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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Photographs

Drawings

Slides

Ricardo Lancaster-Jones Photographs

The Benson Latin American Collection

Paul Bartlett Drawings and Photographs of Mexican Haciendas, 1940-1973



Descriptive Summary

Creator Bartlett, Paul Alexander
Title Paul Bartlett Drawings and Photographs of Mexican Haciendas
Dates: 1940-1973
Abstract Pen-and-ink drawings, photographs, slides, and negatives of Mexican colonial hacienda buildings, 1940-1973, by author, artist, and photographer Paul Alexander Bartlett.
Call No. BENSON-MS BARTLETT
OCLC Record No. 31795814
Extent 903 photographs, 294 drawings, 279 negatives, 69 slides
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Artist and author Paul Bartlett was born July 13, 1909 in Moberly, Missouri. He was a graduate of Oberlin College and studied art at the University of Arizona, the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City, and the Universidad de Guadalajara. Bartlett's lifework focused on the haciendas of Mexico. Over a period of several decades he visited hundreds of haciendas throughout Mexico, photographing and drawing their buildings and decorative objects. Bartlett's published works include The haciendas of Mexico: an artist's record, the novels When the owl cries and Adiós mi México, and many short stories. Bartlett died on April 19, 1990.

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Scope and Contents Note

Pen-and-ink drawings, photographs, slides, and negatives of Mexican colonial hacienda buildings, 1940-1973. The images document architectural forms and details of approximately 300 haciendas, many of which no longer exist. Included are depictions of residences, chapels, furniture, statuary, and other features of the haciendas; also portrayed are things representative of hacienda operations, such as machinery, farm implements, barns, and other structures and objects. The following states (and haciendas) are covered extensively in the collection: Campeche (Castamay), Guanajuato (Puerto de Nieto), Hidalgo, Jalisco, Oaxaca (Blanca, San Felipe, Tenache), Puebla, Yucatán. Photographs and slides were made after 1941 during Bartlett's extensive travels in Mexico. An exception is a group of 13 photographs, given to Bartlett in 1954 by Ricardo Lancaster-Jones, depicting the haciendas El Cortijo (Colima) and Santa Cruz (Jalisco) from 1880 to 1940. The collection includes negatives for fewer than one-third of the photographs. Drawings were completed by 1973.

Item lists of drawings, photographs, and slides are available in the Benson Collection's Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Paul Bartlett Drawings and Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Haciendas--Mexico
Architecture--Mexico
Lancaster-Jones, Ricardo
Document Types
Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Paul Bartlett Drawings and Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Photographs

An index to the 903 photographs is available in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room. The index is arranged alphabetically by state and then by hacienda name within each state.

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Drawings

An index to the 294 pen-and-ink drawings is available in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.

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Slides

An index to the 69 slides is available in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room. The index is arranged alphabetically by state then by hacienda name within each state.

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Ricardo Lancaster-Jones Photographs

Contact the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room for information on the 13 Ricardo Lancaster-Jones photographs.

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