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Nora Chapa Mendoza papers, circa 1963-2013

Mendoza, Nora Chapa, 1932-

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 4.1 Linear feet 1.78 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of painter and educator Nora Chapa Mendoza measure 4.1 linear feet and 1.78 gigabytes, and date from circa 1963-2013. Biographical material includes résumés and awards, as well as other miscellaneous biographical material. Correspondence is mostly professional in nature and reflects her relationships with artists galleries and other professional organizations throughout her career, incl. Personal business records document select exhibitions and relationships with galleries such as the Partners Gallery, and include artwork inventories, consignments, and pricelists. Project files document specific projects including commissions and educational initiatives, as well as key conferences related to international labor relations and indigenous civil rights. Writings include artist statements, lectures and notes and sketches. Printed material documents the career of Nora Chapa Mendoza as well as and the art and Hispanic cultural scenes in Detroit in the form of announcements, clippings, catalogs, magazines and books. Photographic material documents various exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and trips.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nora Chapa Mendoza (1932-) is a painter and educator in Detroit, Michigan.


Donated in 2018 by Nora Chapa Mendoza.

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Language Note

Most of the collection is in English; some records are in Spanish.