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Collection Overview

Creator:
Liss, Peggy K.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Peggy Liss Collection on Carlos Fuentes
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/s7526h43z
Dates:
1970-1992
Size:
2 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2
Language:
Spanish; Castilian English

Abstract

The Peggy Liss Collection on Carlos Fuentes consists of photographs, public relations materials, newspaper clippings, reviews, articles, publications, and program outlines pertaining to the collaboration between Peggy K. Liss and Carlos Fuentes on the television documentary series, The Buried Mirror.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of materials pertaining to the collaboration between Peggy K. Liss and Carlos Fuentes on the television documentary series, The Buried Mirror, which was initially broadcast in 1992. Materials from the decade-long collaboration include photographs, public relations materials, newspaper clippings, reviews, articles, publications, program outlines/summaries, and other items.

Arrangement:

Items have been, for the most part, maintained in groupings as received by the repository.

Collection Creator Biography:

Peggy K. Liss, a historian, educator, and author, was born on October 3, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a B.A. in history from Beaver College (1961), an M.A. in Latin American History from the University of Pennsylvania (1962), and a Ph.D. in Latin American/Ancient Greek History from the University of Pennsylvania (1965). She is a past president of the Conference on Latin American History and has been a member of the Executive Council of the American Historical Association. She was awarded the Cruz Oficial of the Order of Isabel la Católica by Juan Carlos, King of Spain, and is the author of books such as, Atlantic Empires: The Network of Trade and Revolution, 1713-1823 and Mexico Under Spain 1521-1556: Society and the Origins of Nationality.

Liss conceptualized, co-produced, and was historical adviser to the television documentary series, The Buried Mirror, a five-part series initially broadcast in 1992. Written and presented by the Mexican novelist and essayist, Carlos Fuentes, the series focused on the comprehensive history of Hispanic culture, from Spain to Latin America and from pre-Columbian times to the present, its history and culture, shared memories and diversities. The series was produced by Michael Gill of Malone-Gill Productions for Sogotel, S.A., in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Quinto Centenario España.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Peggy K. Liss in 2019 (AM 2019-107).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Armando Suárez in April 2019. Finding aid written by Armando Suárez in April 2019.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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.

Credit this material:

Peggy Liss Collection on Carlos Fuentes; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/s7526h43z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184