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Alvaro Yunque Correspondence

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Yunque, Álvaro, 1889-1982

Alvaro Yunque (1889-1982), short story writer, novelist, poet and dramatist, was born in La Plata, a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His real name is Arístedes Gandolfi Herrero; "Alvaro Yunque" is a pseudonym. Yunque moved to the city of Buenos Aires to study in the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. After completing his studies, he first pursued a career as a math teacher and journalist. He worked for the magazine Nosotros and the newspapers Crítica, La Nación, and La Prensa. Yunque's first published book was Versos de la calle (1924), a book of poems. His short stories were first published in two collections, Barcos de papel and Ta-te-tí: Otros barcos de papel (Cuentos de niños), both published in 1926. The fiction of his later period is Muchachos pobres (1956) and Muchachos del sur (1957), and a novel, Tutearse con el peligro.

Yunque's fiction is chiefly concerned with poor children in urban settings. Yunque was a central figure in the literary group Grupo de Boedo (named after Boedo Street in Buenos Aires), a group which was committed to producing realist fiction with radical themes. This literary group coexisted, and is often contrasted with, the Florida literary group (named after Florida Street), a group which favored avant-garde writing with less political themes. Christopher T. Leland notes in his study of Argentine writers, The Last Happy Men (1986), that "Yunque, `The Forge' likely remains Boedo's best loved figure." (p. 59) Yunque's literary reputation has also been established by his numerous theatrical pieces, which include, Miguel cantó (1936) and Somos hermanos (1936), and his literary studies, La literatura social en la Argentina (1941) and a large work, Historia de los argentinos (1968).

The Alvaro Yunque Correspondence consists primarily of the correspondence of Alvaro Yunque with other writers and politicians in Argentina and Uruguay. The collection includes letters, notes, essays, and a few manuscript poems. The correspondence includes letters by Yunque to his wife, Alba Gandolfi, and his children, Alba and Adalbo. Alba Gandolfi is often addressed as a co-correspondent in the letters sent to Yunque by poets and other writers.

The collection contains Yunque's correspondence with many members of the Boedo group. These writers include Elías Castelnuovo, Leónidas Barletta, Gustavo Riccio, Aristobúlo Echegaray, Roberto Mariani, César Tiempo, and Delgado Fito. There is also extensive correspondence with other Argentine and Uruguayan writers, including Enrique Banchs, Arturo Capdevila, Raúl and Enrique González Tuñón (brothers), Manuel Gálvez, Fernán Silva Valdés, Juana de Ibarbourou and Roberto J. Payró. The collection also contains correspondence with Argentine politicians Alfredo L. Palacios, Carlos Sanchez Viamonte, and Rodolfo Ghioldi, and important literary critics Roberto F. Giusti, Rafael Alberto Arrieta, Raúl Larra, and Pedro Orgambide. Many of Yunque's works are discussed, such as Antología poética, Barcos de papel, Ta-te-tí, Versos de la calle, and Zancadillas. Yunque's political beliefs were leftist: he and Castelnuovo led the Boedo group in creating fiction with revolutionary themes. The collection includes three letters from leaders of the Partido Comunista celebrating Yunque's life and work. Yunque was interested in writing about children and though he intended his writing for an adult audience, young people also read his fiction. The collection is augmented by a group of papers from a celebration of Yunque's 80th birthday at the Dr. Jaim Zhitlovsky School in Buenos Aires.

The collection is arranged in the following series:

The collection was the property of the author's family until the University purchased the author's correspondence from Alba Gandolfi de Baldner (author's daughter) in 1995.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with his wife, son, daughter, and various other family members.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

Gandolfi, Alba (wife), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gandolfi, Adalbo and Alba (son and daughter), 1940s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gandolfi, Adalbo (son), 1920. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Various other family members / Misc, 1921-1926. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with individuals such as Silvio Benedetti, Elías Castelnuovo, Luis Fortunato Iglesias, and Carlos Sánchez Viamonte, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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2 boxes

