The Benson Latin American Collection

María Luisa Puga Papers, 1938-2015 (bulk 1972-2004)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Puga, María Luisa, 1944-2004.
Title: María Luisa Puga Papers
Dates: 1938-2015, bulk 1972-2004
Abstract: Pesonal notebooks, manuscripts, correspondence and related documents produced by Mexican novelist, María Luisa Puga.
Accession No.: 2017-14
Extent: 21 linear feet (18 boxes)
Language: English and Spanish
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Mexican novelist María Luisa Puga (1944-2004) was born February 3, 1944 in Mexico City. After the death of her mother, she and her sister, Patricia, were raised by their grandparents, first in Acapulco and later in Mazatlán.

In 1968, at the age of 24, Puga travelled to Europe and Africa. She would spend a total of 10 years traveling, writing, and living abroad as an expat in cities such as London, Paris, Rome and Nairobi. Early cuadernos in the Benson collection — which begin in 1972 — chronicle these experiences and show the extent to which her travels influenced later writings.

Puga returned to Mexico in 1978, publishing her first novel, Las posibilidades del odio, that same year. The novel was influenced specifically by her experience observing the legacy of colonialism within Nairobi, Kenya. Six months after publishing Las posibilidades del odio, Puga published her second work, El inmóvil sol secreto, in 1979, at the same time she was finishing her following novel, Cuando el aire es azul (1980). Drafts and fragments of these stories appear throughout her early journals.

Three years later, Puga received critical attention following the publication of her next novel, Pánico o peligro, which won the prestigious Mexican literary prize, the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia, in 1983.

In 1984, Puga met writer Isaac Levín while given a literary taller (workshop) at UNAM in Mexico City; the two would remain partners until the time of her death. Until this point, Puga had been living in Coyoacán. Levín was finishing construction on a house at the edges of Lake Zirahúen, in the state of Michoacán, and in 1985, Puga moved there to live and work. The home served as her writing studio for the next 20 years. Throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s she continued to publish prolifically and to organize literary workshops for people of all ages.

In 2002, Puga began to suffer from pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. As her physical health deteriorated — spine problems, arthritis, knee pain — she began using a wheelchair. Throughout all of these experiences, Puga remained a committed diarist, chronicling both her daily life and her literary activities with her signature Montblanc pens with sepia colored ink. She published Diario del dolor in 2004 as a meditation on the pain caused by her arthritis.

In December of 2004, Puga was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer. She died weeks later, on December 25, 2004.


Scope and Contents Note

The María Luisa Puga Papers span a period of 32 years and include her personal diaries/notebooks, literary manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, newspapers clippings, and original drawings.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of 327 of Puga’s personal journals, which she referred to as her ‘cuadernos.’ Puga was a highly disciplined diarist and used these cuadernos for numerous purposes. The journals chronicle her daily life and activities, major news events, reading and writing practices, current projects, social circle, travel, relationships with friends and family, workshop organizing, and emotional outlook -- among other things. They also served as a place where Puga developed her own literary work, and many of the cuadernos in the Written Works series simultaneously function as manuscript drafts for short stories, novels, and other writing practices she engaged in. In this way, Puga used one notebook for multiple purposes, often color coding passages according to various functions they served. In her later years Puga developed her own set of symbols to divide passages into distinct sections based on categories such as “Diario,” “Cuadernos” “Proyectos,” “Novela,” “Agenda,” “Talleres,” “Gastos,” and more.

Two systems of numbering serve to organize the cuadernos, and researchers should pay close attention to these systems, which are sometimes at odds with one another. 1) The bracketed numbers in the inventory match the small, numbered stickers which appear on the inside cover of each physical cuaderno. These numbers make up the internal numbering system within the notebooks. These numbers start at 1 and continue to 327, and thus refer to the total number of cuadernos in the collection. 2) Puga also devised her own system of numeration which she used to title the front cover of individual notebooks. Researchers should note that Puga also devised her own 'series' within her the notebooks; this information is typically found on the first page of each notebook but has been left out of the inventory below to avoid further confusion.

In 1992, Puga began the process of reviewing her own notebooks and inserting additional notes into older journals. These notes, which the archivists have referred to as the “Notes Inserts” are each dated and have been kept in the same folder as the notebook they refer to. When applicable, larger, folded notes have been laid flat for preservation purposes.

Finally, it should be noted that Puga also used her cuadernos as a place to paste or tape newspaper clippings and other loose, miscellaneous notes. In order to ensure the long term preservation of these notebooks, the Benson archivists have removed newspaper clippings and acidic, deteriorating tape whenever possible. All separations have been kept in the same folder as the notebooks from which they were removed, and researchers should exercise caution in maintaining the original order of these documents.

