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Guide to the Victoria Ortiz Papers, 1942-1999 and undated (bulk 1960-1990)

Collection Overview

The Victoria Ortiz Papers span the years 1942 to 1999, with the majority of the papers dating from 1960 to 1990. The collection comprises materials separated from the Bobbye S. Ortiz Papers and consists of one series; the accession number 2003-0204 was assigned to this grouping. Viki Ortiz's political and intellectual interests can be gleaned from the topics in the Victoria Ortiz Subject Files Series, which has been divided into seven subseries to facilitate its use. The first three subseries contain newspaper and magazine articles, organizational materials, photographs, pamphlets, speeches, and reports related to Cuba, Mexico, and Latin America. Scholars of U.S. anticommunism and student movements in the 1960s should pay particular attention to materials related to her 1963 trip to Cuba, taken with 58 other college students in defiance of U.S. policy. Each subseries is organized alphabetically by topic or title.

The parallels and differences between Viki's and Bobbye's political interests are reflected in their subject files. Both maintained extensive collections of materials on international women's liberation; like her mother, Viki was most interested in the status of women in Latin American nations. Yet while they shared similar social values and political beliefs, Viki's interests often diverged from her mother's. Viki's general files reflect her involvement in International Year of the Woman activities and her interest in population control, as well as her interest in such topics as reproductive rights, family structure, and economic justice.

Viki's great interest in adoption and parenting grew out of her own experiences as a single adoptive parent of a Mexican-born child. The subseries on adoption and parenting includes newsletters and publications of organizations for single parents; research for a book on single adoptive parenting; and miscellaneous clippings, notes, and other materials on issues such as adoptive parenting, international adoption, and gay/lesbian parenting. These materials are arranged alphabetically by topic or title.

The final subseries contains Viki's extensive notes and other materials related to literature. This subseries is organized into coursework, general literature, and Latin American literature, and is arranged alphabetically therein.

The addition (acc#2003-0066) is minimally processed, and consists primarily of professional and subject files documenting Ortiz's law career, writings, and feminist and social activism. Her work on the literature and women's issues of Latin America are particularly well-represented. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Victoria Ortiz papers, 1942-1999 and undated (bulk 1960-1990)
Creator
Ortiz, Victoria, 1942-
Extent
12.2 Linear Feet, 7650 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Consists of folders holding articles, reports, speeches, newsclippings, class notes, and various writings by Viki Ortiz and others. Organized into the following subseries: Cuba, Mexico, Latin America, International Women's Liberation, General, Adoption and Parenting, and Literature, which is further subdivided into three subseries. The organization of each subseries is explained under its title.

Note: This series contains pictorial materials and large numbers of newsprint and other fragile materials. Please handle with care. Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint, coated fax paper, or other brittle paper.

An extensive series of publications, articles, speeches, writings (some by Viki Ortiz), and memorabilia related to the Cuban political and cultural scene primarily of the sixties and seventies. Also includes several maps of Cuba, Photographs, and materials related to Viki's 1963 trip to Cuba as part of a United States student group. Organized alphabetically by topic.

1963 Trip -- Cuban newspaper clips
Box 1
1963 Trip -- Martin Nicolaus photo/text exhibit
Box 1
1963 Trip -- Memorabilia
Box 1
1963 Trip -- Student Committee for Travel to Cuba
Box 1
1963 Trip -- US Press, related materials
Box 1
Agrarian reform, Carlos Rafael Rodriguez
Box 1
Alarcón at U.N.
Box 1
Alicia Alonso
Box 1
Articles, Le Monde, 1974 Apr. 6-9, Alain-Marie Carron
Box 1
Blacks
Box 1
Book Reviews
Box 1
Books -- Instituto Cubano del libro, catalogs
Box 1
Books -- Premio Casa, 1973
Box 1
Canto Libre
Box 1
Center for Cuban Studies
Box 2
Children, Day Care
Box 2
Chronologies
Box 2
Cienfuegos, Camilo
Box 2
Cuba for Beginners, Ruis, 1972
Box 2
Cuba in Transition, 1971
Box 2
Cuba Update, translations by VO, 1983
Box 2
Cuba's Social Revolution -- Frank McDonald, 1973
Box 2
Cuba Times, 1984
Box 2
Cultural Activity, 1973
Box 2
Education, 1964-1971 and undated
Box 2
Education -- FEU Alma Mater, 1963
Box 2
Education -- FEU statements, [ca. 1968](re: Vietnam)
Box 2
Exiles
Box 2
Exiles -- NY Times Magazine, 1974
Box 2
Fidel
Box 2
Fidel -- conversation with U Thant, UN Secretary General
Box 2
Fidel -- Speeches-- 1973 Nov.
Box 2
Fidel -- Speeches -- 1963 July 26
Box 2
Fidel -- Speeches -- 1971 Apr. 30 (Education and Culture)
Box 2
Fidel -- Speeches -- 1973 July 26
Box 2
Film
Box 2
First and Second Declarations of Havana, 1960, 1962, 1970
Box 2
Flag
Box 2
Folkloric Ballet, 1963
Box 2
Gaceta de Cuba, 1972-1973
Box 2
General Outlines
Box 2
General Pictures
Box 2
Guevara -- Man and Socialism, [ca. 1961]
Box 3
Guevara -- reviews of Che's Reminiscences
Box 3
Guevara -- The Role of Foreign Aid in the Development of Cuba, 1961
Box 3
Che Guevara -- Speech to UN, 1964 Dec. 11
Box 3
Health and Medicine
Box 3
The Hemisphere, Relations -- OAS (clipping, 1974)
Box 3
History ( Cuba, 100 years of Struggle, 1971)
Box 3
History -- Casa de las Américas
Box 3
Housing ( Cuba Review, 1975)
Box 3
Imperialism -- Boorstein, 1968
Box 3
Important Figures (people)
Box 3
"Land and People of Cuba" (by VO, 1973)
Box 3
Law
Box 3
Lecuona (biography)
Box 3
Literature
Box 3
Literature and Revolution, R. Salper, 1970)
Box 3
Map
Box 3
Miscellaneous Notes
Box 3
Missile Crisis
Box 3
Monthly Review Cuba Tour, 1981
Box 3
Outline, Notes for "Land and People of Cuba"
Box 3
Padilla case
Box 3
Photographs (2 folders)

