The Benson Latin American Collection

Magda Portal Papers

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Portal, Magda, 1901-1989
Title: Magda Portal Papers
Dates: 1922-1989
Abstract: Personal papers of Magda Portal, a Peruvian author, poet, and political activist. The collection documents Portal's writing and involvement with several political parties including the Popular Revolutionary Alliance for America (APRA), Partido del Pueblo, and the Peruvian Aprista Party (PAP). The papers include correspondence from personal, political and literary figures; manuscripts, drafts and some published copies of her written works (monographs, plays, short stories, and poetry); newspaper clippings; a DVD video recording of an 1981 interview with Portal; as well as digitized correspondence and other files (e.g. photographs, drafts). Correspondents include Rómulo Betancourt, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, and Gabriela Mistral, among others.
Accession No.: 1986-28
OCLC Record No.: 44071674
Extent: 6 linear feet
Language: Spanish, English, French
Repository: Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

María Magdalena Julia Portal was born in Lima, Peru on May 27, 1901 to working-class parents Pedro Pablo Portal and Rosa Moreno. As a girl Portal began to write poems, short stories, and novels. As a teenager she worked to support her economically troubled family, but attended class at night at the University of San Marcos. At the university she was exposed to new political and philosophical themes, ideas that would shape her writing and public life. Portal met and married fellow university student Federico Bolaños. The marriage did not last and she later fell in love with poet Reynaldo Bolaños, a brother of Federico, who went by the pen name Serafín Delmar. Their love affair continued through years of political imprisonments and exiles.

By 1923 Portal and Delmar became involved in political demonstrations, specifically against President Augusto B. Leguía. After the birth of daughter Gloria in 1925, they left Peru for Bolivia where they spent a year involved in leftist political newspapers and literature. After moving back to Lima, Portal began teaching at the Universidades Manuel González Prada and published the literary journal Trampolín. She also collaborated on José Carlos Mariátegui's journal Amauta and became involved with the group Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (APRA). During this time she wrote and published her poetry in Una esperanza y el mar.

Because of her work with Mariátegui's supposed communist group, in 1927 Portal was arrested and exiled to Cuba and then deported to Mexico. She was joined in Mexico by Serafín Delmar and other Peruvian exiles including APRA party founder Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre. They formed a local Aprista committee and elected Portal secretary general. Over the next few years Portal traveled to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Santo Domingo representing APRA and its ideals. In 1930 she was incarcerated in Chile and, after being freed with the help of Chilean intellectuals, she returned to Lima to found PAP, the Peruvian Aprista Party. Through PAP Portal worked for women's rights, starting educational and political programs for women. She became the leader of the Feminine Sector of APRA's National Executive Committee and was in charge of organizing feminist groups throughout Peru. Portal also helped edit the party magazine Apra and published various political pamphlets and essays.

During the presidency of dictator Sánchez Cerro and his persecution of Aprista leaders in 1932 Portal was forced to go underground for some 16 months. Portal's mother and two sisters were imprisioned for 5 months in order to force them to reveal Portal's whereabouts. Serafín Delmar was arrested for his complicity in an assassination attempt on Sánchez Cerro and sentenced to twenty years in prison. In 1933 after the fall of the Sánchez Cerro regime Magda Portal reorganized the party as the national secretary of women's affairs. She published El Aprismo y la mujer or Hacía la mujer nueva. Portal herself was arrested in 1934 and sentenced to 500 days in Santo Tomás women's prison in Lima. During this period she composed many of the poems published in Costa sur and her novel La trampa.

After release from prison Portal continued her work for APRA for several years until leaving Peru again in 1939 with her daughter Gloria. She spent six years in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. In Chile Portal became involved in the Ministry of Education and the Association of Socialist Women. She earned the attention of Chilean socialist leader Salvador Allende as well as Venezuelan political figure Rómulo Betancourt. Magda Portal returned to Peru in 1945 and organized the First National Congress of Aprista Women in 1946, but personal tragedy put her political activities on hold when her daughter committed suicide in early 1947. Then in 1948 Peru's government took Portal and other APRA leaders into custody following an armed revolt. Although the military tribunal that followed in 1950 known as the Proceso del Potao aquitted her of charges, it also marked the end of her Aprista affiliation. She felt unsupported and deceived by APRA during the tribunal process, and she published ¿Quiénes traicionaron al pueblo? to declare her feelings publicly.

