Finding Aid for the Anthony Beltramo Collection, 1949-2004 87

Processed by CSRC.
Chicano Studies Research Center Library
144 Haines Hall
Box 951544
Los Angeles, California 90095-1544

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
Contributing Institution: Chicano Studies Research Center Library
Title: Anthony Beltramo Collection
Creator: Beltramo, Anthony 1927 -
Identifier/Call Number: 87
Physical Description: 2 linear feet (2 flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1949-2004
Abstract: The Anthony Beltramo Collection includes song sheets, instruction books, and other published materials related to Mexican popular music of the 1950s-1970s. Anthony Beltramo, professor and admirer of Mexican American music and folkore, collected these items over several decades.
Language of Material: Collection materials in Spanish.
Physical Location: Collection stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for paging information.


Open for research.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Anthony Beltramo. Deed on file at the UCLA CSRC Library Archive.


The files are in the order determined by the initial archivist.


Anthony Beltramo (PhD, Stanford 1972) was part of the Spanish faculty at the University of Montana until retiring in 2005. He taught Spanish, applied linguistics, and 2nd-language pedagogy with a research focus on language retention in U.S. Hispanic communities, and English-language influences on the Spanish spoken there. Since the 1960s, when he studied and taught in Mexico, he has maintained a strong personal interest in Mexican and Mexican American music and folklore. An amateur clarinetist and guitarist, he relished opportunities to participate, for example, in the Banda Municipal de Torreón and in conjuntos with colleagues and students, and he often used music in his teaching. Activities over the years (aside from his academic work) included forming a mariachi band, tracking down and recording the performance of corridos as well as other Latino musical styles, and documenting these in Montana as part of the state's oral history. These are song sheets and instruction books he has collected over several decades.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Box/Folder], Anthony Beltramo Collection, 87, Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

Processing Information

The collection was initially processed in 2010. The finding aid was edited and revised by Doug Johnson, August 2018.

Scope and Content

The Anthony Beltramo Collection includes song sheets, instruction books, and other published materials related to Mexican popular music of the 1950s-1970s.

Publication Rights

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Musical instruments--Instruction and study

Box 1, Folder 1

Mexico Canta magazine 1967 May 12

Box 1, Folder 2

Cancionero del Bajio no. 113 1969

Box 1, Folders 3-4

Cancionero del Bajio no. 115 1969

Box 1, Folders 5-6

Cancionero del Bajio no. 126 1971

Box 1, Folder 7

Cancionero del Bajio nos. 141 and 142 1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Cancionero del Bajio no. 146 1975

Box 1, Folder 9

Canciones de Cuco Sanchez 1957

Box 1, Folder 10

Canciones Exitos Rancheros no. 25 undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Metodo de Guitarra sin maestro no. 4 1951

Box 1, Folder 12

Metodo de Guitarra sin maestro no. 5 1956

Box 1, Folder 13

Cancionero del Bajio no. 64 1961

Box 1, Folder 14

Cancionero del Bajio [Isabel Soto] 1973

Box 1, Folder 15

Libro de Oro de la Cancion 3 1964

Box 1, Folder 16

Melodias Mexicanas no. 283 1965 July 10

Box 1, Folder 17

Cancionero del Bajio [Las Jilguerillas] 1973

Box 1, Folder 18

Cancionero Provinciano no. 5 1975

Box 1, Folder 19

Cancionero del Bajio [Pepe Pineda] 1974

Box 1, Folder 20

Cancionero del Bajio no. 55 1966

Box 1, Folder 21

Cancionero del Bajio [Isabel Soto] 1973

Box 1, Folder 22

Cancionero del Bajio [Las Adelitas] 1973

Box 1, Folder 23

MALT Bulletin [Montana Association of Language Teachers] 2004 Spring

Language of Material: English.
Box 1, Folder 24

Guitarra Moderna by Roberto Ramirez Ayala 1961

Box 2, Folder 1

Album de Canciones de Jose Alfredo Jimenez 1963

Box 2, Folder 2

Canciones de Mexico Serie de Oro no. 1 1949

Box 2, Folder 3

Album de Musica Popular Mexicana No. 2 undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Cancionero del Bajio nos. 1 and 2 undated

Box 2, Folder 5

Cancionero del Bajio no. 1 undated


This issue is different from the no. 1 in the previous folder.
Box 2, Folder 6

Cancionero del Bajio [Nicolas Curiel] 1961-1962

Box 2, Folders 7-8

Cancionero del Bajio [Jose G. Cruz cover illustration] 1961-1962

Box 2, Folder 9

Cancionero del Bajio no. 71 1962

Box 2, folder 10

Cancionero del Bajio no. 75 1963

Box 2, Folder 11

Cancionero del Bajio no. 76 1963

Box 2, Folder 12

Cancionero del Bajio no. 81 1964

Box 2, Folder 13

Cancionero del Bajio no. 86 1965

Box 2, Folder 14

Cancionero del Bajio no. 88 1965

Box 2, Folder 15

Melodias Mexicanas no. 462 1972

Box 2, Folder 16

Catalogo Canciones Folkloricas de Mexico undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Cancionero del Bajio 110 [two copies] 1969

Box 2, Folder 18

Cancionero del Bajio no. 98 1967