Tomás Ybarra-Frausto papers, 1943-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás 1938-
Title
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto papers
Dates
1943-1988 (inclusive)
1968-1988 (bulk)
Quantity
11.04 cubic feet, including 8 sound cassettes, 1 sound tape reel, and 1 videocassette (20 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 4339-001)
Summary
Papers of a Chicano professor of romance languages and literature at the University of Washington.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The papers are open to all users.

Sound cassettes, sound tape reel, and videocassette require special equipment for listening and viewing.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Tomás Ybarra-Frausto taught in the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literature of the University of Washington from 1970 until 1976. He was an instructor of Chicano culture and history. During this time Ybarra-Frausto was actively involved in proposals for a Chicano studies program at the university. Outside of the university he also dedicated himself to establishing and supporting programs which helped Chicanos to build a healthy identity, to gain access to good education and job training, and ultimately to obtain positions as graduate students and faculty at the university level.

Ybarra-Frausto left the University of Washington as part of a group of Mexican-American faculty and administrators who resigned in protest of the university’s lack of commitment to the development of a Chicano studies program and to the hiring of Chicano faculty needed to support such a program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Ybarra-Frausto papers document various ethnic studies and Chicano studies proposals at the University of Washington, and include information about similar programs at other universities. A compilation of newspaper clippings and other items documents confrontations between Chicanos and the university for six months prior to the resignations of UW Mexican-American faculty and administrators in May of 1975.

Ybarra-Frausto also collected papers that document the activities of Chicano artists, students, and organizations in Washington State. These materials reflect the mood of the Chicano (Mexican-American) movement of the 1970s. Topics include Northwest Chicano history, Chicano artists, theater and dance groups, literature, student movements, farm workers associations, educational associations, and self-help organizations in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.

Among the collected papers, a large series can be identified as the papers of Raúl Arellano, a professor of anthropology at Shoreline Community College in Seattle. Professor Arellano’s papers include files concerning the Chicano Education Association (CHE), an organization which encouraged increased educational opportunities for and employment of Chicano educators and paraprofessionals; the McNeil Island Mexican-American Self Help group (M.A.S.H.), which emphasized education and improved employment opportunities for incarcerated Mexican-Americans; and the Washington State Commission on Mexican-American Affairs, an advisory committee to the governor.

Other organizations documented in the papers include: Active Mexicanos Economic Development Center (AMEDC), formed in 1970 to establish a service center for social, economic, and educational programs serving the Chicano population of King County, Washington; El Centro de la Raza, established (1972) in an abandoned Beacon Hill school to provide basic social and health services to Chicanos; La Escuelita Chicano, founded in Granger, Washington (with its population of 50% Chicano residents) to provide an environment that would foster a positive self-image and encourage intellectual and spiritual development through language, games and folkdance; and Teatro del Piojo, a theatrical group founded in 1970 and directed at its outset by Ybarra-Frausto. Teatro del Piojo toured the West Coast region with humorous and satirical “actos” portraying the Chicano experience.

