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Series I. Biographical and Personal Material, 1906-1966

Scope and Content Notes:

This series comprises a variety of documents reflecting Ramón’s personal life, consisting of educational and medical documents, awards, posthumous clippings, and photographs. The series is divided into four subseries, each representing those different areas.

Subseries 1. Biographical Documents, 1906-1958

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries consists mostly of Ramón’s biographical documents, such as his certificate of baptism, passport, identity card, law degree diploma from the Universidad de Oviedo, correspondence from the Spanish Ministry of Justice referring to Ramón’s employment in the administration. Also found here are two address notebooks listing the writer’s friends and acquaintances from an early date, including artistic and literary people prominent in the 1920s.

Box 1
Folder 1 Ministry of Justice Correspondence, 1906-1933
Folder 2 Certificates, 1949 and 1963
Folder 3 ID Card (Argentina) and Passport (Spain), 1936 and 1958
Folder 4 Address Books: “Francia, Paris” and Other
Folder 5 "El postal": First Book Authored by Ramón, 1902

Subseries 2. Enfermedad Ramón, 1958-1962

Scope and Content Notes:

Ramón’s own notes, medical reports, and clippings document the effects of certain drugs and his weight loss. Discussed are also a philosophy of death and illness, antidotes for poisons, and the effects of drugs on illness.

Folder 6 Loose Notes, 1958-1962
Folder 7 Lab Reports, 1962
Folder 8 "Regimen": Notes on Diet and Prescriptions, 1961
Folder 9 Clippings

Subseries 3. Premio Madrid, 1962

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries features material on a literary award won by Gómez de la Serna in 1962 named “Premio Madrid” by the Juan March Foundation.

Folder 10 Correspondence, 1962
Folder 11 Newspaper Clippings, 1962

Subseries 4. Artículos Necrológicos, 1938-1966

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries represents an extensive collection of newspaper clippings about Gómez de la Serna, apparently compiled by Luisa Sofovich, featuring primarily obituaries or reviews of his life and work, some having been published before his death.

Folder 12 Newspaper Clippings, Authors A-J, 1960-1965
Folder 13 Newspaper Clippings, Authors K-Z, 1938-1966

Box 2
Folder 1 Newspaper Clippings, Unidentified Author, 1940-1966
Folder 2 Newspaper Clippings, Images, and Graphic Items on Funeral, Drawings, Death Notices, 1960, 1963, and undated
Folder 3 Newspaper Clippings, Images, and Graphic Items on Funeral, Drawings, Death Notices, 1960, 1963, and undated
Folder 4 Radio Broadcast Transcription of a Posthumous Homage to Ramón Gómez de la Serna from L.S.1. Radio Municipal de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, January 13, 1963
Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings, Unidentified Fragments

Subseries 5. Photographs, "Reproducciónes de fotos de Ramón y Luisita," 1931-1955

Scope and Content Notes:

The photographs show Ramón at various ages, in his study, with others, and together with Luisa Sofovich. Luisa Sofovich herself is depicted in several images, as well as photographic reproductions of artwork featuring Ramón, and clippings of drawings and caricatures representing Ramón.

Box 3
Folder 1 Ramón
Folder 2 Ramón in His Study
Folder 3 Ramón and Others
Folder 4 Ramón and Luisa Sofovich, 1931-1955
Folder 5 Luisa Sofovich
Folder 6 Photographic Reproductions of Artistic Representations of Ramón
Folder 7 Clippings of Drawings and Caricatures Representing Ramón