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César Flores Teatro Cometa Collection



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Title: César Flores Teatro Cometa Collection, 1972-2000Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1972-1983


Primary Creator: Flores, Cesar

Extent: 3.97 Linear Feet


Series I: Papers, 1972-1991

Series II: Posters, 1974-2000

Series III: Non-Manuscript Material

Date Acquired: 08/23/2007

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Paper records, Photographic material

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian


The grassroots Chicano theater group, Teatro Cometa, was founded in 1979 and was active throughout 1980s in and around Fullerton, California. Embodying "Rasquachismo," Teatro Cometa endeavored to use their art as a teaching tool, to educate people about significant issues within their community. Their work incorporated topics such as gang violence and immigration, including issues facing undocumented workers. César Flores was a founding member of the troupe. The collection contains Mr. Flores’ posters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The César Flores Teatro Cometa Collection consists of César Flores’ keepsakes regarding Teatro Cometa, a grassroots Chicano theater group which was active in and around Fullerton, California throughout the 1980s. The collection has been arranged into three series: Papers (1972-1992), Posters (1974-2000), and Non-Manuscript Material.

Series I, Papers, consists of programs, performance notes, newspaper clippings, and amateur poetry. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Series II, Posters, consists of posters advertising performances, rallies and protests, and other content of interest to the troupe's primary audience and are arranged alphabetically.

Series III, Non-Manuscript Material, consist of photographs and ephemera, inclding a prop flag and banner and is arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Cesar Flores

Related Materials:

Jamie Gomez Teatro Cometa Collection, 1972-2006

Teatro Cometa Oral History Project Collection, 2007-2008

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: April Feldman, 2014

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series I: Papers, 1974-1992]
[Series II: Posters, 1974-2000]
[Series III: Non-Manuscript Material],

Series III: Non-Manuscript MaterialSave to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Espiritus AztlanSave to your list.
Folder 2: ProtestSave to your list.
Folder 3: Teatro CometaSave to your list.
Folder 4: UnidentifiedSave to your list.
Folder 5: Unidentified Performance StillsSave to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Item 1: Teatros Nacionales de Áztlan (T.E.N.A.Z.) BannerSave to your list.
Item 2: United Farm Workers Prop FlagSave to your list.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Papers, 1974-1992]
[Series II: Posters, 1974-2000]
[Series III: Non-Manuscript Material],

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