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Roberto Morgadanes collection of Mexican religious dramas

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Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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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 He studied Mexican drama in the 16th century and traveled to Mexico to locate unpublished examples of Mexican dramatic works.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.

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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
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Correspondence between Roberto Morgadanes and the University of Pennsylvania, 33 letters and duplicates, 1 envelope, 1 photograph, 1940-1942.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letters of recommendation for Roberto Morgadanes to pursue his studies in the archives, libraries and convents of Mexico, two duplicates, 1942 February 5 and 26.
Box 1 Folder 2
Inventory of the records of the Inquisition related to censorship from 1582 to 1789, undated.
Box 1 Folder 2

Comedy The herald of God and patriarch of the poor by Francisco de Azevede, condemned by the Inquisition, 1684 October 17.
Box 1 Folder 3
Entremés of the liberal ladies' man played in a school of the Society of Jesus in Manila, reported to the Inquisition, 1755 January 13.
Box 1 Folder 4
Colloquium of Saint Joseph owned by Severiano Inchaurregui, 1868 November 12.
Box 1 Folder 9
Collection of 3 dramas, comedy about Adam and Eve by Florencio Rojas, incomplete, entremés entitled Serbesa or The three cheated lovers by Florencio Rojas, Colloquium of Saint Alejo, incomplete, 1881 January 14, undated.
Box 1 Folder 11
Colloquium of Saint Alejo owned by Severiano Inchaurregui, 1889 February 24.
Box 1 Folder 8
Colloquium of Our Lady Comforter of the sinners owned by Severiano Inchaurregui, 1901 January 29.
Box 1 Folder 10
Collection of 6 comic sketches owned by Severiano Inchaurregui, 1901 May 26.
Box 1 Folder 5
Colloquium in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary owned by Pascal Inchaurregui, with a poem in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, copied on 1917 February 14, undated.
Box 1 Folder 13
Pastourelle in three acts and The seven devils owned by José Gutierrez, 1918 February 19.
Box 1 Folder 15
Colloquium in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe owned by Pascal Inchaurregui, followed by the tale of a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe sanctuary in 1939, by Pascal Inchaurregui, 1934 May and June, 1939 October 10.
Box 1 Folder 12
Drama about Saint John the Baptist's nativity by F. Ovalle, 1934 June 28.
Box 1 Folder 7
Pastourelle dedicated to the God Child by Luz G. de Mercado, 1941 February 2.
Box 1 Folder 15
Biblical play by Juan F. Guillen, undated.
Box 1 Folder 6
Colloquium of Adam or the first fall of man and the death of the innocent Abel owned by Severiano Inchaurregui, incomplete, undated.
Box 1 Folder 14
Colloquium of Adam owned by Severiano Inchaurregui, undated.
Box 1 Folder 14
Colloquium of Our Lady of Guadalupe, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
Drama The children of Bato and Bras or the mischiefs of the devil, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
Pastourelle in two acts by the Mexican thinker, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
Pastourelle The predictions of Daniel or the mischiefs of Bato encouraged by Lusbel, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
Zarzuela The light of the world, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15

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