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This guide is designed to assist you in your research, scholarly and creative, in locating resources and information on Mexican American art and artists within the Newton Gresham Library, as well as some direction to outside sources.
This guide is not intended to be comprehensive, but should give you a good starting place to explore.
Other guides created by SHSU librarians that are relevant are listed below:
Thomason Room Collections
Breitenbach Mexican Mask Collection
This collection was assembled by William J. Breitenbach between 1968 -2004. The masks, which represent human faces, animal faces, or skulls are constructed of wood, ceramic, paper mache or leather. Most are brightly painted in a polychrome technique, some with incredibly detailed designs. Many are enhanced with quills, fur, hair, teeth, fabric, or wool.
Mesoweb is devoted to the ancient cultures of Mexico and adjacent Central America, including the Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec, and Maya (reserving the word Mayan for the language and the word Maya for the people and their culture).
Digital Resources for the Study of PreHispanic Mexico
A collection of resources to museums, digital archives, open-access resources, websites and more "for the study of PreHispanic Mexico."
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies.
Open Source Art History website: contains images, interviews, and more.