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Mel Casas papers, 1963-1998

Casas, Mel, 1929-2014

Art teacher, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and educator Mel Casas measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1963 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical materials that include files on the art collective Con Safo, correspondence regarding business and exhibitions, writings by Casas on Chicano art and by others, printed materials, and photographic materials containing photographs and slides of Casas and others, his artwork, and an exhibition.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mel Casas (1929-2014) was a painter and educator in San Antonio, Texas.


The Mel Casas papers were donated by Mel Casas in 1981 and microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Additional papers were donated by Casas in 1999.

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