"Marcha de la Reconquista" photograph [Aug. 7, 1971], Jose Montoya Papers.  
Project Partners

This project was acampus partnership under the auspices of the Chicano Studies Institute (CSI). The CSI undertakes, promotes and disseminates research regarding the Chicano/Latino experience in California and the United States. The Institute’s research activities serve the intellectual interests of Chicana/o Studies students, researchers and faculty from all departments and units on the UCSB campus. The CSI also promotes cultural education for the campus and community by sponsoring events and programs that draw from Chicana/o, Mexican and Latin American music, dance, theatre, film and art traditions.

Partnering with the CSI was the UCSB Library's California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), a component of the Department of Special Collections. CEMA is a permanent program that acquires, preserves, and makes accessible historical archives and manuscript collections about California’s four major ethnic groups. CEMA’s extensive collections in Chicano/Latino visual and cultural arts are often consulted by visiting scholars throughout the U.S. and abroad;

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, founded close to forty years ago, was one of the first in the nation dedicated to Mexican-American history and culture and is the only academic department of its kind in the UC system because in addition to its undergraduate curriculum, the department’s graduate program includes the first Ph.D. program in the field. It attracts nationally and internationally recognized scholars in this important area of study. Over the past four decades, the department has developed an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on gender, culture, and institutions. Courses probe the roots of a cultural tradition beginning with the pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico and extending into the many areas of contemporary American society, including politics, education, literature, the arts, and religion;

The University Art Museum (UAM) is considered a national leader among university art museums with an ambitious program of exhibitions, publications, and educational activities. The UAM stimulates active learning about art and its role in society through a changing schedule of world-class exhibitions and unique educational partnerships.



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"City of Lights" painting by Rafael Lopez UC Santa Barbara Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano Studies Institute CEMA University Art Museum "Marcha de la Reconquista" photograph [Aug. 7, 1971], Jose Montoya Papers.