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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Carlos Morton Papers, 1975-

The Benson Latin American Collection

Carlos Morton Papers, 1975-



Descriptive Summary

Creator Morton, Carlos
Title Carlos Morton Papers
Dates: 1975-
Abstract Plays, essays, and related material from Mexican American playwright Carlos Morton, author of The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales and Johnny Tenorio.
Call No. BENSON-MS MORTON, CARLOS
OCLC Record No. 23353329
Extent 10 linear inches, 13 color slides, 4 posters
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Poet, playwright, novelist, and journalist. Born Oct. 15, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. Received B.A. from Univ. of Texas, El Paso ‪(‬1975‪)‬, M.F.A. from Univ. of California, San Diego ‪(‬1979‪)‬, and Ph.D. from Univ. of Texas at Austin ‪(‬1987‪)‬. Several of this well-known Mexican American playwright's works have been published, and both his published and unpublished works are frequently produced. Among his best-known plays are The many deaths of Danny Rosales, El jardín, and Johnny Tenorio. Has taught at the university level since 1979.

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Scope and Contents Note

Consists of plays and essays by Carlos Morton, the bulk of which date from 1979 to 1984, along with materials relating to his plays. Among the play titles included in the collection are "Rancho Hollywood," "Johnny Tenorio," "Espíritu," and "La malinche." Extensive research materials on the murder of Richard Morales ‪(‬on which the play The many deaths of Danny Rosales was based‪)‬ are also included. Also included are programs, posters, and articles about Morton's work.

Organized in three series: 1. Literary productions, 2. Research and notes, and 3. Materials about Carlos Morton and his works.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Carlos Morton Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Morton, Carlos--Archives
Morales, Richard
American literature--Mexican American authors
Mexican American theater
Mexican Americans--Civil rights

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Carlos Morton Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Carlos Morton Papers, 1975-

box folder
Folder inventory available in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.

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