The collection includes correspondence, which mention her works, her name change to Juana de America, her candidacy for the
Nobel Prize, invites asking for her collaboration on works, and poems which mention her; documents and correspondence regarding
her works; awards and honors; music; newsclippings; telegrams; and book dedications from other authors.
Juana de Ibarbourou was born in Uruguay in 1895. She grew up in the country-side and began to feel an affinity with nature
at an early age. She wrote lyrics celebrating life, love, and nature. Her early works, including "Las lenguas de diamante"
(1919) and "Raiz salvaje" (1922), give a sense of joyousness about human existence and, in 1923, earned her the name of Juana
de America. She wrote for magazines, newspapers, and also wrote children's tales and textbooks.
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