In the years that followed Portal devoted herself to her literary career. She published her only novel La trampa in 1956 and in 1966 published Constancia del ser, a compiliation from her earlier books of poetry and previously unpublished poems. From 1958-1971 Portal directed Fondo de Cultura Económica, a Mexican publishing company in Lima. In 1978 Portal ran for a seat in Peru's Constitutional Assembly representing the Revolutionary Action Socialist Party but was unsuccessful. She served as president of the Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas from 1980 until 1986, and in June 1981 she was recognized at the Fourth Inter-American Congress of Women Writers for her political activism and literature. Magda Portal died on July 11, 1989 in Lima, Peru.

Works Referenced:

Flores, Angel, "Magda Portal," Spanish American Authors: The Twentieth Century. New York: Wilson, 1992.

Marting, Diane E., "Magda Portal," Spanish American Women Writers. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Scope and Contents Note

Original Collection:

The original collection consists of the personal papers of Peruvian author, poet, and political activist Magda Portal. Materials date from 1922 to 1986 and measure 5 linear feet. The collection is arranged into three series: Correspondence, Written Works, and Collected Materials.

The first series, Correspondence, is arranged chronologically. This series contains letters to and from Portal to various political, personal, and literary figures in her life. Major correspondents include Rómulo Betancourt, Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, and Gabriela Mistral. Series one also contains other collected correspondence not to or from Portal.

Series two, Written Works, contains manuscripts of various monographs, plays, short stories, and poetry by Magda Portal. Notable works include Constancia del ser, Flora Tristán, precursora, drafts of her autobiography Trazos Cortados, and stories for La Trampa. These works are arranged by genre. There are also transcripts of programs from Radio Escuela Experimental and Radio Teatro Para la Juventud arranged chronologically. Series two also includes various drafts of articles and essays which are arranged chronologically and by title. Finally, the bulk of Written Works are the many newspapers articles Portal wrote and published in the late 1970s and early 1980s. These articles are predominately arranged alphabetically by periodical title and chronologically thereunder.

Collected Materials, the third series, contains clippings, interviews, political party materials, printed materials, critical opinions, and written works by others. It is divided into 3 subseries: items related to APRA and affiliated political parties (i.e. Partido Aprista Peruano, Partido del Pueblo), collected materials about Magda Portal, and various collected materials. Many whole issues of Latin American periodicals collected by Portal have been separated from her papers and cataloged. A detailed list of these newspapers can be found in series three within the subseries in which they originally existed.

2011 Additions:

The 2011 additions to the Magda Portal papers include material from circa 1920s to 1980s (as well as some clippings from 1994, 1999 and 2008) and measures 1 linear foot. The addition to the collection is divided into three series: Correspondence and Other Digitized Files, Written Works, and Collected Material.

The paper originals of the Correspondence and Other Digitized Files series are housed in the Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (BNP). The digitized files received by the Benson Collection are titled "Carpeta" and numbered sequentially. The numbered order of the "Carpeta" was maintained at the Benson Latin American Collection. The files include correspondence with friends in Peru and abroad, notes and drafts of Potal's written works, biographical information (draft of autobiography and some vital records), as well as several "carpetas" of photographs.

The Written Works series contains published copies of various works by Magda Portal. Works include Flora Tristán, precursora; Ciro Alegría, inédito; Hacía la mujer nueva; La mujer en el Partido del Pueblo; and La trampa. This series also includes a list of publications with written work by Portal.

The Collected Material series consists of periodicals with articles/interviews with and about Portal, newspaper clippings about Portal and/or events she was attending, as well as a video recorded interview of Magda Portal by Agnes Dimitriou and Francine Masiello of the University of California, Berkeley (June 26, 1981). In the interview, Portal reminisces about her formation as a poet, writer, and political activist in the 1930s.

2015 Additions

The 2015 additions to the Magda Portal papers include materials ranging from 1923-1993 and were donated from the collection of Kathleen A. Weaver, author of Peruvian Rebel, The World of Magda Portal, With a Selection of Her Poems (Penn State University Press, 2009).

The Correspondence and Writings series includes correspondence between Weaver and Portal, typewritten poems by Portal, and several short writings by Portal and Weaver.

The Collected Materials and Photographs series consists of materials from conferences attended by Portal and photographs that document Portal and her life in Lima.


