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Oral history interview with Graciela Sanchez, 2004 June 25-July 2

Interviewee:
Sanchez, Graciela I.  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Liliana  Search this
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco  Search this
Anzaldúa, Gloria  Search this
Lorde, Audre.  Search this
Calvo, Luz María  Search this
Moraga, Cherríe  Search this
Guerra, Susan  Search this
Kasterly, Amy  Search this
Diaz, Eduardo  Search this
Perez, Cynthia  Search this
Vaughn, Genevieve  Search this
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Graciela Sanchez, 2004 June 25-July 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Lesbian artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12971
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249047
AAA_collcode_sanche04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249047
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Oral history interview with Kathy Vargas

Interviewee:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Interviewer:
Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-2012  Search this
Extent:
70 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 November 7-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kathy Vargas conducted 1997 November 7-25, by Jacinto Quirarte, in San Antonio, Texas, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Kathy Vargas (1950-) is a photographer and art director in San Antonio, Texas. Vargas is the director of the visual arts program at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 8 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Photographers -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Arts administrators -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Function:
Art centers -- Texas
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vargas97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9da07a4be-b4fa-47d5-8a4c-ff124f93cdb9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vargas97
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Graciela Sanchez

Interviewee:
Sanchez, Graciela I.  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Anzaldúa, Gloria  Search this
Calvo, Luz María  Search this
Diaz, Eduardo  Search this
Guerra, Susan  Search this
Kasterly, Amy  Search this
Lorde, Audre.  Search this
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961-  Search this
Moraga, Cherríe  Search this
Perez, Cynthia  Search this
Vaughn, Genevieve  Search this
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Extent:
91 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 June 25-July 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Graciela Sanchez conducted 2004 June 25-July 2, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in San Antonio, Tex.
Sánchez speaks of her family background, her family's move to Chicago, return to San Antonio, and cultural traditions; San Antonio's Chili Queens; activism in the community; high school, attending Yale University; MEChA; Gloria Anzaldúa and This Bridge Called My Back; working for the Southwest Voter Registration Project; MALDEF, Mexican American Legal Defense; the foundation of Esperanza Peace and Justice Center with Susan Guerra and others; going to Cuba to study film; the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center; the values of being "buena gente," "good people"; Ellas, a Latina lesbian organization; working with Amy Kastely, lawyer; Mujer Artes; her film "No Porque lo Diga Fidel Castro"; working for AIDS prevention/education; the newsletter "The Interchange" which became "La Voz de Esperanza"; Stonehaven Ranch, a retreat location; the film screenings "Other America"; the complete de-funding of Esperanza in 1997 and the four year litigation with the city of San Antonio; trying to save the building La Gloria and other endeavors taken on by the Esperanza; the Cuentos Project and recent events sponsored by the Esperanza. Sánchez also recalls Audre Lorde, Luz Calvo, Eduardo Diaz, Liliana Wilson Grez, Cherríe Moraga, Cynthia Perez, Genevieve Vaughn, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Graciela Sanchez (1960- ) is an arts activist and the executive director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Duration is 5 hr., 30 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Lesbian artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sanche04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94c3607a1-d336-4fa1-ade3-d715525f9db1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sanche04
Online Media:

E. Gordon West printed material, 1961-1983

Creator:
West, E. Gordon, 1933-  Search this
Citation:
E. Gordon West printed material, 1961-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Watercolor painting -- 20th century -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10574
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214050
AAA_collcode_weste
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214050

Alden Harry Waitt papers, 1958-1981

Creator:
Waitt, Alden Harry, 1892-1981  Search this
Subject:
San Antonio Art Institute  Search this
Citation:
Alden Harry Waitt papers, 1958-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10584
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214060
AAA_collcode_waitalde
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214060

Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Casas, Mel, 1929-2014  Search this
Container:
Box OV 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
1993
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mel Casas papers, 1963-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mel Casas papers
Mel Casas papers / Series 4: Printed Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b4370ed3-e374-4b48-9d44-21ddb42524fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-casamel-ref28
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Alden Harry Waitt papers

Creator:
Waitt, Alden Harry, 1892-1981  Search this
Names:
San Antonio Art Institute  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1958-1981
Scope and Contents:
REEL 3026 (fr. 5-90): Letters received and copies of letters sent; typescripts and drafts of writings on art and artists; exhibition catalogs and clippings; and photographs of Waitt and works of art.
REEL 3026 (fr. 95-628): Biographical information; correspondence; San Antonio Art Institute Board agendas, proposed budgets and treasurer's reports; exhibition catalogs and announcements and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art administrator; San Antonio, Tex. Born in Orlando, Fla. Contemporary realist painter of landscapes of Texas and New England. Worked in oil and lithography. Chairman and president of the San Antonio Art Institute, 1959-1977.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1981, by the San Antonio Art Institute, via Kenneth Jewesson, director, and Betty Alden White, Waitt's daughter, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Landscape painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Texas -- San Antonio
Identifier:
AAA.waitalde
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92b429b55-b01f-445d-8e34-dfe9bed27bf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waitalde

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