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John Nichols Calaveras Prints Collection

Identifier: PICT-2000-003

Scope and Content

This collection contains 21 calaveras prints by the author John Nichols. The illustrations were originally created as chapter headers for his 1978 novel, The Magic Journey, although only eight of them were subsequently reproduced in the book. The illustrations are modeled on calaveras in the Latin American tradition, and depict skeletons as musicians, clergy, businessmen, and politicians. The collection is part of a limited edition, and each print is numbered and signed by the artist. Also included is a written introduction by the artist. Prints are 9 5/8 x 11 in.


  • 1975-1978


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Copyrighted by the artist. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


21 items (1 box) : folio with 21 prints ; 9.63 x 11 in.


This collection contains 21 calaveras prints by the author John Nichols.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the John Nichols Calaveras Prints Collection, 1975-1978
Pictorial Collections Staff
© 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131