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Cafe of the World--America's Exposition at San Diego, California [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color; Ink on paper, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Culture:
Mexican American women -- Chicana  Search this
Latinas  Search this
Mexican Americans  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
San Diego (Calif.) -- Exhibitions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
A colorful drawing (reproduction?) depicting two women in early California Mexican/Spanish costumes, each with a hand on her waist and looking flirtatiously at a man who stands across the plaza.
Arrangement:
In series 3, box 28, grouping World's Fair and Exposition--Panama--California--San Diego.
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000050 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 3: Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b053de46-19b0-45f8-948c-371396d76b8a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2183

Ramona's Birthplace, San Gabriel, California [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Helen Hunt  Search this
Ramona  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color; Ink on paper, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Container:
Box 1, Item Grouping U.S.A.--California--Cities.
Culture:
Mexican American women -- Chicana  Search this
Mexican women  Search this
Latinas  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
San Gabriel (Calif.)
Date:
Postmarked 1941
Scope and Contents:
Drawing of a Mission-style structure with a sign on the side reading "the old Grape Vine..."
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000015 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Literature -- Adaptations  Search this
Legends  Search this
California literature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Cities
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep818872019-87ae-45dc-ac6c-638511772438
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2188

Olvera Street, Los Angeles, Calif. [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Culture:
Mexican American women -- Chicana  Search this
Mexican Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Scope and Contents:
A drawing of the plaza at Olvera street in Los Angeles. There are two women in "Mexican" dress sitting at a fountain. Both wear straw sombreros, white blouses, and dark skirts. One has a red rebozo (shawl) around her neck. Behind them are the outdoor market in the plaza, and behind this, rising above is the top of City Hall, probably the tallest building in Los Angeles at that time.
General:
Series I, Box 1, U.S.A.--California--Los Angeles.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Historic sites -- California  Search this
Sombreros  Search this
Tourism -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Los Angeles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep874a6c243-d33f-48c5-b2d8-8e7a3ba31570
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2189

Typical of Early Los Angeles--Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color; Ink on paper, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Container:
Box 1, Item Grouping U.S.A.--California--Los Angeles.
Culture:
Mexican American women -- Chicana  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Souvenirs
Picture postcards
Place:
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a drawing depicting a crowded scene at the plaza, Olvera Street. On each side are rows of buildings. On the left is a walkway for shoppers. The most noticeable are two women wearing folk-type dresses, one wearing a hat and the other carrying a guitar. On the right are vendors selling pottery and other wares. In the center is a shawl hanging above the people on a clothes line.
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000020 (AC scan no.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Historic sites -- California  Search this
Markets  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Streets -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Tourism -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Souvenirs
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Los Angeles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8015348fb-c3a7-44db-8abd-7e38a7d43383
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2190

Nora Chapa Mendoza papers, circa 1963-2013

Creator:
Mendoza, Nora Chapa, 1932-  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Citation:
Nora Chapa Mendoza papers, circa 1963-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mexican American women -- Chicana  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17581
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)395109
AAA_collcode_mendnora
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_395109
Online Media:

Las obreras : Chicana politics of work and family / Vicki L. Ruiz, volume editor

Title:
Chicana politics of work and family
Author:
Ruíz, Vicki  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Mexican American women--Political activity  Search this
Mexican American women--Employment  Search this
Mexican American women--Social conditions  Search this
Mexican American families  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738786

Chicana traditions : continuity and change / edited by Norma E. Cantú and Olga Nájera-Ramírez

Author:
Cantú, Norma Elia 1947-  Search this
Nájera-Ramírez, Olga  Search this
Physical description:
269 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Mexican American women--Social life and customs  Search this
Mexican American women--Intellectual life  Search this
Mexican American arts  Search this
Mexican American women  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738788

Chicana art : the politics of spiritual and aesthetic altarities / Laura E. Pérez

