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Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material

Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Mexican Museum  Search this
Royal Chicano Air Force  Search this
Studio 24 (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-2011  Search this
Mesa-Bains, Amalia  Search this
Extent:
33.1 Linear feet
1.27 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Interviews
Place:
Mexico -- Religious life and customs
Date:
1965-2004
Summary:
The research material of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, measures 33.1 linear feet and 1.27 GB and dates from 1965-2004. The collection, amassed throughout Ybarra-Frausto's long and distinguished career as a scholar of the arts and humanities, documents the development of Chicano art in the United States and chronicles Ybarra-Frausto's role as a community leader and scholar in the political and artistic Chicano movement from its inception in the 1960s to the present day.
Scope and Content Note:
The research material of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, amassed throughout his long and distinguished career as a scholar of the arts and humanities, documents the development of Chicano art in the United States. As community leader and scholar, Ybarra-Frausto played dual roles of active participant and historian in the Chicano movement, chronicling this unique political and artistic movement from its inception in the 1960s to the present day.

Deeply rooted in American history, "El Movimiento," the Chicano movement, evolved from Mexican-Americans' struggle for self-determination during the civil rights era of the 1960s. It began as a grassroots community effort that enlisted the arts in the creation of a united political and cultural constituency. Chicano artists, intellectuals, and political activists were instrumental in mobilizing the Mexican-American community for the cause of social justice, and the movement was shaped by the affirmation of a cultural identity that embraced a shared heritage with Mexico and the United States.

Just as "El Movimiento" aimed to instruct and inspire through the recollection and conservation of culture, Ybarra-Frausto's own career as scholar and historian helped to shape the intellectual discourse of the Chicano art. As a leading historian and theoretician in the field of Chicano Studies, he has written extensively on the subject, and has been instrumental in defining the canons of Chicano art. His papers are accordingly rich and varied, and they will be of great use to future scholars.

His research material, dating from 1965 to 1996, are arranged in subject files containing original writings, notes, bibliographies compiled by Ybarra-Frausto and others, exhibition catalogues, announcements, newspaper clippings and other printed material, as well as slides and photographs. Many of these files also include interview transcripts and correspondence with prominent figures in the movement. While this research collection contextualizes Chicano art within the larger framework of Latino and Latin-American culture, the bulk of the files relates specifically to Chicano visual culture. The collection also contains pertinent documentation of the Chicano civil rights movement, material on Chicano poets and writers, and research files on the wider Hispanic community, but these also appear within the context of Chicano culture in general.

Prominent among the bibliographies are the many notes and drafts related to the publication of A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography of Chicano Art, 1965-1981 (University of California, Berkeley, 1985), which Ybarra-Frausto co-authored with Shifra Goldman. Ybarra-Frausto's files on Goldman, like other files in the collection, document his close associations and collaborations with scholars.

Art historians have traditionally found the categorization of Chicano art a difficult task. Unsure whether to classify the work as "American" or "Latin American," critics often ignored the work altogether. An outgrowth of this dilemma was the proliferation of artists, curators, and critics within the Chicano community, and the papers contain many original writings by Chicano artists about Chicano art, found in extensive files on artists that will be of particular significance to researchers. These often contain exhibition essays, dissertation proposals, and course outlines authored by the artists, along with the standard biographies, exhibition records, and reviews. Some of the files contain rare interviews conducted and transcribed by Ybarra-Frausto. Highlights include conversations with Carmen Lomas Garza, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and members of the Royal Chicano Air Force artist cooperative.

As a member of several Chicano art organizations and institutions, Ybarra-Frausto kept active records of their operation. The extensive files on the Mexican Museum and Galerie de la Raza/Studio 24, both in San Francisco, not only chronicle the history of Chicano art through the records of exhibitions and programming, but also offer case studies on the development of non-profit art institutions. The files on artist cooperatives, organizations, and exhibition spaces cover several regions of the United States, but focus on California, Texas and New York.

Two notable events in the development of Chicano art were the 1982 Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California seminar at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the 1990 traveling exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985 (CARA), of which Ybarra-Frausto served as organizer and catalogue essayist. His records document the planning and development of these seminal events. Ybarra-Frausto's files on folk art, altars, posters, murals, performance art, border art, Chicana feminist art, and Southwestern and Mexican imagery (both urban and rural expressions) mirror the diverse forms and subject matter of Chicano art.

