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Teatro Cometa Oral History Project Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Teatro Cometa Oral History Project Collection, 2007-2008Save to your list.

ID: URB/TCOH

Primary Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library

Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Audio Recordings, 2006-2007

Series II: Transcripts

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection of oral histories tells the story of a grassroots Chicano theater group, Teatro Cometa, which was active during 1970s and early 1980s in and around Fullerton, California. During their approximately dozen year span, Teatro Cometa embodied elements of the rasquache ethic as well as formal theatrical productions with varying levels of municipal and private support. This collection of oral histories gives voice to an otherwise marginalized community, shedding  light on how some Chicano/Latino communities responded creatively and critically to drug use, ethnic discrimination and gang violence. Other themes that emerge are: the role of public education in the arts, the role of private funding for the arts (both local and regional), the impact of the Chicano movement in Orange County and the relationship between theater and civic engagement.

Biographical Note

The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Teatro Cometa Oral History Project Collection tells the story of a grassroots Chicano theater group, which was active during 1970s and early 1980s in and around Fullerton, California. The Teatro Cometa project was inspired by a talk given by the father of Chicano theater, Luis Valdez, at California State University, Northridge during the fall of 2006 and by the then emerging efforts of writer Gustavo Arellano to document the history Chicano/Latino communities in Orange County, California.

The collection is divided into two series, Audio Recordings (2006-2007) and Transcripts. All recordings in the collection are available as digital files.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 568 MB Digital Audio

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Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

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

Processing Information: Jessica Geiser, 2014


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Series I: Audio Recordings, 2006-2007Save to your list.
Digital Box 1Save to your list.
Item 1: Arce, Fernando, 2007 December 16Save to your list.
Item 2: Delgado, José, Part 1, 2007 July 19Save to your list.
Item 3: Delgado, José, Part 2, 2007 July 19Save to your list.
Item 4: Flores, César, 2007 July 15Save to your list.
Item 5: Garcia, Manuel, 2007 August 2Save to your list.
Item 6: Gomez, JaimeSave to your list.
Item 7: Huerta, Jorge, 2007 July 11Save to your list.
Item 8: Melendez, Carmen, 2008 January 27Save to your list.
Item 9: Purkiss, Bill, 2007 July 23Save to your list.
Item 10: Ramírez, Adam, 2007 September 23Save to your list.
Item 11: Ramírez, Martha, 2007 September 23Save to your list.
Item 12: Rodriguez, Diane, 2007 July 19Save to your list.
Item 13: Serna, Elias, 2007 July 29Save to your list.

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