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MS Span 117

Ocampo, Victoria, 1890-1979. Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Span 117
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Victoria Ocampo papers,
Date(s): 1908-1979.
Quantity: 1 collection (11.3 linear feet (34 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Spanish, French, and English.
Abstract: Papers of Victoria Ocampo (d.1979), the Argentine writer, translator, publisher, feminist, and founder of the review Sur.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

90M-50. Purchased from the Fondacion Sur with funds provided by the Amy Lowell fund, 1991.
2013M-99. Gift of Catherine Camus, 2013 May (item 814a).

Processing Information:

Processed by: J.F. Coakley and Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to the bulk of this material.
Partially restricted: donor permission required to consult or quote from item (814a); consult curatorial staff.

Existence and Location of Copies:

The papers are available on microfilm at the Academia Argentina de Letras Buenos Aires, Argentina. Permission to quote from the microfilm copy at the Academia must be obtained from the Houghton Library. This microfilm was prepared before the final cataloging; there is some variation in the order of the files between the microfilm and the final cataloged arrangement.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Victoria Ocampo Papers, 1908-1979 (MS Span 117). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Victoria Ocampo (1908-1979) was an Argentine writer, translator, publisher, feminist, and founder of the review Sur.


Arranged into the following four series: The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, the compositions alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Victoria Ocampo are primarily correspondence. The correspondents include many European and South American literary figures, as well as the staff of Sur, officials of UNESCO, and others. Correspondents include: Ernest Ansermet, José Luis Borges, Roger Caillois, Albert Camus, Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, Waldo David Frank, Graham Greene, Ricardo Güiraldes, Aldous Huxley, Hermann Graf von Keyserling, A.W. (Arnold Walter) Lawrence, André Malraux, Gabriela Mistral, José Ortega y Gasset, Denis de Rougemont, V. (Victoria) Sackville-West, Igor Stravinsky, Paul Valéry, Virginia Woolf, and others.

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