Digital Archives Meets UX Research

Over 25,000 never-before-seen images were recently digitized and described by the CSRC, which were made available on two digital platforms. Former CSRC research assistant Michael Aguilar discusses the research that drove this project.

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The Panel of Americans

CSRC archives specialist Doug Johnson examines the Panel of Americans, a program founded by the UCLA University Religious Conference in 1942, which included students of different ethnic and religious backgrounds that would travel to communities throughout California to deliver talks and take questions on diversity and tolerance.

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CSRC Archival Treasures: Findings On Chicana/o/x Murals

Gabriela Rodriguez-Gomez discusses her research into three CSRC collections: the Nancy Tovar Murals of East L.A. Collection and the CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation) Records, Parts I and II. Rodriguez-Gomez, a Chicana artist and PhD candidate in Chicana/o studies at UCLA, used the research for the completion of her master’s thesis. Her work was supported in part by a CSRC research grant, with funds provided through the Institute of American Cultures.

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Give Us Our Flowers: Latinx Artivist Portraits

Angélica Becerra, artist and PhD candidate in Chicana/o studies at UCLA, discusses artworks she created that will be included in an exhibition at the Chicano Studies Research Center in Fall 2019. Becerra’s works are watercolor portraits of emerging and established artivists—artist-activists who are responsible for visual culture in contemporary social movements.

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