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INVENTORY OF THE EMILIO ADOLFO WESTPHALEN PAPERS REGARDING SUREALISM IN LATIN AMERICA, 1938-1995
2001.M.21  
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  • Biographical / Historical Note
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Emilio Adolfo Westphalen papers regarding surrealism in Latin America
    Dates: 1938-1995
    Collection number: 2001.M.21
    Creator: Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo
    Extent: ca. 7.5 linear feet (18 boxes)
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Libary
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    Abstract: Peruvian writer and editor, active in the literary and artistic avant-garde in Peru and Mexico. Letters, manuscripts, drawings, clippings, and ephemera document the work of Westphalen and the surrealist Peruvian poet César Moro (1903-1956). Many files relate to Las Moradas (1947-1949) and Amaru (1967-1971), journals published by Westphalen.
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    Language: Collection material is in Spanish.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Emilio Adolfo Westphalen papers regarding surrealism in Latin America, 1938-1995, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2001.M.21

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2001.

    Processing History

    Processed by Alan Tomlinson.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Emilio Adolfo Westphalen was a Peruvian writer and editor who, with César Moro, was a central figure in the development of avant-garde art and literature in Peru and Mexico. He began the journal Las Moradas in 1947, publishing poets and writers, artists, and articles on politics, philosophy and anthropology. He published the work of Spanish writers in exile, as well as Americans, and Europeans.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers document aspects of the literary and artistic avant-garde in Latin America through letters, manuscripts, drawings, clippings, and ephemera. Much of the material relates to César Moro and to the two journals Westphalen published: Las Moradas (1947-1949) and Amaru (1967-1971), and his own writings.
    Note: several items are accompanied by handwritten notes which identify, describe, and comment on them. These notes were placed with the items to which they refer by the dealer through whom the archive was acquired.
    Books and periodicals received with the archive remain in the collection.

    Arrangement

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Moro, César, d. 1956
    Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo, 1911-

    Subjects - Topics

    Authors, Mexican—20th century
    Authors, Peruvian—20th century
    Authors, Spanish—20th century
    Politics in art—Periodicals
    Surrealism—Influence—Periodicals
    Surrealism—Latin America.
    Surrealism (Literature)—Latin America

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Collages—Latin America—20th century
    Drawings—Latin America—20th century
    Ephemera—Latin America—20th century
    Photographic prints—Latin America—20th century
    Watercolors—20th century
    Photographs, Original—Latin America—20th century

    Contributors

    Abril, Xavier, 1905-
    Arguedas, José María
    Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972
    Bishop, Elizabeth
    Capa, Cornell
    Coyné, André, 1927-
    Cueto Fernandini, Carlos
    Disselhoff, Hans Dietrich
    Eielson, Jorge Eduardo
    Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
    Escajadillo, Tom´s G.
    Fitte, Claudine
    Fuentes, Carlos
    Guzm´n Reynoso, Abimael, †d 1934-
    Huidobro, Vicente, 1893-1948
    Kubler, George, 1912-1996
    Laxo, Agustín
    Macleod, Norman, 1906-
    Mangan, Sherry, 1904-
    McWilliams, Carey, 1905-
    Moreno Jimeno, Manuel.
    Moro, César, d. 1956
    Onslow-Ford, Gordon
    Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-
    Palm, Erwin Walter, 1910-
    Péret, Benjamin, 1899-1959
    Salazar Bondy, Sebasti´n
    Schwab, Fernando
    Sologuren, Javier
    Stephan, Ruth, 1910-1974
    Tenaud, Ricardo
    Valle, Rosamel del, 1900-1965

    Titles

    Amaru Las Moradas