The printed Archive Codex was a collaborative project to get visuals and information out of the University of Minnesota’s Chicano/Latino archive and into the hands of the community. The idea of the codex was to parallel the past with the present. By showing the Chicano Movement running alongside the Black Power Movement, we should recognize and never forget the same struggles these two communities still face to this day. The accordion folded codex details the fight to establish the African American and Chicano studies at the University of Minnesota. Unfold the codex and the broadside within is a collage of found imagery I composed while sifting through the many different archive ephemera. Thanks to PhD student Kiara Padilla for her archive research and printmaker Nancy Ariza for silkscreening this edition.
U of M Chicano/Latino Archive Project
February 21, 2021
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