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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Creator: Maria y Campos, Armando de, 1897-
    Title: Armando de Maria y Campos Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1633 - 1963
    Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
    Abstract: 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corridos, a list of Mexican periodicals, documents (1633-1818) related to the Conde del Valle de Orizaba, and numerous historical documents related to Mexican history. The collection is arranged in four series: 1) CORRIDOS, 2) PERIODICOS, 3) HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, and 4) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES .
    Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Collection number: MSS 0136
    Language of Material: Collection materials in Spanish


    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Preferred Citation

    Armando de Maria y Campos Collection, MSS 0136. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Historical 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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The ARMANDO DE MARIA Y CAMPOS COLLECTION contains historical documents related to Mexican history, twentieth-century corridos and a list of Mexican periodicals.
    The CORRIDOS series contains typescripts of corridos about the Mexican writer Vicente Lombardo Toledano, politics in the state of San Luis Potosi and the Mexican Revolution.
    The PERIODICOS series contains a typescript list of primarily revolutionary and liberal periodicals, but also a few from conservative and socialist anarchist sources.
    The HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS series contains 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.
    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 "Maria y Campos, Armando de, former owner.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


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


    Vivero Peredo y Velasco, Nicolás de, conde del Valle de Orizaba
    Hurtado de Mendoza, Joseph