Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Maria Isabel Mendoza papers

Abstract

The Maria Isabel Mendoza papers (dated 1975-1987, undated; 0.2 cubic feet; 15 folders) comprise letters that document everyday life and family relationships in El Salvador and California during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Maria Isabel Mendoza papers
Creator
Mendoza, Maria Isabel
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Emigration and immigration.
Letters.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0107: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Maria Isabel Mendoza papers, 1975-1987, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available for Maria Isabel Mendoza.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Maria Isabel Mendoza papers (dated 1975-1987, undated; 0.2 cubic feet; 15 folders) comprise letters that document everyday life and family relationships in El Salvador and California during the late 1970s and early 1980s. All the materials, save one note in folder 29, is written in Spanish. The letters are addressed to Maria from friends and family, she resided in California and the authors lived in El Salvador. The main authors are Maria Teresa Garcia and Luis Alonso Mendoza, and the letters discuss everyday issues such as money, work, and domestic life. Maria was sending money regularly from California as the letter's authors thank her for money checks.
The Maria Isabel Mendoza papers are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1975-1987, undated

Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1975

  • Box 91, folder 15
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1976

  • Box 91, folder 16
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1977

  • Box 91, folder 17
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1978

  • Box 91, folder 18
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1979

  • Box 91, folder 19
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1980

  • Box 91, folder 20
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1981

  • Box 91, folder 21
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1982

  • Box 91, folder 22
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1983

  • Box 91, folder 23
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1984

  • Box 91, folder 24
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1985

  • Box 91, folder 25
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1986

  • Box 91, folder 26
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, 1987

  • Box 91, folder 27
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Maria Isabel Mendoza letters, undated

  • Box 91, folder 28
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Notes and personal papers, 1986, undated

  • Box 91, folder 29
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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