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A native of Mexico, Roberto Morgadanes was educated in New Orleans, Louisiana, and studies for a doctorate in Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania from 1940 to 1942, under the supervision of his advisors, Joseph E. Gillet and Otis H. Green. He studied Mexican drama in the 16th century and traveled to Mexico to locate unpublished examples of Mexican dramatic works. It is unclear if Morgadanes ever completed his disseration on this topic.
This collection consists of two different series. The first one documents the formation of the collection of dramas and is composed of correspondence related to Roberto Morgadanes and his studies. The second one comprises religious dramas themselves and includes mostly handwritten Mexican plays of the late 19th century or beginning of the 20th century, often illustrated with religious pictures. However, two of them are older – 17th and 18th centuries – and stem from the Inquisition records, and one of them was written in Manila.
Gift of Roberto Morgadanes to Professor Gillet on November 12, 1942.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Aleth Tisseau des Escotais
- Finding Aid Date
- 2014 April 21
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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