To compromise between the conflicting systems of numeration, all notebooks have been arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

The family of María Luisa Puga retains copyright and publication control over all materials written and produced by Ms. Puga. For more information about Use Restrictions, please contact a Benson staff member.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Puga, María Luisa, 1944-2004.
Subjects (Organizations)
Partido Socialista Unificado de México.
Subjects
Mexican novelists.
Women authors, Mexican.
Places
Mexico.
Document Types
Notebooks.
Diaries.
Personal correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: María Luisa Puga Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

The papers of María Luisa Puga were donated by her sister, Patricia Puga Muñuzuri, in January of 2017.

Accession number: 2017-14

Processing Information

Collection processed by Emma Whittington, Graduate Research Assistant, September 2017.

Additions

No further materials are expected for this collection.


Box and Folder Inventory

Written Works, 1972-2004

Subseries: Cuadernos, 1972-2004
Box Folder
1A 1 "Cuaderno 1" [001], 1972 April 26 - August 31
Notes insert, 1992 November 7-11
2 "Cuaderno 2" [002], 1972 September 21 - October 29
Notes insert, 1992 November 13-18
3 "Cuaderno 3" [003], 1972 October 30 - December 4
Notes insert, 1992 November 23 - December 2
4 "Cuaderno 4" [004], 1972 December 4 - 1973 January 6
Notes insert, 1992 December 3-9
5 "Cuaderno 5" [005], 1973 January 6 - February 5
Notes insert, 1992 December 12-22
6 "Cuaderno 6" [006], 1973 February 6 - March 17
Notes insert, 1992 December 25-29
7 "Cuaderno 7" [007], 1973 March 18 - May 6
Notes insert, 1992 December 30 - 1993 January 21
8 "Cuaderno 8" [008], 1973 March 6 - July 3
Notes insert, 1993 January 21 - February 3
Box Folder
1B 9 "Cuaderno 9" [009], 1973 July 3 - August 15
Notes insert, 1993 February 6 - March 2
10 "Cuaderno 10" [010], 1973 August 16 - October 22
Notes insert, 1993 March 3-17
11 "Cuaderno 11" [011], 1973 September 24 - November
Notes insert, 1993 March 18-27
12 "Cuaderno 12" [012], 1973 November 7-29
Notes insert, 1993 March 28-31
13 "Cuaderno 13" [013], 1973 November 30 - 1974 May 30
Notes insert, 1993 April 14 - May 11
14 "Cuaderno 14" [014], 1974 June 1 - July 31
Notes insert, 1993 May 12 - July 9
15 "Cuaderno 15" [015], 1974 August 1 - September 15
Notes insert, 1993 July 10-29
16 "Cuaderno 16" [016], 1974 September 15 - 1975 May 19
Notes insert, 1993 July 30 - September 4
Box Folder
2 1 "Cuaderno 17" [017], 1975 May 20 - August 25
Notes insert, 1993 September 4 - October 8
Details travel to Africa
2 "Cuaderno 18" [019], 1975 August 25 - November 28
Notes insert, 1993 October 9-28
3 "Cuaderno 19" [020], 1976 January 4 - March 4
Notes insert, 1993 October 29 - November 12
4 "Cuaderno 20" [021], 1976 March - May 10
Notes insert, 1993 November 13-24
5 "Cuaderno 21" [022], 1976 May 13 - August 14
Notes insert, 1993 November 25 - December 19
6 "Cuaderno 22" [023], 1976 August 14 - October 10
Notes insert, 1993 Decmeber 20 - 1994 January 28
7 "Cuaderno 23" [024], 1976 October 11 - December 23
Notes insert, 1994 January 29 - February 20
8 "Cuaderno 24" [025], 1976 December 24 - 1977 January 30
Notes insert, 1994 February 21 - March 16
[contains loose pages]
9 "Cuaderno 25" [026], 1977 January 30 - March 24
Notes insert, 1994 March 16 - April 10
10 "Cuaderno 26" [027], 1977 March 27 - May 28
Notes insert, 1994 April 11 - May 10
11 "Cuaderno 27" [028], 1977 May 29 - July 25
Notes insert, 1994 May 2 - June 5
12 "Cuaderno 28" [029], 1977 July 25 - August 31
Notes insert, 1994 June 6-19
13 "Cuaderno 29" [030], 1977 August 13 - September 15
