This small collection contains handwritten and typed manuscripts from Stephen Fredman's translation and adaptation of the
San Diego de Alcalá, by the prolific Spanish baroque playwright and poet Lope de Vega (1562-1635). The little-known play's American premiere,
about the patron saint of Mission San Diego, was part of UC San Diego's contribution to the bicentennial activities of Fronteras
1976 (a trans-border study group), in addition to a symposium (October - 1976) on the Spanish colonization of California.
It includes a small amount of correspondence regarding the project.
Stephen Albert Fredman (1948- ) is a poet, author, teacher and scholar of twentieth-century American poetry and poetics. He
is professor and chairman (2003-) of Notre Dame University's College of Arts and Letters' English Department. The son of lawyer
and civic activist, Milton "Mickey" Fredman, and artist, Faiya Rose Fredman, Fredman grew up in San Diego and was educated
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.