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Finding Aid for the Sam Hileman papers, 1959-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sam Hileman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1968
    Collection number: 337
    Creator: Hileman, Sam.
    Extent: 5 document boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Abstract: This collection documents the collaboration of Sam Hileman, also known as Samuel Palmer Hileman, Jr., and Carlos Fuentes in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s. The contents of this collection reflect Hileman’s working process while translating literary works. The collection also hints at Fuentes’ writing process, as there are some notes by Fuentes in the collection. Highlights of the collection include correspondence between Hileman and Fuentes, as well as various translation drafts generated between Hileman and Fuentes.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Christina Holm in 2012 with assistance from Jillian Cuellar and Megan Fraser.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sam Hileman papers (Collection Number 337). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Samuel Palmer Hileman Jr. was born in 1926 to Samuel Palmer Hileman Sr. and Ruth M. Yerby in Bath County Virginia. In 1963 he married Bette Jo Burresh and in 1978 they divorced. Throughout his career Hileman worked as an artist, writer, editor, and translator. Hileman collaborated with Carlos Fuentes to produce five of Fuentes’s first English translation novels. Later in his career he won a Pulitzer Prize through collaboration with Herbert Bix, Hiro Hito, and the Making of Modern Japan. Hileman died in 2001 in Augusta County Virginia.
    Source: The Roanoke Times (VA), July 8, 2001

    Scope and Content

    This collection documents Sam Hileman's and Carlos Fuentes's collaboration in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s. It contains correspondence between Hileman and Fuentes, correspondence between Hileman and his publishers, and other business acquaintances. Newspaper clippings of book reviews of English translations and Spanish versions of Fuentes’s novels, translation notes, and translation manuscripts with commentaries by both Hileman and Fuentes are included. There are also two Spanish language novels by Fuentes. The works primarily addressed in this collection are: A Change of Skin, Where the Air is Clear, the Death of Artemio Cruz, Las Buenas Conciencias, and El Sueño.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Translations, 1960-1968
      • Subseries 1.1: Translation Roughs, 1960-1967
      • Subseries 1.2: Translation Notes, 1960-1968
    • Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1967
    • Series 3: Reviews of Fuentes’ Work, 1960-1968
    • Series 4: Carlos Fuentes Books, 1959-1962
    The materials are ordered alphabetically by project and within project they are ordered by date, where dates are available.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Hileman, Sam --Archives.
    Fuentes, Carlos --Correspondence.
    Translators --United States --Archival resources.
    Authors, Mexican --Correspondence.

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