Notes insert, 1994 June 19 - July 7
14 "Cuaderno 30" [031], 1977 September 15 - October 15
Notes insert, 1994 July 8-27
"Cuando el aire es azul"
15 "Cuaderno 31" [032], 1977 October 16 - November 6
Notes insert, 1994 July 28 - August 4
16 "Cuaderno 32" [033], 1977 November 6 - December 28
Notes insert, 1994 August 4-17
17 "Cuaderno 33" [034], 1977 December 29 - 1978 February 9
Notes insert, 1994 August 18 - September 11
Box Folder
3 1 "Cuaderno 34" [035], 1978 February 9 - March 22
Notes insert, 1994 September 12-October 5
2 "Cuaderno 35" [036], 1978 March 23 - May 14
Notes insert, 1994 October 8 - November 13
3 "Cuaderno 36" [037], 1978 May 15 - July 13
Notes insert, 1994 November 14 - December 13
Contains short story "El viaje"
4 "Cuaderno 37" [038], 1978 July 14 - September 18
Notes insert, 1994 December 15 - 1995 February 1
5 "Cuaderno 38" [039], 1978 September 19 - December 9
Notes insert, 1995 February 2 - April 11
6 "Cuaderno 39" [040], 1978 December 10 - 1979 June 17
Notes insert, 1995 April 13 - June 14
Contains original drawings
7 "Cuaderno 40" [041], 1979 June 18 - September 24
Notes insert, 1995 June 19 - July 25
"Pánico o peligro"
8 "Cuaderno 41" [042], 1979 August 15 - September 5
Contains numerous loose notes
9 "Cuaderno 43" [044], 1979 October 14 - December 6
Notes insert, 1995 July 27 - August 21
10 "Cuaderno 44" [045], 1979 December 6-21
Notes insert, 1995 August 21 - September 5
11 "Cuaderno 45" [46], 1979 December 22 - 1980 January 3?
Notes insert, 1995 September 6-11
Nicaragua
12 "Cuaderno 46" [047], 1980 January 3-24
Notes insert, 1995 September 15 - October 1
"Cuando el aire es azul"
13 "Cuaderno 47" [48], 1980 January 24 - February 28
Notes insert, 1995 October 2-27
14 "Cuaderno 48" [049], 1980 January 4 - February 28
Notes insert, 1995 October 31 - 1996 Feburary 4
"La malinche," "Pánico o peligro"
15 "Cuaderno 49" [050], 1980 April - May 14
Notes insert, 1996 February 5 - March 27
"Pánico o peligro"
16 "Complemento a cuadernos 48 - 49" [051], 1980 May 14 - June 3
Notes insert, 1996 June 4-27
"Pánico o peligro"
17 "Cuaderno 50" [052], 1980 June 4-9
Notes insert, 1996 March 29-30
"Pánico o peligro"
Box Folder
4 1 "Cuaderno 51" [053], 1980 June 9 - 1996 May 16 (bulk 1980 June 9 - July 10)
Notes insert, 1996 April 1 - June 3
"Pánico o peligro"
2 "Cuaderno 52" [054], 1980 July 10 - September 1
Notes insert, 1996 June 30 - August 14
first page titled "XIVb Pánico o peligro (sigue y empeora)"
3 "Cuaderno 53" [056], 1980 September 12 - October 9
Notes insert, 1996 August 15 - September 3
4 "Complemento del Cuaderno 53" [055], 1980 September 13 - October 9
Note on first page reads: "XVb (Pánico o peligro sigue...)"
5 "Cuaderno 54" [057], 1980 October 12 - November 13
Notes insert, 1996 September 22 - October 16
6 "Cuaderno 55" [058], 1980 November 13-22
Notes insert, 1996 October 17 - 28
7 "Cuaderno 56" [59], 1980 November 23 - December 31
Notes insert, 1996 October 25 - December 12
8 "Cuaderno 57" [060], 1981 January 1-29
Notes insert, 1996 December 13 - 1997 January 1
9 "Cuaderno 58" [061], 1981 January 30 - March 19
Notes insert, 1997 January 2 - February 14
[this journal is wrapped in fragile, decorative paper -- please handle gently]
10 "Cuaderno 59" [062], 1981 March 19 - April 9
Notes insert, 1997 February 18 - March 4
11 "Cuaderno 60" [063], 1981 April 10 - 18
Notes insert, 1997 March 5-21
Trip to Berkeley
12 "Cuaderno 61" [064], 1981 April 19 - May 15
Notes insert, 1997 March 25 - May 13
Trip to Berkeley
13 "Cuaderno 62" [065], 1981 May 15 - June 16
Notes insert, 1997 May 15 - June 25
[includes 1" photo of man, undated]
14 "Cuaderno 63" [066], 1981 June 16 - July 17
Notes insert, 1997 June 26 - Aug 3
