Guide to the Ricardo Sánchez Papers 1968-1995
Cage 731

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Sánchez, Ricardo, 1941-
Title
Ricardo Sánchez Papers
ID
Cage 731
Date [inclusive]
1968-1995
Extent
3.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
Sometimes called the "grandfather of Chicano poetry," Ricardo Sánchez was a professor of creative writing and Chicano studies at Washington State University from 1991 until his death in 1995. The collection includes manuscripts (reproductions) and published works. Several of the poetry collections were written and published during Sánchez's tenure at WSU.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Ricardo Sánchez Papers and Manuscripts, 1968-1995

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Sometimes called the "grandfather of Chicano poetry," Ricardo Sánchez was a professor of creative writing and Chicano studies at Washington State University from 1991 until his death in 1995. He was born March 29, 1941 in El Paso, TX and raised in a neighborhood called "El barrio del diabolo." After serving in the U.S. Army he was convicted of armed robbery and sent to prison. In 1969, he received a Ford Foundation sponsorship as a Frederick Douglass Fellow in Journalism and in 1970 was employed as a staff writer and humanities instructor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He earned his Ph.D. in American Studies and cultural linguistic theory in 1974, at the Union Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Subsequently, Dr. Sánchez worked at El Paso Community College (1974), the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1977), and the University of Alaska (1979). From 1977 to 1980 he was an assistant professor at the University of Utah Ethnic Studies Center. At WSU, he was a member of the faculty in both the English Department and the Department of Comparative Cultures, achieving full professorship with tenure in early 1995.

His works include Canto y grito mi liberación (y lloro mis desmadrazgos...) : pensamientos, gritos, angustias, orgullos, penumbras poéticas, ensayos, historietas, hechizos almales del son de mi existencia... (The 1995 edition includes poems written during Dr. Sánchez's tenure at WSU); Amerikan journeys = Jornados americanos (1994); Dr. Sanchez' all-you-can-eat poetry buffet, or, Lentils of revolution (1994); Selected Poems (1985); Amsterdam Cantos y Poemas Pistos (1983); Brown Bear and Honey Madness. Alaskan Cruising Poems (1981); and Milhuas Blues and Gritos Nortenos (1978).

Dr. Sánchez died of cancer on September 3, 1995.

[Some biographical information was obtained from: Barceno, Roberto (compiler). "Ricardo Sanchez, Ph.D." (http://www.dr-ricardo-sanchez.com/bio.html).

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Scope and Contents note

The collection includes manuscripts (reproductions) and published works. Several of the poetry collections were written and published during Sánchez's tenure at WSU.

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Arrangement note

The materials are arranged in a single series. They fall into five categories: 1. Materials about Ricardo Sánchez; 2. Photocopies of three Sánchez manuscripts; 3. Publications authored by Sánchez; 4. Publications that include work by Sánchez, such as poetry anthologies and collections; 5. Publications by other authors, owned by (and often inscribed to) Sánchez.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Ricardo Sánchez donated these materials to the Washington State University Libraries in 1992 (MS 1992-42, MS 1992-44, MS 1992-73).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2009 by Nora Wiechert, a Ph.D. candidate in the WSU Department of English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Most of the papers of Ricardo Sánchez are located at the University of Texas at Austin and at Stanford University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Sánchez, Ricardo, 1941- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Literature

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Collection Inventory

 

Box Folder

Sánchez Memorial 

1 1

On Ricardo Sánchez: Marginality and Excess in Chicano Poetry. 

1 2

Newspaper articles on Ricardo Sánchez 

1 3

Manuscript (photocopy), les Suerostraats of BIG COTULLA. . . . 1988 

1 4-6

Manuscript (photocopy), Carta/Magda/Carta y otras misivas. (Una Obra Novelistica Epistolaria), 1991 

1 7-10

Manuscript (photocopy), The Furrows of Time's Swathe (a work in progress), 1985 

1 11

The Northwest Cantos Part I. Palousian Poets Press: Moscow, ID, 1992 

1 12

Brown Bear Honey Madnesses: Alaskan Cruising Poems. Slough Press: Austin, 1981 

1 13

Amsterdam Cantos y poemas pistos. Place of Herons: Austin, 1983 

1 14

Milhuas Blues and Gritos Norteños. Spanish-Speaking Outreach Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1978 

1 15

Compages. No 18. Autumn 1987. Union of Left Writers: San Francisco, 1987 

1 16

Rio Grande Review. Spring-Summer 1992. Volume 11, number 2. University of Texas at El Paso 

1 17

New Blood Magazine. Number 6. New Blood Press: Boulder, circa 1982 

1 18

Festival Flor Y Canto II. An Anthology of Chicano Literature. Pajarito Publications: Albuquerque, circa 1979 

2 19

International Journal of Art, Science &Philosophy. Volume III, numbers 1and 2. Pax Cultura Press: Texas, 1985 

2 20

"Los Tejanos." Special issue. Revista Chicano-Riqueña. Año VIII. Autumn 1980. Number 3 

2 21

Mind Spew. Cerebral Spillings: An Anthology of Experiences. Malcontent Press: Moscow, ID, 1992 

2 22

Nosotros. June 1972. Volume 2, number 3. El Paso, TX 

2 23

Caracol. La revista de la raza 

Box
2
Folder
24
Box Folder

November 1977; volume 4, number 3 

January 1978; volume 4, number 5 

February 1978; volume 4, number 6 

April 1978; volume 4, number 8 

July 1978; volume 4, number 11 

August 1978; volume 4, number 12 

July-August 1979; volume 5, numbers 11 and 12 

Hispano Americano. Volume LXXIV, number 1920. 1979 February 19 

2 25

La Luz 

Box
2
Folder
26
Box Folder

Volume 7, number 1, 1978 

Volume 8, number 2, 1979 

Nuestro 

Box
2
Folder
27-28
Box Folder

Volume 1, number 7, 1977 October 

Volume 1, number 9, 1977 December. 

Volume 2, number 1, 1978 January 

Volume 2, number 3, 1978 March 

Volume 2, number 4, 1978 April 

Volume 3, number 7, 1979 September 

Volume 3, number 12, 1980 January-February 

Tiempo. Volume LXX, number 1808. 1976 December 27 

2 29

¡A Mi Que! Jose Montalvo. With foreword by Sánchez. Raza Cosmica: San Antonio, 1983 

2 30

Papel De Estraza. Number 113. 1985 May. 

2 31

Nonstop. Marion Winik. Cedar Rock Press: New Braunfels, TX, 1981 

2 32

El Politico. José Angel Gutiérrez. El Politico: the Mexican American Official. Míctla Publications: El Paso, 1972 

2 33

Chicanos. Our Background and our Pride. Nephtalí De León. Trucha Publications, Inc.: Lubbock, TX, 1972 

3 34

I will catch the Sun. Nephtalí De León. Trucha Publications: Lubbock, TX, 1973 

3 35

"The Mexican American. A New Focus on Opportunity." Testimony Presented at the Cabinet Committee Hearings on Mexican American Affairs. El Paso, TX. 1967 October 26-28. U.S. Government Printing Office: 1968 

3 36

1916 Villa Raid! Bill Rakocy. Bravo Press: El Paso, TX. 1991 

3 37

Great Missions of the Southwest. Bill Rakocy. El Paso Museum of Art. 1987 September 

3 38

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