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A Guide to the Memorabilia of José Toribio Medina

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2006

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bromsen, Maury A. (Compiler)
Title: Memorabilia of José Toribio Medina
Dates: 1927-1953
Bulk dates: 1952-1953
Abstract: News clippings and memorabilia collected by Maury A. Bromsen related to the centennial celebration for José Toribio Medina in 1952.
Extent: 0.2 Linear feet. 17 folders.
Identification: MS Group 203
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

José Toribio Medina (1852-1930) was a Chilean historian, bibliographer, author, editor, translator, and publisher. He published over 300 different works during his life.

Maury A. Bromsen (1919-2005) was an expert in, and a collector of materials relating to, colonial Spanish America, particularly pertaining to printing, publishing, and the bibliographers of that time. In the 1950s he served as a member of the Department of Cultural Affairs for the Pan American Union (later the Organization of American States). During this time, he established the quarterly Inter-American Review of Bibliography. In 1952, he played a prominent role in the Pan American Union's centennial celebration for Medina. He also edited a collection of essays about Medina, published in 1960 by the Pan American Union.

Scope and Content

Newspaper articles, journal articles, programs, and some miscellaneous ephemera from Bromsen's collection of materials pertaining to José Toribio Medina and the centennial celebration held in his honor in 1952. The majority of the items are related to centennial activities that took place in Washington D.C. In addition, the collection includes a number of articles and biographies about Medina.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Related or Separated Material

This memorabilia was separated from the majority of the Maury A. Bromsen Medina Collection, which has been cataloged as part of the Rare Books collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Memorabilia of José Toribio Medina, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

This memorabilia was donated as part of the Maury A. Bromsen Medina Collection, a collection of works by and about Chilean author José Toribio Medina that was given to the Smathers Libraries by bookdealer Maury A. Bromsen.

Contents List

1 Stamps issued by Spain to assist the victims of Chile's earthquake. 1962
2 Dominguez Parada, Manuel. "Veinte Minutos con Jose Toribio Medina." Pareceres, San Salvador. 1927
3 Periodical and newspaper articles about Medina. 1930-1946
4 Senora Mercedes Ibanez de Medina - news clippings. 1936
5 Pamphlets, broadsides and ephemeral imprints concerning the centennial commission in Chile. 1952
6 Circulars, invitations, programs of the Medina centennial homages in Chile. 1952
7 Spain and England. 1952-1953
8 Periodical articles and reprints during the centennial in Chile (includes extracts). 1952
9 Cuba. 1952
10 La Prensa newspaper clipping. 1952
11 Library exhibits (library and university bulletins). 1952
12 Pamphlets, broadsides and forms concerning the Fondo Historico y Bibliografico. 1952
13 U.S. newspapers - articles during the centennial. 1952
14 Ephemera of cooperating institutions during centennial. 1952
15 Medina Centennial Celebration - program and information (D.C. and Pan American Union). 1952
16 U.S. - Pan American Union, articles. 1952
17 Porter, Keyes - article in the Baltimore Sun. 1952

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Medina, José Toribio, 1852-1930 -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Medina, José Toribio, 1852-1930.
Pan American Union.

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