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Box 1

 Container

Contains 5 Collections and/or Records:

Journal 1

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 1
Dates: 1930-1936; Majority of material found in 1933
Scope and Contents The first journal in the Ypinia Collection includes an insert, a Letter addressed to the Houston Press Editor, dated October 17, 1935 (2 loose pages), twenty brief works listed in the index, and one that was not mentioned, ¿Levanaho o Maya?. Major and recurring themes in Ypinia's prose focus on self-reflection, society's influence on individuals, spirituality, colonization and imperialism. Insert, Ypinia to Editor of the Houston Press, October 17, 1935 “Ensayes” ¡Solo Tu!.|...

Journal 2

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 2
Dates: 1930-1936; Majority of material found in 1933
Scope and Contents: Journal 2 in the collection contains 10 works and several entries dated April and May of 1925. Subjects include cultural and social inequality, the subjugation of lower classes, the role of women in society and in the family, and spiritual and aesthetic philosophies. Figures referenced include Hegel, Buddha, James Russell Lowell, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Indices | Index 1. “Otra vez la Defensa.” | Once Again the Defense. 2. “La Mujer Araña.” | Spider Woman. 3. “Una...

Journal 3

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 3
Dates: 1930-1936; Majority of material found in 1933
Scope and Contents Ypinia’s third journal includes writings mostly authored in 1933. The subject matter of his prose spans a range of topics including but not limited to Western and Eastern deities, mortality, the purpose of man, social inequalities, his local Houston Community (Magnolia Park), and the dynamics of gender. Some of the specific individuals and figures mentioned include: Zhuang Zhou, Jesus Christ, and Buddha. Not mentioned among the fifteen titled works listed in the table of contents are: En...

Journal 4

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 4
Dates: 1930-1936; Majority of material found in 1933
Scope and Contents Journal 4 in the collection contains ten works, one distinctly appears to be a poem, Princesa de Han, and the rest short stories or prose. Many of the works make reference to Eastern philosophers and various figures in world history, among them are Confucius and Louis XVI of France. Indices. | Index. 1. El Monje Pedro. | El Monje Pedro. 2. Irene. | Irene. 3. Una Mujer de China. | A Woman From China. 4. Princesa de Han. | Han Princess. 5. Tzu Kung. | Tzu...

Journal 5

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 5
Dates: 1930-1936; Majority of material found in 1933
Scope and Contents Journal 5 in the collection contains the highest number of works, many of which seem to be drafts included in the other four composition books. Topics mentioned in this particular volume include identity, man’s place in society, racist organizations such as the Ku Kux Klan Kuban, and self-growth and discovery. Indices | Index Vito Bering | Vito Bering ( October 29, 1933) Educacional Problemas | Educational Problems (November, 1933) El Poder de la Fe | The Power of Faith...