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Carlos Blanco Aguinaga Papers
MSS 0647  
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Description
Papers of Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, writer and professor of Spanish literature. Blanco Aguinaga was one of the founders of UC San Diego's Literature Department, Third College (Thurgood Marshall College), and the Third World Studies Program. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, some teaching and program planning materials, and many manuscript drafts of his writings.
Background
Carlos Blanco Aguinaga was born November 9, 1926 in Irún, in the Basque Country of Spain. He and his family were exiled during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, eventually moving to Mexico. After receiving a scholarship to Harvard University, where he majored in philosophy, Blanco Aguinaga returned to Mexico where he received his doctorate in Spanish Literature at the College of Mexico in 1953. His first published book, Unamuno, teórica del lenguaje, was based on his doctoral thesis.
Extent
20.4 Linear feet (51 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.