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.
An announcement on e-flux for the exhibition Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, mentioned CSRC director Chon A. Noriega as a panelist for a related event, “Artists Respond: A Symposium,” held on March 15. Noriega discussed how artists of the Vietnam War era addressed their varied experiences of the war period through artwork.
A press release from UC Santa Cruz Newscenter promoted the recently published anthology Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology from Duke University Press, which was co-edited by Jennifer A. González, C. Ondine Chavoya, Terezita Romo, and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
Former CSRC visiting scholar Atsuko Niitsu was quoted in a piece by Al Día about interest in and influence of Chicano culture in Japan.
A listing announcing the Los Angeles City Historical Society Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony appeared in Broadway World. This year’s honorees include CSRC librarian Xaviera Flores, who was selected to receive the 2019 Archives Education and Advocacy Award.
Broadway World, February 08, 2019
The CSRC launches a blog, CSRC librarian Xaviera Flores receives an award from the Los Angeles City Historical Society, Van Nuys High School uses CSRC archives for an oratorio about the 1968 walkouts, a new YouTube video, and more in this month’s newsletter!
Artforum announced the recent appointment of Rita González as Head of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art Department. González is a former CSRC arts project coordinator, where she authored two groundbreaking studies of Latino art and co-curated the acclaimed exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at LACMA in 2008.
Artforum, February 28, 2019