The Benson Latin American Collection

Jovita González Mireles Manuscripts and Works, ca.1925-1980



Descriptive Summary

Creator Mireles, Jovita González, 1904-1983
Title Jovita Mireles González Manuscripts and Works
Dates: ca.1925-1980
Abstract Manuscripts and printed works of the South Texas folklorist and Spanish language educator Jovita González Mireles.
Accession No. 1989-06
OCLC Record No. 22717711
Extent 4 linear inches
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Jovita González Mireles was born on January 18, 1904, in Roma, Texas. Educated in Texas institutions of higher learning, González Mireles began her career as an educator at St. Mary's Hall in San Antonio and at Miller and Ray High Schools in Corpus Christi.

Her interest in folklore was stimulated after meeting J. Frank Dobie in 1925. She began writing for the Texas Folklore Society and became the first Mexican American to serve as president of that organization during 1936-1937. Mrs. Mireles' stories have been published in anthologies such as We Are Chicanos (1973) and Mexican American Authors (1972).

González Mireles became involved, with her husband Edmundo E. Mireles, in the teaching of the Spanish language to elementary school students. She also published with her husband a series of textbooks on the subject during the 1940s.


Scope and Contents Note

Handwritten manuscripts and printed textbooks. Manuscripts consist of twenty-one poems, essays, and short stories describing life in the Lower Rio Grande Valle. Eight textbooks, publication dates 1941-1949, are designed to teach Spanish skills to children. Organized into two series, Manuscripts and Textbooks. The manuscripts are arranged according to a list supplied by the Mrs. González Mireles. The textbooks are arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Jovita González Mireles Manuscripts and Works are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Folklore--Rio Grande Valley
Mexican Americans--Texas--Folklore
Spanish language--Readers--Mexican Americans
Other Authors
Mireles, E.E. (Edmundo Eduardo), 1905-1987
Fisher, Roy B.

Related Material

The Benson Latin American Collection also holds the papers of Edmundo E. Mireles.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Jovita González Mireles Manuscripts and Works, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Manuscripts, ca.1925-1980

box folder
1 1 Manuscripts
1.
Allá en mi valle
2.
Quienes somos?
3.
Mi abuelo Francisco
4.
La mujer en el Potrero
5.
El Padre Jose María
6.
Un incidente feo
7.
Los colonos
8.
El abuelo y el niño
9.
Mi abuelo Pablo
10.
Me civilizo
11.
Tío Patricio
12.
Villacicos de Navidad
13.
Flor de Romero
14.
La paloma de las alas blancas
15.
Las posadas
16.
Bienvenido a la escuela
17.
Un día de campo
18.
El 16 de septiembre
19.
Una lluvia de arena
20.
La despedida



 

Textbooks, 1941-1949

box folder
1 2 E.E. Mireles, R.B. Fisher, and Jovita G. Mireles. Mi libro español, libro uno. Austin, TX: W.S. Benson & Co., 1941.
3 E.E. Mireles, R.B. Fisher, and Jovita G. Mireles. Mi libro español, libro dos. Austin, TX: W.S. Benson & Co., 1941.
4 E.E. Mireles and Jovita G. Mireles. Mi libro español, libro tres. Austin, TX: W.S. Benson & Co., 1943.
5 E.E. Mireles and Jovita G. Mireles. El español elemental, segundo libro. Austin, TX: W.S. Benson & Co., 1949.
6 E.E. Mireles and Jovita G. Mireles. El español elemental, cuarto libro. Austin, TX: W.S. Benson & Co., 1949.
7 E.E. Mireles and Jovita G. Mireles. El español elemental, quinto libro. Austin, TX: W.S. Benson & Co., 1949.
8 E.E. Mireles and Jovita G. Mireles. El español elemental, sexto libro. Austin, TX: W.S. Benson & Co., 1949.
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