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 3
Pictures and texts

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 3
Playa Girón, 1962
Box 3
Poder Popular -- Center for Cuban Studies Newsletter, 1975
Box 3
Poetry, 1967
Box 3
Political Documents, 1962-1963(speeches by Castro and Raul Roa)
Box 3
Post-Revolutionary Cuba
Box 3
Post-Revolutionary Cuba -- Jack Scott, 1963
Box 4
Post-Revolutionary Cuba -- letter about
Box 4
Pre-Revolution (one clipping -- fragile)
Box 4
Prisons
Box 4
Rationing
Box 4
Religion
Box 4
Resource Information
Box 4
Return to Cuba, H. L. Matthews, 1964
Box 4
Revista de la Universidad de Mexico, 1973
Box 4
Revolucion Mexicana, 1967
Box 4
Rodriguez (Carlos Rafael) interview, 1972
Box 4
Santería
Box 4
Sintesis de Cuba, 1971
Box 4
Sobre El Partido, 1963
Box 4
Tainos
Box 4
Travel ban, [ca. 1964]
Box 4
United Nations and Cuba
Box 4
United States and Cuba
Box 4
Venceremos Brigade, 1974
Box 4
WBAI 1972 April, Cuba issue
Box 4
Women
Box 4
Women in Cuba -- Laura Punnett, 1972
Box 4
Worker's Democracy
Box 4

Chiefly articles, clippings, reports, and writings concerning the general politics and culture of Mexico in the twentieth century. The notes were taken by Viki Ortiz on a number of readings relating to Mexico. Contains few periodicals. Organized alphabetically by folder topic.

Amezcua Archive
Box 4
Anti-Revolutionary Sentiment
Box 4
Archive at Vnam
Box 4
Clippings
Box 4
Convention at Aguascalientes
Box 4
De la Barra
Box 4
Demographics
Box 4
General Data -- history, geography, population
Box 4
Huerta
Box 4
Mexican Revolution
Box 4
Mexico Today / Revolutionary Mexico
Box 4
Morelos (state)
Box 4
Notes on Anita Brenner's The Wind That Swept Mexico>
Box 4
Notes on Soto y Gama La Revolucion Agraria...
Box 4
Notes on Lesley Byrd Simpson's Many Mexicos
Box 4
Notes on John Womack's Zapata: the Mexican Revolution
Box 4
Outlines
Box 4
Political Comics
Box 4
Pro-Revolutionary Sentiment
Box 4
Research Notes
Box 5
Revolutionary Mexico
Box 5
Solidaridad, 1974
Box 5
Things to Follow Up (bibliography, articles, interviews, etc.)
Box 5
U.S. Involvement
Box 5
Zapata
Box 5
Zapata and Revolution in Popular Song
Box 5

Chiefly articles, clippings, reports, and writings concerning the general politics and culture of Central American countries, particularly of El Salvador and Nicaragua, and the South American countries of Chile and Bolivia. Contains few periodicals. Organized alphabetically by folder topic.

Bolivia
Box 5
Central America
Box 5
Chile -- Health
Box 5
Chile -- Jardin Infantil
Box 5
Chile -- report on psychological effects on victims of political abuses in Pinochet regime, 1978
Box 5
El Salvador
Box 5
El Salvador -- Charlie Clements, M.D.
Box 5
Nicaragua -- Miscellaneous
Box 5

Folders containing articles, clippings, reports, and publications relating to a broad range of women's issues. The largest grouping of folders is found under the heading for Mexico. Organized alphabetically by country.

