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Jesse Gonzales papers, 1968-2014 (majority within 1982-2012)

1 linear foot — 1 oversize folder — 7.7 GB (online)

The papers of Jesse Gonzales document the Latino and Hispanic communities in Michigan, primarily within the Lansing area, and elsewhere. Materials include photographs, both analog and digital, as well as personal and biographical information about Gonzales and his family, his poetry and selected writings. Additionally, the papers contain printed materials about cultural and art programs and festivals in the state.

The Jesse Gonzales papers include original images created by Jesse Gonzales, as well as collected materials on Latino/Chicano life and culture in Michigan.


Visual Materials


The Visual Materials series (0.1 linear feet, 7.7 GB online, and 1 oversize folder) includes images taken by Gonzales during Chicano/Latino cultural and art festivals, concerts, art exhibits, dances, religious ceremonies, public political gatherings. The majority of images were taken in galleries and on locations in Lansing, Lansing Community College and Michigan State University campuses, and other locations in greater Lansing, Mich. area. Images of murals and street art include those taken in Texas, California, and Mexico. Photographs include images of Gonzales family. Among outsize visual material one will find posters and flyers advertising art events, as well as outsize calendars, Michigan legislature resolutions, and two mounted color photographs.