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Voces de la Frontera box set, 2016-2018

 File — Box: 3

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

The focus of this collection is the acquisition of visual materials that support the curriculum of The Claremont Colleges. Currently, the collection includes materials relating to California history and locations, historic photographic materials, materials related to social, immigration, and climate justice movements and organizations, and assorted artist prints and posters. Growth is anticipated for this collection.


  • Creation: 2016-2018

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Languages represented in the collection: English, Spanish.


Collection open for research.


From the Collection: 13.5 Linear Feet (4 oversize flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 oversize document box, 2 map drawer folders)


Voces de los Aristas box set: 2016-2018 art from the Voces de la Frontera art affinity group. 25.75" x 18.75" x 2.5," boxed portfolio containing 61 items: 16 screenprinted picket signs (screenprinted on muslin fabric), 6 screenprinted prints, 2 screenprinted pennants, 2 offset posters, 1 butterfly pennant, 30 photographs by Joe Brusky, 2 flyers, a 32-page catalog documenting the history of Voces de la Frontera and Voces de los Artistas, and a flashdrive with digital files, including 23 videos of actions, marches, and art builds by VDLF/VDLA. Limited edition, copy 5 of 15.

Voces de la Frontera began as a bilingual newspaper in Austin, Texas, subtitled "a voce of the voiceless" and championing immigrant rights and wider social justice issues. It was edited by Christine Neumann-Ortiz and allied itself with the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras (multinational factories in Mexican border towns). Currently, this group focuses on protecting refugee families and 'undocumented' immigrants, and has collaborated with migrant, immigrant, refugee and student communities for decades.

In 1998, both Christine and the newspaper relocated to Wisconsin, where they continued to turn the spotlight on injustice and steadily helped build the emerging immigrant rights movement. By 2000, Voces de la Frontera initiated a statewide campaign to fight for the legalization of undocumented workers in the United States. These organizing efforts also called attention to the need for a worker's center that could respond to the immediate problems that confronted low wage and immigrant workers.

Voces de la Frontera's Milwaukee Workers' Center opened its doors in 2001 and was initially run by volunteers. In 2004, they grew significantly with the opening of an additional office in Racine and the formation of a student chapter, Students United for Immigrant Rights (SUFRIR). Since that time, "Voces" has been a leader in organizing for social justice and human rights for migrants, immigrants, Latinx and student communities across the Midwest and US.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States