The original collection is arranged into three series: Correspondence, Written Works, and Collected Materials.
The 2011 additions are arranged into three series: Correspondence and Other Digitized Files, Written Works, and Collected Materials.
The 2015 additions are arranged into two series: Correspondence and Writings, and Collected Materials and Photographs.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Portal, Magda, 1901-1989--Archives.
Weaver, Kathleen, 1945- --Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana--History-- Sources.
Partido Aprista Peruano--History--Sources.
Partido del Pueblo (Peru)--History--Sources.
Peru--Intellectual life--20th century--Sources.
Peru--Politics and government--20th century--Sources.
Peruvian literature-- 20th century--Sources.
Peruvian literature--Women authors--Sources.
Women authors, Peruvian--Sources.
Other Authors
Betancourt, Rómulo, 1908-1981.
Haya de la Torre, Victor Raúl, 1895-
Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Magda Portal Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information


Accession numbers: 1986-28, 2011-22, 2015-17

Processing Information

Original collection processed by Kelly Kerbow Hudson, circa 2008.

2011 Additions processed by Carla O. Alvarez, 2013.

2015 Additions processed by Dylan Joy, 2018.


No further materials are expected for this collection.

Box and Folder Inventory

Correspondence, 1931-1966

box folder
1 1 1931-1935
2 1936
3 1938-1939
4 1940
5 1941
6 1942-1943
7 1944-1945
8 1946
9 1947
10 1948
11 1950-1952
12 1956-1966
13 includes OIM (Organización Internacional para las Migraciones), 1979
13 Undated
14 Other Correspondence (not to/from Portal), 1935-1942

Written Works, 1923-1986

2 Constancia del ser:
1-2 Manuscript, undated
3-4 Manuscript, copy 2, undated
5 Duplicates of poems, undated
6 Flora Tristán, precursora [manuscript], 1983
Trazos Cortados [autobiography]:
7 Draft, undated
8 Draft, undated
9 Casa pobre: esquema para teatro popular, undated
10-11 El gran intervalo, undated
12 Medea: drama en cuatro actos, undated
13 Poems [manuscript and typescript drafts], 1978-1983, undated
3 Short Stories:
1 "Diálogo en la tarde," undated
2 "La Lámpara," "El Montonero," "La Senda clara," "Los Tres gallitos de José," undated
3 "Ojos de perro," undated
4 "Regreso de la muerte," undated
5 La Trampa [stories for], 1932, undated
6 El Aprismo, undated
7 Autobiographic, undated
8 Various, undated
Radio Escuela Experimental [arranged chronologically]:
9 "Emiliano Zapata y el agrarismo," 1943 September 16
10 "El que se formó a si mismo," 1943 October 31
11 "María Curie," 1944 April 13
12 "El Día de las Américas," 1944[?] April 14
13 "Rubén Darío," 1944 April 30
14 "Vida económica nacional," 1944 May 4
15 "Homenaje a la República de Argentina," 1944 May 25
16 "Chile maderero," 1944 June 8
17 "La vid," 1944 June 9
18 "Walt Whitman o la democracia," 1944 July 16
19 "Homenaje al Perú: Tupac Amaru," 1944 July 27
20 "De Lima al Cuzco," 1944 July 28
