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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Information:

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Journal 1

Journal 2

Journal 3

Journal 4

Journal 5

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Emilio R. Ypiñia Journals



Overview of the Collection

Creator Ypiñia, Emilio R., 1905-1936
Collection Title Emilio R. Ypiñia Journals
Dates 1930-1936
Identification 04/2010-013
Physical Description 1.00 linear foot
Language of Materials Spanish;Castilian
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Biographical Information:

Emilio R. Ypiñia (1905-1936) was a self-educated Mexican national born in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico, Ypiñia immigrated to Houston, Texas, following the Mexican Revolution of 1910.

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Scope and Contents

The Emilio R. Ypiñia Journals is a manuscript collection consisting of 5 distinct journals authored by Emilio R. Ypiñia (1905-1936). Each volume contains approximately 100 pages and 10-20 poems, essays, and journal entries authored throughout the 1930s, the bulk in 1933.

There are approximately 50 distinct poems and sections of prose in the collection, as well as variations of certain works. Each “Scholastic” bound volume reveals Ypiñia’s observations of the world around him and his reflections on society, spirituality, international relations, and world history. A few of the specific topics mentioned include: masculinity, Asian philosopher Confucius, and the inequalities present in his local Houston neighborhood, Magnolia Park.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

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Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Diaries
Essays
poetry
Personal Name:
Ypiñia, Emilio R.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Emilio R. Ypiñia Journals, Courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, University of Houston Libraries.

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Detailed List of Contents

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1 Journal 1
Journal 1
The second journal in the Ypinia Collection includes an insert, a Letter addressed to the Houston Press Editor, dated October 17, 1935 (2 loose pages), twenty brief works listed in the index, and one that was not mentioned, ¿Levanaho o Maya?. Major and recurring themes in Ypinia’s prose focus on self-reflection, society’s influence on individuals, spirituality, colonization and imperialism. Insert, Ypinia to Editor of the Houston Press, October 17, 1935 “Ensayes” ¡Solo Tu!.| Only You!. ¡Guardando la fe! | Keeping the faith! Porque Rezar. | Why Pray. En Sociedad. | In Society. Contemplacion y Accion. | Contemplation and Action. La Familia y Comunidad. | Family and Community El Ensaye en Gris. | Essay in Gray En Rojo. | In Red En Azul. | In Blue En Blanco y Negro. | In White and Black. Flores. | Flowers. (February 1926) Biografia Corta. | Short Biography. Una Página de Hugo. | A Page from Hugo Hombre y Máquinas. |  Man and Machines. **(¿Levanah o Maya?) | **(Levanah or Maya?) En Critica. | In Criticism Fe y Seguridad. | Faith and Security. Alpha. | Alpha. En Construcciones. | In Constructions Tres Mujeres. | Three Women. Yo He Fracasado. | I Have Failed.