15 "Cuaderno 64" [067], 1981 July 18-30
Notes insert, 1997 August 4 - 21
16 "Cuaderno 65" [068], 1981 July 30 - August 15
Notes insert, 1997 August 22 - September 9
Discusses sharing writing with Elena Poniatowska
17 "Cuaderno 66" [069], 1981 August 15 - September 4
Notes insert, 1997 September 10 - October 7
18 "Cuaderno de transición al 67" [070], 1981 October 1 - November 9
Notes insert, 1997 October 22 - November 12
[includes clippings]
Box Folder
5 1 "Cuaderno 67" [071], 1981 September 6 - November 20
Notes insert, 1997 October 8 - November 23
PRI
2 "Cuaderno 68" [072], 1981 November 20 - December 5
Notes insert, 1997 November 24 - December 6
PRI
3 "Cuaderno 69" [073] 1981 December 6-30
Notes insert, 1997 December 9 - 1998 Janaury 8
4 "Cuaderno 70" [074], 1981 December 31 - 1982 January 26
Notes insert, 1998 Janaury 10 - February 11
5 "Cuaderno 71" [075], 1982 January 26 - February 13
Notes insert, 1998 February 13 - May 22
[pages loose from binding, please handle with care]
6 "Cuaderno 71-A" [077], 1982 March 9-22
Discussion of Virginia Woolf
7 "Cuaderno 72" [076], 1982 February 14 - March 8
Notes insert, 1998 March 24 - May 2
8 "Cuaderno 73" [078], 1982 March 22 - April 18
Notes insert, 1998 May 4 - June 12
[pages are loose from binding, please handle with care]
9 "Cuaderno 74" [079], 1982 April 19 - May 18?
Notes insert, 1998 June 13 - September 23
[additional notebook taped into front cover, dated 1998 June 16 - July 5]
10 "Cuaderno 75" [080], 1982 May 22 - June 12
Notes insert, 1998 September 29 - October 18
[additional materials taped inside front cover]
11 "Cuaderno 76" [081], 1982 June 12-28
Notes insert, 1998 October 19 - November 23
Partido Socialista Unificado de Mexico (PSUM)
[additional materials taped throughout]
12 "Complemento del 76, Notas Festival PSUM" [086], 1982? June 9-12
PSUM
13 "Cuaderno 77" [082] 1982 June 29 - July 21
Notes insert, 1998 November 24 - December 30
[PSUM leaflet taped to cover]
14 "Cuaderno 78" [083], 1982 July 22 - August 6
Notes insert, 1999 January 2 - February 16
15 "Cuaderno 79" [084], 1982 August 6 - September 2
Notes insert, 1999 February 17 - March 11
16 "Cuaderno 80" [085], 1982 September 3-30
Notes insert, 1999 March 12 - April 5
[includes false dollar bill produced by PSUM]
17 "Cuaderno 81" [087], 1982 October 1-12
Notes insert, 1999 April 6-19
[clippings taped throughout]
18 "Cuaderno 82" [088], 1982 October 13-30
Notes insert, 1999 April 20 - May 10
19 "Cuaderno 83" [089], 1982 October 30 - November 18
Notes insert, 1999 May 12 - June 4
[binding is loose, handle with care]
20 "Cuaderno 84" [090], 1982 November 19 - December 25
Notes insert, 1999 June 6 - December 13
21 "Cuaderno 85" [091], 1982 December 25-31
Notes insert, 1999 December 15-26
22 "Cuaderno 86" [092], 1983 January 1-12
Notes insert, 1999 August 8-31
[front board is splitting from binding]
Box Folder
6 1 "Cuaderno 87" [093], 1983 January 13-31
Notes insert, 1999 September 1 - October 15
[missing front cover]
2 "Cuaderno 88" [094], 1983 February 2-22
Notes insert, 1999 October 16
3 "Cuaderno 89" [095], 1983 February 23 - March 6
Notes insert, 1999 November 24 - 2000 January 8
[loose binding]
4 "Cuaderno 90" [096], 1983 March 27 - April 17
Notes insert, 2000 January 10 - February 7
5 "Cuaderno 91" [097], 1983 April 17 - May 5
Notes insert, 2000 February 8-20
6 "Cuaderno 92" [098], 1983 May 5 - June 8
Notes insert, 2000 February? - March 30
7 "Cuaderno 93" [099], 1983 June 9 - 30
Notes insert, 2000 March 30 - May 3
8 "Cuaderno 94" [100], 1983 July 1-13
Notes insert, 2000 May 4 - July 13
9 "Cuaderno 95" [101], 1983 July 14 - August 9
Notes insert, 2000 May 21 - June 16
10 "Cuaderno 96" [102], 1983 August 10-23