Author:
Pérez, Laura Elisa  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 390 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
20th century
Topic:
Mexican American women artists  Search this
Mexican American arts--Themes, motives  Search this
Feminism and the arts--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899883

Building with our hands : new directions in Chicana studies / Adela de la Torre, Beatríz M. Pesquera

Author:
Torre, Adela de la  Search this
Pesquera, Beatríz M  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 246 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Mexican American women  Search this
Call number:
E184.M5T67 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446442

Nora Chapa Mendoza papers

Creator:
Mendoza, Nora Chapa  Search this
Extent:
4.1 Linear feet
1.78 Gigabytes
Culture:
Mexican American women -- Chicana  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1963-2013
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Nora Chapa Mendoza measure 4.1 linear feet and 1.78 gigabytes, and date from circa 1963-2013. Biographical material includes résumés and awards, as well as other miscellaneous biographical material. Correspondence is mostly professional in nature and reflects her relationships with artists galleries and other professional organizations throughout her career, incl. Personal business records document select exhibitions and relationships with galleries such as the Partners Gallery, and include artwork inventories, consignments, and pricelists. Project files document specific projects including commissions and educational initiatives, as well as key conferences related to international labor relations and indigenous civil rights. Writings include artist statements, lectures and notes and sketches. Printed material documents the career of Nora Chapa Mendoza as well as and the art and Hispanic cultural scenes in Detroit in the form of announcements, clippings, catalogs, magazines and books. Photographic material documents various exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and trips.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Nora Chapa Mendoza measure 4.1 linear feet and 1.78 gigabytes, and date from circa 1963-2013. Biographical material includes résumés and awards, as well as other miscellaneous biographical material. Correspondence is mostly professional in nature and reflects her relationships with artists galleries and other professional organizations throughout her career, incl. Personal business records document select exhibitions and relationships with galleries such as the Partners Gallery, and include artwork inventories, consignments, and pricelists. Project files document specific projects including commissions and educational initiatives, as well as key conferences related to international labor relations and indigenous civil rights. Writings include artist statements, lectures and notes and sketches. Printed material documents the career of Nora Chapa Mendoza as well as and the art and Hispanic cultural scenes in Detroit in the form of announcements, clippings, catalogs, magazines and books. Photographic material documents various exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and trips.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1963-2010 (0.2 Linear Feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1972-2012 (0.8 Linear Feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1970s-2011 (0.2 Linear Feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Project Files, circa 1980-2007 (0.3 Linear Feet; Box 2, 1.78 Gigabytes; ER01)

Series 5: Writings, circa 1970s-2010 (0.2 Linear Feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1970s-2013 (2.1 Linear Feet; Boxes 2-4, Oversize 5)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1975-2010 (0.3 Linear Feet; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Nora Chapa Mendoza (1932-) is a painter and educator in Detroit, Michigan.

Mendoza was born to Mexican parents in Weslaco, Texas. Raised in the American Southwest, Nora was encouraged at an early age to pursue her interest in painting, and in 1953 she relocated from Galveston, Texas to Michigan to pursue a career as an artist. Mendoza studied art at the Detroit Center for Creative Studies and Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Her art education included instruction from Michigan painters Richard Koslow and Ljubo Biro. In 1978, Mendoza, along with a group of other artists formed Nuestras Artes de Michigan, with chapters established in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Lansing. She was also a founding member of the Michigan Hispanic Cultural/Art Association. In In 1981, she opened her own art gallery in Detroit, Galeria Mendoza.

While Mendoza's painting styles have ranged from abstraction to realism, messages of civil rights and Chicano identity have been a constant throughout her career as an artist. As an artist and activist, there is a strong connection between the subject matter of her art and the causes she has been active in including migrant workers and fair labor practices, as well as issues of indigenous identity and civil rights. Nora Mendoza is also a certified elder in Kanto de la Tierra, an intertribal council dedicated to praying for earth's healing.

