Ana Luisa Cardona papers: 1973-2011
Summary Information
Title: Ana Luisa Cardona papers
Creator: Cardona, Ana Luisa.
Dates: 1973-2011
Extent: 3 linear feet, 1 oversize folder, 510 MB (online)
Abstract:
Member of Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy. Collection contains grant materials for Casa de Unidad, material related to other Michigan Latino arts organizations as well as Michigan Latino artists. Also photographs, interviews, and other material related to photographers Jack Delano and Julio Perazza.
Call number: 2010015 Aa 2; UAm
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Beth Noyes, January 2010 and Olga Virakhovskaya, May 2014

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection came from Ana Luisa Cardona (donor no. 10213) in June 2009 and April 2014.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Ana Luisa Cardona papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Ana Luisa Cardona served as administrator of Latino arts and cultural programs, was an executive director of the Casa de Unidad Cultural Arts and Media Center in Detroit, the Raza Art & Media Collective (RAMC), Nuestras Artes de Michigan. Cardona is the founding board member of Artes Unidas de Michigan, a statewide partnership of organizations working to advance Latino arts and artists in Michigan. She served in an advisory role to VSA arts of Michigan and the Rural Arts and Culture Initiative of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. She was also involved in the Alliance for Cultural Democracy, where she was a participant at the 9th Annual Conference and served as a contact for some of their bulletins. Cardona also has served on the National Endowment for the Humanities national review panel; was an Arts Management Fellow for the National Endowments for the Arts; served as a Consultant for Arts Education for Michigan Department of Education; and was member of the Michigan Department of Education's King*Chavez*Parks Initiative. She also held a Research Associate appointment with Michigan State University Museum.

Artist, columnist, photographer, and poet, she lectured and written for various publications and periodicals. Cardona interviewed Jack Delano, a photographer for the Farm Security Administration. Delano came to the University of Michigan as a visiting artist in 1984.

Cardona holds Masters of Arts degrees in Instructional Design and Technology, and in History of Art with a specialization in Museum Practice from the University of Michigan.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers of Ana Luisa Cardona document her activities in Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy, as well as her association with Jack Delano. This collection contains the following series: Casa de Unidad, Jack Delano, Julio Perazza, and Topical Files.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Hispanic Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Oral histories.
  • Videotapes.
  • Alliance for Cultural Democracy.
  • Casa de Unidad (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Cardona, Ana Luisa.
  • Delano, Jack.
  • Perazza, Julio.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Casa de Unidad 1983-1994 [series]

The Casa de Unidad series contains materials for grants that Cardona was involved in, correspondence and basic materials related to the organization such as bylaws and financial information.

Box   1  
Arts Agenda 1991
Box   1  
Audit report 1989
Box   1  
Board minutes 1989
Box   1  
Bylaws
Box   1  
Calendario del Barrio 1985
Box   1  
Correspondence 1989-1990, 1994
Box   1  
El Barrio Southwest Detroit Directory 1985
Box   1  
Festival 1990
Box   1  
Finances 1987-1991
Box   1  
Financial reports 1989
Box   1  
Flyers 1985-1986, circa 1991
Box   1  
Grant application 1983-1987 (scattered)
Box   1  
Grant application for Expansion Arts 1984
Box   1  
Grant application for Michigan Council for the Arts, Michigan Council for the Humanities and Expansion Arts 1987-1992
Box   1  
Group photograph undated
Box   1  
Handwritten notes undated
Box   1  
Initiatives 1991-1992
Box   1  
Letters to the Michigan Council for the Arts in response to discontinuation of funding 1984, 1986
Box   1  
Miscellaneous 1985-1992 (scattered), undated
Box   1  
Notas de El Barrio 1987-1988
Box   1  
Pamphlets and postcards 1988-1989, circa 2001
Box   1  
"Report on City of Detroit Community Development Block Grant from July 1986 to June 1988" 1989
Box   1  
Reports to the Board 1989-1991
Box   1  
Strategic Plan, 1988/1989-1990/1991 (draft) 1988
Box   1  
Unity in the Community September 6, 1984 ([2010015-57]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
 
Jack Delano 1973-2004 [series]

Jack Delano was a photographer for the Farm Security Administration and a composer influenced by Puerto Rican folk material. He moved to Puerto Rico in 1946. This series contains an interview with Jack Delano conducted by Ana Cardona, materials concerning Jack Delano's performance at Hostos Community College and his role as a visiting artist to the University of Michigan, his correspondence with Cardona (1985 and 1987), notes, photographs and video recordings by and about Delano.

