The Carlotta Hernandez Terry Collection (1951-2006) documents Hernandez's accomplishments as a singer-songwriter and painter. Of particular interest are transcripts
of the songs written by the artist as well as pieces of her artwork. Also included are photographs of Hernandez's musical
performances and paintings, including the Tierra Mia mural at Chicano Park. The majority of the material dates from 1970-1980
and focuses on her artistic achievements. Filed alphabetically, the collection consists of photographs, correspondence, news
articles, flyers and video recordings.
Carlotta (Charlotte) Hernandez Terry was born in San Diego on April 13, 1937 and was raised in Logan Heights and National
City. She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School until 1951, and studied voice at a young age. Hernandez attended
San Diego City College where she studied bilingual education and technical illustration, and worked as a teaching assistant
for the Chicano Studies Department. She also attended San Diego State University where she took courses in the Mexican-American
Studies department. Hernandez became an accomplished singer, songwriter, and artist during the 1960s and 1970s when she composed
protest songs, becoming known as the "Chicana Bob Dylan."
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This collection is open for research.