The collection consists of artwork,
certificates, diplomas, newspaper issues and photographs relating to the
Chilean writer and poet Gabriela Mistral (born Lucila Godoy y Alcayata)
(1889-1957). Ranging in date from circa 1924 to 1948, the collection
highlights the fame and recognition Gabriela Mistral achieved both in
Chile and worldwide. The contents reveal her many friendships with
artistic and political contemporaries, as well as the many admirers of
Gabriela Mistral was born Lucila Godoy y Alcayata on April 6, 1889 in
Vicuña, Chile –one of the main cities in the valle de
Elqui. Her father, Juan Jeronimo Godoy, was a school teachers in latin,
greek, philosophy, literature and theology and her mother, Petronila
Alcayaga Godoy, was a seamstress.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.