At least some of the artist files included in the papers were collected in preparation for an exhibition at the Evergreen State College and the University of Washington entitled Chicano and Latino Artists in the Pacific Northwest.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Tape recorded interviews are available for listening but may not be copied without the permission of the interviewee. Papers may not be copied without the permission of the author.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], [date of item if known], [box/folder number], Tomás Ybarra-Frausto Papers, Accession No. 4339-001, University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal and Professional PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-4
General Correspondence
1968-1988
1/5-15
Reports
1969-1988
2/1-2
Reports - By Students
1967, 1971
2/3-10
Speeches and Writings
1970, 1988
2/11-16 to 3/20
Speeches and Writings - Of Others
1957-1976
4/1-4
Conference and Convention Files
1968-1973
4/5
Campaign Materials - Ricardo Sanchez
1987
4/6
Legislation
undated
4/7
Proposal
1973
4/8
Handbook
1971
4/9
Scrapbook - United Farm Workers Union
1970
Artist Files
Box/Folder
4/10-11
Aguayo, Emilio
1972
4/12-13
Arreguin, Alfredo
1984-1988
4/14
Ascarraga
undated
4/15
Chavez, Rita
undated
4/16
Desiga, Daniel
undated
4/17
Fernandez, Rudy
1982
4/18
Gonzales, Jose Gamaliel
undated
4/19
Johansen, Bruce (Photographer)
1980
4/20
Lara, Armand
undated
4/21
Maldonado, Chuy "Flaco" (Poet)
1976
5/1
Perez, Norman L.
1980
5/2
Rodriguez, Jose Luis
1985
5/3
Trejo, Ruben
1976-1987
Box/Folder
5/4
Artwork - Unsigned
undated
5/5
Bibliographies
1982
5/6
Award
1973
5/7
Notes
undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder
5/8
Arte Mexicano
undated
5/9
"Artistas de Aztlan," Henry Art Gallery exhibit (University of Washington)
1970
5/10
Aucan, Rayen & Pepe Martinez
1979
5/11
Bailadores de Bronce
1982
5/12
Biligual Education
1978
5/13
Burlington, Washington strike
1970
5/14
Catholics, Archdiocese of Seattle, Hispanic Ministries Office
1982-1985
5/15-18 to 6/4
Chicano and Latino Art and Culture in the Pacific Northwest
1981-1985
6/5
Chicano Cultural Expression in the Pacific Northwest, Directory of Chicano and Latino Murals
1982
6/6
Chicano Project: Photo-Journalistic Manual
undated
6/7
Chicano Week, Washington State University
undated
6/8-10
Colegio Cesar Chavez, Oregon
1978-1981
6/11
Concilio for the Spanish Speaking
1978-1979,1983
7/1
Cons Unlimited
1967
7/2
Galeria Tlaloc
1987
7/3
"I Am Celso"
1985
7/4
Idaho
1972
7/5
League of United Latin American Citizens
1985
7/6
Maeda, Sharon
undated
7/7
Maestas, Roberto
1973-1984
7/8
Maltos, Eron
undated
7/9
Medina, Manuel
1977
7/10
Metamorfosis
1976-1980
7/11
Mexican American Federation
1968-1970
7/12
Migrant Center, Central Washington State College
undated
7/13
Migrant Education
1969-1972
7/14
"Mujer"
1979
7/15
Munoz, Perfecto
1973
7/16
National Chicano Academy of Arts and Letters
1974-1975
7/17
O'Higgins, Pablo Mural
1975
7/18
Operation Detour
undated
7/19
The People of Washington: An Ethnic Heritage Exhibition
1985-1986
7/20
Popular Art: Yakima Valley
1972
7/21
Prisoners
1969
7/22
Radio
undated
7/23
Salvadoran Refugees
1982
7/24
Sierra, Ruben--"Manolo"
1974-1977
7/25
Survival of American Indians Association
1976
18/15-16
El Teatro del Piojo Records
1977
7/26
Teatro Quetzalcoatl
1977
7/27
Third World Coalition - Seattle
1973-1974
7/28
UMAS - United Mexican American Students
1969
7/29
Undocumented Workers
1973-1974
7/30
United Chicanos, Washington State Penitentiary
1978
7/31
Washington Human Affairs Councils, Olympia
1973
8/1
Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers
1972
18/17-18
Washington Migrant Education Committee
1970-1972
8/2
Washington State Chicano Education Task Force
undated
8/3
Washington State Historical Society
1985
University of Washington
Box/Folder
8/4
Incoming Letters - Aragon de Shepro, Theresa
1973
8/5-7
Reports
1972-1980
8/8-9
Proposals
1971-1975
8/10
Plan for Chicano Studies Department
undated
8/11
Speeches and Writings
undated
8/12
Speeches and Writings of Others
197o-1973
8/13
Course Information
1968-1975
8/14-18
Conferences and Conventions
1970-1980
8/19
Notes
undated
8/20
Petition
undated
8/21
Questionnaire
undated
8/22
Lists
undated
8/23
Ephemera
1968-1980
8/24-25 to 9/1
Clippings
1969-1980
9/2
Miscellany
undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder
9/3
Chicano Programs of Other Universities
1969-1970
9/4
Chicano Studies Committee
1970-1974
9/5
Chicano Studies Programs
1969-1971
9/6
Confrontations Between Chicanos and the University
1975
9/7
CORE
An organization to recruit Chicano graduate students.
1969-1970
9/8
Delgado, Ricardo
1975
9/9
Ethnic Cultural Center
1972
9/10
Firing of Rosa Morales
1977
9/11
Graduate Students
1971
9/12
Grants
undated
9/13
Grape Boycott
1969-1975
9/14
Grievance Procedures
1971
10/1
MECHA
1970-1981
10/2
Mexican-American Studies Committee
1968-1969
10/3
Minority Staff
undated
10/4
Philosophy and Goals of Chicano Studies Department
1973-1974
10/5
Semana Chicana
1972
10/6
Spring Conflict
1975
10/7
Strike - Endorsement
1970
Box/Folder
18/19
Young Men's Christian Association, University of Washington Branch
1970-1972
Box/Folder
10/8-11
Theses
Sound Recordings
Contain interviews conducted by Ybarra-Frausto. All are sound cassettes unless otherwise indicated.
Box
11
Aguayo, Emilio
1982
11
Barron, Roger
1984
11
Castaneda, Irene
1 sound tape reel
circa 1960-1970
11
Chicano Expressions (Fragment)
undated
11
Groupo Armar
1982
11
Holding, Lucas

