Artist Diane Gamboa Adds Insight to Her Art

Diane Gamboa at CEMAAs part of the Imaginarte project visiting artist Diane Gamboa came to UCSB in May 2011. She shared her life as an artist, her provocative art, fanciful style of haute couture paper fashion and photography with students at UCSB and La Cuesta High School. At CEMA she is helping to add richness and depth to the Self Help Graphics & Art Archives and the Shifra Goldman Collection by adding narration and descriptions to her art and imagery. During her visit Thomas Carrasco, Chicano Studies doctorate student and Chicano Secret Service troop member, conducted an insightful interview with Diane that was recorded and is a significant contribution to scholarship in the area of Chicano/a art and culture.



Asian American Oral History Project

Asian Americans in Santa BarbaraCEMA is involved in a project to document the history of the Santa Barbara Royal Presidio neighborhood. Partners in this project include the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the UCSB Asian American Studies Department. Several teams have been conducting a series of oral histories of long-time elderly local Asian American residents of the Presidio neighborhood in downtown Santa Barbara.

In connection with this project, CEMA created an undergraduate research internship in conjunction with the Oral History Program of the Department of Special Collections. The internship trains Asian American undergraduate students to conduct and transcribe oral history interviews, while CEMA also endeavors to collect and preserve the historical artifacts, documents, and photographs associated with the interviews.




CEMA is one of the special contributors to the Calisphere (formerly California Cultures) website which documents California's rich history of diversity and multicultural contributions.




ImaginArte LogoInterpreting and Re-imaging Chican@Art

ImaginArte is the name chosen for an exciting new interdisciplinary humanities project that will draw on CEMA collections to foment new research, scholarship, exhibitions and publications. Its overall goal is to support new scholarship, research, exhibitions, publications, and greater online access to the visual legacy of the Chicano movement.



Student Handouts

This is a handout that is helpful to students doing Chicano studies research using primary Sources.



Essays and Publications

Archives and Manuscripts: Historical Antecedents to Contemporary Chicano Collections by Salvador Guerena

Los Cielos / The Heavens - Three critical essays written by: Sybil Venegas, art historian, writer and educator at East Los Angeles College; Armando Duron, major supporter and collector of Chicano art of Los Angeles; Reina Prado, cultural activist, educator, and curator in Tucson, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Comentario Sobre las Colecciónes Chicanas de Arte Visual en el Acervo Etnico y Multicultural de California

"JUST ANOTHER POSTER? - Chicano Graphic Arts in California
, is the first exhibition and book that explores the poster art created by dozens of Chicano artists in California from the late 1960s to the present."
Article written by Mark Vallen - a participating artist in the exhibition.



Related Links

A.S. UCSB Living History Project
Asian American Studies Department, UCSB
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
Black Studies Department, UCSB
Archives of African American Music and Culture (aaamc)
Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, UCSB
Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA (CSRC)
Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota
The Amistad Research Center (African American Studies) at Tulane University
Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture
Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
Japanese American History Archives
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Copyright and Fair Use
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland

A VerCEMA is an institutional affiliate of A Ver. Click here for more information on the project