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Judy Miranda Papers

Identifier: WH2421

Scope and Contents

Contains posters relating to AIDS awareness that Miranda used in teaching about safe sex in Denver Public Schools.


  • 1988-1989

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Judy Miranda is an artist in the areas of painting, photography and Mexican folk art (Santera wood carver). She is known not only locally but also nationally and internationally for her culturally-diverse artwork, specifically focused on the Latino medium. In 1998, Miranda moved from California to Colorado and established herself as a local artist. She also became the first Latina department chair for the Community College of Denver for the Graphic Communication Technology Department. The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council has been her home gallery for the past 30 years. Her artwork has been shown in many international galleries, including the Prado Museum in Spain, Casa de las Americas in Cuba and Bellas Artes in Mexico City. In the 1980s, Miranda taught safe sex in Denver Public Schools. At the time teaching about AIDS awareness was contoversial, especially because she supported teaching queer and kids of color in Denver.



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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Judy Miranda, 2018

Physical Description

Everything is in good condition.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States