Manuel Zapata Olivella Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0696

Scope and Content Note

Digitized material from this collection can be found at https://mzo.library.vanderbilt.edu/.

This collection contains the papers of Zapata Olivella, noted Afro-Colombian novelist, anthropologist, folklorist, physician and playwright who was known throughout Latin America as the “Dean of Black Hispanic Writers.” The collection provides a unique window on the history and society of Colombia and on people of African descent in the Americas as a whole.

This collection is currently being processed. For more information, contact an archivist.

Dates

  • 1897-2004; bulk circa 1960s-2004

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Extent

130 Linear Feet (255 Hollinger boxes; 4 oversize boxes; 40+ boxes of audiovisual material)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Zapata Olivella, noted Afro-Colombian novelist, anthropologist, folklorist, physician and playwright who was known throughout Latin America as the “Dean of Black Hispanic Writers.” The collection provides a unique window on the history and society of Colombia and on people of African descent in the Americas as a whole.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Manuel Zapata Olivella Papers
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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