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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 12)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1965-2014
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material includes two appointment books, awards and certificates, education records for the University of Texas in San Antonio, one video recording of an interview, and written interviews. Also included is a draft of a report on the Eleanor Heard survey of Latino art in San Antonio for which Vargas was interviewed. Photographs include Vargas at exhibition and political events, and with friends; photographs of her uncle, who was also a photographer; and one photograph by Christopher Rauschenberg.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vargkath, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bd61075a-3626-4877-9327-3530c0ff947c
EDAN-URL:
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Lippard, Lucy

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-2012
Scope and Contents:
Includes post cards, illustrated envelopes, photographs of travel to Oaxaca in Mexico, and a photographs album of Vargas's trip to New Mexico to visit Lippard.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bb1e9054-af2d-4e57-b8ad-dbc776a9c489
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet (Boxes 1-5, 12)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-2014
Scope and Contents:
The series contains Kathy Vargas's correspondence with Allan D. Coleman, Jim Goldberg, Lucy Lippard, Chon A. Noriega, Jeff Perrone, May Stevens, Kay Turner, and colleagues and collectors, as well as correspondence regarding donations, exhibitions, publications, and residencies and grants.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vargkath, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw926324b71-a71f-49c4-baab-9b0f6d4782c6
EDAN-URL:
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Exhibitions

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1-12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-2014
Scope and Contents:
Includes records for exhibitions of Vargas's work organized by Juan Bruce Novoa, Con Safo, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA), and other exhibitions.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9be421687-00d5-4310-9e9e-59406503e778
EDAN-URL:
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Writings and Notes

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 5-6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985-2014
Scope and Contents:
Writings include a commencement address, various lectures and panel talks that include three video recordings, manuscripts and drafts by Vargas and others that includes one electronic disc, five notebooks, and notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vargkath, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e2e3aaba-12de-4a07-9840-ace761665095
EDAN-URL:
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Lectures

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985-1994
Scope and Contents:
Includes a videocassette recording of a telecourse titled "The New Patronage" at the University of California in Davis.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb7dc5c3-1d8d-4212-a1a1-b33c5249c0d4
EDAN-URL:
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Panels

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Extent:
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 6, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
circa 1990-2005
Scope and Contents:
Panels include "Lightning in a Bottle" at Texas State University and a panel in conjunction with the exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation at the Wight Art Gallery.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc43b6b3-feb0-424e-aa03-8858258e4ebc
EDAN-URL:
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Manuscripts and Drafts

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 10-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985-circa 2014
Scope and Contents:
Includes manuscripts and drafts for the book Born of Resistance; an article in the journal Nueva Luz that also includes an electronic disc; a manuscript titled "A Gust of Wind Through the Mexican Apple Tree" for the Revelaciones/Revelations symposium; manuscripts, notes, and newspapers for articles published in San Antonio Light. Also included are manuscripts by Shifra M. Goldman and Amelia Malagamba-Ansotegui.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e9dae3de-8c8e-4e56-b3d1-e84314293db9
EDAN-URL:
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Notebooks

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 17-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990-circa 1997
Scope and Contents:
Includes five notebooks with notes on artwork for exhibitions, lists of artwork, writings about empowerment and mentoring, contact information, and project notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw954f8edc8-0e23-468c-ae3c-61ea3b614e63
EDAN-URL:
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Notes

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 21-22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 2005
Scope and Contents:
Includes notes on the preface by Vargas for the book Available Light. Also included is a published copy of the book along with sketches and other notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92baf146f-2f21-4054-94aa-c1898f06b310
EDAN-URL:
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Project and Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (Boxes 6-8, 12)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-2004
Scope and Contents:
The series consists of material for American Voices, Chicano: An American Experience, Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, and Intimate Lives: Work by Ten Contemporary Latina Artists. Also included are files for a Blue Art Space exhibition, drawings for the Guerrilla Girls Fotonovela, Vargas's research on San Antonio shrines, and 12 sound recordings for the exhibition Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vargkath, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw918cf1d4c-5d40-43d9-b280-43a36873d3cc
EDAN-URL:
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American Voices

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 3-15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992-2002
Scope and Contents:
Includes letters with Robert Buitron and artists, artist lists, meeting notes, material for a Latino book, slides of artwork, and correspondence.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw916abe557-c59c-4d34-b77c-dff4145b8444
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref40

Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 1-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1995
Scope and Contents:
Includes writings by hospice workers and relatives of patients, loan papers, correspondence, research material on death and hospice care, and 12 sound cassettes tapes of interviews.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc217747-b4d2-46f7-87f9-33ff09dfcf24
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref45

Intimate Lives: Work by Ten Contemporary Latina Artists

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 12-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1993
Scope and Contents:
Includes slides of artwork, correspondence with artists, and the original proposal for the exhibition.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93b26eb6e-95be-4dcb-b9dc-efe758afdfc8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref46

San Antonio Shrines

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 1-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-1995
Scope and Contents:
Includes research material and notes, slides, manuscripts, and records related to Vargas's participation in the Smithsonian Folklore Summer Institute as a Community Folklore Scholar.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw915d81fbe-0e56-4a84-9aa9-83555bf6d508
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref47

Professional Files

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 8-9)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-2016
Scope and Contents:
Vargas's professional files contain records for her membership on various boards and committees; her employment with the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, as a music photographer, and at the University of the Incarnate Word; Juan Bruce Novoa memorabilia, including photographs and printed material; and files for her work on selection panels.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vargkath, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9694626ea-2e67-4f3a-b9c2-ac6bed4a850c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref5

Employment, University of the Incarnate Word - Tenure and Promotion Presentation Book 1

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 2002
Scope and Contents:
The tenure and promotion presentation books contain correspondence, printed materials, and other documents that highlight Vargas's professional accomplishments.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 5: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b605b1ca-9bcd-4219-840b-429ca0544ad5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref55

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet (Boxes 9-12, OV 13)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-circa 2010
Scope and Contents:
The series consists of a book and book jacket, clippings, three scrapbooks of clippings, a documentary video recording of the Day of the Dead event, exhibition announcements and catalogs, journals and magazines, newsletters, posters, press releases, programs, and a thesis written by Ann Marie Leimer about Vargas.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vargkath, Series 6
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91440c2dc-bdfc-4ace-b52d-a173dd3ca055
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref6

Clippings Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 1-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1991
Scope and Contents:
3 scrapbooks
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 6: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95fd76505-7abb-42b4-a420-5f77952970cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref62

Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 5-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-circa 2010
Scope and Contents:
The files contain materials on Vargas's early exhibitions, her first solo exhibition announcement, group exhibitions, exhibitions in which Vargas served on the jury, and catalogs with text written by Vargas.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kathy Vargas papers
Kathy Vargas papers / Series 6: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9473a98be-8839-417e-a5f3-97764e768d97
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vargkath-ref64

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