Guide to the Los Lupeños de San José Records,1969-2009

The machine readable finding aid for this collection was created by Diana Kohnke and reviewed by Stacy Mueller.
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Guide to the Los Lupeños de San José Records,1969-2009

CR-2009-02-13

California Room, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Contact Information
California Room

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

150 East San Fernando Street

San José, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 808-2167

Email: cal.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

URL: http://www.sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/
Date Completed:
March 25,2009
Processed and encoded by:
Diana Kohnke
© 2008 San José Public Library, California Room. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Los Lupeños de San José Records
Date (inclusive): 1969-2009
Collection number: CR-2009-02-13
Creator: Los Lupeños de San José
Collection Size: 5 boxes 1 oversized box 2.67 linear feet
Repository: San José Public Library, California Room
San José, CA 95112
Abstract: This collection is comprised of administrative records, organizational papers and history, board reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, flyers, dance programs, dance school materials, photographs, slides and audiovisual performances of Los Lupeños de San José. The records have been kept by Los Lupeños de San José.
Physical location:

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages:

Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Los Lupeños de San José, California Room, San José Public Library

Acquisition Information

This collection was collected by Los Lupeños de San José and donated to the California Room, San José Public Library.

Processing Information

Processing and guide prepared by Diana Kohnke. Guide encoded by Diana Kohnke, 2009.

Custodial History

This collection has been in the custody of Los Lupeños de San José.

Administrative History

Los Lupeños de San José was co-founded (and initially directed) by Susan Cashion and Ramón Morones in 1969 as Los Lupeños Dancers. Originally beginning as a study and performance group of Mexican dance and culture under the guidance of Daniel Galan, Consul General of Mexico in San José, and assisted by Guadalupe Suarez, a local civic leader in Mexican affairs, Los Lupeños de San José also branched out to engage in community outreach and opened a school called Escuela de Danza y Cultura (School of Dance and Culture).
The style of dance that Los Lupeños de San José practices, teaches, and performs was a novel genre in the 1950s created by Amalia Hernandez of Mexico City as a new style of Mexican traditional dance which she named Ballet Folklórico. At the University of Guadalajara, Cashion and Morones met and studied this style of dance under the tutelage of Rafael Zamarripa who advanced the fledgling dance form at the university.
Susan Cashion, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, originally studied dance at the University of California, Los Angeles where she received a Fulbright scholarship to do research on Mexican dance at the University of Guadalajara. It was there that she met Ramón Morones, a native of Guadalajara, and following Zamarripa's philosophy they worked to create original choreographies and theatrical settings based on traditional Mexican dance. Dr. Cashion is currently a Dance Department faculty member at Stanford University.
Los Lupeños de San José experienced rapid growth during its first decade by participating extensively in Mexican community activities throughout the San Francisco Bay are and representing the City of San José at the Spokane World's Fair and Carnaval in Veracruz. In 1972, Los Lupeños co-founded the Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos, and several years later participated in the creation of Danzantes Unidos, an annual California Mexican Dance Festival. Since then, in spite of funding problems, it has continued to create original dance suites, teach new students, and perform in numerous venues. In 2006 Los Lupeños de San José was dissolved as a non-profit corporation by its Board of Directors, and taken under the wing of the Mexican Heritage Corporation as the resident dance company of the Mexican Heritage Plaze in San José. Under this agreement Los Lupeños de San José became a permanent performance component of the San José Mariachi Festival.

Bibliography and references cited

Mexican Heritage Bellas Artes De San José.Los Lupeños de San José-History Web page. http://www.mhcviva.org/lupenos/history.html (accessed March 25, 2009)

Stanford University. Dance Department Faculty Web page. http://www.stanford.edu/dept/dance/faculty/scashion.html (accessed March 25, 2009).

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of materials relating to the activities of Los Lupeños de San José which was founded in 1969. It was one of the first and one of the few California organizations representing the new genre of Mexican folklórico. This collection contains financial records, organizational correspondence, publicity and event documents, news clippings, video and DVD recordings, and other printed matter. Additionally, the collection is dense in photographs of the individuals involved in Lupeños de San José as well as of the dance school and the dance company's performances.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series: Series I: Administrative Files; Series II: Escuela de Danza y Cultura (School of Dance and Culture); Series III. Printed Matter; Series IV. Photographs and Slides; Series V. Audiovisual Materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index similar items in the Library of Congress.

