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Carlos Blanco Aguinaga Papers
MSS 0647  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Publication Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Biography
  • Acquisition Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carlos Blanco Aguinaga Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0647
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: Spanish; Castilian
    Physical Description: 20.4 Linear feet (51 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2010
    Abstract: Papers of Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, writer and professor of Spanish literature. Blanco Aguinaga was one of the founders of UC San Diego's Literature Department, Third College (Thurgood Marshall College), and the Third World Studies Program. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, some teaching and program planning materials, and many manuscript drafts of his writings.
    Creator: Blanco Aguinaga, Carlos

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers of Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, writer and professor of Spanish literature. Blanco Aguinaga was one of the founders of UC San Diego's Literature Department, Third College (Thurgood Marshall College), and the Third World Studies Program. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, some teaching and program planning materials, and many manuscript drafts of his writings. The bulk of the collection is in Spanish, though some materials are in English.
    Arranged in four series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) THIRD WORLD STUDIES PROGRAM, and 4) WRITINGS.

    Publication Information

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Carlos Blanco Aguinaga Papers. MSS 647. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Biography

    Carlos Blanco Aguinaga was born November 9, 1926 in Irún, in the Basque Country of Spain. He and his family were exiled during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, eventually moving to Mexico. After receiving a scholarship to Harvard University, where he majored in philosophy, Blanco Aguinaga returned to Mexico where he received his doctorate in Spanish Literature at the College of Mexico in 1953. His first published book, Unamuno, teórica del lenguaje, was based on his doctoral thesis.
    Blanco Aguinaga was recruited by UC San Diego in 1964 to head the Spanish Section of the new Department of Literature. While at UC San Diego, he was also involved in the founding of Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) and the Third World Studies Program, and served as faculty advisor for the Mexican American Youth Association (now known as MEChA). He also taught at the University of the Basque Country, and lectured on Spanish literature at many institutions around the world. He published literary criticism and fiction in both Spanish and English, particularly on the themes of the Spanish Exile of 1939 and the Generations of 1898 and 1927. Carlos Blanco Aguinaga died on September 12, 2013.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 2011, 2015.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Blanco Aguinaga, Carlos -- Archives
    Thurgood Marshall College. -- History
    University of California, San Diego. Third College. -- History
    University of California, San Diego. Third World Studies Program. -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. -- Faculty -- Archives