The Aztlán Anthology Series wins an Independent Publishers Book Award, a new blog entry on the CSRC Post, an upcoming roundtable with the directors of UCLA’s ethnic studies centers, updated finding aids, and more in this month’s newsletter!
[Image: Lalo Alcaraz’s Fuertes with the 2010 Census, front cover. From the David Damian Figueroa Papers, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Archives.]
CSRC assistant director emeritus Carlos Haro’s recent “Director’s Message,” which appeared in the April 2019 CSRC newsletter, discussed the opening at Theodore Roosevelt High School of an exhibition featuring photographs from CSRC collections that were taken during the 1968 student walkouts. The message was reprinted in a digital newsletter from Mónica García, president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education and board representative for District 2, which includes Roosevelt High.
The American Academy in Rome announced the winners of the 2019-20 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was mentioned as being on the jury for applicants in the visual arts.
This ten-week summer internship at the CSRC is structured around current and ongoing CSRC projects in the arts and cultural heritage of the Chicano/Latino community. Deadline to apply: May 3, 2019, at 5 p.m. PST.
Roosevelt High School displays the CSRC’s 1968 walkouts exhibition, new publications from UCLA faculty and CSRC Press, upcoming book talks and a film screening, a new CSRC Post blog entry, and more in this month’s newsletter! [Image: Carlos Manuel Haro (center) with Monica Garcia and Charlotte Lerchenmuller, among others, at Roosevelt High School.]
Chicago Magazine published a feature on the acclaimed exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, which is now on view at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago through August 18. The exhibition was organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
The Strachwitz Frontera Collection is the largest repository of commercially produced Mexican and Mexican American vernacular recordings in existence. It contains more than 160,000 individual recordings. Many are rare, and some are one of a kind.
The CSRC is happy to announce the launch of our blog, the CSRC Post! The blog will highlight recent CSRC activities including research projects, archival collections, publications, and more. A new blog entry will be featured each month, with original content written by CSRC researchers, and community members.
Ventura County Star profiled Chicana feminist and environmental activist Lupe Anguiano on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday in an article and video. The CSRC holds the Lupe Anguiano Papers, 1944–2007 and hosts the Lupe Anguiano Leadership Scholarship Fund.
UCLA Daily Bruin produced a video of Charlotte Lerchenmuller, president of the Sal Castro Foundation, in which Lerchenmuller reflects on the history of the Chicano Youth Leadership Conference (CYLC) at Camp Hess Kramer. The camp, co-founded by late Mexican-American education activist Sal Castro (Lechenmuller’s husband), was severely damaged by the Woolsey fire in November 2018. Carlos Haro, CSRC assistant director emeritus, is also interviewed. The CSRC holds the Sal Castro Collection.