Spanning almost four decades of American culture from a Chicano perspective, these files have a unique historical value. The legacy of Chicano art and its contribution to the cultural landscape of this country, kept alive in Ybarra-Frausto's files, attests to the richness and diversity of American art.

Henry C. Estrada

Research Fellow, 1997.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as a single series of subject files. The general contents of each folder have been listed. The subject files are arranged in alphabetical order. While no two files are alike, they may contain résumés, printed and digital material, letters, draft writings, and photographs. Unless otherwise noted, each listing represents one file folder. The abbreviation TYF was used to refer to the name Tomá Ybarra-Frausto throughtout the Series Description.
Autobiographical Note:
Papelitos (little bits of paper), whether rent receipts, paid bills, or piles of personal letters, can become layered bundles of personal history. I have always been a pepenador (a scavenger) and saver of paper scraps. Diary notes, scribbled annotations, and first drafts are often useful indicators of ideas and gestation. Papelitos are the fragments of every-day life that gain expanded meaning integrated into the larger historical events of a period.

In the decade of the 1960s, I started saving ephemeral material--exhibition announcements, clippings of individual artists and of organizations fomenting a Chicano art movement. The social scenarios of the period such as marches, strikes, sit-ins, and mobilizations for social justice all spawned manifestos, posters, leaflets, and other forms of printed material. I somehow managed to assemble and protect the evanescent printed information that recorded the birth and development of Chicano art.

As I started to research and write about Chicano art and artists of the period, I continued to clip, photocopy, and preserve material given me by Mexican-American artists from throughout the nation. My idea was to form an archive that would be comprehensive rather than selective. I knew that it was the offbeat, singular piece of paper with a missing link of information that would attract the scholar.

Today, several decades after the flowering of Chicano art, there is still a lamentable paucity of research and information about this significant component of American art.

It is my fervent hope that this compendium of information will function as a resonant print and image bank for investigators of Chicano culture. Perhaps contained within the archive are the facts that will inspire new visions or revisions of Chicano art and culture--this is my fondest dream.

Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

New York City, 1998
Related Materials:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto Papers are located at University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto in 1997, and in 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Santos (Art)  Search this
Hispanic American art -- Sources  Search this
Mexican American artists -- Sources  Search this
Hispanic American artists -- Sources  Search this
Household shrines -- Mexico  Search this
Mexican American arts -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Interviews
Citation:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ybartoma
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Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004

Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Goldman, Shifra M.  Search this
Mesa-Bains, Amalia  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Studio 24 (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Royal Chicano Air Force  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Interviews
Place:
Mexico -- Religious life and customs
Topic:
Santos (Art)  Search this
Hispanic American art -- Sources  Search this
Mexican American artists -- Sources  Search this
Hispanic American artists -- Sources  Search this
Household shrines -- Mexico  Search this
Mexican American arts -- Sources  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5563
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216281
AAA_collcode_ybartoma
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216281
Online Media:

Anasazi [videorecording] : the ancient ones ; Taj Majal : heaven on earth

Title:
Ancient ones
Taj Majal : heaven on earth
Heaven on earth
Anasazi ; Taj Majal
Author:
Olmos, Edward James  Search this
Duncan, Chip  Search this
WinStar Home Entertainment (Firm)  Search this
Fox Lorber Associates  Search this
Subject:
Shahjahan Emperor of India approximately 1592-1666  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
Southwest, New
India
Agra
Anasazi Historical Site (Utah)
Mogul Empire
Date:
1997
[1997], c1996
Topic:
Religious life and customs  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Religion  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
video 000523
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_689812

A city of images : iconography and society in Ancient Greece / Claude Bérard ... et al. ; translated by Deborah Lyons

Author:
Bérard, Claude  Search this
Physical description:
178 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Greece
Athens
Athens (Greece)
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Pottery, Greek  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DF275.C3613 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381511

Ritual and social structure in a Macedonian village / by Joseph Obrebski ; edited by Barbara Kerewsky Halpern and Joel M. Halpern

Author:
Obrebski, Joseph 1905-1967  Search this
Halpern, Barbara  Search this
Halpern, Joel Martin  Search this
Physical description:
21 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Macedonia.
North Macedonia
North Macedonia)
Date:
1977
20th century
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Peasants--Religious life  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082010

The city of women / Ruth Landes ; introduction by Sally Cole

Author:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991  Search this
Physical description:
xxxvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Case studies
Place:
Brazil
Salvador
Salvador (Brazil)
Brasilien
El Salvador
Date:
1994
1947
©1994
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religionsethnologie  Search this
Afroamerikanischer Synkretismus  Search this
Geschlechterforschung  Search this
Homosexualität  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_565127

