University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Gabriel García Márquez Collection:

A Preliminary Inventory of Materials Related to Him at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014
Title: Gabriel García Márquez Collection
Dates: 1957-2015
Abstract: This collection, created by the Ransom Center, consists of Gabriel García Márquez-related acquisitions that illuminate both personal and professional activities of the author and journalist.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-5369
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: Spanish
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

This collection, created by the Ransom Center, consists of Gabriel García Márquez-related acquisitions that illuminate both personal and professional activities of the author and journalist. These accessions are relatively small in volume and have been gathered together for ease of description and access. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Included in the collection are:

A carbon typescript of Gabriel García Márquez’s El colonel no tiene quien le escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel) (1957), as well as correspondence, including handwritten notes on personalized notecards, typed letters, a telegram from García Márquez dated 1972, and a typed carbon letter to President François Mitterand (accession 15-09-013-P).

A copy of Gabriel García Márquez’s El general en su laberinto (The General in His Labyrinth) (1989) with over one dozen emendations in the author’s hand, possibly in anticipation for Diego García Elío’s Equilibrista edition in 1991 (accession 15-06-001-P).

A color photograph of Gabriel García Márquez in Mexico City, 2013, inscribed to Glenn Horowitz by the photographer Guillermo Angulo (accession 15-10-018-G).

Remarks by the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos delivered at the Gabriel García Márquez Symposium at The University of Texas at Austin, October 28, 2015 (accession 15-11-005-G);

The original nine-page prologue of Gabriel García Márquez’s Doce Cuentos Peregrinos (Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories), with a photocopy of the text of the rest of the book (accession 15-11-008-P);

Contact prints and negatives of photographs taken by Caleb Bach Ives of Gabriel García Márquez in 2003 (accession 16-01-008-G).


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Related Material

Additional Gabriel García Márquez materials at the Ransom Center are located in the Gabriel García Márquez Papers and the Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza Collection of Gabriel García Márquez.


Separated Material

Two computer discs containing digital photographs were transferred to the Ransom Center’s Electronic Records Collection.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases and gifts, 2015-2016 (2015-06-001-P, 2015-09-013-P, 15-10-018-G, 15-11-005G, 15-11-008-P, 16-01-008-G)

Processed by:

Stephen Cooper and Elizabeth Preston, 2015


Container List

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1.1 El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, carbon typescript, 1957



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1.2 Correspondence, undated, 1972



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1.3 El general en su laberinto, Mondadori España, 1989



Photographs

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1.4 Contact prints, 2003
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1.5 Negatives, 2003
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1.6 Prints, undated



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1.7-1.8 Prologue and photocopy, Doce Cuentos Peregrinos, undated



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1.9 Santos, Juan Manuel, Gabriel Gabriel García Márquez Symposium remarks, 2015