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Zenaida Gutiérrez-Vega collection of José María Chacón y Calvo

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 617

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material created by or relating to José María Chacón y Calvo, which was accumulated by Zenaida Gutiérrez-Vega in the course of her research on the life and work of the Cuban-born literary critic and academic. Material includes original and copies of correspondence received by Chacón y Calvo from various Cuban, Spanish, and Latin American poets and writers; original manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, and clippings of writings by Chacón y Calvo; an annotated typescript of Chacón y Calvo's diaries dating from 1917 to 1918; research files containing manuscripts, notes, letters, and printed material relating to other writers (possibly compiled by either Chacón y Calvo or Gutiérrez-Vega); original and photocopies of photographs of Chacón y Calvo; and other material.

Correspondence includes unpublished letters and letters published in Epistolario Alfonso Reyes, José Ma. Chacón (1976), Fernando Ortiz en sus cartas a José Ma. Chacón (1914-1936, 1956) (1982), Corresponsales españoles de José Ma. Chacón (1986), and José María Chacón y Calvo: corresponsales cubanos (2006), all edited by Gutiérrez-Vega.

Dates

  • 1793 - 2007
  • Majority of material found within 1915 - 2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 13: (computer disk): Restricted Fragile Material. Reference copies of electronic files are available. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Zenaida Gutiérrez-Vega Collection of José María Chacón y Calvo 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 Carlos Ripoll, 2008.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: I. Photographs, Writings, and Other Papers, circa 1915-1969. II. Correspondence, circa 1910-2007. III. Research Material, 1793-1960s.

This organization is based on how the donor, who was the previous custodian of the collection, had organized the material.

Extent

5.22 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.chaconycalvo

Overview

The collection consists of material created by or relating to José María Chacón y Calvo, which was accumulated by Zenaida Gutiérrez-Vega in the course of her research on the life and work of the Cuban-born literary critic and academic. Material includes original and copies of correspondence received by Chacón y Calvo from various Cuban, Spanish, and Latin American poets and writers; original manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, and clippings of writings by Chacón y Calvo; an annotated typescript of Chacón y Calvo's diaries dating from 1917 to 1918; research files containing manuscripts, notes, letters, and printed material relating to other writers (possibly compiled by either Chacón y Calvo or Gutiérrez-Vega); original and photocopies of photographs of Chacón y Calvo; and other material.

Jose Maria Chacon y Calvo (1898-1969)

José María Chacón y Calvo was a Cuban-born literary critic and academic. He focused on Cuban poetry, befriending and writing about a number of Cuban poets in Cuba and in Spain.

Chacón y Calvo was the subject of several books and articles edited or written by Zenaida Gutiérrez-Vega. Gutiérrez Vega (1924-2007?) was a Cuban-born academic who taught for nearly three decades at Hunter College, CUNY, and whose major subject of study was the life and work of José María Chacón y Calvo.

Custodial History

Carlos Ripoll received the collection from Zenaida Gutiérrez-Vega.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing, including some rehousing and minimal organization. Descriptive information is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are largely based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Zenaida Gutiérrez-Vega Collection of José María Chacón y Calvo
Author
by Leigh Golden and Jennifer Meehan
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English and Spanish.

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Contact:
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Location

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Access Information

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