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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Carmen Perry Papers, circa 1960s-1978



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Perry, Carmen
Title: Carmen Perry Papers
Dates: circa 1960s-1978
Abstract: Collection consists of typescripts, notes, and research material related to Carmen Perry’s translation of the José Enrique de la Peña diary and the subsequent publication of With Santa Anna in Texas (1975).
Accession No.: 2009-007
Extent: 1 foot
Language: Materials are written in English and Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Carmen Perry (1905-1999), archivist, librarian, translator of the José Enrique de la Peña diary, and editor of the subsequent published volume With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution (1975). Born in Torréon, Mexico to a Spanish mother and a German father, Ms. Perry moved to San Antonio with her family during the Mexican Revolution. She completed a bachelor’s degree at Our Lady of the Lake University and a master’s degree in Spanish literature at the University of Texas at Austin. After teaching for many years, Ms. Perry worked in libraries, including the San Antonio Public Library, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo (1959-1968), and the Archives and Rare Books Department at St. Mary’s University, where she catalogued the Laredo Archives. She then became the first Special Collections Librarian at the University of Texas, San Antonio (1974-1981).

Source: Laredo Morning Times, June 14, 1999.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of typescripts, notes, and research material related to Carmen Perry’s translation of the José Enrique de la Peña diary and the subsequent publication of With Santa Anna in Texas (1975).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Perry, Carmen -- Archives.
Peña, José Enrique de la, 1807-1841 or 2.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carmen Perry Papers, circa 1960s-1978, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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2.325/C113g Translation, “Diary and Notes of José Enrique de la Peña during Texas Campaign, 1836”:
Typescript, with corrections, p. 1-325
Photocopied typescript, with corrections, p. 2-273
Photocopied typescript, with corrections, Chapters 4-16
Partial typescripts
Fragments, assorted pages
Typescript, translation of prologue and introduction, J. Sanchez Garza edition of the de la Peña diary
Notepads: handwritten translations and notes re. de la Peña diary, Garza introduction, other
Handwritten translations of assorted Texas documents, circa 1795-1850s
Research material (photocopied correspondence), 1973-1974
Assorted material:
Our Lady of the Lake University Magazine, issue on libraries, 1978
Letter received, personal, undated

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