Later in her career Nora Chapa Mendoza expanded her practice from painting to include restoration and mural projects. Notably she was one of eight artists that participated in the renovation of Detroit's Music Hall in 1996. In 1999 she was named Michigan's artist of the year and received the Governor's award for her continued service to Michigan and Southwest Detroit in particular. Nora Chapa Mendoza has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, and her work is included in many prominent private, corporate, and university collections. Mendoza continues to live and work in West Bloomfield, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, where she continues to teach art workshops and other outreach activities.
Related Materials:
Nora Chapa Mendoza papers are also located at the University of Notre Dame, Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame, Indiana.
Provenance:
Donated in 2018 by Nora Chapa Mendoza.
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Michigan  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Nora Chapa Mendoza Papers, circa 1963-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mendnora
See more items in:
Nora Chapa Mendoza papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f0ac5328-b373-42ed-9369-29f8508dc713
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mendnora

Between borders : essays on Mexicana/Chicana history / edited by Adelaida R. Del Castillo

Author:
Del Castillo, Adelaida R. 1950-  Search this
Mexicana/Chicana Women's History International Symposium (1982 : Santa Monica, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 563 p., 1-12 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Mexican American women--Congresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464126

La Chicana and the intersection of race, class, and gender / Irene I. Blea

Author:
Blea, Irene I (Irene Isabel)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 167 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
Topic:
Mexican American women--History  Search this
Mexican American women--Social conditions  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Call number:
E184.M5B56 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450160

Las Mujeres : Mexican American/Chicana women : photographs and bilingual biographies of seventeen women from the Spanish colonial period to the present / developed by National Women's History Project

Author:
National Women's History Project  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Mexican American women  Search this
Call number:
E184.M5 M95 1991
E184.M5M95 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427298

Flor y ciencia : Chicanas in science, mathematics, and engineering / Norma Cantú, editor ; with an introduction by Aida Hurtado

Title:
Chicanas in science, mathematics, and engineering
Author:
Cantú, Norma  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 180 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Women in science  Search this
Women scientists  Search this
Mexican American women  Search this
Hispanic American scientists  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Call number:
Q130 .F56 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_847627

Latina filmmakers and writers : the notion of Chicanisma through films and novellas / by Jenny Dean

Title:
Latina filmmakers & writers
Author:
Dean, Jennifer Watson 1979-  Search this
Physical description:
245 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
American literature--Mexican American authors--History and criticism  Search this
American literature--Women authors--History and criticism  Search this
Mexican American women in literature  Search this
Mexican American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Women motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Mexican American women in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
PS153.M4 D427 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_837586

A Dolores Huerta reader / edited by Mario T. García

Author:
García, Mario T  Search this
Subject:
Huerta, Dolores 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
Topic:
Mexican American women labor leaders  Search this
Agricultural laborers--Labor unions--Organizing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025374

Memories and migrations : mapping Boricua and Chicana histories / edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and John R. Chávez

Author:
Ruíz, Vicki  Search this
Chávez, John R. 1949-  Search this
William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 234 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
20th century
Topic:
Mexican American women--Social conditions  Search this
Puerto Rican women--Social conditions  Search this
Women immigrants--Social conditions  Search this
Mexicans--Migrations--History  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Migrations--History  Search this
Community life--History  Search this
Sex role--History  Search this
Ethnicity--History  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_926957

Latina issues : fragments of historia (ella) (herstory) / edited with an introduction by Antoinette Sedillo López

Author:
López, Antoinette Sedillo  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 433 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
Topic:
Hispanic American women--History  Search this
Hispanic American women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512769

Voices of a new Chicana/o history / Refugio I. Rochín and Dennis N. Valdés, editors

Author:
Rochin, Refugio I  Search this
Valdés, Dennis Nodín  Search this
Physical description:
x, 307 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Mexican American women--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_601539

The decolonial imaginary : writing Chicanas into history / Emma Pérez

Author:
Pérez, Emma 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 181 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Mexican American women--History  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_564648

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