Register of the Jose Ovidio Puente papers

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Jose Ovidio Puente papers
Date (inclusive): 1928-2010
Collection Number: 2001C110
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, serial issues, clippings, photographs, and miscellany, relating to Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional guerrillas in Nicaragua. Includes writings and letters by the Sandinista leader Carlos Fonseca
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Puente, Jose Ovidio.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jose Ovidio Puente papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Mexican leftist activist.

Scope and Content of Collection

The José Ovidio Puente papers contain materials that largely relate to Nicaragua and, in particular, to the Sandinista movement that overthrew the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza in 1979. Through his association with a number of Sandinista activists, Ovidio Puente came into possession of documents pertaining to the the guerrilla war waged by the Sandinistas against Somoza. Of special note within the collection are a number of unpublished writings by Carlos Fonseca Amador, one of the original founders of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación (FSLN). Among these is the manuscript of a general history of Nicaragua written while the author was a political prisoner. The collection also includes correspondence and a large number of scanned photographs.
In addition to Ovidio Puente's own correspondence, the collection also contains a separate series of correspondence among other individuals. The are also some additional writings, including a lengthy manuscript by Virgilio Godoy Gutiérrez on the 1920s guerrilla movement of Agusto Sandino, a revolutionary from whom the FSLN drew inspiration as well as its name.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fonseca Amador, Carlos.
Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.
Guerrillas--Nicaragua.

 

Correspondence 1962-1982

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Unidentified 1965-1975

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Bravo, Jaime 1979

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Hernandez, Graciela "Chelita" 1973-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Ortega, Humberto 1973

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Paye Puentes, Maye 1970

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Reyes, Osacar D. 1964

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Rivas de Torres, Marta 1982

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Torres, Edelberto 1973

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Torres Rivas, Myrna E. 1977

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Quiñones, Julian 1971

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Wheelock, Ricardo 1970

 

Other correspondence (neither to nor from José Ovidio Puente) 1960-1979

 

Unidentified 1960-1975

Box/Folder 1 : 12

General 1960-1975

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Maria Cristina (surname unknown) 1970-1971

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Maria L. (surname unknown) 1970-1971

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Marina (surname unknown) 1970

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Borge, Tomás 1979

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Guerrero Santiago, Noel 1962

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Martínez O., Eulogio 1964

Box/Folder 1 : 19

O'Cerda, Daniel Simeon 1973

Box/Folder 1 : 20

Ortega, Humberto 1965

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Pavletich, Esteban 1970

Box/Folder 1 : 22

Sánchez, Abelardo 1971

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Solis Arce, Miriam de 1963

Box/Folder 1 : 24

Sosa A., Jacinto 1972

 

Carlos Fonseca Amador file 1964-1975

Box/Folder 1 : 25

Cards from medical laboratory 1965

Box/Folder 1 : 26

Clippings 1970-1973

Box/Folder 1 : 27

Letter from Lupe Salinas 1971

 

Writings 1964-1975

Box/Folder 1 : 28

"Ensayo sobre la situacíon economica y política nacionales" undated

Box/Folder 1 : 29

"Mensaje al pueblo de Nicaragua desdes las carceles de la aviación a la juventud" 1964

Box/Folder 1 : 30

Reading notes 1969-1970

Box/Folder 1 : 31

History of Nicaragua 1970

Box/Folder 1 : 32

"Programa Sandinista" 1970

Box/Folder 1 : 33

"Nicaragua, la lucha es contra cuarenta años de tiranía" 1975

 

Writings by others 1928-1975

Box/Folder 1 : 34

Unidentified 1969

Box/Folder 33 : 5

Godoy Gutiérrez, Virgilio 1975

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Mena Solózarno, Luís 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Pavletich, Esteban 1928-1975

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Sandino, Augusto C. 1978

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Varallanos, José 1928

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Communiqué and leaflet 1975

 

Subject file 1963-1980

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Blanco, Hugo 1968

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Escobar Pérez, José Benito 1964

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional 1964-1968

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Nicaragua 1963-1968

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Spadafora, Hugo 1980

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Torres, Edelberto 1977

 

Miscellany 1964-1979

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Fragments of interviews 1978

Box/Folder 2 : 12

List of conference participants 1979

Box/Folder 2 : 13

List of Sandinista militants 1965

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Mathematical calculations 1965

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Membership card 1964

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Receipts 1965-1970

 

Photographs 1948-2010

 

Prints 1956-1970

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Tomás Borge 1965

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Francisco Buitrago 1959

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Carlos Fonseca Amador 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 20

Heriberto Rodríguez Marín 1963-1964

Box/Folder 2 : 21

Miskito activist 1962

 

Unidentified 1956-1970

Box/Folder 2 : 22

1956-1957

Box/Folder 2 : 23

1959-1960

Box/Folder 2 : 24

1963

Box/Folder 2 : 25

1970

 

Digital scans of photographs returned to José Ovidio Puente 1948-2010

Box/Folder 2 : 26

List of scans 2010

 

DVD discs containing digital scans 1948-1993

Box/Folder 2 : 27

1948-1993

Box/Folder 2 : 28-30

1950-1959

Box/Folder 2 : 31

1960-1969

Box/Folder 2 : 32-33

1970-1979

Box/Folder 2 : 34-42

Undated

Box/Folder 2 : 43

CD-Rom containing reference images 1948-1993