21 "Ollantay," 1944 August 3
22 "Ariel y Calibán," 1944 August 24
23 "Homenaje Ley 4054," 1944 September 5
24 "Caudillos araucanos: Lautaro," 1944 October 25
25 Various, 1944
26 "Caries y alimentación," 19-- April 23
27 "Un pueblo en marcha," 19-- November 14
28 "Lo que un niño debe saber," 19-- November 19
29 "El hombre de los andamios," 19-- November 21
30 "La familia en nuestros días," undated
31 "José Martí," undated
32 "Camino hacia la democracia," undated
Radio Teatro Para la Juventud:
33 "Culpable inocente," undated
34 "Homenaje a Cuba," undated
Articles/Essays, various [typescript drafts]:
35 1934-1935
36 1939
37 1940
box folder
4 1 1941-1948
2 1956-1957
3 1967-1968
4 1972-1975
5 1976-1978
6 1979
7 1980-1983
8 1984-1985
9 1986
10-14 Undated
Articles/Essays [typescript drafts]:
15 "Amaru Tupac," undated
16 "Mariategui, José Carlos," undated
17 "Vallejo, César," undated
18 Used mailing envelopes for manuscripts, undated
19 Ciro alegría inedito [offprint], 1967
19 Book reviews written by Portal, undated
20 Homenajes (a Carlos Marx, Francisco Izquierdo Ríos, Gustavo Valcarcel, Dr. Enrique Encinas Franco), 1981-1982, undated
5 Newspaper articles, various:
1 1923-1947
2 1957-1980
3 Trampolín/Hangar/Rascacielos/Motocicleta/Timonel, 1926-1927
Newspaper articles [arranged by periodical title]:
El Comercio
4 Clippings, 1976-1980
5 Drafts, 1976 November-1977 February
6 Drafts, 1977 March-1977 September
7 Drafts, 1980, undated
8 Clippings, 1976
9 Drafts, 1976
La Crónica
10 Clippings, 1971-1981, undated
11 Drafts, 1971-1980
12 Drafts, undated
6 El Diario
1 Clippings, 1981
2 Drafts, 1981-1982
Equis X
3 Drafts, 1979, undated
4 Clippings, 1979
5 Clippings, 1980
6 Drafts, 1979 July-October
7 Drafts, 1979 November-December
8 Drafts, 1980 January-February
9 Drafts, 1980 March-May
10 Drafts, 1980 June-August
11 Clippings, 1976
12 Clippings, 1977 January-June
13 Clippings, 1977 July-December
14 Clippings, 1978 January-July
15 Clippings, 1978 August-December
16 Clippings, 1979 January-June
17 Clippings, 1979 July-September, undated
box folder
7 1 Drafts, 1976 April-May
2 Drafts, 1976 June-July
3 Drafts, 1976 August-September
4 Drafts, 1976 October-December
5 Drafts, 1977 January-February
6 Drafts, 1977 March-April
7 Drafts, 1977 May-June
8 Drafts, 1977 July-August
9 Drafts, 1977 September-October
10 Drafts, 1977 November-December
box folder
8 1 Drafts, 1978 January-February
2 Drafts, 1978 March
3 Drafts, 1978 April-May
4 Drafts, 1978 June-July
5 Drafts, 1978 August-September
6 Drafts, 1978 October-November
7 Drafts, 1978 December
8 Drafts, 1979 January-February
9 Drafts, 1979 March-April
box folder
9 1 Drafts, 1979 May-June
2 Drafts, 1979 July
3 Drafts, 1979 August-September
4 Drafts, undated
El País
5 Clippings, 1981
6 Drafts, 1938, 1981
7 Drafts, undated
La Prensa
8 Clippings, 1974-1977
9 Drafts, 1974
10 Drafts, undated
Puntos de vista
11 Clippings, 1979
12 Año 1, #'s 1-8, 1950
Servicio Especial de OIM/IPS (International Press Service)
13 Clippings, 1979
14 Drafts, 1980

