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Finding Aid of the Antonio Heras papers

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator - Author
Heras, Antonio
Creator - Donor
Heras, Evelyn
Antonio Heras papers
Collection no.
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1932-1965
Date [inclusive]
4.67 Linear feet, 5 boxes
Language of Materials
Most of the materials in the Antonio Heras Papers are in Spanish; however, a small portion are present in English translations or were originally written in English.
This collection contains the papers of Antonio Heras, who was a professor of Spanish and Spanish Literature at USC from 1925-1950. Heras’s papers include manuscripts and typescripts of his articles and stories, research notes, clippings, correspondence and diaries.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Antonio Heras papers, Collection no. 0015, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

Antonio Heras (1882-1964) was a Spanish educator, novelist, and poet. He taught Spanish and Spanish Literature at USC from 1925-1950, was the chair of the Spanish Department, and retired as an Emeritus Professor. After retiring, he also taught at UC Berkeley and Scripps College. He was a prolific writer whose books and articles were primarily published in Spain, although his wife Evelyn served as his English translator.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains manuscripts and typescripts of Antonio Heras's articles and stories, his research notes, diaries from him and his wife of their trip to Spain in 1932-1933, clippings, correspondence, and publications. Many documents include identification notes written by Evelyn Heras. Please refer to the Scope and Content notes of individual series for more information.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.


The Antonio Heras Papers were donated to USC by his widow, Evelyn Heras, between 1965 and 1971.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts
  • Typescripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Heras, Antonio -- Archives


  • Spain--Description and travel--Archival resources
  • Spanish literature--18th century--History and criticism--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Correspondence and Personal Papers 

Scope and Content

Series contains Heras's correspondence, biographies, photographs and certificates.

1, 5

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Series 2:  Articles and Stories 

Scope and Content

Series contains typescripts and manuscripts of articles, stories, and poetry written by Heras. Some documents have English translations.

1, 5

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Series 3:  Notes 

Scope and Content

Series contains Heras's research notes on Spanish literature and history.


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Series 4:  Trip to Spain 1932-1933 

Scope and Content

Series contains the diaries kept by Antonio and Evelyn Heras while they lived in Spain during the 1932-1933 school year. Series also contains typescripts of the diaries as they were prepared for publication. Antonio's diary is in Spanish; Evelyn's is in English.


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Series 5:  Miscellaneous Papers 

Scope and Content

Series contains miscellaneous unidentified typescripts and mansucripts.


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Series 6:  Publications 

Scope and Content

Series contains publications and newspaper clippings in which Heras's articles, stories, reviews, or poetry appeared or in which Heras's works were reviewed. Series also contains a few works written by Heras's students.


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