Notes insert, 2000 June 17 - July 4
11 "Acompañante del XX(d) y I(e)" [103], 1983?
Contains PSUM info, shorts stories "Acapulco," "El escritor como trabajador"
12 "Cuaderno 97" [104], 1983 August 24 - September 26
Notes insert, 2000 July 5 - August 8
[clippings taped throughout]
13 "Cuaderno 98 y 99" [105], 1983 September 28 - October 28
Notes insert, 2000 August 10 - September 7
14 "Cuaderno acompañante del 98 y 99" [106], 1983 October 28 - November 9
Notes insert, 2000 September 9-22
15 "Cuaderno 100" [107], 1983 November 10 - December 30
Notes insert, 2000 September 23 - October 28
16 "Cuaderno 101" [108], 1983 December 30 - 1984 March 10
Notes insert, 2000 October 29 - December 20
17 "Cuaderno 102" [109], 1984 March 10-30
Notes insert, 2000 December 21 - 2001 January 2
18 "Cuaderno 103" [110], 1984 April 3-26
Notes insert, 2001 January 2-21
19 "Cuaderno 104" [111], 1984 April 26 - May 19
Notes insert, 2001 January 22 - February 16
20 "Cuaderno 105" [112], 1984 May 19 - June 12
Notes insert, 2001 February 18 - March 19
21 "Cuaderno 106" [113], 1984 June 12 - July 6
Notes insert, 2001 March 21 - April 18
[clippings pasted throughout]
22 "Cuaderno 107" [114], 1984 July 6 - August 9
Notes insert, 2001 April 19 - May 13
23 "Cuaderno 108" [115], 1984 August 9 - September 12
Notes insert, 2001 May 14 - June 5
[clippings pasted throughout]
24 "Cuaderno 109" [116], 1984 September 12 - October 12
Notes insert, 2001 June 6 - 23
25 "Cuaderno 110" [117], 1984 October 15 - November 17
Notes insert, 2001 June 24 - July 17
Box Folder
7 1 "Cuaderno 111" [118], 1984 November 17 - 1985 February 10
Notes insert, 2001 August 20-30
[additional notes tapes inside]
Short story, "El lenguaje oculto de la realidad;" talks of moving to Zirahuén with Isaac
2 "Cuaderno 111 bis" [119], 1984 December 1 - 1985 January 30
Notes insert, 2001 July 20 - August 20
[clippings taped throughout]
3 "Cuaderno 112" [120], 1985 February 10 - March 11
Notes insert, 2001 August 31 - September 10 [two sheets]
[photos, clippings taped throughout]
4 "Cuaderno 113" [121], 1985 March 12 - April 9
Notes insert, 2001 September 11-23
5 "Cuaderno 114" [122], 1985 April 10 - May 8
Notes insert, 2001 September 24 - November 30
6 "Cuaderno 115" [123], 1985 June 23 - July 31
Notes insert, 2001 November 4 - December 4
[includes 'paréntesis' notebook inside of other notebook]
7 "Cuaderno 116" [124], 1985 August 1-13
Notes insert, 2001 December 6-13
8 "Cuaderno 116 bis" [125], 1985 August 13 - September 6
Notes insert, 2001 December 14-29
9 "Cuaderno 117" [126], 1985 September 6-24
Notes insert, 2001 December 30 - 2002 January 19
10 "Cuaderno 118" [127], 1985 September 24 - November 16
Notes insert, 2002 January 28 - March 3
[extensive clippings in insert folder]
Coverage of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake
11 "Cuaderno 119" [128], 1985 November 16 - 1986 January 8
Notes insert, 2002 March 4 - May 10
[wooden board split]
12 "Cuaderno 120" [129], 1986 January 9 - March 26
Notes insert, 2002 May 11 - June 12
13 "Cuaderno 121" [130], 1986 March 27 - June 15
Notes insert, 2002 June 13 - August 16
14 "Cuaderno 122" [131], 1986 June 15 - July 12
Notes insert, 2002 August 18-27
15 "Cuaderno 123" [132], 1986 July 13 - August 4
Notes insert, 2002 August 28 - September 4
[multiple notes taped inside]
Box Folder
8 1 "Cuaderno 124" [133], 1986 August 4 - 1987 January 13
Notes insert, 2002 September 6 - December 29
2 "Cuaderno 124(a)" [134], 1986 December 12-31
Notes insert, 2002 December 30 - 2003 January 1
3 "Cuaderno 125" [135], 1987 January 15-21
Notes insert, 2003 January 4-17
4 "Cuaderno 126" [136], 1987 January 21 - February 24
Notes insert, 2003 January 19 - February 8
