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Finding Aid for the Gabriela Mistral collection, 1924-1948
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The collection consists of artwork, certificates, diplomas, newspaper issues and photographs relating to the Chilean writer and poet Gabriela Mistral (born Lucila Godoy y Alcayata) (1889-1957). Ranging in date from circa 1924 to 1948, the collection highlights the fame and recognition Gabriela Mistral achieved both in Chile and worldwide. The contents reveal her many friendships with artistic and political contemporaries, as well as the many admirers of her work.
Gabriela Mistral was born Lucila Godoy y Alcayata on April 6, 1889 in Vicuña, Chile –one of the main cities in the valle de Elqui. Her father, Juan Jeronimo Godoy, was a school teachers in latin, greek, philosophy, literature and theology and her mother, Petronila Alcayaga Godoy, was a seamstress.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.