Collected Materials, 1922-1982

10 APRA and other affiliated political parties
1 Clippings, 1932-1957, undated
2 Congreso Nacional Revisionista del Partido Aprista Peruano, 1950
3 Partido Aprista Peruano, 1932-1939, undated
4 Partido Aprista Peruano - Escuela de Visitadoras Sociales, 1934, undated
5 Partido del Pueblo - Comando Nacional de Capitación Femenina, 1945-1948, undated
6 Partido del Pueblo - Primera Convención Nacional de Mujeres Apristas, 1946
7 Partido del Pueblo - Primera Convención Nacional de Mujeres Apristas, undated
8 Proceso del Potao, 1949-1950
9 Various, 1931-1932, undated
Periodicals relating to APRA and other affiliated political parties. These have been separated from the collection and cataloged:
APRA: frente único de trabajadores manuales e intelectuales [Lima], V. 4, No. 16, 1932 January 7
El Callao [Callao, Perú], Año 50, No. 15331, 1933 June 16
Claridad: de los trabajadores y para los trabajadores [Lima], Época 3, No. 2, 1945 May 25
DDT [Lima], Año 1, No. 2
Nuestro tiempo [Lima], Año 2, No. 10, 1945 May 12
El Pueblo: organo del Partido del Pueblo [Lima], Año 1, No. 14, 1945 June 26
El Pueblo: organo del Partido del Pueblo [Lima], Año 1, No. 18, 1945 September 27
El Socialista: diario de la mañana [Lima], Año 1, No. 30, 1932 May 12
La Tribuna: diario popular para todo el Perú [Lima], Época 5, No. 51, 1945 November 18
La Tribuna: diario popular para todo el Perú [Lima], Época 5, No. 269, 1946 June 22
La Tribuna: diario popular para todo el Perú [Lima], Época 5, No. 349, 1946 September 11
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 26, 1946 June 8
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 28, 1946 June 10
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 29, 1946 June 11
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 30, 1946 June 12
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 32, 1946 June 14
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 33, 1946 June 15
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 34, 1946 June 16
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 35, 1946 June 17
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 39, 1946 June 21
La Tribuna del norte: diario popular [Piura, Perú], Año 1, No. 41, 1946 June 23
Trinchera aliada [Lima], Año 2, No. 28, 1945 July 12
Trinchera aliada [Lima], Año 2, No. 35, 1945 August 4
Materials about Portal
10 Clippings Album, 1929-1948
11 Clippings Album, 1929, undated
box folder
11 1-2 Microfilm reels (1 positive/1 negative) of newsclippings, 1929-1981
Film of materials that exist in the collection, including the 2 Clippings Albums [Box 10, Folders 10/11], 2 folders of clippings about Portal [Box 11, Folders 3/4], and the Proceso del Potao [Box 10, Folder 8].
3 Clippings, 1950
4 Clippings, 1959-1981, undated
5 Critical opinions - clippings, 1922-1981, undated
6 Critical opinions - typescripts, 1923-1971, undated
7 Interviews, 1978-1980, undated
8 "Liquidación de la agencia en el Peru de la Editorial Fondo de Cultura Económica," 1967
Periodicals with articles about Magda Portal. These have been separated from the collection and cataloged:
Altavoz: gaceta de política y deportes, Año 1, No. 11, 1946 November
APRA: frente único de trabajadores manuales e intelectuales [Lima], V. 5, No. 6, 1933 December
Indice [Santiago de Chile], Año 1, No. 5, 1930 August
Nor Perú: organo del Partido del Pueblo [Trujillo, Perú], Año 2, No. 126, 1946 January 28
Repertorio americano [San José], V. 30, No. 6, 1935 February 9
El Sur [Tacna, Perú], Año 3, No. 763, 1945 September 21
Trinchera aliada [Lima], Año 2, No. 19, 1945 June 2
Trinchera aliada [Lima], Año 5, No. 200, 1948 December 11
La Voz de Tacna [Tacna, Perú], Año 10, No. 2,989, 1945 September 21
9 Clippings, 1957-1982, undated
10 Clippings about Flora Tristan, 1962-1982, undated
11 Discurso de Romulo Betancort, Presidente de la Delegación de Venezuela a la Conferencia Internacional Americana, 1948
12 Printed Materials, 1930-1981, undated
13 Writings and materials from ANEA (Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas), 1981-1983, undated
14 Boletín de ANEA (Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas), 1984-1986
15 Written Works by others, 1959-1980
16 Certificates honoring Portal, 1933-1946
Various collected periodicals. These have been separated from the collection and cataloged:
La Cultura en México: suplemento de Siempre! [México], No. 89, 1963 October 30
Espiga: revista de letras y artes [Buenos Aires], Año 4, No. 13, 1951 April/May
Hoja [San Salvador], No. 1, 1950 January
Idea: artes y letras [Lima], Año 8, No. 32, 1957 July/August
Repertorio americano [San José], V. 17, No. 8, 1928 August 25
Repertorio americano [San José], V. 30, No. 2, 1935 January 12
La Vanguardia [Buenos Aires], Año 52, No. 13405, 1946 December 31

