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Series Description

Series XI: Costumes, undated

Items 001-104

Costumes are arranged alphabetically by artist. Many of the costumes were worn on stage and range from the highly elaborate and detailed to a more Western-influenced style. Some of the many highlights are an intricately beaded dress worn by Rosita Fernandez, multiple custom-made jumpsuits worn by Little Joe Hernandez, a multicolored sequined jacket with pink satin pants worn by Jamie De Anda, a faux leather jacket emblazoned with “Rockstar Angel” worn by Shelley Lares, and a pink Western-style button-down shirt with red acid-washed jeans worn by Emilio Navaira. There is also a small number of T-shirts worn by artists, some with political or activist messages.

The subseries of costume accessories is further separated into hats, shoes, and miscellaneous accessories, including Freddie Martinez’s ties, Emilio Navaira’s belt with a belt buckle, Oscar Martinez’s sunglasses, and Steve Jordan’s eyepatch.


  • 1922-2019, undated


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The collection contains materials in English, Spanish, and Japanese.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 175 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 253 boxes (75 hanging costumes, oversized materials, artifacts, and framed objects. )