The Benson Latin American Collection

Ricardo Sánchez Papers, 1959-1989 (bulk 1969-1982)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sánchez, Ricardo, 1941-
Title: Ricardo Sánchez Papers
Dates: 1959-1989
Dates (Bulk): (bulk 1969-1982)
Abstract: Personal papers of activist Chicano poet Ricardo Sánchez reflect his writing and community involvement.
Call No.: BENSON-MS SANCHEZ, RICARDO
OCLC Record No.: 23157170
Extent: 11 ft 3 in., 341 photographic prints and negatives, 177 color slides, 15 phonotapes, 1 reel super 8mm motion picture
Language: English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

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.


Scope and Contents Note

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. Oversize Material.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Ricardo Sánchez Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Sánchez, Ricardo, 1941- --Archives
Abelardo, 1931-
Ackley, Randall W.
Burciaga, José Antonio
De León, Nephtalí, 1945-
Garza, Mario, 1943-
Guerrero, El Zarco.
Jeantet, Louis.
Ortiz, Simon J., 1941-
Salazar, Juan Albert.
Tigre (Poet)
Vento, Arnold C.
Canto al Pueblo Association.
National Hispanic Institute.
Union Graduate School (Yellow Springs, Ohio).
American literature--Mexican American authors.
Mexican American art.
Mexican American poets.
Mexican Americans.
Abelardo, 1931-
Estrella, Armando.
Orona, Mago.
Rosas, Carlos (Carlos Augusto).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Ricardo Sánchez Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

Correspondence

Box
1 General Correspondence
1 1962-1969
2-3 1970-1971
4 1972 January-June
5 1972 July-December
6 1973 January-June
7 1973 July-December
8 1974 January-June
9 1974 July-December
Box Folder
2 1 1975 January-May
2 1975 June-December
3 1976 January-September
4 1976 October-December
5 1977 January-June
6 1977 July-December
7 1978 January-July
8 1978 August-December
Box Folder
3 1 1979 January-June
2 1979 July-December
3 1980 January-June
4 1981-1982
5-6 Undated
Correspondence from Louis Jeantet
7 1970-1973
8 1974-1979
Box
4 Correspondence of other individuals
1 Letters of recommendation, 1962, 1970-1972, 1975-1977, 1979-1980
Other
Sanchez was copied (cc).
2 1969-1972
3 1973-1976
4 1977-1978
5 1979-1982
6 Undated



Literary Productions

Box
5 Literary Manuscripts
Single poems
1 1961-1968
2 1966-1969
Notebook entitled "Thoughts and poems"
3 1969
4 Notebook, 1969 June-October
5-6 1970-1971
7-8 1972-1973
9 1974
Box Folder
6 1-4 1975-1978
5 1978 September
Photocopy of notebook.
6 1979
7 1979
Photocopy of notebook.
8-9 1980
Box
7 Poetry Collections
1 México-América (with Sylvia González and Abelardo Delgado), 1969
2 Los Cuatro, 1969
3 In and Out (with Abelardo Delgado), 1969
4 Introduction by Abelardo Delgado, and other poems, 1969
Mexi-colored Moods
5 Original typescript and carbon copy
6 Photocopy, 1969
7-8 The Drum, three thoughts on being chicano, 1970
9 La raza: chicano
10 Chicano y orgulloso
Hechizos
11-12 Copy 1-2, 1970
13 Canto y grito mi liberaciÓn, 1970
14 Six poems for Carmencita Barron, 1971
15 Obras, 1971
16 Mano a mano (with Juan Contreras), 1971
17 Demented tisne
Box Folder
8 1 Hechizos-Spells, 1974
Cuna
2 Original typescript, 1974
3 Photocopy with corrections
4 Photocopy of final draft, 1974
In and Out I
5 Original typescript
6 Photocopy
Box Folder
9 1 With protest and love, 1975
2 Untitled, 1975
3-4 Prison tripas and movement doings, 1976
5 Untitled, 1976
6 Demented menudos de Chukesville, 1976
7 Florimoquiando, 1976
Soujourns and mind soul etchings, 1976
8 Pages 1-100
9 Pages 101-228
10 Milhaus blues, 1977
11 Jornadas, 1978
12 Milhaus con safos, 1977 March 17
Box
10 Amsterdam cantos, 1979
1-2 Copy 1-2
3 Illustrations by Zarco Guerrero
4 Lemon Creek Gold, 1979
5-6 Piensasentimiento chicano: poetica de la raza (copy 1-2), 1979
7 Cantos europeos refritos, 1979
8 Collected poetry-title pages, tables of contents, introductions, pieces, various dates
Box
11 Prose
1 1969-1970
2 1971
3 1972
4 1973-1974
5 1975-1976
6 1977-1978
7 1979-1980
8 Undated
Scripts
9 Cantos de Aztlán (KCE-TV), 1973
10 Entelequia III, 1978
11 Entelequia (proposals, playbills, broadsides, news releases), 1977
12 Juan, Chuy, undated
Box
12 Published Works
Newspaper articles
1 Richmond Afro-American, 1969
2 Richmond Chronicle, 1969
Poetry published in periodicals and anthologies
3 Tabula Rasa, 1977
4 Los Cuatro, Barrio Publications, Denver (copy 1-2), 1970
5 Quetzal, 1971
6 Los Poetas Chicanos, Crystal City Independent School District, 1975
7 Dále gas, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, 1977
8 The Indian Rio Grande, San Marcos Press, 1977
9 The Next World, The Crossing Press, New York, 1978
10 Focus on Literature, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1978
11 Crippled Warlords, Ins and Outs, Amsterdam, 1978
12 The Great Salt Lake Anthology, 1979
13 Assorted journals, 1969-1970, 1973-1977
14 Assorted newspapers, 1969-1970, 1972-1974, 1976-1977
15 Articles in periodicals, 1988
16 Duplicates and incomplete works, 1970, 1975, undated
Box
13 Essays published in periodicals and anthologies
1 Assorted periodicals, 1972-1975
2 Assorted periodicals, 1976-1982
3 Assorted newspapers, 1971, 1978, 1980, 1986
4 "Mictla: a Chicano's Long Road Home," The Publish It Yourself Handbook, Pushcart Press, New York, 1978
Book Reviews
5 Assorted periodicals, 1972, 1979
6 Assorted newspapers, 1971, 1978-1979
Monographs
Canto y grito mi liberación
7-8 Mictla Publications, El Paso (copy 1-2), 1971
9 Anchor Books, Garden City, NY (copy 1-2), 1973
Box
14 HechizoSpells, Chicano Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
Milhaus Blues and Gritos Norteños, Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1978
Amsterdam cantos y poemas pistos, Place of the Heron Press, Austin, Texas, 1983
Box
15 Writings about Ricardo Sánchez and his work
Book Reviews
1 Entelequia, Hechizospells, and Canto y grito mi liberación, 1970s
2 "Reviewer's List" for Canto y grito mi liberación, 1973
Biographical Articles
3 1971-1974
4 1975-1978
5 1979-1980
6 Undated



