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Finding Aid for the Ann Quiggins Tiller papers on Juarez Távora, 1922-1980
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Description
Marechal Juarez Távora (1898-1975) was one of Brazil's most popular military and political figures from 1922-1967. The collection contains Dr. Ann Tiller's research and collection of documents, letters and related materials that provide particular insight into Távora's actions, thoughts and opinions on Brazil's Tenente Revolt, the Aliança Liberal and the 1930 Brazilian Revolution, the early administration of Getúlio Vargas, the 1955 Presidential campaign and the military coup in 1964. Tiller's research was being used for a political biography on Távora, which was never completed due to her untimely death in 1981. Some specific items of interest include a twenty-six page autobiography Távora wrote in 1955, a comic book portrayal of his life from 1955, and a letter written in March 1975 where he outlines his chief actions and attitudes between 1922 and 1967.
Background
Marechal Juarez Távora (1898-1975) was one of Brazil's most popular military and political figures from 1922-1967. By the time of his death his storied military and political career included participation in many of modern Brazil's historical developments. As a young officer, he acted alongside Luis Carlos Prestes as a leader of the Tenente Revolts and marched in the Columna Prestes. In Brazil's 1930 Revolution he was a military leader of the Aliança Liberal, leading Paraíba against the Old Republic and helping to institute Getúlio Vargas as provisional President of Brazil. After a brief stint as Minister of Transportation in 1930, he served as the Delegado Federal do Norte before being appointed Minister of Agriculture in Vargas's Cabinet from 1932 to 1934. Juarez then returned to military service, but once again entered the political realm in 1955 when he ran as the Christian Democrat's candidate for President against Juscelino Kubistchek. He served as a representative in Brazil's Congress from 1962 until 1964, when Juarez left his term to become Minister of Transportation and Public Works in Castelo Branco's new Cabinet after the 1964 military coup. He served in this capacity until 1967.
Extent
5 document boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.