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Guide to the Roberto Eyzaguirre Collection
CEMA 121  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roberto Eyzaguirre collection
    Dates: ca. 1920-1960
    Collection number: CEMA 121
    Collector: Eyzaguirre, Roberto
    Collector: McGrath, Brandon
    Collection Size: 1.34 linear feet (1 flat box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Photos, record disc inserts, press clippings, posters and sheet music related to Argentinian and Peruvian musical recording artists from the early to mid 20th century.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Use of the collection is unrestricted.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Roberto Eyzaguirre collection. CEMA 121, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Brandon McGrath, 2011.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Roberto Nicolas Eyzaguirre Barron was born in the Barrios Altos district of Lima, Peru on March 22, 1919. He first worked for Standard Oil in 1937, leaving years later to start a transportation business. He retired in the early 1980s and moved to the United States in order to be closer to his daughter. He died on September 19, 2004 at the age of 85.
    As a teenager, he would often go to the cinema to see the latest films of tango singer Carlos Gardel. At home he would listen to Peruvian tango singer Jose Cómena on Radio Nacional. When he immigrated to the United States, he brought with him his record collection which is now housed at UCSB Special Collections. This collection continues to be built upon by his grandson, Brandon McGrath.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of photos, record inserts, press clippings, sheet music and posters all related to Argentinian and Peruvian musical recording artists from the early to mid 20th century. Especially well represented among these are items related to Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), singer, songwriter, actor, and a major figure in the history of tango.


    The collection is divided into the following series: I. Photographs, II. Clippings, III. Posters, IV. Sheet music. Files in series IV. Sheet music, are arranged in alphabetical folders.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gardel, Carlos, 1890-1935
    Press clippings.