Scope and Content
Title: Andy Zermeño papers
Date (inclusive): 1965-1975
Collection number: 1651
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
Abstract: Andy Zermeño was a political cartoonist and graphic designer noted for his contributions to
El Malcriado, a periodical produced by the United Farm Workers of America. The collection includes Zermeño's personal copies of
El Malcriado, drawings, filmstrips, and ephemera.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Andy Zermeño, 1990.
Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser,
[Identification of item], Andy Zermeño papers (Collection Number 1651). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
Andy Zermeño was born in Salinas, California and grew up in an agricultural working class neighborhood. He graduated high
school in 1954 and was awarded a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts. Four years later after transferring
to the Art Center School of Design, his brother Alex introduced him to Cesar Chavez. Soon afterward, Chavez requested that
Zermeño design a logo for the United Farm Workers Union and begin drawing cartoons for the newly founded newspaper,
El Malcriado. Zermeño worked at the paper until 1971 when he returned to Los Angeles to become a freelance illustrator.
Scope and Content
The collection includes Zermeño's personal copies of El Malcriado, drawings, mock-ups, film strips and ephemera all centered
on the Delano Grape Strikes and the United Farm Workers efforts to improve agricultural labor conditions.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Zermeño, Andy --Archives.
Hispanic American illustrators --California --Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material