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Victor Wolfgang von Hagen papers, 1935-1983 (bulk 1940-1960).
BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 3; BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 4; BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 5; BANC FILM 3367 ; ...
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Title:

Victor Wolfgang von Hagen papers, 1935-1983 (bulk 1940-1960)

Creator/Contributor:

Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang, 1908-1985, creator

Abstract:

Contains material from von Hagen's career as a writer, historian, and explorer. The majority of the collection consists of drafts in varying levels of completeness, as well as notes and correspondence, for von Hagen's writing projects, some of which were never completed or published. Particularly well-represented are The Four Seasons of Manuela (1952), about Manuela Sáenz and Simón Bolívar; The Fourteen Bottles of Boussingault (unpublished?), a translation; The High Voyage: Fernando Colón Sails the Ocean-Sea (unpublished?); South America Called Them (1945), on Charles Darwin and other naturalists; and various projects concerning Frederick Catherwood, John Stephens, and Alexander von Humboldt. The collection also contains several folders of notecards from von Hagen's research on various topics. Von Hagen's advocacy for a research station on the Galapagos Islands is noted in correspondence and writings on the subject. The collection includes a small amount of personal material, including what appear to be travel journals and a partial draft of an autobiography.

Date:

1940 (issued)

Subject:

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Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang -- 1908-1985 -- Archives
Humboldt, Alexander von -- 1769-1859
Sáenz, Manuela -- 1797?-1856
Darwin, Charles -- 1809-1882
Catherwood, Frederick
Stephens, John L -- 1805-1852
Colón, Fernando -- 1488-1539
Aztecs -- History
Mayas -- History
Indians of North America
Central America -- History
Galapagos Islands
Latin America -- History

Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
The four seasons of Manuela, carton 1, folders 12-18: also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3367.
Victor Wolfgang von Hagen papers, BANC MSS 92/906 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; Estate of Victor Wolfgang von Hagen; October 8, 1991.
In English.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Related collection: Victor Wolfgang von Hagen works : typescript (BANC MSS Z-Z 163).
Associated collection: Victor Wolfgang von Hagen papers; Also located at; Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Victor Wolfgang von Hagen (1908-1985) was an American writer, archeologist, and explorer, who devoted much of his life to studying and writing about the pre-Columbian civilizations of Central and South America.
Forms part of the Victor Wolfgang von Hagen collection.

Physical Description:

print
2 cartons (2.5 linear feet)
1 microfilm reel : negative and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 3
BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 4
BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 5
BANC FILM 3367
BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 1
BANC MSS 92/906 c carton 2
BANC MSS 92/906 c
BANC FILM 3367
BANC MSS 92/906 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.