CSRC Latino Art Survey

About the Survey

This is a project that was undertaken under the support of the Getty Foundation to survey documentary materials related to the development of Latino art organizations in Southern California dating back to the 1960s. The project consisted of interviewing personnel from various Latino art organizations in the Los Angeles area, as well as individuals – many of them artists, that participated in former arts organizations and artist collectives. The goal of the project was to collect the social and institutional history of these entities that supported, exhibited, and otherwise circulated Chicana/o and Latina/o art in this area, as well as the histories of the individual artists involved in these movements.
This project resulted in the identification of historical materials including personal artists’ papers and organizational records that needed to be preserved in the archival record. Amongst these, the following four collections have been incorporated into the Chicano Studies Research Center Archive:
The Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles Archive [1984-2004]
The Plaza de la Raza Archive [1970-2000]
The Adobe L.A Collection [1992 – 2005]
The Nancy Tovar Murals of East L.A. Collection 
For the list of organizations, click below:

CSRC Latino Art Survey Organizations