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Guide to the Barbara Carrasco Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Barbara Carrasco papers
    Dates: ca. 1971-1997
    Collection number: M0880
    Creator: Carrasco, Barbara
    Collection Size: 13.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Correspondence, particularly with Harry Gamboa, Jr., Gloria Molina, Edward James Olmos, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Robert Rodriguez, original artwork, material about Cesar Chavez and the UFW, publications about Mexican American art and her own work including issues of Chismearte, Coraz?n de Aztl?n, Americas 2001, Caminos, and La Raza Magazine, photographs and videos.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Barbara Carrasco papers, M0880. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased, 1996

    Biography / Administrative History

    Barbara Carrasco is a painter and muralist in Los Angeles whose work has been important in the development of Chicano art, U.S. contemporary political and public art, and women's cultural production. Her art has been collected in the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.
    Between 1976 and 1991, Carrasco worked closely with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW), producing graphic arts, banners, and murals that were an integral part of the union's activities.
    In the early 1980's, Carrasco was at the center of an intense battle over artistics censorship with the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, which refused to exhibit her portable mural "L.A. History -- A Mexican Perspective".
    Carrasco's other murals include the centerpiece for Luis Valdez's play, Zoot Suit (1978), and a computer animation "mural" on pesticides displayed on the big screen monitor in Times Square.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains correspondence, particularly with Harry Gamboa, Jr., Gloria Molina, Edward James Olmos, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Robert Rodrigue; original artwork; material about Cesar Chavez and the UFW; publications about Mexican American art and her own work including issues of Chismearte, Corazon de Aztlan, Americas 2001, Caminos, and La Raza Magazine, photographs and videos.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Chavez, Cesar, 1927-
    Gamboa, Harry.
    Huerta, Dolores, 1930-
    Molina, Gloria.
    Olmos, Edward James.
    United Farm Workers.
    Mexican American Art
    Mexican Americans
    Photoprints
    Video recordings
    Hispanic American women
    Chismearte Corazaon de Aztlaan Americas 2001 Caminos La Raza Magazine