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Philip Brookman papers, 1977-1993

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as five series.

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Series 1: Artist Files , 1981-1991
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

Files on artists contain mostly exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and other printed material along with smaller amounts of correspondence and notes. Of note is documentation on collaborations between Brookman and artists David Avalos, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Louis Hock, and Elizabeth Sisco on several public art projects. Files on David Avalos includes material on California Mission Daze, "End of Line," San Diego Donkey Cart, "Emma Goldman Speaks," the Super Bowl and MLK billboard public art projects, Crossing Borders/Chicano Artists and other exhibitions, DIA Foundation, public artists collaboration grant application, Teatro Campesino, manuscripts regarding Avalos, interview transcripts, and one notebook.
Description Container Select
Avalos, David, 1981-1989
1
1-6
Davis, Alonzo, 1984
1
7
Fuentes, Carlos, 1988
1
8
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo, 1991
1
9
Herrera, Juan Felipe, 1985
1
10
Hock, Louis, 1984-1988
1
11-12
Lopez, Yolanda, 1975-1985
1
13
Mercado, Patricia, 1985
1
14
Palomino, Ernesto, 1986
1
15
Sanchez, Robert, 1985
1
16
Sisco, Elizabeth, 1991
1
17
Ulloa, Domingo, 1985
1
18

Series 2: Exhibition Files , 1982-1992
1 Linear foot
Boxes 1-2

The series consists of correspondence, notes, loan agreements, and printed material concerning Asco 83 (1983), held at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California at Santa Cruz; correspondence, printed material, and Brookman's draft catalog essays for the exhibitions Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation or CARA and Forty Years of California Assemblage; and correspondence, transcripts, printed material, slides, and photographs regarding the exhibition War and Memory: In the Aftermath of Vietnam (1987), held at the Washington Project for the Arts. Files for other exhibitions include Third World Artists in California (1983), Photographing Ourselves: Contemporary Native American Photography (1986), and Made in Aztlán (1985), an exhibition coinciding with the fifteenth anniversary of Centro Cultural de la Raza.
Description Container Select
ASCO 83 (1983), 1982-1983
1
19
Third World Artists in California (1983), circa 1983
1
20-21
Made in Aztlán (1985), circa 1986
Includes essay by Shifra M. Goldman.
1
22-23
Photographing Ourselves: Contemporary Native American Photography (1986), circa 1986
1
24
War and Memory: In the Aftermath of Vietnam (1987), circa 1988
1
25-26
Hispanic Art in the United States (1987-1988), circa 1988
2
1-2
Life Outside the Law (1988), 1987-1988
2
3
Forty Years of California Assembly (1989), Catalog Essay, 1988-1991
2
4
Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation/CARA (1990-1993), 1988-1992
2
5-8

Series 3: Professional Files , 1982-1991
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3, OV 5

Professional files contain manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and project notes concerning the Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arts Fronterizo (BAW/TAF), the book Culture Wars: Documents from the Recent Controversies in the Arts edited by Richard Bolton, "El Centro Cultural de la Raza - Fifteen Years," and various projects at Washington Project for the Arts. Also found is and correspondence with the director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Rolando Castellon.
Description Container Select
Border Arts Workshop , circa 1986-1989
2
9-10
"Burning Myths at the Border," Manuscripts and Drafts, 1987
2
11
Camera Obscura School of Art (Israel), Correspondence, 1986
2
12
Castellon, Rolando - Correspondence, 1985
2
13
"El Centro Cultural de la Raza - Fifteen Years" by Brookman, Manuscript and Outline Notes, 1985
2
14
"El Centro Cultural de la Raza - Fifteen Years" by Brookman, Manuscript and Outline Notes, 1985
5
Culture Wars: Documents from the Recent Controversies in the Arts, circa 1991
2
15-19
Washington Project for the Arts, circa 1982-1989
Includes correspondence regarding exhibitions and projects, clippings and printed exhibition material, a Fund for Documentary Photography proposal, and notes.
3
1-3
Washington Project for the Arts, circa 1982-1989
5

Series 4: Subject and Research Files , 1977-1993
0.4 Linear feet
Box 3

Files for Brookman's research include mostly printed materials but may contain a small amount of notes and correspondence for border art, Chicano art, Chicano Park, murals, undocumented workers, and other topics. Materials are generally grouped by subject.
Description Container Select
Black Artists, 1989
3
4
Border Art, 1986
3
5
Cave Paintings of Baja California, circa 1993
3
6
Chicano Art, circa 1980s
3
7-8
Chicano Park, circa 1980s
3
9
Chicano Photography, 1986-1987
3
10
Contemporary Native American Art, 1980-1986
3
11
KKK in San Diego, circa 1977
3
12
Lowrider Harassment, 1979-1981
3
13
Minority Owned Organizations, 1982
3
14
Murals, 1983-1985
3
15
Performances in Mexico City, 1984
3
16
Prison Arts Project, 1986
3
17
Rasquachismo Exhibitions, 1988
3
18
U.S.-Mexico Border, 1987
3
19
Undocumented Workers, 1987
3
20
Unity March, 1977
3
21

Series 5: Califas Documentation , 1981-1993
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4, OV 5

The series includes correspondence, agreements, notes, printed material, transcripts, audiovisual logs, and other records relating to the production and distribution of Philip and Amy Brookman's 1988 video documentary, Mi Otro Yo, about Chicano art in California. The documentary project grew out of the exhibition and conference, Califas: An Exhibition of Chicano Art and Culture in California, which was held at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1981 and 1982. Brookman worked as the exhibition coordinator responsible for the scheduling and management of the traveling exhibition.
Description Container Select
Archival Collection, 1982-1989
3
22
Archive Index, circa 1983
3
23
Audio Tape Index, 1982
3
24
"Califas" Documentary Grant Applications, 1985
3
25
"Califas" Manuscript, circa 1987
3
26
Clippings Relating to Califas, 1985-1988
3
27
Conference, 1982
3
28
Conference, 1982
5
Editing Equipment Rental Contract, 1986
3
29
Exhibition, 1981
3
30-31
Mi Otro Yo, circa 1985
Includes files on Cinewest and drafts of the poem "Califas" by Guillermo Gómez-Peña.
3
32-33
Mi Otro Yo, 1983-1993
Includes files for distribution, forms, a post production notebook, rights information, script, slide list for production, and window dub transfer logs.
4
1-8
Mi Otro Yo, Posters, 1981
5
Production Agreement, 1985
4
9
Proposal, circa 1982
4
10
Research Proposal for National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, 1981
4
11
Video Logs, 1982
4
12
Video Logs Corresponding to Transcripts, circa 1986
4
13
Video Post Production, 1985
4
14
Video Transcripts File Index List, circa 1982
4
15

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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