2011 Additions to Collection

Correspondence and Other Digitized Files, circa 1930s-1980s
Note: The paper originals of the digitized files in this series are housed in the Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (BNP). The original numbered order of the "Carpeta" at BNP was maintained at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Nota: Los documentos originales en la serie de documentos digitalizados se encuentran en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (BNP). El orden enumerado de las carpetas fue mantenido en la Colección Latinoamericana Benson.
UTDR Correspondencia
1-2 Carpeta 1-2: Correspondencia, 1950s
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3-4 Carpeta 3-4: Correspondencia, 1960s
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5 Carpeta 5: Hidalgo, Alberto y Elisa, 1960s
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6 Carpeta 6: Hidalgo, 1960s
Nota: Carmen y Mercedes Hidalgo L.; Alberto Hidalgo y Elisa
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7 Carpeta 7: Mata, Humberto G. (Cuenca, Ecuador), 1960s-1970s
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8 Carpeta 8: Correspondencia, 1970s
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9 Carpeta 9: Hidalgo, Carmen y Mercedes, 1970s
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10 Carpeta 10: Hidalgo, 1970s
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11 Carpeta 11: Ecuador, 1970s
Nota: G.H. (Humberto) Mata, Piedad Moscoso, Rubén Darío Guevara, Argentina Andrede, Luisa Gómez de la Torre
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12 Carpeta 12: Correspondencia (Carmen y Mercedes Hidalgo y otros), 1970s
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13-17 Carpeta 13-17: Correspondencia, 1980s
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18 Carpeta 18: Maxwell, Zoila, 1960s-1980s
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19 Carpeta 19: Anuncios, invitaciones, programas de eventos que mencionan a Portal, 1980s
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20 Carpeta 20: Muerte de Magda Portal, 1989, 1994
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21 Carpeta 21: Luna, Melva (Buenos Aires), 1980s
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22 Carpeta 22: Díez de Medina, Lucio, 1959-1960
Nota: Intercambio entre Magda Portal con el poeta boliviano Díez de Medina. Incluyendo una copia del poema "Bolivar" de Díez de Medina y dos borradores de un prólogo por Magda acerca de Díez de Medina
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23 Carpeta 23: Reedy, Daniel, 1971, 1981-1982
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24 Carpeta 24: Tarjetas postales, circa 1940-1980s
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25 Carpeta 25: Hidalgo, Alberto, circa 1960s
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26 Carpeta 26: Correspondencia (incluye unos poemas), undated
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27 Carpeta 27: Maxwell, Zoila, circa 1960-1980s
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28 Carpeta 28: Weaver, Kathleen (California), 1970s-1980s
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29 Carpeta 29: Betancourt, Rómulo, esposa Carmen e hija Virginia, 1956-1960
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30 Carpeta 30: Correspondencia , 1970s-1980
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31 Carpeta 31: Correspondencia, 1980s
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32 Carpeta 32: Bustamante, Cecilia, 1978, 1980
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33 Carpeta 33: Bustamante, Cecilia (Austin, Texas), 1981, 1983
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34 Carpeta 34: Maxwell, Zoila, 1968-1970, 1976
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35 Carpeta 35: Cuarto Congreso Interamericano de Escritoras, 1981
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36 Carpeta 36: Frente Continental de Mujeres contra la Intervención, 1980s
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37 Carpeta 37: Hidalgo, Alberto (ensayos), 1980s
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38 Carpeta 38: Invitaciones a eventos de la ANEA y otras organizaciones, 1982-1983
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39 Carpeta 39: Correspondencia, 1979-1980s
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40 Carpeta 40: Apuntes sueltos
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41 Carpeta 41: Miscelánea y documentos, 1980s
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42 Carpeta 42: Lista y cuentas de ejemplares de libros, 1965-1966, 1975, 1980s
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43 Carpeta 43: Documentos relacionados a Portal, circa 1960s-1980s
Nota: Correspondencia con organizadores de una conferencia; documentos relacionados a organizaciones a las cuales Magda Portal pertenecía.
