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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records

Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Names:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1981
Summary:
The Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records measures 5.1 linear feet and consists of film footage, sound recordings, and notes from the documentary produced by James Tartan during the exhibition Murals of Aztlán: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles in 1981. Film and sound elements in the collection include original sound recordings, work print, outtakes, and trims. Also found are production notes, museum memorandums concerning the exhibition schedule, and a transcript of a recorded conversation among muralists.
Scope and Contents:
The Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records measures 5.1 linear feet and consists of film footage, sound recordings, and notes from the documentary produced by James Tartan during the exhibition Murals of Aztlán: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles in 1981. Film and sound elements in the collection include original sound recordings, work print, outtakes, and trims. Also found are production notes, museum memorandums concerning the exhibition schedule, and a transcript of a recorded conversation among muralists.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes, 1981 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Work Print and Soundtrack, 1981 (2.6 linear feet; Box 3, FC 1-30)

Series 3: Sound Recordings, 1981 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Voiceover Outtakes, 1981 (0.9 linear feet; FC 31-39)

Series 5: Trims and Outtakes, 1981 (0.9 linear feet; FC 40-48)
Biographical / Historical:
Murals of Aztlán is a documentary film produced by actor and filmmaker James Tartan during the exhibition Murals of Aztlán: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles held at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, California in 1981. For the exhibition, artists Carlos Almaraz, Gronk, Judithe Hernandez, Willie Herron, Frank Romero, John Valadez and the East Los Streetscrapers (David Botello, Wayne Healy, George Yepes) painted portable murals in the gallery, which was open to the public during the installation of the work. The filmmaker and his crew interviewed the artists involved in the exhibition for the film, filmed the artists creating murals in the gallery, and also filmed the public viewing the artists working and the murals themselves.

James Tartan was born in 1931 and worked as a filmmaker, actor, and voiceover artist. In addition to Murals of Aztlán, Tartan created a documentary film about the 1974 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition Los Four, and has been credited with training many Chicano filmmakers in the 1970s.
Separated Materials:
Additional production material from the documentary Murals of Aztlán, including a final print, is found in the James Tartan Film Collection, 1960-1985, held at the UCLA Chicano Research Center.
Provenance:
Donated by James Tartan, the filmmaker, in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Street art -- Exhibitions -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Mexican American art -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tartjame
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Archives of American Art
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Voiceover Outtakes

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
9 Film reels (Fullcoat magnetic soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box FC 31
Box FC 32
Box FC 33
Box FC 34
Box FC 35
Box FC 36
Box FC 37
Box FC 38
Box FC 39
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Names on labels include Wayne Healy, Judithe Hernandez, Frank Romero, Grontk, Willie Heron, David Botello, George Yepes, Carlos Almaraz
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Motion Picture and Soundtrack Trims and Outtakes (Sync)

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
21 Film reels (21 film rolls in 3 film cans, positive picture and fullcoat magnetic soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box FC 44
Box FC 45
Box FC 46
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Soundtrack Trims and Outtakes ("Wild")

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
21 Film reels (21 film rolls in 2 film cans, fullcoat magnetic soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box FC 47
Box FC 48
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Unedited footage from Murals of Aztlan

Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
East Los Streetscapers [E.L.S.]  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Place:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Date:
1981 May 16
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19931
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981

Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Street art  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211809
AAA_collcode_tartjame
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211809

Motion Picture Trims and outtakes (MOS)

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Motion Picture Trims and outtakes (MOS)

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
28 Film reels (Multiple rolls of film in 2 film cans, 16mm)
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
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Archives of American Art
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W.R. 105

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (1 reel sync picture, 1 reel sync soundtrack, and 1 reel wild soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box 3
Box FC 15
Box FC 16
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Names on leader : Los Street-scapers and Willie; sync picture reel housed in Box 3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 2: Work Print and Soundtrack
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-tartjame-ref35

W.R. 106

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
4 Film reels (1 reel sync picture, 1 reel sync soundtrack, 1 reel MOS picture, and 1 reel wild soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box 3
Box FC 18
Box FC 20
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Names on leader : John and Carlos; sync and MOS picture reels housed in Box 3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
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Archives of American Art
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W.R. 107

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
4 Film reels (1 reel sync picture, 1 reel sync soundtrack, 1 reel MOS picture, and 1 reel wild soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box 3
Box FC 21
Box FC 24
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Names on leader: Los Street-scapers, Public, and Frank; sync and MOS picture reels film housed in Box 3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
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Archives of American Art
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W.R. 108

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (1 reel sync picture, 1 reel sync soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box 3
Box FC 26
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Name on leader: Gronk; sync picture reel housed in Box 3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 2: Work Print and Soundtrack
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Archives of American Art
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Unnumbered Work Print, Carlos (Murals, etc.)

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (1 reel sync picture, 1 reel sync soundtrack, 16mm)
Container:
Box FC 28
Box FC 29
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Sync picture reel housed in Box 3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 2: Work Print and Soundtrack
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Archives of American Art
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W.R. 109 and W.R. 110

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (1 reel MOS picture, 16mm)
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Note on leader: Mural details; housed in Box 3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
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Archives of American Art
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Craft and Folk Art Museum Memorandums

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes
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Archives of American Art
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Editing notes

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes
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Archives of American Art
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Voiceover Notes

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes
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Archives of American Art
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Transcript of Interview with Muralists

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes
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Archives of American Art
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List of Sound Reels

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tartjame-ref22

Original Film Container Documentation, Work Print

Collection Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records
Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records / Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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