5 "Cuaderno 127" [137], 1987 February 24 - March 13
Notes insert, 2003 February 9 - March 10
6 "Cuaderno 128" [138], 1987 March 15-26
Notes insert, 2003 March 11-22
7 "Cuaderno 129" [139], 1987 March 26 - April 13
Notes insert, 2003 March 23 - April 17
8 "Cuaderno 130" [140], 1987 April 13 - May 6
Notes insert, 2003 April 18 - May 18
9 "Cuaderno 131" [141], 1987 May 4 - July 5
Notes insert, 2003 May 26 - July 31
10 "Cuaderno 132" [142], 1987 July 5-19
Notes insert, 2003 August 1 - September 8
11 "Cuaderno 133" [143], 1987 July 31 - August 25
Notes insert, 2003 September 9-12
12 "Cuaderno 134" [144], 1987 August 26 - September 14
Notes insert, 2003 October 2 - November 4
13 "Cuaderno 135" [145], 1987 September 15-25
Notes insert, 2003 November 7-23
14 "Cuaderno 136" [146], 1987 September 25 - October 15
Notes insert, 2003 November 24 - December 31
[two sheets, extensive notes taped throughout]
15 "Cuaderno 137" [147], 1987 October 15 - November 1
Notes insert, 2004 January 1-31
16 "Cuaderno 138" [148], 1987 November 1-20
Notes insert, 2004 February 3 - March 23
17 "Cuaderno 139" [149], 1987 November 20 - December 15
Notes insert, 2004 March 25 - April 17
18 "Cuaderno 140" [150], 1987 December 16 - 1988 January 11
Notes insert, 2004 April 18 - June 5
[extensive notes taped throughout]
Box Folder
9 1 "Cuaderno 141" [151], 1988 January 27 - February 20
Notes insert, 2004 June 6 - July 24
2 "Cuaderno 142" [152], 1988 February 21 - April 1
Notes insert, 2004 July 26 - November 9
3 "Cuaderno 143" [153], 1988 April 2 - May 4
Notes insert, 2004 November 10 - December 15
4 Cuaderno [154], 1988 May 4-27
5 Cuaderno [155], 1988 May 29 - June 4
6 Cuaderno [156], 1988 June 6-23
7 Cuaderno [157], 1988 June 23 - July 8
8 Cuaderno [158], 1988 July 12-28
9 Cuaderno [159], 1988 July 28 - August 20
10 Cuaderno [160], 1988 August 20 - September 16
11 Cuaderno [161], 1988 September 16 - October 8
12 Cuaderno [162], 1988 October 8 - November 6
13 Cuaderno [163], 1988 November 7 - December 8
14 Cuaderno [164], 1988 December 8-15
15 Cuaderno [165], 1988 December 15 - 1989 January 1
16 Cuaderno [166], 1989 January 1 - February 6
17 Cuaderno [167], 1989 February 6 - March 5
18 Cuaderno [168], 1989 March 6 - April 29
19 Cuaderno [169], 1989 April 30 - May 20
20 Cuaderno [170], 1989 May 20 - June 8
21 Cuaderno [171], 1989 June 8-21
[loose binding]
22 Cuaderno [172], 1989 June 22 - July 29
[loose pages]
23 Cuaderno [173], 1989 July 29 - August 30
24 Cuaderno [174], 1989 August 30 - October 8
Box Folder
10 1 Cuaderno [175], 1989 October 8-28
2 Cuaderno [176], 1989 October 29 - November 8
3 Cuaderno [177], 1989 November 8-21
[loose pages]
4 Cuaderno [178], 1989 November 21 - December 4
5 Cuaderno [179], 1989 December 14 - 1990 January 1
6 Cuaderno [180], 1990 January 1 - February 5
7 Cuaderno [181], 1990 February 5 - March 7
[loose pages]
8 Cuaderno [182], 1990 March 7 - April 9
[loose pages]
9 Cuaderno [183], 1990 March 14 - April 7
10 Cuaderno [184], 1990 April 9-24
11 Cuaderno [185], 1990 April 24 - May 9
12 Cuaderno [186], 1990 May 10-16
[loose pages]
13 Cuaderno [187], 1990 May 16 - June 5
14 Cuaderno [188], 1990 June 5-17
[contains pressed flowers]
15 Cuaderno [189], 1990 June 18 - July 13
16 Cuaderno [190], 1990 July 15-25
17 Cuaderno [191], 1990 July 26 - August 3
18 Cuaderno [192], 1990 August 3 - September 9
19 Cuaderno [193], 1990 September 3 - October 3
20 Cuaderno [194], 1990 October 3-22
21 Cuaderno [195], 1990 October 22 - November 3
[unbound, all loose]
22 Cuaderno [196], 1990 November 4 - December 8
23 Cuaderno [197], 1990 December 9-16
24 Cuaderno [198], 1990 December 16 - 1991 January 12
25 Cuaderno [199], 1991 January 12 - February 18
Box Folder
