Papers of Jorge Huerta, playwright, Chicano director, and professor at the University of California, San Diego. The papers
primarily document Huerta's directoral projects, academic work, and involvement with various national theatre organizations
and committees. The bulk of the collection is made up of documents from numerous Latino theatre projects, including TENAZ,
El Teatro Campesino, and El Teatro Ensemble. Included are typescript drafts of articles, essays, and books written by Huerta,
Chicano Theater: Themes And Forms (1982),
Nuevos Pasos: Chicano And Puerto Rican Drama (1989), and
Chicano Drama: Performance, Society, And Myth (2000). This collection also includes multiple typescript drafts of plays and articles written by various Hispanic playwrights
Jorge Alfonso Huerta was born in Southern California on November 20, 1942. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School
in Los Angeles, California, in 1960, and then attended California State University, Los Angeles, earning his degree in 1965.
Huerta went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Calfornia, Santa Barbara in 1974. Huerta was the first Chicano nationwide
to receive his Ph.D. in theatre. In 1975 he joined the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego as a professor. Huerta
was later named UCSD's Associate Chancellor and the University’s first Chief Diversity Officer, serving in that post from
2004 to 2007.