Subjects

Ballet Folklórico de México.
Dance schools--California--San Jose.
Folk dancing--Mexican.
Modern dance--United States--Archival resources.
Dancers--California--San Jose.
Dance--Performances.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Series I. Administrative Files, 1969-2008

Physical Description:

11 folders

Scope and Content Note

The contents in this series are arranged alphabetically by format and then by date within each folder. This series contains correspondence, board reports, meeting minutes, organizational information and history, performances, and selected personnel information.
Folder 1

Board Reports, 1975-1978, 1998-1999

Folder 2

Correspondence/Memos, 1974-1976, 1994-1999

Folder 3

Financials, 1976, 1997-2000

Folder 4

Minutes, 1976, 1995-2000

Folder 5

Organizational Highlights and History, 1969-2008

Folder 6

Organizational Papers, 1994-2006

Folder 7

Performances, 1969-1978

Folder 8-11

Personnel, 1969-2008

Folder 8

Personnel-Artistic Directors, 1969-2008

Folder 9

Personnel-Board of Directors, 1975-2000

Folder 10

Personnel-Dancers, 1970-2008

Folder 11

Personnel-Musicians, 1969, circa 1970s, 1984, 1996-2000

Box 2

Series II.  Escuela de Danza y Cultura Files (School of Dance and Culture), 1970-2008

Physical Description:

8 folders

Scope and Content Note

The contents in this series are arranged alphabetically by format and then by date within each folder. This series contains teaching materials, financials, programs, flyers, and a large number of photographs related specifically to the school.
Folder 12-14

Educator Workshop Packets, 1977-1978, 1994-1999

Folder 12

Educator Workshop Packets, 1995,1999

Folder 13

Educator Workshop Packets, 1994-1995

Folder 14

Educator Workshop Packets, 1977-1978

Folder 15

Financials, 1997-1998

Folder 16-17

Photographs of Classes and of Student Recitals, 1991-2003

Folder 16

Photographs of Classes and of Student Recitals, 1994-2003

Folder 17

Photographs of Classes and of Student Recitals, 1991-2003

Folder 18

Programs and Public Relations Flyers, 1978,1988, 1994-2004

Folder 19

Staff and Faculty, circa 1970s, 1997-2008

Box/Folder 3/20-4/31

Series III.  Printed Matter, 1969-2008

Physical Description:

2 boxes, 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

The contents in this series are arrangd alphabetically by format within the box, and then by date within each folder with the exception of the news clippings. The series contains flyers, marketing materials, programs, and news clippings related to Lupeños de San José generally.
Box/Folder 3/20

Flyers, 1976-1979, 1990-2008

Box/Folder 3/21

Marketing, 1972, 1992-2008

Box/Folder 3/22-3/26

Programs, 1970s-2000s

Box/Folder 3/22

Programs, 2000s

Box/Folder 3/23

Programs, 1990s

Box/Folder 3/24

Programs, 1990s

Box/Folder 3/25

Programs, 1980s

Box/Folder 3/26

Programs, 1970s

Box/Folder 4/27-4/31

News clippings, 1970s-2000s

Box/Folder 4/32-5/43

Series IV.  Photographs and Slides, 1969-2009

Physical Description:

10 folders

Scope and Content Note

The contents in this series are arranged by format and then by date. The photographs and slides are of Lupeños de San José's performances, dancers, and various events.

Photograph housed separately

Located in California Room photograph drawers is a 10.5 x 15.5 photograph of Los Lupenos de San Jose at the 1st International Mariachi Festival.
Folder 32-42

Photographs, 1970-2000s

Folder 43

Slides, 1969-1983, 1995

Box 6

Series V. Audiovisual Materials, 1983, 1991-2009

Physical Description:

1 box

Scope and Content Note

The videos and DVDs in this series are of various performances and events such as the Hispanic Charity Ball and the 30th Anniversary Show as well as promotional videos, television appearances, repertoire clips, and a documentary. There are 20 video tapes and 17 DVDs and are, for the most part, arranged by date.