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Lawrence Gipe Operation Streamline Sketches, circa 2012-2014

MS 524

Collection Summary

Creator: Gipe, Lawrence, 1962-
Collection Name:Lawrence Gipe Operation Streamline Sketches,
Inclusive Dates: circa 2012-2014
Physical Description:1 linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains sketches by Lawrence Gipe created in pencil on paper. The materials document trials of detainees who are accused of illegal immigration into the United States as part of the Operation Streamline program.
Collection Number:MS 524
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Lawrence Gipe is an American painter and Assistant Professor of 2D Studies at the University of Arizona School Of Art. Gipe also works closely with the End Streamline Coalition which is a group of organizations, community groups, and individuals dedicated to ending the Operation Streamline program in Tucson, AZ. This program began in the United States Border Patrol's Del Rio sector in west Texas and spread across the United States – Mexico border. Operation Streamline mandates that undocumented immigrants crossing the border be prosecuted through the federal criminal justice system rather than the civil immigration system as had been the previous procedure. Trials under the Operation Streamline program have been criticized for their expediency, excessive prison sentences, and for prosecuting detainees en masse. This project was funded in part by the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry at the University of Arizona.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of sketches done is pencil by Lawrence Gipe which document trials of detainees accused of illegal immigration into the United States as part of the Operation Streamline program. Items 11 and 19 have sketches on both sides of the piece. The side that is signed by Lawrence Gipe is considered to be the front of the item. Items 33-37 can be viewed in the Special Collections reading Room.


This collection is organized into one series
Series I:Sketches, circa 2012-2014



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Gipe, Lawrence, 1962-.

Illegal aliens – Arizona.
Illegal aliens – Government policy – United States.
Political activists – United States.

Genre Form(s)
Courtroom illustrations

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Lawrence Gipe Operation Streamline Sketches (MS 524). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Sketches, circa 2012-2014
Series contains courtroom sketches by Lawrence Gipe done in pencil on paper. Titles have been derived from Lawrence Gipe's website and from inscriptions on the works.
11 6 Children – All American Citizens, circa 2012-2014

12 Caught Crossing in Douglas was Attempting to Visit His Newly-Born Daughter, circa 2012-2014

13 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

14 Shackled, circa 2012-2014

15 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

16 Given Your Criminal History, You're not Welcome Here – Judge, circa 2012-2014

17 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

18 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

19 Citizen of Guatemala, circa 2012-2014

110 Six Legal Children in the U.S., circa 2012-2014

111 Recto - Untitled, Verso – Untitled, circa 2012-2014

112 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

113 Untitled, circa 2012-2014
114 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

115 180 Days…You Can Quit Paying Attention Now, circa 2012-2014

116 Sentencing, circa 2012-2014

117 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

118 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

119 Recto - Untitled, Verso – Untitled, circa 2012-2014

120 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

121 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

122 Lawyers, circa 2012-2014

123 Untitled, 2014 June 23

124 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

125 Untitled, circa 2012-2014

126 Untitled, 2014 June 23

127 Untitled, 2014 June 25

128 Untitled, 2014 June 23

129 I Don't Want to go to Jail for 60 Days… You Lost Control – Stay out of the System – Stay Home… Why am I getting 60 Days When I've Only Been Caught Twice?, 2014 June 25

130 Untitled, 2014 June 25

131 Untitled, 2014 June 23

132 Untitled, 2014 June 23

133 Untitled, circa 2014 September

134 Dock (1), circa 2014 September

135 Leaving After Sentencing, circa 2014 September

136 Untitled, circa 2014 September

137 Untitled, 2014 June 23