Activities and Organizations

Box
16 Announcements of Speaking Engagements
1 1970-1975
2 1976-1980
3-4 Undated
Box
17 Union Graduate School
1 Files, 1971-1972
2 Files, 1973
3 Files, 1974-1979
4 Daniel A. Castro's Internship report (1976) and P.D.E. Design (1977), 1976-1977
5 Eugene Speller correspondence, 1974-1975
6 Chicanismo: the barrio..., 1973
7 Re: doctoral certification, 1974
8 General information and application
9 Union Graduate School Newsletter, 1974 November-December, 1975 January, 1975 August, 1976 September
10 Rosters, 1970 June-1974 July
11 12 individuals' curriculum vitae, undated
Box
18 Projects supervised by Ricardo Sánchez
1 Program summary and dissertation of Eugene Speller, 1973
2 P.D.E. November 1975, prepared by Angela Gilliam for Dr. Sánchez, 1975
3 Night is Ending, novel by José Armas (P.D.E.), 1980 June
Box
19 Canto al Pueblo Association
1 Correspondence from Reimundo Tigre Pérez, 1977-1979
2 Correspondence from Leo Carrillo and Isabel Arredondo, 1978 February-August
3 Correspondence from Arnold C. Vento, 1978-1979
4 Articles of Association, circa 1978
5 Bylaws, circa 1973
6 Board meetings, 1978
7 Financial reports, 1978-1979 January
8 Synopsis, Schedule, Program, 1977
9 Proposal: The Chicano Artist and His Role (photocopy), 1977
10 Documentary film's schedule of costs, 1977
11 Agenda, 1977 May-June
12 "Tanto al Pueblo" (letters)
13 Bumper stickers, stationery, leaflet
14 Progress reports I-III, minutes
15 Newsletter, 1978 February 22
16 Corpus Christi, 1978 June
17 Corpus Christi newspaper articles, 1978
18 Stationery and broadsides, 1978
19 Correspondence of Joaquín LeFebre, 1978-1979
20 Steering committee roster and minutes, 1978
21 Statement and purpose, 1979
22 NEA grant and budget, 1979-1980
23 "Profile," 1979 April 16-20
24 Newspaper articles, 1978-1979
25 Programs, invitations, stationery 1979, undated
26 COMPAS NEWS, undated



