The contents of the Yolanda M. Lopez Papers are comprised of both personal and professional materials
generated by the artist during the period 1961-1998. The bulk of the collection consists of incoming personal
correspondence from family members and fellow artists. This includes a large body of correspondence from Analee
Lively, Lopez's half-sister, and another large amount from Rene Yañez, with whom Lopez has maintained a
relationship since the late 1970s. The second largest component of the collection, the Biographical/Professional
Activities series, contains a history of Lopez's professional development through clippings of media mentions,
announcement cards and posters for her exhibits and lectures, and various miscellaneous files and clippings that
relate to her work. The collection also includes several original silkscreens and offset posters, a number of slides, a
personal diary with irregular entries spanning from 1976-1979, and two video cassettes featuring Lopez. The
greatest strengths of the collection are the insight it gives into Lopez's personal and family life (especially in the late
1960s and 1970s), and the record it provides of her professional development and achievements.
Yolanda Lopez was born in San Diego, California in 1942. As the eldest daughter of three, she was raised by her
mother and her mother's parents in the Logan Heights neighborhood.
1.5 linear feet (3 hollinger boxes, 1 oversize portfolio box, 1 flat file portfolio
box of silkscreen prints)
Copyright resides with donor
Selected correspondence files which are sensitive in nature will remain confidential until 2027.