11 1 Cuaderno [200], 1991 February 19 - March 15
2 Cuaderno [201], 1991 March 15 - April 15
3 Cuaderno [202], 1991 April 15 - May 25
4 Cuaderno [203], 1991 April 19? - June 16
5 Cuaderno [204/205], 1991 May 25 - June 18
[two volumes]
6 Cuaderno [206], 1991 June 18-26
7 Cuaderno [207], 1991 June 27 - July 14
8 Cuaderno [208], 1991 July 14 - August 3
[three sheets are loose]
Novela, "La ceremonia de iniciación"
9 Cuaderno [209], 1991 August 23 - October 1
[also includes small "complemento" notebook, 1991 August 15 - November 8]
Novela, "La ceremonia de iniciación"
10 Cuaderno [210], 1991 October 27 - 1992 January 1
11 Cuaderno [211], 1992 Janaury 2 - May 11
12 Cuaderno [212], 1992 Janaury 21 - February 22
13 Cuaderno [213], 1992 March 17 - April 9
14 "Registro de los días," Cuaderno [214], 1992 April 2 - July 22
15 Cuaderno [215], 1992 May 28 - June 12
16 Cuaderno [216], 1992 June 13 - 23
17 Cuaderno [217], 1992 June 24 - July 7
18 Cuaderno [229], 1992 July 8-29
19 Cuaderno [218], 1992 July 24 - September 16
20 Cuaderno [230], 1992 July 29 - September 16
21 Cuaderno [219], 1992 September 16 - October 25
[extensive notes taped throughout]
22 Cuaderno [220], 1992 October 25 - November 13
"Inventar ciudades" (see Cuadernos [220] - [243])
Box Folder
12 1 Cuaderno [221], 1992 November 14-28
2 Cuaderno [223], 1992 November 28 - December 30
3 Cuaderno [223], 1992 December 31 - 1993 February 3
4 Cuaderno [224], 1993 February 4-22
5 Cuaderno [225], 1993 February 24 - April 8
6 Cuaderno [227], 1993 April 18 - May 8
7 Cuaderno [228], 1993 May 9-28
8 Cuaderno [233], 1993 May 9 - June 7
9 Cuaderno [234], 1993 June 8 - July 6
10 Cuaderno [235], 1993 July 6 - August 15
11 Cuaderno [236], 1993 August 15 - September 15
12 Cuaderno [237], 1993 September 15 - November 7
13 Cuaderno [238], 1993 October 2-26
14 Cuaderno [239], 1993 November 7 - December 4
15 Cuaderno [240], 1993 December 4 - 1994 January 3
16 Cuaderno [241], 1994 January 4-27
17 Cuaderno [242], 1994 January 28 - March 7
18 Cuaderno [243], 1994 March 8-31
Box Folder
13 1 Cuaderno [244], 1994 April 1-19
2 Cuaderno [245], 1994 April 20 - June 2
3 Cuaderno [246], 1994 June 3 - July 10
4 Cuaderno [247], 1994 July 9 - August 30
5 Cuaderno [248], 1994 August 31 - October 17
6 Cuaderno [249], 1994 October 18 - November 18
7 Cuaderno [250], 1994 November 18 - December 18
[numerous sticky notes could present future preservation issues]
8 Cuaderno [251], 1994 December 18 - 1995 February 2
[numerous sticky notes could present future preservation issues]
9 Cuaderno [252], 1995 February 3 - March 17
10 Cuaderno [253], 1995 March 17 - April 16
11 Cuaderno [254], 1995 April 18 - May 18
12 Cuaderno [255], 1995 May 19 - July 6
[water damage, extensive photographs throughout]
13 Cuaderno [256], 1995 July 7-29
14 Cuaderno [257], 1995 July 29 - September 23
[ransom note, extensive photographs throughout]
15 Cuaderno [258], 1995 September 23 - November 15
[loose pages, extensive notes glued throughout]
16 Cuaderno [259], 1995 November 16 - December 28
17 Cuaderno [260], 1995 December 28 - 1996 February 19
[oversize, multiple notes glued throughout]
move to typewritten entries
18 Cuaderno [261], 1996 February 20 - April 16
19 "La mirada," Cuaderno [262], undated
20 Cuaderno [263], 1996 April 16 - June 21
"El tacto"
Box Folder
14 1 Cuaderno [264], 1996 June 21 - August 20
"El tacto" pt. 2
2 Cuaderno [265], 1996 August 20 - December 31
3 Cuaderno [266], 1997 January 1 - February 5
4 Cuaderno [267], 1997 February 5 - April 20
5 Cuaderno [268], 1997 April 20 - June 26
6 Cuaderno [270], 1997 August 7 - September 30
7 Cuaderno [271], 1997 October 1 - November 21
8 Cuaderno [272], 1997 November 23 - 1998 February 1
