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Graciela Nemes papers

 Collection 0202-UA

Graciela Palau de Nemes (1919 - ), a well-known critic of the works of Juan Ramon Jimenez, began teaching at the University of Maryland in 1953 and remained there until her retirement in 1989 as Professor Emerita in the Foreign Languages Department. Nemes received her master's degree (1949) and doctoral degree (1952) from Maryland, where Jimenez served as her unofficial mentor at the university. Her academic contributions to Spanish and Latin American literature helped shape the contemporary development of the field. In 2006, Nemes was awarded the Great Cross of Alfonso X El Sabio, a Spanish honor given to outstanding individuals in arts and culture. This collection documents Nemes' scholarly interest in Jimenez and primarily consists of books and poems by Jimenez and other Latin American authors, as well as monographs and periodicals about Jimenez. Other materials include brochures, pamphlets, teaching notes, and posters.

Preliminary inventories for this collection are available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1910-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1935-2000

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


31.75 Linear Feet (31.75 linear feet and 35 items)

Guide to the Graciela Nemes papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742