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Carmen Tafolla Papers, 1967-
Poet, writer, and educator, Mary Carmen Tafolla was born July 29, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas. Received B.A. and M.A. from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and PhD. in biligual education from Univ. of Texas at Austin. Has worked as teacher, educational consultant, and scriptwriter.
Consists of literary and academic manuscripts which reflect Tafolla's activities as a writer and educator. Includes poems and poetry collections, short stories, criticism, social commentary, textbooks, school research papers, master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, plays and scripts, instructional materials, notes, biographical material, and ephemera. Poetry, short stories, and plays often reflect life in the Mexican American barrio of San Antonio. Many of the instructional materials and academic papers relate to bilingual education. Titles included in manuscript form are "Curandera" and "To split a human: mitos, machos, y la mujer chicana." Scripts to KLRN television series Sonrisas appear, including scripts by others edited by Tafolla. Some essays and poems were co-authored by husband Ernest M. Bernal. A book of poems by Reyes Cárdenas, Anti-bicicleta haiku, and a script and poems by students are also part of the collection.
Organized into three series: 1. Literary productions; 2. Personal and biographical materials; and 3. Literary productions by others. Literary productions sub-series are: a. Poetry and short stories; b. Non-fiction books and contributions to books; c. Essays; d. Plays and scripts; e. Academic and research papers; f. Translations; g. Instructional materials.
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Cite as: Carmen Tafolla Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.