9 Cuaderno [273], 1997 December 18 - 1998 January 26
10 Cuaderno [275], 1998 February 1 - March 20
[water damage]
11 Cuaderno [276], 1998 March 20 - June 2
12 Cuaderno [277], 1998 June 3 - August 6
13 Cuaderno [278], 1998 August 6 - September 12
14 Cuaderno [279], 1998 September 12 - October 16
[water damage]
15 Cuaderno [280], 1998 October 16 - December 2
[water damage]
[includes 'complemento' notebook]
16 Cuaderno [281], 1998 December 25 - 1999 January 9
17 Cuaderno [282], 1999 January 10 - February 3
Box Folder
15 1 Cuaderno [283], 1999 February 2 - April 5
2 Cuaderno [284], 1999 February 11 - April 5
3 Cuaderno [285], 1999 April 6 - May 11
4 Cuaderno [286], 1999 May 11 - September 13
5 Cuaderno [287], 1999 May 28 - October 18
6 Cuaderno [288], 1999 October 18 - 2000 January 6
7 Cuaderno [289], 2000 January 6 - May 10
8 Cuaderno [290], 2000 March 23 - July 1
9 Cuaderno [291], 2000 July 1 - August 14
10 Cuaderno [292], 2000 August 14 - September 15
11 Cuaderno [293], 2000 September 16 - October 15
12 Cuaderno [294], 2000 October 15 - December 30
Box Folder
16 1 Cuaderno [296], 2000 December 31 - 2001 April?
1 Cuaderno [295], 2001 January 6 - June 23
2 Cuaderno [297], 2001 April 8 - June 24
3 Cuaderno [298], 2001 June 24 - August 18
4 Cuaderno [299], 2001 August 19 - October 10
5 Cuaderno [300], 2001 October 10 - December 17
6 Cuaderno [301], 2001 December 18 - 2002 February 26
[extensive drawings]
[spine separate from binding]
7 Cuaderno [302], 2002 February 27 - April 20
8 Cuaderno [303], 2002 Arpil 21 - May 12
9 Cuaderno [304], 2002 May 12 - June 16
10 Cuaderno [305], 2002 June 17 - July 16
11 Cuaderno [306], 2002 July 17 - August 15
12 Cuaderno [307], 2002 August 15 - October 18
13 Cuaderno [308], 2002 October 18 - November 9
14 Cuaderno [231], 2002 November 9-23, December 2-5
[loose pages]
15 Cuaderno [309], 2002 November 25 - 2003 January 1
Box Folder
17 1 Cuaderno [232], 2003 January 2 - February 8
2 Cuaderno [310], 2003 April 6 - May 22
3 Cuaderno [311], 2003 April 6 - May 22
4 Cuaderno [312], 2003 May 22 - July 4
5 Cuaderno [313], 2003 July 5 - August 3
6 Cuaderno [314], 2003 August 4-15
7 Cuaderno [315], 2003 August 15 - October 1
[leather covering is deteriorating]
8 Cuaderno [316], 2003 October 1 - November 16
9 Cuaderno [317], 2003 November 16 - 2004 January 9
10 Cuaderno [318], 2004 January 10-30
11 Cuaderno [319], 2004 January 30 - March 15
12 Cuaderno [320], 2004 March 15 - April 5
13 Cuaderno [321], 2004 April 6 - May 16
14 Cuaderno [322], 2004 May 16 - June 5
15 Cuaderno [323], 2004 June 5 - July 20
16 Cuaderno [324], 2004 July 20 - August 20
17 Cuaderno [325], 2004 August 20 - October 3
Box Folder
18 1 Cuaderno [326], 2004 October 3 - "September 28" (likely November 28)
2 Cuaderno [327], 2004 November 29 - December 20
Subseries: Literary Productions, 1988, undated
Box Folder
18 3 Miscellaneous Manuscripts [1 of 2], undated
4 Miscellaneous Manuscripts [2 of 2], undated
5 Published articles, 1988 January - May, undated
Subseries: Correspondence, 1967-1991, 2004
Box Folder
18 6 Correspondence to tía, 1967 October 26 - 1991 October 17
7 Email correspondence, 2004 November 15-24



Other, 1938-2006

Box Folder
18 8 Recognition during lifetime, 1992 March - 2004 December ,undated
9 Announcement of death and related recognition 2004 December 26 - 2006 April 2, undated
Box Folder
19 1 Announcement after death 2005-2015
2 Personal photos, 1938-1986
3 Assets and publishing contracts, 1984-2006



Digital Assets

Box Folder
19 4 "Homenaje a MLP. INBA 24 Abril, 2005," April 2005
[1 disc]
4 "Fotos MLP (UTA)," undated
[1 disc]
4 "Scan Docs (UTA),"
Birth certificate, letters, and more
[1 disc]
4 "M.L. Puga Diaro del dolor sound recording,"
[3 discs]