Alfonso Paso papers

Alfonso Paso papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Alfonso Paso papers
Dates: 1960-1967
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (2 cartons)
Coll. Number: ms3220.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfonoso Paso is a Spanish playwright most well-known from the 1960s. His first comedy came in 1947, but he became more conservative as theater did in the 1950s and 1960s. He found incredible success in these years, but most particularly in the mid and late 1960s.

He was born in September 1926 and died in July 1978. In his youth, he studied philosophy, literature, and American history. In the 1970s, he experimented with journalism, having graduated with a degree. His 1963 play "El canto de la Cigarra" was shown on Broadway, a tremendous accomplishment, as it was the first Spanish authored play to be on Broadway.

Scope and Content Note

Carton 1 contains listings of monthly periodicals in Spanish from a clipping service in Spain entitled "The News." Clippings relate to Paso and productions of his plays and range from 1960-1964. While most are arranged in chronological segments by month, several dozen packets have not been filed into monthly order. All clippings file envelopes are addressed to John C. Dowling, who was installed as the Chairman of the Department of Spain and Portugal at Indiana University and was a professor of foreign languages in Texas.

Carton 2 contains much of the same, though completely unarranged and loose. It ranges from 1964 to 1967.


This collection is unprocessed. It is roughly arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Slides (photographs)
Theater- Spain

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Alfonso Paso papers. MS 3220. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Clippings, slides, 1960-1964
2Clippings, 1964-1967 ( (2 cartons) )