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Guide to the Ester Hernandez Papers
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Description
The collection contains original artwork, photographic images, periodical articles regarding both Hernandez and many of her contemporaries, original manuscripts, audio and visual recordings documenting interviews and political events, and ephemera gathered from artists, performers, and political/social activists and events.
Background
Hernandez is an artist of the first generation of Chicano and Chicana artists who participated in the Chicano art movement that began in the late 1960s as part of the Chicano civil rights movement. Her collection represents more than twenty-five years of involvement in many of the most important historical activities of this period, including the farmworkers' movement, the feminist movement, international environmental movements, and the art movement itself, including the visual, literary, and performing arts. A California Bay Area artist, Hernandez is primarily known as a printmaker and pastel artist. She has also created a lesser-known body of photographic and performance work.
Extent
53.5 linear ft.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research, except for Subseries 6.6 Artist's Files: Alice Walker; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.