Subject Files

Box
20 Ablelardo "Lalo" Delgado
1 Correspondence, 1973, 1977, 1978
2 Vita and bibliography
3 Courses syllabi, 1976, undated
4 Newspaper articles, 1977-1978
5 Ephemera, undated
6 Poetry (photocopies, newsclipping), undated
Poetry
7 Bajo el sol de Aztlán
8 By Angrying the Gods
9 Dulce costal
10 Girl with the Black Hat
11 The Hungry Man
12 Maximum Sensitivity
13 7 Abelardos
14 Seven Abelardos
15 Seven of Abelardo
16 Siete Abelardos (2 issues)
17 Siete Abelardos
18 7 Abelardos
19-20 Siete de Abelardo
21 7 de Abelardo
22 25 Pieces of a Chicano Mind
23 The Chicano Movement: Some Not Too...
24 Mortal Sin Kit
25 Reflexiones
26 A Thermos Bottle Full of Self-Pity
Box
21 Writing by other authors
1 Ackley, Randall
2 Aguila, Pancho
3 Amaza, Hector S.
4 Amézquita, Ricardo Mario
5 Buriaga, José Antonio
6 Cervantes, Lorna Dee
7 Contreras, Juan
8-10 DeLeón, Nephtalí
11 Garza, Mario
12 Garza, Juanleandro
13 González, Sylvia
14 Guerrero, Zarco
15 Hinojosa-Smith, Rolando
16 La Farelle, Lorenzo G.
17 Madrid-Bareta, Arturo
18 Mares, E.A.
19 Morton, Carlos
20 Ortiz, Simon J.
21 Robles, J. Humberto
22 Romero, Leo
23 Salinas, Raul
24 Schieterbeck, Bert
25 Sifuentes, Frank
26 Wile
27 Miscellaneous poetry
28 Poetry about Ricardo Sánchez
Box
22 Alphabetical subject files
Subject Files A-D
1 Manuel Acosta
2 Tony Agpaoa (Philippine miracle surgeon), 1972
3 José Antonio Burciago, 1978
4 CBS, Inc., grant, 1982 July
5 Chicano art organizations
6 Chicano artists, 1975, 1978-1979
7 Chicano caucus, 1972
8 Chicano literary world, 1974
9 Chicanos and American literature, undated, post 1970
10 "There is Something New Under the Sun: Chicano Writers and Poets," 1971
11 "Contemporary Chicano Poetry: 1969-1977"
12 "Exponentes contemporáneos de la literatura chicana..." Arnold C. Vento
13 "Apuntes sobre la poesía chicana," circa 1975-1976
14 Chicano movement series--El Paso Herald-Post, 1971-1972
15 Chicanos, 1969-1970, undated
16 Colorado Migrant Council M.I.S. Report, 1970 June-August
17 Nephtalí DeLeón, 1979-1980
18 Moises David, 1973-1979
Box
23 Subject Files E-P
1 Education
2 El Paso Juvenile Delinquency Study Project Report (Parts I-II), circa 1969
Box Folder
24 1-2 Ethnic studies
3 Farmworkers' Union 1969, 1977, undated
4 Film projects 1976-1977, undated
5 Grant proposals 1975, 1978
6 Guerrero, Adolfo "El Zarco," 1979, undated
7 Denver police 1971, 1973
8 Movimiento Cristiano de Liberación
9 MASA
10 Ernesto Martínez
11 Mexican Americans in Texas (1966 Texas Observer),
12 M.L.A., Language and linguistics reprint
13 National Chicano Forum
14 Raymundo "Tigre" Pérez
15 Poets & Writers, Inc. (New York University), 1977-1978
16 Political prisoners
17 Public schools--Denver
17a Prison publication: Time and Tide
18 Public schools--Salt Lake City
19 Public schools--Utah
20 "The Practitioner," Community Relations
21 Public schools--Ogden Utah, E.C.H.O.
22 Puerto Rico, "La cuestión de color en P.R."
Box
25 Subject Files R-Z
1 La Raza Unida, 1970, 1973, 1979
2 Carlos Rosas, 1975, 1977
3 SER--Salt Lake City, 1980
4 Social Services--El Paso, 1969, 1979
5 Social Services--San Antonio (1974 report), 1974
6 Social Services, 1969, 1971, 1974
7 University of Utah--Proposed poetry festival, undated
8 University of Utah--Chicano Students Association, 1978-1979
9 University of California--San Diego, "Carta Abierta," 1976



