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Guide to the Jesusa Rodríguez Papers TAM.592

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Maggie Schreiner and Amy C. Vo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 27, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017. Updated by Amy C. Vo following processing of the collection Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2022 accretion  , August 2017 , February 2019 , October 2022

Descriptive Summary

Source: Rodríguez, Jesusa
Source: Taylor, Diana, 1950-
Creator: Rodríguez, Jesusa
Title: Jesusa Rodríguez Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1977-2019
Dates [bulk]: 1983-2009
Abstract: Laura María de Jesús Rodríguez Ramírez, known as Jesusa Rodríguez (born 1955 in Mexico City) is a director, actress, playwright, performance artist, scenographer, social activist, and senator (Moreno Party) in Mexico's Congress. She and her partner, Argentine singer/actress Liliana Felipe, operated El Hábito and Teatro de la Capilla, alternative performances spaces in the Coyoacán municipality of Mexico City, until 2005. In the 1980s Rodríguez notably directed an adaption of Mozart's Don Giovanni, featuring an all-female cast, entitled  Donna Giovanni, and Oskar Panizza's  El Concilio de Amor. Rodríguez won an Obie for Best Actor in Las Horas de Belén, A Book of Hours (1999) along with Ruth Maleczech and Mabou Mines. Rodríguez also contributes regularly to Mexico's most important feminist journal, Debate Feminista. This collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, contact sheets, programs and other ephemera, certificates, ID cards, diagrams, drafts and revisions of scripts, sketches, notes, sheet music, financial budgets, and correspondence from between 1977-2011 related to the creation and development of Jesusa Rodríguez's works as a director, playwright, and performance artist. The collection also contains materials relating to her work as a political and social activist, as documented by flyers, handouts, printed PowerPoint slides, articles, and optical discs containing video regarding  gobierno legítimo de México,  Creativa Resistencia, and the empowerment workshops that Rodríguez conducted. There are also empowerment workshop materials and participant letters.
Quantity: 9.75 Linear Feet in 5 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize folder, and 1 oversize backdrop
Quantity: 21.58 Gigabytes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in Spanish. Some materials are also in English, French, and German.
Call Phrase: TAM.592