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Josephine Procopio Albarelli collection of Gilberto Owen and Elías Nandino

Call Number: GEN MSS 1132
Scope and Contents

The Josephine Procopio Albarelli Collection of Gilberto Owen and Elías Nandino contains correspondence, mostly letters to Albarelli from Owen, 1948-1951, and from Nandino, 1951-1989; autograph manuscript and typescript poems and other writings by Owen and Nandino, copies of their writings made by Albarelli, and proofs for her editions of Owen's Poesía y prosa and Obras, 1950s-1980s; sound recordings, including readings of poetry by Nandino and Alí Chumacero (Voz viva de México; Serie literatura mexicana, 1960s); photographs and negatives of Owen, Nandino, Albarelli, and others, undated; two oil paintings by Nandino, undated; drawings by Hector Xavier for illustrations of books by Nandino, 1950s; and related clippings, posters, and other printed material. Some materials are accompanied by identifying notes written by Albarelli. Research strengths include Mexican literature, 1950s-1990s, especially poetry of Owen and Nandino and their association with Los Contemporáneos; and Albarelli's editing of writings by Owen.

Language of Materials

Chiefly in Spanish; some materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

4 (Record album storage) (sound recordings): Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Josephine Procopio Albarelli Collection of Gilberto Owen and Elías Nandino is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Josephine Procopio Albarelli, 2001-2004.


Organized into two series: I. Papers Relating to Gilberto Owen, 1948-1997. II. Papers Relating to Elías Nandino, 1950-2000.

1.54 Linear Feet ((5 boxes) + 1 record album storage, 1 roll, 2 art)
Related Names
Procopio, Josefina
Language of Materials
Spanish; Castilian
Language of Materials