Business Enterprises

Box
26 MICTLA Publications
1 Perspectiva #1 (c. 1972, Voces de la gente, Joe Olvera)
2 Perspectiva #2 (Del Político, José Angel Gutiérrez)
3 Publications, 1973-1974
Business records
4 1971-72
5 1972-73
6 1973-74
7 1974 August 1-1975 July 31
8-12 Bank statements, 1971-1975
Check stubs
13 1971-1972
14 1972 May 10-1973 November 6
15 1973 November 15-1975 January 4
16 Invoices, deposits, loose notes
17 Letterhead, envelopes
18 MICTLA publication ledger, 1971-1973
19 Ledger 13431, circa 1971-1975
Box
27 National Hispanic Institute
1 Correspondence 1981-1982
2 Projects, activities, and procedures circa 1979-1982
3 Ateneo: A Hispanic Think Tank Prospectus 1982
4 Fund raising--Austin Fund undated
5 Austin Young Leaders' Conference 1982
6 "Escenarios y recursos," 1982
7 Contact list, form letter, budget, 1982
8 Contact list, form letter, budget, 1982, undated
9 Printed Material, 1980-1981
10 Stationery, undated
Noel Therapeutic Center Halfway House
11 Certificate of incorporation and articles, 1982
12 Application, 1981
13 Leaflets, undated
14 Resignation letter, 1982



Personal Materials

Box Folder
27 15 Resumes, curriculum vitae, circa 1969-1970s
16 Answers to Bruce-Novoa questionnaire, 1975
17 1979 version of Proust Questionnnaire of 1884, 1979
18 Personal materials and mementos, circa 1950s-1970s
19 Identification, 1969-1970s
20 Parole forms, 1969, 1972
21 Speaking contracts, 1970-1975, 1979
22 Publishing agreements, 1970s
23 Publishing royalty statements, 1973-1976, 1978
24 Course syllabi, 1978, 1980
25 Stationery, undated
26-27 Addresses and notes, 1970s-1980s
28 Paycheck stubs (personal), 1970s
Box Folder
28 1 Notes on job performances, 1969 April-May
2 Notebook
3 Notebooks (Accounts of crimes)
4 Notes
4a Notes and sketches
5 Sketches
6 Publishers announcements
7 Resumes
8-9 Translations by Ricardo Sánchez of various Mexican court proceedings
10 Pat Gallegos (3 drawings)
11 Events: programs and announcements
12 Ephemera, news clippings
13 Calendars (1-2) and address book, 1969, 1976, undated
14 Notes, undated
15 Wallet with business cards, undated



Audio-visual Materials

Box
29 Photographs
1-8 Photographs 1-57
Black and white and color prints of Ricardo Sánchez, his family and friends.
9 Photographs 58-60
3 8x10 black and white prints of drawings by M. Acosta.
10 Photographs 61-68
8 8x10 black and white prints of artwork by Carlos Rosas.
11 Photographs 69-89
20 8x10 black and white prints: sculptures by Zarco Guerrero; 1 4x5 photo of Guerrero working.
12 Photographs 90-95
6 8x10 copy photos.
13 Photographs 96-100: Mexican American Art
3 4x5 and 2 8x10
14 Photograph 101
Two postcards of "Chicano History: a mural painting complete June 1970. Located at the Chicano Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024 Aztlán Edwards Color Productions, WLA KV5450."
Slides
15 Movie (21 slides)
16 Movie (20 slides)
Mexican American Art
17 Armando Estrella (20 slides)
18 Mago Orona (20 slides)
19 Carlos Rosas (40 slides)
20 Ricardo Sánchez and friends (slides)
21 Five 8x10 contact sheets (black and white) from color slides
Box
30 Negatives
1-13 100 copy negatives from the photograph collection in Box 29
14 136 negatives from the slide collection in box 29 of Mexican American Art by Carlos Rosas and Zarco Guerrero, also Ricardo Sánchez and friends
Box
31 Recordings
Cassette tapes
1 Ricardo Sánchez
2 KLO Radio--Juan Balli and Dr. Ricardo Sánchez, 1978 April 2
3 Angela Gilliam
4 Javier Pacheco
5 Sandra Esteves and Simon Ortiz (cop.1-2)
6 Leslie Silko (Poems and Story) and Frank Chin (The Lone Ranger) cop.1-2
7 Iwasaki and Tony Parra
8 Phil George and Jacobs
9 Soto, Joe Benchac, Berssen Brunge, and Javier Pacheco
10 Las Cuatro Esquinas del Tango: Tangos Poemisados
11 Untitled (copy 1-2)
Box
32 Reel to reel audio tape: Southwest Poetry Collection
Box
33 Memorabilia
1 Banner: "MAYA, EL PASO"
2 Bumper stickers
3 Texas license plate: "MICTLA," 1972
4 Buttons and name tags, circa 1970s-1980s
5 Movie (Super 8): Sound Print
6 Wood block with poem: "Sí se puede"



Oversize Material

Map_Case Folder
OV 1 Sanchez portrait photograph, undated
2 Europe posters
Newspapers
3 Richmond Chronicle clippings, 1969
4 Leftwing and underground newspapers, 1960s-1970s
5 Pictorial material, 1970s, undated
Eleven items; includes some items inscribed to Sanchez.