Typescript of El Niño Perdido, found in Museum of New Mexico historical files, transferred to Museum of International Folk Art by Bruce T. Ellis, 1968, for use by Richard Stark in folk drama comparative studies. Possibly from files of Mary R. Van Stor.

Collection
AR.00015.2 MOIFA Curators: Richard Bowen Stark Series
Identifier
AR00015_2_SS2_FA68_5_18a
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Description
Typescript of El Niño Perdido, found in Museum of New Mexico historical files, transferred to Museum of International Folk Art by Bruce T. Ellis, 1968, for use by Richard Stark in folk drama comparative studies. Possibly from files of Mary R. Van Stor.

While Los Pastores and Las Posadas are the plays that are now best known, there are many other plays in the traditional Hispanic canon in New Mexico, including this one, El Niño Perdido, as well as Los Tres Reyes Magos, Los Comanches, Las Cuatro Aparaciones de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Moros y Cristianos, and more.

The scan of this original typescript shows the need for scans or copies for preservation of some documents. This typescript seems to have made on acidic paper. The paper is discoloring and breaking, especially at the edges. Also, small bits of paper with typed additions and changes  are interspersed among full size pages - a relic of the days before word processing and cut-and-paste technology.

To see this in the full screen, mouseover or click on the pdf box to make the small magnifying glass icon appear on the upper left of the pdf box. Click on that icon to read the transcript. To request a copy of the pdf, email bartlett.library@state.nm.us. "Download as pdf" will not download the entire pdf document, just basic information related to it.
 

Date
circa 1966 Date accepted
2018 Date modified
Curatorial Category
Hispano

Related person
Bartlett Library and Archives (publisher)