Ricardo Sánchez Papers, 1959-1989 (bulk 1969-1982)
Poet and writer, born in El Paso, Texas, on March 29, 1941. After serving time in prison in the 1960s, Sánchez worked for social service agencies and studied journalism on a Frederick Douglass Fellowship. He later worked as a consultant and as a college instructor. He received a PhD. from Union Graduate School in 1974 and has taught on the university level. He has operated several businesses, including Mictla Publications, and served on the boards of arts and social service organizations. Has published nine collections of poetry, and his work has appeared in periodicals and anthologies.
Reflects the writing and activities of Ricardo Sánchez, an activist Chicano poet. Contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, and published works of Sánchez. Also contains records of his speaking engagements, his activities in the Canto al Pueblo Association, Colorado Migrant Council, Mictla Publications, National Hispanic Institute, and Union Graduate School. Includes articles about Sánchez and his work, articles about other Chicano writers and artists, and writings by other authors, particularly Abelardo Delgado. Subject files reflect Sánchez' interest in art, Chicano activism, civil rights, education, literature, and publishing among other topics. Photographs show Sánchez, his family, and other Chicano authors and artists. Slides show art work by Armando Estrella, Mago Orona, and Carlos Rosas. Audio tapes record interviews and poetry readings. Newspapers in the collection include leftist, underground, and college publications, as well as newsclippings from mainstream and Mexican American publications.
Organized in eight series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Literary productions, 3. Activities and organizations, 4. Subject files, 5. Business enterprises, 6. Personal materials, 7. Audio-visual materials, and 8. Newspapers. Inventory available in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Cite as: Ricardo Sánchez Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.
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