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Clotilde Arias Papers, 1920-1956

Creator:
Arias, Clotilde 1901-1959
Donor:
Arias, Roger
Creator:
United States Department of State
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. : 5 boxes
Culture:
Peruvian Americans
Latinas
Type:
Compact discs
Collection descriptions
Contracts
Correspondence
Immigration records
Music
Parts (musical)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Songbooks
Date:
1920
1920-1956
20th century
1920-1960
Notes:
Translator, composer, copywriter, journalist, and musician. Born in Iquitos, Peru in 1901, died in New York City in 1959.
Summary:
The collection documents the life and career of Arias, who was chosen by the U.S. State Department to write a Spanish translation to "The Star Spangled Banner," during the years of the Good Neighbor Policy. In addition to her translation of the National Anthem, entitled "El Pendon Estrellada", the collection includes music manuscripts, lyrics, composition notebooks, sheet music and compilations, parts for instruments, correspondence with the State Department, papers relating to her work in advertising including ad jingles for various products, contracts and other business papers, personal papers including photographs and her immigration and naturalization documents, printed materials, and a disassembled scrapbook of clippings and printed materials. Also included are compact discs containing images from items in the collection.
Cite as:
Clotilde Arias Papers, 1920-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Composers
Good neighbor policy
National songs
Translations
Translators
Advertising
Local number:
2010.3008 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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