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2 Journal 2
Journal 2

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3 Journal 3
Journal 3
Ypinia’s third journal includes writings mostly authored in 1933. The subject matter of his prose spans a range of topics including but not limited to Western and Eastern deities, mortality, the purpose of man, social inequalities, his local Houston Community (Magnolia Park), and the dynamics of gender. Some of the specific individuals and figures mentioned include: Zhuang Zhou, Jesus Christ, and Buddha. Not mentioned among the fifteen titled works listed in the table of contents are: En Baytown | In Baytown, Carlota Corday | Charlotte Corday, Maria Antoineta | Marie Antoinette, De Mis Derrotas | Of my Defeats, Como Se Aprende | How one Learns, Nuestras Relaciones Sexuales | Our Sexual Relations, ¿Metafisical? | Metaphysical?, Nuestra Recompensa | Our Reward, Dampierre | Dampierre, La Higuera Maldita | The Cursed Fig Tree, Retirando los Hilos | Removing the Strings, El Error | The Error, Generosidad | Generosity, Vivir Yo | I Live, Viajando | Traveling, Por Professió, Virir | Living for your Profession, Por la Idea | For the Idea, Nuestra Amada | Our Beloved, Concoder para Obtener | Concede to Obtain, Otra Año | Another Year, and Magnolia Park, Julio 29, 1933 | Magnolia Park, July 29, 1933. Indices.| Index. 1. Samsara y Dharma. | Samsara and Dharma. 2. Enojosa Illusión. | Angry Illusion. 3. ¡El Dragon Llora! | The Dragon Weeps! 4. ¿Levánah o Maya?. | Levánah or Maya? 5. Parralelos. | Parallels. 6. Religión y Mujer. | Religion and Woman. (May 8, 1933) 7. Breves Ensayes. | Brief Essays. (I. En Baytown | In Baytown) (II. Carlota Corday | Charlotte Corday) (III. Maria Antoineta | Marie Antoinette) (IV. De Mis Derrotas | Of my Defeats) (V. Como Se Aprende | How one Learns) (VI. Nuestras Relaciones Sexuales | Our Sexual Relations) (VII. ¿Metafisical? | Metaphysical?) (VIII. Nuestra Recompensa | Our Reward) (IX. Dampierre | Dampierre (X. La Higuera Maldita | The Cursed Fig Tree) (VI. Retirando los Hilos | Removing Yarns) (VII. El Error | The Error) 8. Imparcialidad. | Impartiality. 9. Danza. | Dance. 10. De la Pobreza. | On Poverty. 11. En Decrepitud. | In Decrepitude. 12. Del la Cultura. | On Culture. 13. La Tortuga de Chuang. | The Turtle of Chuang 14. Ensaye en Amistad. | An Essay on Friendship. 15. Breves Ensayes. | Brief Essays. (I. Generosidad | Generosity) (II. Vivir Yo | I Live) (III. Viajando | Traveling) (IV. Por Professió, Virir | Living for your Profession) (V. Por la Idea | For the Idea) (VI. Nuestra Amada | Our Beloved) (VII. Concoder para Obtener | Concede to Obtain) (VIII. Otra Año | Another Year), 1933) (Magnolia Park, Julio 29, 1933 | Magnolia Park, July 29, 1933)

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4 Journal 4
Journal 4
Journal 4 in the collection contains ten works, one distinctly appears to be a poem, Princesa de Han, and the rest short stories or prose. Many of the works make reference to Eastern philosophers and various figures in world history, among them are Confucius and Louis XVI of France. Indices. | Index 1. El Monje Pedro. | El Monje Pedro 2. Irene. | Irene. 3. Una Mujer de China. | A Woman From China 4. Princesa de Han. | Han Princess. 5. Tzu Kung. | Tzu Kung. 6. El Campanero de Coventry. | The Bell Man of Conventry 7. Liliam de Ancrum | Liliam de Ancrum 8. El Brazo de Lady Douglas.| Lady Douglas’ Arm 9. Manial Saludo. | Manial Greeting. 10. Victoria. | Victoria.

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5 Journal 5
Journal 5
Journal 5 in the collection contains the highest number of works, many of which seem to be drafts included in the other four composition books. Topics mentioned in this particular volume include identify man’s place in society, racist organizations such as the Ku Kux Klan Kubano, and self-growth and discovery. Indices | Index Vito Bering | Vito Bering ( October 29, 1933) Educacional Problemas | Educational Problems (November, 1933) El Poder de la Fe | The Power of Faith (November 3, 1933) Nuestro Mejor Elogio | Our Best Compliment (April , 1931) Nuestro Año de Depresión | Our Year of Depression (1932 Magnolia..) Ku Kux Klan Kuban | Ku Kux Klan Kuban (October 20, 1933) Aristocracia | Aristocracy (October 15, 1933) Anomalidades | Anomalies (November 5, 1933) Guardando la Fe | Keeping the Faith La Verdad es Triste | The Truth is Sad (September 12, 1933) El Lugar y el Hombre | Place and Man (November 9, 1933) Longuevidad | Longevity (ca. 1934) La Tortuga de Chuang | Chuang’s Turtle Carta en Religion | Religious Card (November 1932) Msr. Eugenio Sur | Msr. Eugenio Sur Un Pueblo en Tejas, Baytown | A Town in Texas, Baytown Una Escapatoria | An Escape Francisco Solano Lopez | Francisco Solano Lopez Humanidad Viciosa | Immoral Society Las Ventajas del Camino | The Advantages of the Road

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