University of Texas at Austin

Gabriel García Márquez Collection:

A Preliminary Inventory of Materials Related to Him at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014
Title: Gabriel García Márquez Collection
Dates: 1957-2019
Extent: 1 box, 1 oversize box (.42 linear feet) and 83 electronic files (217 GB)
Abstract: This collection, created by the Ransom Center, consists of Gabriel García Márquez-related acquisitions that illuminate both personal and professional activities of the author and journalist.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-5369
Language: Spanish and English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials. To request access to electronic files, please email Reference.
Restrictions on Use: Certain restrictions apply to the use of electronic files. Researchers must agree to the Materials Use Policy for Electronic Files before accessing them. Original computer disks and forensic disk images are restricted. Copying electronic files, including screenshots and printouts, is not permitted.


Administrative Information


Acquisition: Purchases and gifts, 2015-2016, 2018 (2015-06-001-P, 2015-09-013-P, 2015-10-018-G, 2015-11-005G, 2015-11-008-P, 2016-01-008-G, 2018-06-006-G, 2018-07-016-P, 2018-10-001-P, 2018-11-007-P, 2019-11-002-P, 2020-09-009-P, 2021-10-012-G, 2021-10-014-G)
Processed by: Stephen Cooper and Elizabeth Preston, 2015. Christine Bethke, 2022 Born digital materials processed, arranged, and described by Chance Adams and Brenna Edwards, 2015-2022.
Repository:

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents


This collection, created by the Ransom Center, consists of Gabriel García Márquez-related acquisitions that illuminate both personal and professional activities of the author and journalist. These accessions are relatively small in volume and have been gathered together for ease of description and access. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
Included in the collection are:
A carbon typescript of Gabriel García Márquez’s El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel) (1957), as well as correspondence, including handwritten notes on personalized notecards, typed letters, a telegram from García Márquez dated 1972, and a typed carbon letter to President François Mitterand (accession 15-09-013-P);
A copy of Gabriel García Márquez’s El general en su laberinto (The General in His Labyrinth) (1989) with over one dozen emendations in the author’s hand, possibly in anticipation for Diego García Elío’s Equilibrista edition in 1991 (accession 15-06-001-P);
A color photograph of Gabriel García Márquez in Mexico City, 2013, inscribed to Glenn Horowitz by the photographer Guillermo Angulo (accession 15-10-018-G);
Remarks by the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos delivered at the Gabriel García Márquez Symposium at The University of Texas at Austin, October 28, 2015 (accession 15-11-005-G);
The original nine-page prologue of Gabriel García Márquez’s Doce Cuentos Peregrinos (Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories), with a photocopy of the text of the rest of the book (accession 15-11-008-P);
Contact prints and negatives of photographs taken by Caleb Bach Ives of Gabriel García Márquez in 2003 (accession 16-01-008-G);
A photograph of Colonel Nicolas Rodrigo Márquez Mejia, Gabriel García Márquez’s maternal grandfather, (accession 18-06-006-G);
Page proofs for Gabriel Garcia Márquez's El rastro de tu sangre en la nieve, annotated by Garcia Márquez (2018-07-016-P);
Script for "Fur Elise," an unproduced film by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, and Eliseo Alberto, (2019-11-002-P);
Four original letters and one original letter fragment from Gabriel García Márquez to Álvaro Cepeda and Tita Cepeda, along with copies of other letters to the Cepedas (2020-09-009-P);
Copies and faxes of a file of correspondence relating to an unrealized film adaptation of The Autumn of the Patriarch (2021-10-012-G);
One piece of Colombian currency featuring Gabriel Garcia Márquez on the front (2021-10-014-G).

Related Material


Additional Gabriel García Márquez materials at the Ransom Center are located in the Gabriel García Márquez Papers and the Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza Collection of Gabriel García Márquez.

Separated Material


Two computer discs containing digital photographs were transferred to the Ransom Center’s Electronic Records Collection.

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