Religions of the ancient Near East Daniel C. Snell

Author:
Snell, Daniel C  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 179 pages illustrations, map 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Middle East
Alter Orient
Naher Osten
Date:
2011
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028470

Trinidad : ethnic religion / Paul Younger

Author:
Younger, Paul  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Trinidad and Tobago
Date:
2010
Topic:
Hindus  Search this
Hindu temples  Search this
Christianity and other religions--Hinduism  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Religion  Search this
History  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
BL1151.3 .Y68 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014554

Spirit world : pattern in the expressive folk culture of Afro- American New Orleans : photographs and journal / by Michael P. Smith ; introduction by Nicholas R. Spitzer

Author:
Smith, Michael P. 1937-  Search this
New Orleans Urban Folklife Society  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Amistad Research Center  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Michael P. 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
120 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
New Orleans (La.)
Date:
1984
Topic:
Religious life and customs  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
TR647.S65 S76 1984
TR647.S65S76 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_262098

Djagli : Der Vogeltanz schützt for bösen Geistern

Author:
Christoph, Henning 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Benin
Date:
1995
Topic:
Trance  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
BL2490 .C55 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_532759

Afrikas magische Kraft

Author:
Oberländer, Hans 1956-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Vodun (Cult)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Benin
Date:
1995
Topic:
Magic  Search this
Cults  Search this
Gelede masquerades  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
BL2490 .C55 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_541429

The red-dressed Zionists : symbols of power in a Swazi independent church / Anders Fogelqvist

Author:
Fogelqvist, Anders  Search this
Subject:
Church of Jericho (Eswatini)  Search this
Physical description:
211 pages ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Academic theses
Place:
Eswatini
Swasiland
Date:
1986
Topic:
Zionist churches (Africa)  Search this
Freikirche  Search this
Swaziland  Search this
African Independent Churches  Search this
dissertations (form)  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Swaziland--Zion churches  Search this
Call number:
BX9995.Z45 F6Z
BX9995.Z45F6Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_339048

The Kachins : religion and customs / A. (i.e. C.) Gilhodes

Author:
Gilhodes, C  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 243 p. : plan ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Burma
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DS528.2.K3 G55 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_565596

Une île surpeuplée d'esprits Malanjaona Rakotomalala

Author:
Rakotomalala, Malanjaona  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Madagascar
Date:
1998
Topic:
Spirits  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
BV3500.A3 G75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_991457

Buddhism in Thai life

Physical description:
106 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Thailand
Date:
1981
[1981]
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddhism and culture  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
BQ554 .B926 1981
BQ554.B926 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227548

Household gods the religious lives of the Adams family Sara Georgini

Author:
Georgini, Sara  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Biography
Electronic books
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Massachusetts
Date:
2019
Topic:
Presidents--Religious life--History  Search this
Christianity--History  Search this
HISTORY--State & Local--General  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Families  Search this
Presidents--Religious life  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E322.1 .G46 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145626

The Ch'ol Maya of Chiapas / edited by Karen Bassie-Sweet, with Robert M. Laughlin, Nicholas A. Hopkins, and Andrés Brizuela Casimir

Editor:
Bassie-Sweet, Karen 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Mexico
Chiapas
Chiapas (Mexico)
Date:
2015
Topic:
Chol Indians--History  Search this
Chol Indians--Religion  Search this
Chol Indians--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107261

The Meroitic pantheon

Author:
Priese, Karl-Heinz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Meroe (Extinct city)
Date:
1997
Topic:
Gods, Meroitic, in art  Search this
Gods, Meroitic  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Sculpture, Meroitic  Search this
Call number:
DT154.8 .S94 1997X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_539420

Bono shrine art / by Dennis M. Warren

Author:
Warren, Dennis M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Techiman (Ghana)
Date:
1976
Topic:
Brong shrines  Search this
Religion  Search this
Brong anthropomophic sculpture  Search this
Gods, Abron  Search this
Brong symbols  Search this
Dwarfs in African art  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Sculpture, Abron  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_596521

The path of the ancestors [videorecording] : the funeral of the diviner of Dablo / by Christopher D. Roy

Title:
Funeral of the diviner of Dablo
Author:
Roy, Christopher D  Search this
Bamogo, Abdoulaye  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Ethnographic films
Place:
Burkina Faso
Dablo
United States
Dablo (Burkina Faso)
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
video 001162
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972298

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