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Armando de Maria y Campos Collection
MSS 0136  
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Description
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corridos, a list of Mexican periodicals, documents (1633-1818) related to the Conde del Valle de Orizaba, and numerous historical documents related to Mexican history. The collection is arranged in four series: 1) CORRIDOS, 2) PERIODICOS, 3) HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, and 4) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES .
Background
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.
Extent
0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.