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The María Cristina Mena Papers are organized into five series: Manuscripts, Published Works, Correspondence, Clippings and Notes, and Photographs. The collection contains manuscripts, published works, personal and business correspondence, clippings, notes, and photographs. Of particular note is Mena’s correspondence with D.H. Lawrence found in Series Three.
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Born in Mexico City, María Cristina Mena (1893-1965) emigrated to New York City at the age of fourteen before the Mexican Revolution of 1910. In the United States, she later published a series of short stories in English in prominent U.S. magazines. Although Mena's fiction has been analyzed in literary publications and dissertations, studied in classes, discussed at conferences, and included in anthologies and criticism of early twentieth century Chicana literature, her stories have not been collected until now.
Materials were donated to Special Collections by the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project in 2015.
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