Contents and Arrangement

Series 3: Documents, 1909-1949

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series contains Ortiz de Montellano's documents which were issued to him by various ministries and departments of the Mexican government. The documents pertain to his employment as a publications editor in the Ministry of Foreign Relations and teacher of both contemporary Spanish literature, and modern poetry written in Spanish, in the Summer School of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City) from 1933 to 1948. There are also some of Ortiz de Montellano's school records and religious memorabilia.


Arranged alphabetically by genre of document.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Claire A. Johnston and Karla J. Vecchia in 1995. Finding aid written by Claire A. Johnston and Karla J. Vecchia in 1995.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 3: Documents; Bernardo Ortiz de Montellano Papers, C0664, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Several articles and many other prose pieces are included in María de Lourdes Franco Bagnouls, ed., Obras en Prosa (México: UNAM, 1988). Ortiz de Montellano's poetry and the letters comprising Una botella al mar are included in María de Lourdes Franco Bagnouls, ed., Sueños. Una botella al mar (México: UNAM, 1983).

Nervo, Amado, 1870-1919.
Torres Bodet, Jaime, 1902-1974.