Papers collected by Armando de María y Campos, Mexican poet, novelist, biographer, and journalist. Materials include a collection
of twentieth-century corridos, a list of Mexican periodicals, documents (1633-1818) related to the Conde del Valle de Orizaba,
and numerous historical documents related to Mexican history. Arranged in four series: 1) CORRIDOS, 2) PERIODICOS, 3) HISTORICAL
DOCUMENTS, and 4) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
Armando de María y Campos was born in Mexico City on May 23, 1897. He attended the Instituto CientĆfico de México and in 1914
began a career in journalism by collaborating on El Estudiante and Churubusco. In 1915, he worked as a reporter for EL LIBERAL;
founded EL UNIVERSAL; managed MEFISTOFELES, EL HERALDO DE MEXICO, and EL ECO TAURINO. In addition to his activities as a chronicler
of Mexican theater, María y Campos also wrote poetry, novels, and plays. After 1940, he became better known as a biographer
and essayist. His service to the Mexican stage and theater won him a gold medal from the Asociación Nacional de Actores in
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