Academia Porteña del Lunfardo, 1969-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alvarez, G.A., 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Anido, Maria Luisa, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arrieta, Rafael Alberto, 1928-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Banchs, Enrique, 1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Barletta, Leónidas, 1928-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Benedetti, Silvio, 1965-1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Berdiales, Germán, 1961-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bianchi, Alfredo A, 1930-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Borcosque, Carlos, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bruzzone, Alberto, 1973-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bunge, Augusto, 1921. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Capdevila, Arturo, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Castelnuovo, Elías, 1954-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cerretani, Arturo, 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cioppi, D, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Codovilla, Victorio, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Comité Central del Partido Comunista, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Congreso Nacional de Educación, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cuneo, Dardo, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dashkevich, Yuri, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Delgado Fito, C, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Díaz Arana, J.J., 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dickman, Enrique, 1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draghi Lucero, Juan, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drucaroff, Dr. Sansón, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Echegaray, Aristobúlo, 1930. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Edelman, Bernardo, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Eichelbaum, Edmundo, 1929. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Escardo, Florencio, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Estrella Gutiérrez, Fermín, 1920s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Federación Obrera N. de la Construcción, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fossatti, Florencia, 1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Frugoni, Dr. Emilio, 1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gálvez, Manuel, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ghioldi, Alfredo M, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ghioldi, Rodolfo, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Giambiaggi, Carlos, 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gil, Antonio A, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Giusti, Roberto F, 1935-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gómez, Alejandro, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

González Alberdi, Paulino, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

González Prada, Alfredo, 1937-1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

González Tuñón, Adolfo E, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

González Tuñón, Raúl, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gorostiza, Héctor, 1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Guardia, Alfredo de la, 1966-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Guibourg, Edmundo, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Guillén, Nicolás, 1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gutiérrez, Ricardo, 1926-1927. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ibarbourou, Juana de, 1923-1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Iglesias, Luis Fortunato, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ingenieros, José, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Larra, Raúl, 1973-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Leland, Christopher T, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Lila", 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lorenzo, Tirso, 1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Loudet, Dr. Osvaldo, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lugones, Jr., Leopoldo, 1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M (unidentified), 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

de Maetzu, Ramiro, 1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Marianetti, Benito, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mariani, Roberto, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Medina Onrubia, Salvadora, 1924-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mistral, Gabriela, 1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Monjardín, Federico F, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Montagne, Edmundo, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Montes Benitez, Eloy, 1977-1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Nario, Hugo I, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Oberti de García Conti, Basilia, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Orgambide, Pedro G, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Palacios, Alfredo L, 1926-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Payró family, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Payró, Julio, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Payró, Roberto J, 1924-1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rapaport, Dr. Nicolás, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reati, Eugenio Oscar, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Repetto, Nicolás, 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reyes, Alfonso, 1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Riccio, Gustavo, 1921-1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Riganelli, Agustín, 1943-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rojas, Ricardo, 1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Romay, Arturo, 1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rosales, Juan, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rossi, Roberto, 1927. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ruiz Daudet, Carlos, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sábato, Ernesto, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Salceda, Juan Antonio, 1951-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sánchez Viamonte, Carlos, 1926-1927. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Santos Gollan, José, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scalabrini Ortiz, Raúl, 1933-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Silva Valdés, Fernán, 1922-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sináy, Rubén, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Soler Cañas, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Spilimbergo, Liro, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Storni, Alfonsina, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Suaréz, Nelly and Orlando, 1954-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Tallon, Rodolfo, 1927-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Teatro "La Mascara Rosario", 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thénon, Jorge, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Tiempo, César, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Troise, Emilio, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vasconcelos, José, 1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Viaggio, Julio J, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Victor, J. Paul, 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vigo, Abraham, circa 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Villanueva, Amaro, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Yorio, Ofelia, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Zamacois, Eduardo, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of essays and speeches related to the 80th Birthday Celebration at Dr. Jaim Zhitlovsky School.

Arrangement

Arranged by author.

Physical Description

1 box

Barletta, Leónidas: Speech about Alvaro Yunque, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essays written by students: "Yo lei a Alvaro Yunque", 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speech delivered by Alvaro Yunque, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of an award letter for El Premio Aníbal Ponce [Aníbal Ponce Prize] and photographs.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Award letter for El Premio Aníbal Ponce [Aníbal Ponce Prize], 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Carta Abierta [Open Letter] a Enrique Banchs,...", 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gente de Prensa: Photograph of editorial staff, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photograph dedicated to Alvaro Yunque, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Print, Suggest