Finding Aid for the Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1882-1975

Processed by CSRC/ Ernesto Martinez.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Josephina Niggli Book Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1882-1975
Collection number: 37
Creator: Niggli, Josephina 1910-1983
Extent: 4 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The personal book Collection donated to UCLA by dramatist, writer and teacher, Josephina Niggli.



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Physical location: The collection is stored at the Southern Regional Library Facility, UCLA. Voyager ID: 4053653
Language of Material: Collection materials in Spanish, English

Access

Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu or the librarian at yretter@chicano.ucla.edu

Publication Rights

For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Josephina Niggli Book Collection, 37, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Processing History

Processed by CSRC/ Ernesto Martinez, June 2006

Biography

Niggli was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on July 13, 1910. Her father Frederick Ferdinand Niggli, whose Swiss and Alsatian forebears immigrated to Texas in 1836, had moved to Mexico in 1893 and found a job as the manager of a cement plant in the village of Hidalgo. Josephina's mother, Goldie (Morgan) Niggli, was a violinist of Irish, French and German descent.

In 1925 Niggli was sent to San Antonio, Texas when she was 15 years old to finish her high school education. Afterward she received her B.A. from the College of the Incarnate Word, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in History. She credited Dr. Roehl, head of the English Department at the College of the Incarnate Word, with influencing her to become a writer. During her college years, Niggli published articles in Mexican Life and Ladies' Home Journal. Her early creative efforts earned her prizes both in fiction writing ( Ladies' Home Journal) and poetry (the National Catholic Poetry Contest). She received her M.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1937. While there she wote a number of plays including her master's thesis, Singing Valley in 1936, the Carolina Playmakers produced Tooth or Shave ( 1935, 1936), The Cry of Dolores, Soldadera, The Red Velvet Goat, Azteca, Sunday Costs Five Pesos ( 1936), and The Fair-God ( 1937).

In 1938 Margaret Mayorga published Niggli's play This Is Villa in The Best One-Act Plays of 1938; Niggli's historical play Soldadera was published in Mayorga The Best One-Act Plays of 1937. In 1939 Niggli began teaching English and drama at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Niggli also wrote for radio, television and the film industry

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Josephina Niggli's book collection. Books are in English and Spanish.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1923

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Historia de Espana por M. Romera-Navarro
Box 1, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1937

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Cronicas y Relaciones del Occidente de Mexico, Tomo I

por Fernando Ocaranza
Box 1, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1957

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Fray Toribio de Motolinia y Otros Estudios

por Jose Fernando Ramirez
Box 1, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1936

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Felipe Angeles: Federal

por B. Mena Brito
Box 1, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1923

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La Patria Mexicana: Tercer Ciclo

por Gregorio Torres Quintero
Box 2, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1945

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Santa Monica: Museum of Religious Art in Puebla

por Salazar Monroy

translated by David Lopez Castillo
Box 2, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1921

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Los Lidiadores

por Armando de Maria y Campos
Box 2, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Cuadros de la Guerra

por Concepcion Arenal
Box 2, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Further Steps in Stagecraft

by Susan Richmond
Box 2, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Mexico: Rand McNally Indexed Pocket Map

Rand McNally and Co.
Box 2, Folder 6

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1952

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I Pray the Mass: Sunday Missal

by Father Hoever
Box 2, Folder 7

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1943

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The Rosary Crusade

by A Dominican Father
Box 2, Folder 8

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1923

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Los Derechos Politicos

por Jose Maria Bonilla
Box 2, Folder 9

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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El Libro Infernal: Tesoro de las Ciencias Ocultas

Century Printing Company
Box 3, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1948

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Filosofia Fundamental

por Jaime Luciano Balmes
Box 3, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1944

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Logica y Etica

por Jaime Luciano Balmes
Box 3, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1963

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Efemerides de la Real y Pontificia Universidad de Mexico

por Alberto Maria Carreno
Box 3, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1950

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Boletin Eclesiastico de Guadalajara y de la Baja California
Box 3, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1944

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Inter-American Affairs, 1943.
Box 3, Folder 6

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Geografia Nacional de Mexico

por Enrique Santibanez
Box 4, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1961

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Catholicism on the March: The California Missions

by John H. Loth
Box 4, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1946

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Catalogo de la Exposicion de Libro Mexicano en la Ciudad de Lima

por Rafael Aguayo Spencer
Box 4, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1932

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Geografia-Sumaria de la Republica-Mexicana

por Jesus Galindo y Villa
Box 4, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1947

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Equus

por Roberto Sada
Box 4, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1941

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Metafisica

Jaime L. Balmes
Box 4, Folder 6

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1934

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Historia Grafica de Mexico: Epoca Pre-Cortesiana

por L. Chavez Orozco
Box 5, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1929

