty in Horror

Jess' Joyful Paintings

Apr. 8, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 14
Box 2, Folder 38

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Bay Area Art Collections Survive Earthquake

Living Arrangements

Diane Buckler in LA

Nov. 4, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 36
Box 2, Folder 39

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Childrens' Pavillion at Santa Barbara

The High Road-Load Road-From Funk

Minor White Retrospective

Oct. 28, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 35
Box 2, Folder 40

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: A Fictional Museum of Imaginary Truths

Deliberate Investigations

Oct. 14, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 33
Box 2, Folder 41

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Black Artists of the Sixties

Sophies Calles Text and Image

Discourses on Sexuailty

Aug. 26, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 28
Box 2, Folder 42

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Coming in From the Cold

Nov. 9, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 37
Box 2, Folder 43

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1989

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Artweek: Born Again Dusseldorf Kunsthalle

The Appropriate Object

10+10, Lost in Translation

Oct. 7, 1989. Vol. 20, no. 32
Box 2, Folder 44

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Mexican Heritage Center Present: Mexico de mis amores

The S.F. Airports Commission Exhibit Schedule

Request for Publications Catalogues from Hong Kong Institute of Education Central Library
Box 2, Folder 45

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1999

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

El Sol de San Diego

Art, Music, PBS special offer Cultural Feast
Box 2, Folder 46

Pedro Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers 1999

Physical Description: Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Oaxacans Get Out Their Handkerchiefs and Dance

by Fiona Ortiz