Interviewer unidentified.

undated
11
Lopez Jones, Petra
1984
11
Nash, Irwin
1982
11
Unidentified Photographer
undated
Box/Folder
12/1
Miscellany
undated
12/2-10
Clippings
1970-1985
12/11-14
Ephemera
1970-1988
19-20
Publications
undated

Active Mexicanos Records, 1971-1979, 1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/15
Historical Features
undated
12/16
Organizational Features
1974
12/17
General Correspondence
1974-1979
12/18
Minutes
1972-1979
12/19
Financial Records
undated
12/20
Legal Documents
1975
12/21
Reports
1978
13/1
Proposal
undated
13/2
Lists
1978
13/3
Videotape - Closedown of Seattle-King County Spanish Surnamed Community Action Board
undated
13/4
Notes
1975
13/5
Clippings
1971,1987

Raul Arellano Papers, 1969-1980, 1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/6
General Correspondence
1970-1977
13/7
Writing
undated
13/8
Legislation
1971-1973
13/9
Course Offerings - Western Washington State College
1977-1978
13/10
Course Outlines
1980
13/11
Miscellany
13\12
Clippings
1970-1971
Subject Files
Box/Folder
13/13
American Friends Service Committee, Pacific Northwest Regional Office
1971
13/14
Bilingual Education - Fisher Elementary
1973-1976
13/15
Central Seattle Community Council, Education Committee
1971
13/16
Chicano Mobile Institute
1971-1973
14/1
Chicano Stereotype Controversy, Shoreline Community College
1971
14/2
Chicano Studies Institute (University of Washington)
1971
14/3
Employment Facts
1972
14/4
Ethnic Studies v. Chicano Studies, Shoreline Community College
1971-1972
14/5
Evergreen State College
1972
14/6
Granger School Lunch
undated
14/7
MECHA - Shoreline Community College
1970-1971
14/8
National Education Task Force de la Raza
1972
14/9
Northwest Rural Opportunities
1971
14/10
Pacific Northwest Bell (Jobs for Chicanos Northwest)
1972
14/11
Puget Sound Regional Minority Affairs Consortium
1971-1973
14/12
S.E.R. (Service, Employment, Redevelopment) - Jobs for Progress
1972-1973
14/13
Shoreline Community College Ebbtide - Racist Cartoon
1970-1971
14/14
Skagit County Nagatani Camp #2 Dispute, Burlington
1970
14/15
Skagit Valley College
1971-1975
14/16
United Farm Workers
1970-1972
14/17
Northwest Coalition for the Spanish-Speaking, U.S. Catholic Conference Region X
1971
Box/Folder
14/18
Voucher Plan
undated
14/19
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
1971-1972
Chicano Education Association
Box/Folder
15/1
Historical Features
undated
15/2
Minutes
1970-1977
15/3-8
General Correspondence
Major correspondents include: Washington Public Instruction Superintendent, Northwest Rural Opportunities, Reymundo Marin, and Washington. Community College Education Board.
1970-1976
15/9
Minutes -Western Washington State College
1972
15/10
Speeches and Writings
1971
16/1
Reports
1971-1972
16/2
News Releases
1971
16/3
Financial Records
1971
16/4
Resolution
undated
16/5
Workshops
1970
16/6
Project Application
1976-1977
16/7-9
Grant Proposals
1971-1974
16/10
Petition
circa 1972
16/11
Membership Lists
undated
16/12
Forms
undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder
16/13
Controversy - Chicanos in Tacoma
1971
16/14
Employment
undated
16/15
Human Relations Council
1971
16/16
Migrant Education
1971-1972
16/17
Shoreline Community College, Minority Affairs Program
1970-1971
16/18
State Community College Consortium
1970-1971
16/19
Washington. Human Rights Commission
1971
16/20