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Sitios Pintorescos de Mexico

Miguel Salinas
Box 5, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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La Reina Azteca: Tomo I

por Alvaro Carrillo
Box 5, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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La Reina Azteca: Tomo II

por Alvaro Carrillo
Box 5, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1931

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Historia de los Templarios

por V. Joaquin Bastus
Box 6, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Secretos De La Naturaleza

por Jeronimo Cortes
Box 6, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Novisimo Correo De Amor O

Sea El Libro De Los Enamorados Y El Secretario

De Los Amantes

Editorial Maucci Hermanos
Box 6, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Para Ser Un Buen Actor Y Un Buen Orador

editorial Gasso
Box 6, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1925

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El Rosario Opusculo Escrito Por

El Prebitero J. Cantu Corro
Box 6, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Para Ser Detective

por El Famoso Old King Brady

editorial Gasso
Box 6, Folder 6

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Arte De Echar Las Cartas

editorial Quiroga
Box 6, Folder 7

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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El Arte De Echar Las Cartas

y De Decir La Buenaventura

Por Samuel Levi
Box 6, Folder 8

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1944

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118: Calendario Del Mas Antiguo Galvan 1944

Libreria De Murguia
Box 6, Folder 9

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1975

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El Nombre De Hispanoamerica

por Francisco Sanchez-Castaner
Box 6, Folder 10

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1964

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Boletin Eclesiastico De Guadalajara Y De La Baja California
Box 6, Folder 11

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1945

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119: Calendario Del Mas Antiguo Galvan, 1945

Libreria De Murguia
Box 6, Folder 12

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1942

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116: Calendario Del Mas Antiguo Galvan 1942

Libreria De Murguia
Box 6, Folder 13

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1964

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A Guide to Mexican Flora

by Phil Clarke
Box 7, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1905

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Suenos De Imperio

por Pablo Gaulot
Box 7, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1908

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Oraciones Para Asistir Al Santo Sacrificio De La Misa
Box 7, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1950

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Espana En Su Laberinto Teatral Del Siglo XVII

por Jose Bergamin
Box 7, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1942

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Los Heroes Universales De La Literatura Espanola

por Juan Cabral
Box 7, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1919

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Conocimiento De La Naturaleza: Tercer Año

por Toribio Velasco
Box 7, Folder 6

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1949

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Sei Personaggi In Cerca D'autore

por Luigi Pirandello
Box 7, Folder 7

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Las Plantas Magicas: Botanica Oculta

por Paracelso
Box 8, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Pactum: La Obra Magistral De La Hechiceria Antigua
Box 8, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1916

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What's the Matter with Mexico?

Caspar Whitney
Box 8, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1924

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Los Secretos De Los Garitos:

Arte De Ganar A Todos Los Juegos

By Robert Houdin

Translated by Ricardo Palanca Y Lita
Box 8, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1926

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Novela De Un Spahi

Por Pierre Loti
Box 8, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Para Ser Un Buen Jugador

editorial Gasso
Box 8, Folder 6

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1894

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Lives of the Saints:

With Reflections For Every Day of the Year

Compiled by Reverend Alban Butler
Box 8, Folder 7

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1882

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La Basilica De Santa Maria De Los Angeles Cerca De La Ciudad De Asis
Box 9, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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La Virgen De Guadalupe: Creadora De

La Patria Mexicana
Box 9, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1943

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The Counter Spy Murders

by Peter Cheyney
Box 9, Folder 3

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1943

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El Zarco

by Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
Box 9, Folder 4

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1943

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El Magnetismo En Amor: El Arte De Hacerse Amar

por Dr. J. Regnault
Box 9, Folder 5

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Corono Mistica: Inapreciable

Tesoro De Santas Oraciones Para Sanar

Todo Genero De Dolencias Del Cuerpo

Y Del Alma Y Conjurar Males y Calamidades

Ediciones Ciceron
Box 9, Folder 6

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1909

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El Ama De Casa

por Maria Antonieta Gutierrez
Box 9, Folder 7

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1954

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Vida Del Divino Maestro

por Gilberto Rojas Martinez
Box 9, Folder 8

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1910

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Los Amores De Los Hombres: Ensayo De Una Etnologia Del Amor

Tomo II

por Ricardo J. Catarineu
Box 9, Folder 9

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1907

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Los Amores De Los Hombres

Tomo Primero

por Ricardo J. Catarineu
Box 10, Folder 1

Josephina Niggli Book Collection 1927

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La Patria Mexicana: Elementos De Historia Nacional

por Gregorio Torres Quintero
Box 10, Folder 2

Josephina Niggli Book Collection n.d.

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Espana

por Edmundo De Amicis