Papers collected by Armando de Maria y Campos, Mexican poet, novelist, biographer, and journalist. Materials include a collection
of twentieth-century corridos, a list of Mexican periodicals, documents (1633-1818) related to the Conde del Valle de Orizaba,
and numerous historical documents related to Mexican history. The collection is arranged in four series: 1) CORRIDOS, 2)
PERIODICOS, 3) HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, and 4) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES .
Armando de Maria y Campos was born in Mexico City on May 23, 1897. He attended the Instituto CientĆfico de México and in
1914 began a career in journalism by collaborating on El Estudiante and Churubusco. In 1915, he worked as a reporter for
EL LIBERAL; founded EL UNIVERSAL; managed MEFISTOFELES, EL HERALDO DE MEXICO, and EL ECO TAURINO. In addition to his activities
as a chronicler of Mexican theater, Maria y Campos also wrote poetry, novels, and plays. After 1940, he became better known
as a biographer and essayist. His service to the Mexican stage and theater won him a gold medal from the Asociación Nacional
de Actores in 1958.
0.40 linear feet
(1 archives box)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.