Washington Public Instruction Superintendent, Urban Rural, Racial, and Disadvantaged Education Program Internal Assessment Subcommittee (URRD)
1972-1973
Box/Folder
16/21
Notes
16/22-23
Miscellany
1971-1975
16/24
Ephemera
1976
17/1-2
Clippings
1971-1974
Mexican-American Self Help (MASH)
Box/Folder
17/3
Organizational Information
undated
17/4
General Correspondence
1970-1973
17/5
Speeches and Writings
undated
17/6
Newsletter
1970
17/7
Grant Proposal
1972
17/8
Seminar
undated
17/9
Photograph
undated
17/10
Miscellany
undated
17/11-12
Ephemera
undated
Washington Mexican-American Affairs Commission
Box/Folder
17/13
General Correspondence
1969-1973
17/14
Minutes and Agendas
1970,1972
17/15
Legislation
1972
17/16
Speeches and Writings
1970
17/17
Reports
1970-1972,1987
17/18
Recommendation
1970
17/19
List
1969-1970
17/20
Notes
undated
17/21
Miscellany
undated

El Centro de la Raza Records, circa 1972-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
17/22
Historical Information
undated
17/23
General Correspondence
1972-1974
17/24
Minutes
1974
18/1
Speeches and Writings
undated
18/2
Financial Records
undated
18/3
Resolution
1972
box-folder:oversize
Misc. 3
Poster
undated
Box/Folder
18/4
Ephemera
undated
18/5
Clippings
undated
18/6
Miscellany
undated

La Escuelita Records, 1943, 1969-1971Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18/7
Historical and Organizational Information
1969-1970
18/8
General Correspondence
1971
18/9
Minutes
1971
18/10
Publication
circa 1970
18/11
Notes
undated
18/12
Ephemera
1970
18/13
Clippings
1943, 1969-1970
18/14
Miscellany
1970

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chicano movement--Washington (State)
  • Chicano movement--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Hispanic American artists--Washington (State)
  • Mexican American artists--Washington (State)
  • Mexican American college teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Mexican American prisoners--Washington (State)
  • Mexican Americans--Education (Higher)--Washington (State)
  • Mexican Americans--Education (Higher)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Mexican Americans--Education--Washington (State)
  • Mexican Americans--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Mexican Americans--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Teachers of Mexican Americans--Washington (State)
  • Teachers of Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Arellano, Raúl--Archives
  • Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938- --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Active Mexicanos Economic Development Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Centro de la Raza (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Chicano Education Association of the State of Washington
  • Escuelita (Granger, Wash.)
  • McNeil Island Penitentiary
  • Mexican American Self Help (Group)
  • University of Washington--Faculty--Archives
  • Washington (State). Commission on Mexican American Affairs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • correspondence
  • ephemera
  • financial records
  • Interviews
  • minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Publications
  • reports
  • Sound recordings
  • Videocassettes
  • writings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Arellano, Raúl (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives