Herman Baca Papers

A Time for Resistance: Chicano Activism in San Diego

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Come join us at Chicano Park Day 2014! We will do live demonstrations of the Herman Baca digital collection. We’ll have buttons, bookmarks, and other freebies. Please stop by and say hello!

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Herman Baca is a Chicano rights activist and printer known for his community-based grassroots organizing, especially for civil rights and political and judicial equality.
The collection, housed in UC San Diego Library’s Special Collections & Archives, includes photos, artwork, and documents, capturing Baca’s life and work, and through that lens, the work of the broader Chicano rights movement.
A selection from the full collection is now available in digital format. Photos and documents are available at http://tinyurl.com/UCSD-Baca. Audio interview with Herman and other Chicano activists are available at: http://tinyurl.com/Chicano-interviews. Videos from the collection are available at http://tinyurl.com/baca-videos.
The Herman Baca Papers were digitized with funding assistance from National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC).

Herman Baca is a Chicano rights activist and printer known for his community-based grassroots organizing, especially for civil rights and political and judicial equality.

The collection, housed in UC San Diego Library’s Special Collections & Archives, includes photos, artwork, and documents, capturing Baca’s life and work, and through that lens, the work of the broader Chicano rights movement.

A selection from the full collection is now available in digital format. Photos and documents are available at http://tinyurl.com/UCSD-Baca. Audio interview with Herman and other Chicano activists are available at: http://tinyurl.com/Chicano-interviews. Videos from the collection are available at http://tinyurl.com/baca-videos.

The Herman Baca Papers were digitized with funding assistance from National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC).

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NHPRC Project Interim Report - August 2013

Twice a year I report back to NHPRC on the progress of the Herman Baca digitization project. The August 2013 Report is presented below.

NHPRC Project #RD-10086-12

A Time for Resistance: Chicano Activism in San Diego and the American Southwest, 1964-2006

Interim Report: February 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013

BACKGROUND

The University of California, San Diego Library is digitizing its most important Chicano Activism collection, the Herman Baca Papers, 1964-2006 and related audio interviews. The collection documents the early establishment of the Chicano movement and its organizations, the efforts of its leaders in San Diego, and the issues faced by people living in a border city. The 2-year project will digitize more than 40,000 items and approximately 25 hours of audio interviews, in order to make them discoverable and freely available on the Internet.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Objective 1:  Submit complete reports and three copies of grant products in a timely manner.

UC San Diego has completed the third interim report by the August 31, 2013 deadline.

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NHPRC Project Interim Report - February 2013

NHPRC Project #RD-10086-12

A Time for Resistance: Chicano Activism in San Diego and the American Southwest, 1964-2006

Interim Report: August 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013

BACKGROUND


The University of California, San Diego Library is digitizing its most important Chicano Activism collection, the Herman Baca Papers, 1964-2006 and related audio interviews. The collection documents the early establishment of the Chicano movement and its organizations, the efforts of its leaders in San Diego, and the issues faced by people living in a border city. The 2-year project will digitize more than 40,000 items and approximately 25 hours of audio interviews, in order to make them discoverable and freely available on the Internet.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Objective 1:  Submit complete reports and three copies of grant products in a timely manner.

UC San Diego has completed the second interim report by the February 28, 2013 deadline.

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NHPRC Project Interim Report - August 2012

A Time for Resistance: Chicano Activism in San Diego and the American Southwest, 1964-2006
(NHPRC Project #RD-10086-12)

Interim Report: February 1 – July 31, 2012

BACKGROUND

The University of California, San Diego is digitizing its most important Chicano Activism collection—the Herman Baca Papers, 1964-2006—along with related audio interviews that document the early establishment of the Chicano movement and organizations, efforts of their leaders in San Diego, and issues faced by people living in a border city. The 2-year project will digitize more than 40,000 items and approximately 250 hours of audio interviews, to make them discoverable and freely available on the Internet.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Objective 1:  Submit complete reports and three copies of grant products in a timely manner.

UC San Diego has completed the first interim report by the August 2012 deadline.

Read more …

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Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez is one of nine recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Hertiage Fellowships, to be awarded in September 2013. These photos, and many more images and documents from the Herman Baca Chicano Archive, illustrate Chunky’s work and dedication to the Chicano community through the years.

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Through this digitization project we have discovered challenges/solutions in presenting sufficient information to identify the digital objects. Under the terms of our grant, we didn’t have time or funding to create or add extra tags and/or metadata to objects. We decided to use the folder title listed in the collection finding aid as the object title. This approach works for the most part, but there are exceptions. Some folders held a single photo, others held more than 100 photos. Regardless of the number of items in a folder, all of them ended up with the same title. 
For example, the image above is one of eighteen photos, all entitled: Crusade for Justice, Denver, Colorado. This photo shows two gentlemen seated at a table. The man on the left is Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales (a prominent Chicano activist from Denver), but the other man is currently unidentified. The title information for this photo is accurate, but more detail would be preferable.
We are considering system upgrades that will allow for tagging in the future.

Through this digitization project we have discovered challenges/solutions in presenting sufficient information to identify the digital objects. Under the terms of our grant, we didn’t have time or funding to create or add extra tags and/or metadata to objects. We decided to use the folder title listed in the collection finding aid as the object title. This approach works for the most part, but there are exceptions. Some folders held a single photo, others held more than 100 photos. Regardless of the number of items in a folder, all of them ended up with the same title. 

For example, the image above is one of eighteen photos, all entitled: Crusade for Justice, Denver, Colorado. This photo shows two gentlemen seated at a table. The man on the left is Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales (a prominent Chicano activist from Denver), but the other man is currently unidentified. The title information for this photo is accurate, but more detail would be preferable.

We are considering system upgrades that will allow for tagging in the future.

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What the Hell is Hispanic?

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This and any other questions are explored in Herman Baca Papers (HBP) held in the UC San Diego’s Mandeville Special Collections Library. 

As part of a NHPRC grant funded digitization project, the HBP collection is now also available online, free for everyone. The digital collection contains more than 40,000 text-based and photographic images. The collection is keyword searchable and will help reveal the gems within.

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