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Emanuel Martinez papers, 1964-2015

Martinez, Emanuel, 1947-

Muralist, Art teacher, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Emanuel Martinez measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1964 to 2015. The collection is comprised of correspondence with Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez of the activist group Crusade for Justice; writings that include journal entries, essays about Mexican American youth, education, the artist Rini Templeton, community murals, and a presentation transcript about the sculpture Farm Workers' Altar; printed materials that include a bumper sticker and flyer designed by Martinez, photocopies of a poem and sketch by Martinez, and a book of writings on Mexican and Spanish Americans signed by George Garcia; photographs of Martinez as a child, in portraits, painting, and at events; and a scrapbook documenting the history of murals and Chicano art in Colorado through clippings and one letter of congratulations from former Representative Patricia Schroeder.

Biographical/Historical Note

Emanuel Martinez (1947- ) is a painter, muralist, and educator in Denver, Colorado.

Provenance

The papers were donated by Emanuel Martinez in 2017.

Funding

The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.