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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: José Ovidio Puente papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-2010
    Collection Number: 2001C110
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, serial issues, clippings, photographs, and miscellany, relating to Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional guerrillas in Nicaragua. Includes writings and letters by the Sandinista leader Carlos Fonseca.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Puente, José Ovidio.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jose Ovidio Puente papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Mexican leftist activist.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The José Ovidio Puente papers contain materials that largely relate to Nicaragua and, in particular, to the Sandinista movement that overthrew the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza in 1979. Through his association with a number of Sandinista activists, Ovidio Puente came into possession of documents pertaining to the guerrilla war waged by the Sandinistas against Somoza. Of special note within the collection are a number of unpublished writings by Carlos Fonseca Amador, one of the original founders of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación (FSLN). Among these is the manuscript of a general history of Nicaragua written while the author was a political prisoner. The collection also includes correspondence and a large number of scanned photographs.
    In addition to Ovidio Puente's own correspondence, the collection contains a separate series of correspondence among other individuals. There are also some additional writings, including a lengthy manuscript by Virgilio Godoy Gutiérrez on the 1920s guerrilla movement of Augusto Sandino, a revolutionary from whom the FSLN drew inspiration as well as its name.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fonseca Amador, Carlos.
    Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.