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44 Carpeta 44: Documentos de varias organizaciones progresivas, circa 1980s
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45 Carpeta 45: Poesía de Magda Portal y otros poetas, 1968, 1971-1977, 1983?
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46 Carpeta 46: Poesía (selección), circa 1920s-1980s
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47 Carpeta 47: Direcciones sueltas
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48-55 Carpeta 48-55: Manuscritos (varios), circa 1930s-1980s
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56 Carpeta 56: Manuscrito (texto mecanografiado) – El gran intervalo
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57 Carpeta 57: "Entrevista con Magda Portal" (texto mecanografiado de Kathleen Weaver, revisado por Magda Portal), 1981 July 1-2
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58 Carpeta 58: Centro Peruano de Escritoras (CPE), 1970s-1980s
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59 Carpeta 59: Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas (ANEA), 1980s
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Composiciones/Obra escrita
60 Carpeta 60: Primera copia del libro autobiógrafico de Magda Portal - hasta la pagina 92
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61 Carpeta 61: Traducciones de poemas de Magda al inglés hechos por Kathleen Weaver
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62 Carpeta 62: Cuentos, 1979, undated
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63 Carpeta 63: Flora Tristan, entrevista y escritos de Magda Portal, 1980s, undated
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64-65 Carpeta 64-65: Primer Coloquio Internacional Flora Tristan (Dijon, Francia), 1983-1984
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66 Carpeta 66: Orfila Reynal, Arnaldo (Siglo XXI - correspondencia), 1966-1969
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67 Carpeta 67: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1955, 1966-1971, 1974
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68 Carpeta 68: Maxwell, Zoila y Magda Portal: "El Crucigrama Televisado," 1958, 1969-1970
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69 Carpeta 69: Fotografías, 1945, 1950, 1967, 1973, undated
Nota: Incluye imagenes del funeral de Ciro Alegria; el mausoleo en Arequipa de Alberto Hidalgo; y otras fotografías.
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70-72 Carpeta 70-72: Fotografías, circa 1920s-1980s
Nota: Incluye imágenes de lugares a los que Magda Portal viajo (Caracas, Venezuela; La Paz, Bolivia; Moscú, Rusia; California, EE. UU.; México; Cuba; El Salvador; Dijon y Paris, Francia; y lugares en Perú). También incluye imágenes de Rómulo Betancourt con su esposa, Carmen e hija Virginia; foto de Rómulo Betancourt con Rómulo Gallegos en el acto del cambio de gobierno; Magda Portal con Sergio Bagú; eventos de la ANEA. Otras fotografías incluyen Haya de la Torre; Pablo Neruda; Magda Portal con Daniel Reedy en Kentucky; Portal con Kathleen Weaver en California; Mary Garland Jackson; y muchas otras fotografías.
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Información Biográfica
73 Carpeta 73: Diplomas de Magda Portal y Gloria Delmar Portal, 1945, circa 1960-1982
Nota: También incluye una composición (o memoria de prueba) titulada "Influencia Social y Cultural de la Vivienda Higiénica en un Grupo de Familias Adquirentes de Casa de la Caja de la Habitación Popular" por Gloria Delmar Portal, 1945.
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74 Carpeta 74: Datos biográficos de Magda Portal
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75 Carpeta 75: Varios documentos (certificado de nacimiento y otros documentos de registro civil), 1900, 1929, 1968
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76 Carpeta 76: Varios documentos (notas y correspondencia acerca del APRA/PAP y Haya de la Torre), 1940s
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12 Written Works, 1928-1980s
Works by Portal
1 América Latina frente al imperialismo y defensa de la Revolución Mexicana; and La mujer en el Partido del Pueblo (2 copies), 1931, 1948
2 Ciro Alegria, inedito, 1967
3 Costa sur (1945) [missing pages]; Hacía la mujer nueva (1933); La trampa (1956); and ¿Quiénes traicionaron al pueblo? (1950), 1945, 1933, 1950, 1956
4 El derecho de matar por Serafín Delmar and Magda Portal, 1926
5 Flora Tristán, precursora (2 versions), "El nuevo poema i su orientación hacía una estética económica: ensayo," 1944/1945, 1928
6 "Panorama intelectual de México: Las canciones populares" and "Testimonio sobre Mariátegui," 1928, circa 1985
7 Clippings of material by Portal, 1930s-1940s, 1963, 1970s-1980s, undated
8 Notes and speech draft, undated
9 Publications with works by Portal:
