Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Sam Hileman papers
Date (inclusive): 1959-1968
Collection number: 337
5 document boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: This collection documents the collaboration of Sam Hileman, also known as Samuel Palmer Hileman, Jr., and Carlos Fuentes in
the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s. The contents of this collection reflect Hileman’s working process while translating
literary works. The collection also hints at Fuentes’ writing process, as there are some notes by Fuentes in the collection.
Highlights of the collection include correspondence between Hileman and Fuentes, as well as various translation drafts generated
between Hileman and Fuentes.
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.
Processed by Christina Holm in 2012 with assistance from Jillian Cuellar and Megan Fraser.
[Identification of item], Sam Hileman papers (Collection 337). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Samuel Palmer Hileman Jr. was born in 1926 to Samuel Palmer Hileman Sr. and Ruth M. Yerby in Bath County Virginia. In 1963
he married Bette Jo Burresh and in 1978 they divorced. Throughout his career Hileman worked as an artist, writer, editor,
and translator. Hileman collaborated with Carlos Fuentes to produce five of Fuentes’s first English translation novels. Later
in his career he won a Pulitzer Prize through collaboration with Herbert Bix, Hiro Hito, and the Making of Modern Japan. Hileman
died in 2001 in Augusta County Virginia.
The Roanoke Times (VA), July 8, 2001
Scope and Content
This collection documents Sam Hileman's and Carlos Fuentes's collaboration in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s. It
contains correspondence between Hileman and Fuentes, correspondence between Hileman and his publishers, and other business
acquaintances. Newspaper clippings of book reviews of English translations and Spanish versions of Fuentes’s novels, translation
notes, and translation manuscripts with commentaries by both Hileman and Fuentes are included. There are also two Spanish
language novels by Fuentes. The works primarily addressed in this collection are:
A Change of Skin,
Where the Air is Clear,
the Death of Artemio Cruz,
Las Buenas Conciencias, and
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Series 1: Translations, 1960-1968
- Subseries 1.1: Translation Roughs, 1960-1967
- Subseries 1.2: Translation Notes, 1960-1968
- Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1967
- Series 3: Reviews of Fuentes’ Work, 1960-1968
- Series 4: Carlos Fuentes Books, 1959-1962
The materials are ordered alphabetically by project and within project they are ordered by date, where dates are available.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hileman, Sam --Archives.
Fuentes, Carlos --Correspondence.
Translators --United States --Archival resources.
Authors, Mexican --Correspondence.
[Drawer 1, Carlos Fuentes] Pepperdine University Archives Individual Files, Collection no. 0025, Special Collections and University
Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
[Box 21, Folder 9-10], Donald Allen Collection, MSS 3. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
[Box 5, Folder 51] Juan Felipe Herrera. M1043. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
[Box 1:6] Robert R. Kirsch Collection. Mss 51. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California,
[Box 12, Folder 12] The Alurista Papers, CEMA 21, Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California,
[Box 529, Folder 16] Commonwealth Club of California records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
[Box 39, Folder 4] University of California, Santa Barbara, Arts and Lectures Records. UArch 16. Department of Special Collections,
Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
[Box 7, Folder 8] Irving Lerner papers, 1935-1978. (Collection 112). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young Research Library,
University of California, Los Angeles.
[Box 86, Folder 6], [Box 285, Folder 8], Susan Sontag papers (Collection Number 612). Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
[Box 108, Folder 42], Norman Allderdice Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.