A Guide to the Michael and Emma Widener Lorenzo de Zavala Translation Collection, 1996
Michael Widener received both his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s of library and information science from the University of Texas at Austin. Following his graduation, Michael worked as head of special collections at the Tarlton Law Library at UT Austin and as the Rare Book Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University. His wife, Emma Molina Widener, received her bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as well as a master’s degree in Library Science and another in Latin American Studies from UT Austin. Emma authored The Border Problem: A Guide to Sources of Information (1979), and translated several works from English to Spanish with Michael, such as 12 Bibliotecarios Latinamericanos (1992). In 1993, they received a grant from the U. S.-Mexico fund for Culture (Fideicomiso para la Cultura México/USA) to translate the papers of Lorenzo de Zavala, housed in the Briscoe Center for American History.
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A floppy diskette composes the Michael and Emma Widener Lorenzo de Zavala Translation Collection, 1996, documenting the Wideners’ grant-funded project to translate the Lorenzo de Zavala Papers from Spanish to English. The diskette contains an introduction in both Spanish and English, the translations, a select bibliography, and a database of the of the Zavala papers, which concern the career of Mexican politician Zavala, his involvement in the Texas Revolution, and familial affairs.
This collection is open for research use.
Donor maintains copyright of unpublished materials. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.
Use of digital material by appointment only; contact digital archivist for more information.
Michael and Emma Widener Lorenzo de Zavala Translation Collection, 1996, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers