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Mel Casas papers, 1963-1998

Casas, Mel, 1929-2014

Art teacher, Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Mel Casas in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2020, and total 1,030 images.

The processing and digitization of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Additional funding for the digitization of the papers was provided by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: The papers of San Antonio painter and educator Mel Casas measure 1 linear foot and date from 1963 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material including files on the art collective Con Safo, correspondence regarding business and exhibitions, writings by Casas on Chicano art, printed materials documenting Casas's career and Con Safo events, and photographic materials, including photos 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.

Provenance

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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Funding

The processing and digitization of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Additional funding for the digitization of the papers was provided by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.