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Armando de María y Campos Collection
MSS 0136  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Historical Background
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Armando de María y Campos Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0136
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: Spanish; Castilian
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
    Date (inclusive): 1633 - 1963
    Abstract: Papers collected by Armando de María 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corridos, a list of Mexican periodicals, documents (1633-1818) related to the Conde del Valle de Orizaba, and numerous historical documents related to Mexican history. Arranged in four series: 1) CORRIDOS, 2) PERIODICOS, 3) HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, and 4) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
    Creator: María y Campos, Armando de, 1897-1967

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers collected by Armando de María 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corridos, a list of Mexican periodicals, documents (1633-1818) related to the Conde del Valle de Orizaba, and numerous historical documents related to Mexican history.
    Arranged in four series: 1) CORRIDOS, 2) PERIODICOS, 3) HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, and 4) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
    Series 1) CORRIDOS: Typescripts of corridos about the Mexican writer Vicente Lombardo Toledano, politics in the state of San Luis Potosi and the Mexican Revolution.
    Series 2) PERIODICOS: A typescript list of primarily revolutionary and liberal periodicals, but also a few from conservative and socialist anarchist sources.
    Series 3) HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: Individual documents related to Mexican history. Included are seven legal manuscript documents (1633-1818), giving terms of lease agreements, contracts and inheritance for properties in Mexico held by successors to the title Conde del Valle de Orizaba. Also included is an account of the founding of a poorhouse, the Hospicio de Pobres (1769), by Fernando Ortiz Cortes, and a description of four decades of its financial and administrative problems.
    SEPARATION LIST
    A number of periodicals and broadsides have been separated from the collection and added to some of the department's other collections. To identify and retrieve these items, search ROGER under the heading "María y Campos, Armando de, 1897-1967 former owner"

    Historical Background

    Armando de María 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, María 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.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Armando de María y Campos Collection, MSS 136. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1969.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hospicio de Pobres (Mexico City, Mexico).
    Hurtado de Mendoza, Joseph
    Lombardo Toledano, Vicente, 1894-1968
    Valle de Orizaba, House of
    Vivero Peredo y Velasco, Nicolàs de, conde del Valled de Orizaba
    Almshouses -- Mexico -- History
    Land tenure -- Mexico
    Mexico -- History -- 1540-1810
    Mexico -- History -- 20th century
    Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Literature and the revolution