The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collection contains print materials from the 1960s through the present. The majority of the collection consists of political posters that record the Chicanx/Latinx perspective of national and international events. Subjects and topics include social change, protest, United Farm Workers, healthcare, civil rights, and more. Creators featured in the collection include some of the best known Chicano artists such as Rupert Garcia (Oakland), Barbara Carrasco (Los Angeles), Malaquias Montoya (Davis) and Ester Hernandez (San Francisco); important art collectives such as the Royal Chicano Air Force (Sacramento), Self Help Graphics (Los Angeles), Mechicano Art Center (Los Angeles), Mexica Movement (Los Angeles) and Mission Cultural Center (San Francisco). The collection also includes younger and emerging artists such as Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, and Julio Salgado.
Audiovisual and image material relating to California labor history. Content includes recorded oral interviews about the preservation of the Manzanar National Historic Site and its relation to themes of labor. Other material consists of political posters, agriculture, and information about the United Farm Workers of Union.