 
Videotapes of talks and photography exhibitions (identification uncertain)
Box   1  
Tape 1 - Jack Delano, third talk ([2010015-58]) (1 audiocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 2 - Jack Delano speaking first day ([2010015-59]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 3 - Jack Delano's film "Night" ([2010015-60]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 4 - Jack Delano talk at 12:00 noon Art School ([2010015-61]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 6 - Jack Delano's art aud ([2010015-62]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 7 - Jack Delano's last day speaking by Julio Perazza ([2010015-63]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 8 - Jack Delano slides ([2010015-64]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 9 - Jack Delano Slides ([2010015-65]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Jack at Aup. Art School ([2010015-66]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   1  
Tape 2 - Interviews probably given by Cardona. Topics include Detroit and Casa de Unidad ([2010015-67]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
Box   1  
Cardona paper about Delano
Box   1  
Correspondence with Cardona 1985, 1987
Box   1  
Handwritten notes undated
 
Hostos Community College, Delano and Bronx Arts Ensembles Orchestra program 1983
Box   1  
Article, performance program, flyer
Box   1  
"Delano performance" ([2010015-SR-3]) (audio cassette)
Box   1  
Negatives and photographic proof pages
Box   2  
Interview with Delano conducted by Ana Cardona 1983
Box   2  
Transcription
Box   2  
Audio cassette tape 1 ([2010015-SR-1])
 
Audio cassette tape 2 ([2010015-SR-2])
  Online  
Interview in digital format (.ZIP file) [view item]
Box   2  
"Mass Communication and Hispanic Americans", literature review and bibliography 1980
Box   2  
Miscellaneous 1982, circa 1989
Box   2  
Photographic proof which contains an image of Delano
Box   2  
Photographs undated, 1941-1942, 1980-1981
Box   2  
Visiting Artist to University of Michigan 1984
 
Julio Perazza 1970s-2001 [series]

Julio Perazza was a Detroit, Mich. Latino photographer and teacher. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1943. After graduating from Western High School in Detroit, Perazza studied at various places, including Highland Park Community College. He eventually completed his B.F.A. in photography at the University of Michigan (1975) and his M.F.A. in photography from Eastern Michigan University. Perazza toured as a performer and photographer with the musical performing arts company "Up with People". The subjects of his photographs were African-Americans in Detroit, Chicanos in Michigan, and life in his homeland of Puerto Rico. His artwork has been exhibited throughout Michigan and around the United States.

The Perazza series includes video recordings made by Perazza in cooperation with other Michigan artists, photographs by Perazza, a photo album with photographs of Perazza exhibit that was curated by Ana Cardona, and biographical material.

Box   2  
Los Viejitos, Tape 1 ([2010015-30]) (1 U-matic videocassette)
 
Los Viejitos, Tape 2, The Puerto Rican Elders (copy) ([2010015-31]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
Box   2  
Photographs, approximately from circa 1978-1985
Box   2  
"Photography of Julio Perazza"

(photo album)

Box   2  
Remembering Photographer Julio Perazza 2001

(includes color photograph)

Box   2  
Video recordings (5 videotapes (VHS [TM]))
 
Julio Perazza video recording, Tape 1 ([2010015-32]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
 
Julio Perazza video recording, Tape 2 ([2010015-33]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
 
Julio Perazza video recording, Tape 5 ([2010015-34]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
 
Julio Perazza video recording, Tape 6 ([2010015-35]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
 
Julio Perazza video recording, Tape [25] ([2010015-36]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
 
Topical Files 1978-2011 [series]

The Topical Files contain documentation of Cardona's involvement in the Alliance for Cultural Democracy, Cardona's writings and biographical information, administrative records and calendars of Artes Unidas de Michigan. The Raza Art and Media Collective (RAMC) folder includes negatives of portraits and publications. Of special interest are video interviews of Detroit los Repatriados, Mexicans who were deported from the U.S. in the 1930s, taken by Nora Mendoza in 2004. Also sound recordings of interviews and monologs on various subjects, in Spanish and English, as well as Latin music.

