Documents of Quinto Sol

Gustavo Buenrostro
Spanish and Portuguese
UC Berkeley

Quinto Sol Publications was the first Mexican American publishing house in the country and was founded in 1967 with the efforts of UC Berkeley students and faculty and continued publishing until 1974. As such, it made an unprecedented effort to create a space for Mexican-Americans to publish their literary, artistic, and scholarly works beginning in 1967. Many of the texts that are now considered foundational and canonical of Chicano Literature first saw light in El Grito and/or were published by Quinto Sol Publishing via their Quinto Sol prize. The third Prize was awarded to Rolando Hinojosa. The project draws on the Rolando Hinojosa Archive at the University of Texas, Austin, to explore some of the unanswered questions regarding the Quinto Sol Prize.