This collection contains the papers of the Soler family, a Mexican family of actors, chiefly focused on the theatrical and
film work of Andres Soler (1898-1969) and his goddaughter actor Gloria Jordan (born circa 1924). Materials chiefly consist
of newspaper and magazine press clippings, theatrical programs, and many photographs of the family, both personal images and
publicity photographs. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Andrés Díaz (1898-1969) (known as Andrés Soler) was born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, the son of actors Irene Pavia Soler
and Domingo Díaz. He was the brother of Fernando (1896-1979), Julián (1907-1977), Domingo (1901-1961), Gloria, Irene, Elvira,
and Mercedes Soler. Five of the siblings, Fernando, Andrés, Julián, Domingo, and Mercedes Soler made up the "Hermanos Soler"
and were known as the "Dinastía Soler" (Soler Dynasty) for their decades of work in Latin American theater and film. The family
initially worked as a children's theater group in Los Angeles, California, beginning in 1916, before forming a theatrical
company in Cuba in 1923. The family later returned to Mexico and began performing at the Teatro Ideal. Andres Soler served
as director of the Instituto Cinematográfico Teatral y Radio y Television del la Asociacion Nacional de Actores in the 1950s.Gloria Jordan (born circa 1924) was born in Panama, the daughter of actors Fe Malumbres (died 1953) and Jose Jordan; she was
the goddaughter of Andres Soler. Jordan began acting at a young age in the Malumbres-Soler theater company traveling throughout
Latin America. She later worked in Mexican theater, films, and television.