Espejo (Lima, Peru, No. 11), 1977 February-March
Equis X (Lima, Peru, No. 153), 1979 August 8
Forum: revista mensual (Huanuco, Peru, Año I, No. 3), 1978 August
Garcilaso: organo de la Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas ANEA (Año 1, No. 1 nueva etapa), 1967 July
La mujer en la ciudad (Mexico City?, Mexico, Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, INBA / Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales de la UNAM), 1983 March 25
Pérou du Coeur: choix de poèmes péruviens de notre temps (traduits par Marcel Hennart), 1970
Collected Material, circa 1930s, 1980s, 1994, 1999
Material about Portal
10 Magda Portal, su vida y su obra por Salvadora Medina Onrubia et al., circa 1935
11 Magda Portal: pasionaria del verso por G. Humberto Mata, 1966
12 Clippings album 1939-1940
13 Clippings, 1930s-1940s, 1970s, undated
14 Clippings, 1980s, 1994, 1999
box folder
13 1 Clippings, 1939-1989
2 Clippings (obituary), 1989
3 Essays, undated
4 Event programs and political ephemera, 1975, 1984, undated
5 "Magda Portal, entrevista" por Agnes Dimitriou y Francine Masiello (University of California, Berkeley), 1981 June 26
DVD video recording
Nota: Video de una entrevista con Magda Portal por Agnes Dimitriou y Francine Masiello de la Universidad de California, Berkeley. Magda Portal reflexiona de su trayectoria y experiencias como escritora y activista política. Específicamente habla de su lucha por los derechos de la mujer, su formación política y literaria. También habla de su amistad con Jose Carlos Mariátegui, Cesar Vallejo y otros literarios de América Latina.
Periodicals with articles about Portal
6 Amauta (Año 2, No. 9) and Marka, actualidad y análisis (Año 5, No. 129), 1927, 1979
7 Caretas: ilustración peruana, 1981-1982, 1984, 1987, 1989
8 El Dominical, suplemento de actualidad cultural del diario El Comercio (Lima, Perú, Año 52, No. 464), 2008 January
9 La Tortuga: revista alternativa de actualidad (Lima, Perú, No. 13), 1985
10 QueHacer: revista bimestral del Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo (Lima, Perú, #25), 1983
11 Periodicals with articles about Portal
La Prensa, el resplandor (Lima, Perú, No. 125), Portal story in pg. 61, 1989 July 17
Perú centro: revista de cultura e información (edición especial en homenaje al primer aniversario de la Revolución Cubana), 1960
Testimonio de la actualidad peruana y mundial (Lima, No. 4/5), Portal mentioned in pg. 42-45, 1981
Vanidades continental (Panamá, Rep. de Panamá, Año 21, No. 8), Portal story in pg. 55-56, 1982
Ventana: barricada cultural (No. 155), 1984 May 1
Other collected material
12 "100 años de historia gráfica del Perú" suplemento del diario El nacional (2 versiones: 1933-1939, 1939-1948)
13 "El deterioro de los materiales de construcción" / Universidad Nacional Tecnica del Callao, Dirección de Investigaciones, 1972 January
14 El plan del Aprismo / Programa de gobierno del Partido Aprista Peruano / Aprismo no es Comunismo (cuarenta preguntas y cuarenta respuestas sobre el Partido Aprista Peruano), Partido aprista peruano..., 1931-1933
15 "Interamericanismo democrático sin imperio" and Trampolín: revista supra-cosmopolita (various authors including Portal), 1926
16 Mujer y sociedad (Lima, Año 1, No. 1), 1980 July 15
box folder
14 1 Other collected clippings, 1938-1939, 1970s-1980s, undated
2 Hidalgo, Alberto (homenaje) , 1968, 1980, 1986
See also: Carpetas 5-6, 10, 25, and 37 in the Correspondence and Other Digitized Files Series.
3 Mariátegui, José Carlos (borrador/notas), undated
4 Latacunga, Ecuador images, undated
Printed black-and-white drawings
Publications inscribed to Portal
5 Flecha: revista quincenal de letras (Lima, Año 1, Nos. 4, 5, 6), 1924
6 Viaje de la ternura por José Luis Ayala, 1966
7 Apuntaciones sobre la literatura potosina por Eduardo Ocampo Moscoso, 1967
8 Diríase que canto 1951-1968 por Ileana Espinal, 1969
9 Gabriela Mistral, campesina del valle de elqui, 1969
10 Mensaje a Wall Street, [1970?]
11 Sola por Marina Gil Pareja, 1970
12 Catucancha por María Cecilia Barcellos de Zarria, 1975
13 Todas las llamas por María C. Garay, 1977
14 Palenque: Testimonia II, por Emma Rueda Ramírez, 1980

2015 Additions to Collection

14 Correspondence and Writings, 1965-1988, undated
15 Correspondence with Kathleen Weaver, 1976-1981
16 Correspondence with Kathleen Weaver, 1982-1988
17 Poems by Portal, 1965-1982
18 "Ojos de perro,""Micaela Bastidas," and other short writings, 1979, undated
19 "Traces of Magda Portal: With Magda Portal's relatives, Miraflores, August 1993" by Kathleen Weaver, 1993
Collected Materials and Photographs, 1923-1993
20 Conference materials from el Cuarto Congreso Interamericano de Escritores, 1981
21 Photographs of Portal and her residence in Lima, 1923-1993
22 Photographs of Portal, 1927-1981, undated
23 Photocopies of photographs that Kathleen Weaver viewed at Portal's residence, 1993