Box   2  
Alliance for Cultural Democracy 1985-1989 (scattered), undated
Box   2  
Alliance for Cultural Democracy 1986-1989, undated
Box   2  
Ana Cardona's biographical information
Box   2  
Ana Cardona's writings
 
Artes Unidas de Michigan 2001-2007
Box   2  
Board and Circle of Advisors Meeting 2003
Box   2  
Calendario 2006
  Online  
Calendario (related material) 2005 (.ZIP file) [download item]
  Online  
Directory of organizations 2004 (.ZIP file) [download item]
Box   2  
Various
Box   2  
Web page
 
Conferences
Box   3  
Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute (University of Michigan) 2007
Box   3  
Preparing Our Students for the World (Michigan State University) 2007
Box   3  
Detroit Latino Agenda for the 1990s
Box   3  
Latin Eyes: Spain by Ana Luisa Cardona and Daniel del Solar 2011
Box   3  
Latino arts flyers, catalogues, etc. 1984-2007 (scattered)
Box   3  
Miscellaneous 1978, 1987-1988, undated
  Online  
Miscellaneous correspondence, poetry, and 'An Adult's Lesson in Civics' essay 1997 (.ZIP file) [download item]
Box   3  
National Endowment for the Arts Hispanic Task Force on Latino Arts 1977

(includes photographs)

Box   3  
Nora Mendoza Los Repatriados interviews
Box   3  
Interviews. 2003-2004 (miniDV tapes)
Box   3  
Interviews: Airport June 12, 2004 ([2010015-37]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
Box   3  
Interviews: Café Cubano circa 2004 ([2010015-38]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
Box   3  
Interviews: "Going Back" circa 2004 ([2010015-39]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
Box   3  
Conference June 2004 (10 videotapes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference, Tape 1 June 2004 ([2010015-40]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference, Tape 2 June 2004 ([2010015-41]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference, Tape 3 June 2004 ([2010015-42]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference, Tape 4 June 2004 ([2010015-43]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference, Tape 5 June 2004 ([2010015-44]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference, Tape 6 June 2004 ([2010015-45]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference 2, Tape 1 June 2004 ([2010015-46]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference 2, Tape 2 June 2004 ([2010015-47]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference 2, Tape 3 June 2004 ([2010015-48]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Conference 2, Tape 4 June 2004 ([2010015-49]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
Box   3  
Interviews: Mexican Consul, Tape 1 May 7, 2004 ([2010015-50]) (2 videotapes (Mini-DV))
 
Interviews: Mexican Consul, Tape 2 May 7, 2004 ([2010015-51]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
Box   3  
Interviews: Mujeres circa 2004 ([2010015-52]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
Box   3  
Nora, Tape1 September 20, 2003 ([2010015-53]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
 
Nora, Tape 2 September 20, 2003 ([2010015-54]) (1 videocassettes (Mini-DV))
Box   3  
Raw Interview (Ana's copy) 2005 ([2010015-55]) (1 videocassettes (VHS))
Box   3  
Pá Lante lecture/demo at Eastern Michigan University March 26, 1985 ([2010015-56]) (1 videocassettes (Betacam))
Box   3  
Raza Art and Media Collective (RAMC)
Box   3  
Sound recordings undated, 1980, 1982 (26 audiocassettes)
  Online  
Southmost Story 1996 (.ZIP file) [download item]
Oversize Folder   UAm  
America the Beautiful poster
Oversize Folder   UAm  
Anti-war and political posters in Spanish

(one poster is dated 1968)

Oversize Folder   UAm  
"Fall into the Arts" Downtown Battle Creek Annual Art Walk 2011

(mounted poster and Cardona's biography)

Oversize Folder   UAm  
Southwest Detroit's Clark Park posters (printed by Casa de Unidad printshop) and for the 9th Annual Conference of the Alliance for Cultural Democracy circa 1985
Additional Descriptive Data
Related Materials

The Bentley Historical Library holds the following related manuscript materials:

  1. Casa de Unidad (Detroit, Mich.) records, 1980-2006.
  2. Julio Perazza visual materials collection, 1973-2004 (scattered dates).

Printed materials published by Casa de Unidad held by the Bentley Library include:

  1. El Barrio, 1982-1992.Call number: EA 115 C334 B253
  2. El Barrio Southwest Detroit Directory, 1984-1985. Call number: EA 115 C334 B253d
  3. Notas del Barrio, 1985, 1988-1989, 1995, 1997/1998. Call number: EA 115 C334 N899