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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Plays and Promptbooks

Photographs

Ephemera

The Benson Latin American Collection

Carlos Villalongin Dramatic Company Records, 1848-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator Villalongin, Carlos, 1872-1936
Title Carlos Villalongin Dramatic Company Records
Dates: 1848-1945 (bulk 1886-1926)
Abstract Plays and promptbooks, photographs, broadsides, and ephemera realting to the Carlos Villalongin Dramatic Company, a Mexican and Mexican American theatrical troup.
Call No. BENSON-MS VILLALONGIN
OCLC No. 23171145
Extent 5 ft. 3 in.; 30 photoprints.
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Theatrical troupe which performed in Texas and northern Mexico during the first quarter of the twentieth century; also known as La Companía Dramática Hernández-Villalongin and as La Companía Cómico Dramática Carlos Villalongin. Carlos Villalongin was a Mexican actor and director, born in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1872, into a theatrical family. Villalongin joined the troupe of Encarnación Hernández, whose daughter he later married. After the death of Encarnación, Villalongin became increasingly involved in the management of the company, and several other members of his family joined the group. During the period of the Mexican Revolution, the troupe moved its base of operations to San Antonio, Texas, although it continued to tour. The company disbanded about 1924, but Carlos Villalongin continued to direct and produce theatrical performances in San Antonio until shortly before his death in 1936.

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Scope and Contents Note

Consists of plays and promptbooks, photographs, broadsides, and ephemera relating to a Mexican and Mexican American theatrical troupe. Contains 163 volumes of plays and promptbooks in printed or manuscript form which include 265 plays or short theatrical pieces; dates given range from 1848 to 1924, and 102 items are undated. Photographs date from approximately 1883 to 1924 and show Mexican and Mexican American stage actors and directors, especially members of the Villalongin and Hernández families. Broadsides and other ephemera date from about 1905 to 1945 and include programs, promotional fliers, and tickets.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Carlos Villalongin Dramatic Company Records are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Villalongin family
Compania Comico Dramatica Carlos Villalongin
Mexican American theater--Texas--History--Sources
Theater--Mexico--History--Sources
Hernández, Encarnación

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Carlos Villalongin Dramatic Company Records, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Plays and Promptbooks

Contact the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room for information on the plays and promptbooks.

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Photographs

box folder
1 1 1. "Niña Villalongín" (María Luisa Villalongín, actress and daughter of Carlos Villalongín), 1917 or 1918
[photo, mounted, with postcard copy]
1A 1A. María Luisa Villalongín, 1917 or 1918
[photo postcard]
2 2. Concepción L. de Delgado, actress, May 1886
[carte de visite]
3 3. Luis Hernández and Carolina Villalongín de Hernández, N.d.
[photo postcard]
4 4. Handwritten greeting to Concepción Hernández from Victoria González. Pesquería Chica, N.L., Jan. 23, 1910
[greeting card]
5 5. Manuel Cotera, actor, ca. Mar. 1920
[photo postcard]
6 6. Emilio Hernández, prompter, N.d.
[photo, mounted]
7 7. María del Carmen García, actress, N.d.
[photo postcard]
8 8. Luis Hernández, actor, N.d.
[photo postcard]
9 9. Unidentified man, N.d.
[browntone photo, 5x7"]
10 10. Eva Barones and her husband, Sr. Noriega, empresario, N.d.
[wedding photo]
11 11. A. de la Paz, actor, Feb. 12, 1887?
[photo, mounted]
12 12. Ernesto Villalongín, 10-1-1888
[photo, mounted]
13 13. Miguel Lavalle, Mar. 1890
[photo, mounted]
14 14. Luis Hernández, actor, and his mother, Antonia Pineda Hernández, N.d.
[photo, mounted]
15 15. Eugenio Espinosa, actor, Dec. 17, 1891?
[photo, mounted]
16 16. Elvira Yáñez and her sister Lucinda, both actresses, Feb. 19, 1900
[photo, mounted]
17 17. Dolores Garza, actress, Jan. 25, 1896
[photo, mounted]
18 18. Guadalupe, Trinidad, and Gertrudis Pérez, actresses, Oct. 10, 1899
[photo, mounted]
19 19. Dolores Gamir, actress, April 28, 1924
[photo postcard]
20 20. Luis Espinosa, actor, Dec. 17, 1891?
[photo, mounted]
21 21. Juan Espinosa and Marciala V. de Espinosa, Dec. 17, 1891
[photo, mounted]
22 22. Carlos Villalongín, empresario, 1902 or 1903
[photograph]
23 23. 4 women (Carolina Villalongín, actress, third from left), June 3, 1900
[photo, mounted]
24 24. Elisa García López, actress, 1920
[photo]
25 25. 3 actors (Francisco Ancira in white), Feb. 8, 1902
[photo, mounted]
26 26. Eva B. Vda. de Noriega, actress, June 27, 1922
[photo postcard]
box folder
2 1 1. Niña Villalongín, c.1917-1918
[photo, mounted]
2 27. Mariano and Herminia Villalongín, brother and sister of Carlos Villalongín, N.d.
[photo, mounted]
3 28. Dorita Ceprano (photo mounted on invitation), Jan. 1924
[photo, mounted]
4 29. Concepción Hernández, daughter of Antonia Pineda Hernández, N.d.
[photo, mounted, 6.5x8.5"] PHOTO UNLOCATED AS OF 9/03
box folder
OV 30 30. Antonia Pineda Hernández, wife of Encarnación Hernández and mother-in-law of Carlos Villalongín, N.d.
[large oval photograph]
31 31. Carlos Villalongín (1872?1936), empresario, N.d.
[large oval photograph]

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Ephemera

box folder
2 5 10 playbills, programs, catalog
6 Ephemera found in promptbooks

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