Rodolfo Usigli Archive

EXTENT: 70 archival boxes, plus clothing and artifacts (hats, walking sticks and canes, eye glasses, etc.)
ABSTRACT: The Archive is a repository of the papers of Rodolfo Usigli (1905-1979), Mexican playwright, essayist and diplomat. The Archive is the definitive research collection relating to Usigli's life and career, including correspondence, both manuscript and typed drafts of original plays and translations of works by other artists, personal, theatrical, and diplomatic photographs, essays, books, playbills, posters, theses written about Usigli, awards, newspaper and magazine articles, memorabilia, and ephemera. The correspondence includes letters to and from George Bernard Shaw, Jos� Clemente Orozco, Octavio Paz and many others. The Archive also includes rare materials such as Usigli's unpublished poems, plays and short stories and the correspondence between Usigli and Diego Rivera regarding their joint efforts to publicize Andr� Breton's lectures during the 1938 Surrealist Week in Mexico City. The Archive has not only copies of Breton's lectures, which Usigli translated for the occasion, but also a rare print of Rivera's poster "Communicating Vessels (Homage to Andr� Breton)" and a broadsheet with the famous "Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art!" both produced as a result of the visit by Breton.
LANGUAGES: Spanish, French, English, and German
FINDING AID: The Corona Trilogy Finding Aid
FINDING AID: El gesticulador / The Impostor Finding Aid
FINDING AID: Rodolfo Usigli and Octavio Paz Correspondence Finding Aid
FINDING AID: Rodolfo Usigli: Theater of the New World
FINDING AID: Usigli Shaw Finding Aid
EXHIBIT BROCHURE: Rodolfo Usigli: Apostle of Mexican Drama Brochure
LINKS: Usigli Centennial Celebration website at

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