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Mel Casas papers, 1963-1998

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as five series.

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Series 1:Biographical Materials, 1975-1996
4 folders
Box 1

Biographical materials contain a certificate, curriculum vitae, and files for the art collective Con Safo.
DescriptionContainer
Certificate, San Antonio Fine Arts Commission, 1988
1
1
Con Safo, 1975-1978
1
2-3
Curriculum Vitae, 1990-1996
1
4

Series 2:Correspondence, 1975-1993
4 folders
Box 1

Correspondence is mainly with galleries and universities regarding business matters and exhibitions.
DescriptionContainer
General, 1975-1984
1
5
General, 1985-1987
1
6
General, 1988
1
7
General, 1989-1993
1
8

Series 3:Writings, 1973-1993
5 folders
Box 1

Writings by Casas are on Chicano art, descriptions of individual painting from the Humanscape series, and notes on contemporary art month. Writings by others include a student paper on Casas and the manuscript "Mexican and Chicano Workers in Visual Arts" by Shifra M. Goldman.
DescriptionContainer
By Casas, On Chicano Art, 1973-1976
1
9
By Casas, Humanscape Series Descriptions, circa 1974
1
10
By Casas, Notes on Contemporary Art Month, 1993
1
11
By Others, "Mel Casas: Painting as Idea" by Carey Clements, 1975
1
12
By Others, "Mexican and Chicano Workers in Visual Arts" by Shifra M. Goldman, 1982
1
13

Series 4:Printed Materials, 1963-1998
0.7 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2, OVs 3-4

Brochures, newspaper and magazine clippings, event programs, exhibition announcements and catalogs, invitations, periodicals, and posters relating to Casas, his artwork, and exhibitions, as well as a press kit for the influential exhibition The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970 are in this series.
DescriptionContainer
Brochures, 1982-1991
1
14
Clippings, 1966-1998
1
15-18
Clippings, 1977-1981
3
Event Programs, 1988-1990
1
19
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1963-1995
2
1-5
Exhibition Catalogs, 1979-1993
3
Invitations, circa 1986
2
6
Periodicals, 1967-1981
2
7-8
Periodicals, 1980
3
Posters, 1979-1983
4
Press Kit, The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States 1920-1970 Exhibition, 1989
2
9

Series 5:Photographic Materials, circa 1977
1 folder
Box 2

Photographic materials consist of portraits and snapshots of Casas, Casas with others, and an exhibition of Humanscape 55 in Houston, Texas.
DescriptionContainer
Mel Casas, circa 1977
2
10
Exhibition of Humanscape 55 in Houston, Texas, circa 1976
2
11

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.