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Jose Clemente Orozco scrapbook

Identifier: H-Mss-0448

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of articles, pamphlets, news releases, and newspaper clippings about Jose Clemente Orozco's life and his murals and artwork on college campuses. The collection particularly takes focus on his mural of Prometheus inside Pomona College's Frary Dining Hall. Several of the articles capture the controversy surrounding Orozco's Prometheus and the bipolar public opinion that incensed public discourse about the piece, within and beyond the college. In the collection, clippings feature images of the mural finished and in-progress, Orozco's other murals in other colleges in Mexico and the United States, as well as pictures of Orozco himself. The collection also consists of letters of correspondence that contain biographic information on Orozco, as well as public opinion on his artwork. Lastly, a comic book details the life and work of Mr. Orozco.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1953

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.


.2 Linear Feet (1 Document box)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


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Series Arrangement

Series 1 Prometheus Fresco

Series 2 Other art by Jose Clemente Orozco

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information



No additions to the collection is anticipated.

General Physical Description note

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Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Special Collections Staff

Guide to the Jose Clemente Orozco Scrapbook
Finding created by Russell Michalak
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States