The Royal Chicano Air Force Poster Collection was donated by artist and activist, Ricardo Favela in 2005. The Royal Chicano
Air Force (RCAF), a Sacramento-based Chicano artist collective was established in 1969 by José Montoya, Esteban Villa, Juanishi
Orosco, Ricardo Favela, and Rudy Cuellar. The collection consists of 188 posters produced by the founding members, as well
as posters by Xico González and Manuel Rios dating from 2001 to 2005. The collection is arranged into a single series: Series
I. Poster Art, 1971- 2005.
The Royal Chicano Air Force is an artistic collective based in Sacramento. Initially named the Rebel Chicano Art Front, the
RCAF was founded in 1969 to express the goals of the Chicano civil rights and labor organizing movement of the United Farm
Workers. Its mission was to make available to the Chicano community a bilingual/bicultural arts center where artists could
come together, exchange ideas, provide mutual support, and make available to the public artistic, cultural, and educational
programs and events.
Ricardo Favela has assigned copyright to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives where he is
the copyright holder. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the
Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the
owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital
files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
The collection is open for research.