Africa, Asia, Australia
Box 5
Canada
Box 5
Chile
Box 5
Chile -- Violeta Parra
Box 5
China
Box 5
Colombia
Box 5
Cuba
Box 5
Cuba -- Codigo de familia, 1975
Box 5
El Salvador
Box 5
Europe
Box 5
France
Box 5
France -- Simone de Beauvoir
Box 5
France -- George Sand
Box 5
Guatemala
Box 5
India -- Family Planning
Box 5
Iran
Box 5
Ireland
Box 5
Italy
Box 5
Latin America
Box 5
Latin America -- Bibliography, Women in Latin America
Box 5
Latin America -- Latin Women's Collective
Box 5
Mexico
Box 5
Mexico -- Family Planning
Box 6
Mexico -- Frida Kahlo
Box 6
Mexico -- Maria, Liberación del Pueblo, 1978, 1979
Box 6
Mexico -- Tina Modotti
Box 6
Mexico -- Movimiento de Liberación de la Mujer
Box 6
Mexico -- Lopez Portillo
Box 6
Mexico -- Punto Crítico, 1972
Box 6
Mexico -- Rosaura Revueltas
Box 6
Mexico -- Women and Revolution
Box 6
Middle East
Box 6
Peru
Box 6
Philippines
Box 6
Puerto Rico
Box 6
Puerto Rico -- Family ( The Puerto Rican Family of Today, Mendez, 1954)
Box 6
Puerto Rico -- Notes and outline
Box 6
Puerto Rico -- Population control
Box 6
Puerto Rico -- Women ( Contemporary Puerto Rican Stories: Spotlight on Woman, VO, 1972)
Box 6
Spain
Box 6
USSR
Box 6
US
Box 6
US -- Biographies
Box 6
US -- Texas, Women in the Texas Workforce..," 1979)
Box 6
US -- Vietnam
Box 6

Folders containing articles, newsclippings, reports, bibliographies, and notes on a variety of general topics, including many materials on parenting, population control, and reproductive rights. Several writings by Viki Ortiz appear in this subseries. Organized alphabetically by topic. A large group of periodicals is filed under "Publications," and therein by title.

Abortion
Box 6
Anthropology of Women
Box 6
Art and Politics
Box 6
Bibliographies -- Women and Women's Movement
Box 6
Birth Control
Box 6
Black Women
Box 6
"Building A Feminist Economic Program" (Roundtables), 1983
Box 6
Capitalism and Women
Box 6
Chicanas
Box 6
Crimes Against Women
Box 6
Criminality
Box 6
Culture
Box 6
Day Care
Box 6
Divorce
Box 6
Domestic Violence
Box 6
Education
Box 6
Encyclopedias, Treatment of Women in
Box 6
Equal Rights Amendment
Box 6
Family
Box 6
Fatherhood
Box 6
Health
Box 6
History, Women in
Box 6
Housework
Box 6
International Working Women's Day, 1984
Box 6
International Year of the Woman (3 folders) , 1975-1976
Box 6
International Year of the Woman -- Commercialization, 1975
Box 6
International Year of the Woman -- Mexico, 1975
Box 6
Language and Women
Box 6
Liberation
Box 6
Literature and Women
Box 7
Machismo
Box 7
Marriage
Box 7
Marxism -- El marxismo, mariategui, y el movimiento femenino
Box 7
Miscellaneous (Clippings, notes, articles)
Box 7
Motherhood
Box 7
La mujer miembro del partido...
Box 7
Music and Women -- Ms. Gazette, 1982
Box 7
Notas sobre moral revolucionaria
Box 7
Notes and Book Excerpts
Box 7
Police Women -- La mujer policia..., 1976
Box 7
Politics and Women
Box 7
Population -- Clippings
Box 7
Population Control -- Clippings
Box 7
Population Control -- Concerned Demography, 1974
Box 7
Population Control -- El desarrollo de la poblacion bajo el capitalismo
Box 7
Population Control -- Latin America
Box 7
Population Control -- Repression in Latin America
Box 7
Population Control -- Third World Women
Box 7
Population Control -- Population Control in the Third World: Free Choice or Coercion?, VO
Box 7
Population Control -- VO
Box 7
Population Policies and Growth in Latin America, 1971
Box 7
Pornography
Box 7
Poverty and Women
Box 7
Prostitution
Box 7
Publications -- Against the Grain, 1977
Box 7
Publications -- Casa de las Américas, 1975
Box 7
Publications -- City Star, 1975
Box 7
Publications -- Concerns, 1973, 1974
Box 7
Publications -- Excélsior, 1974, 1975, 1976
Box 8
Publications -- FPS: A Magazine of Youth Liberation, 1976
Box 8
Publications -- Liberation News Service, 1974, 1975
Box 8
Publications -- Marxism Today, 1973, 1974
Box 8
Publications -- Ms., 1978
Box 8
Publications -- Off Our Backs, 1973, 1975
Box 8
Publications -- On Our Way
Box 8
Publications -- Ormiga, May 1981
Box 8
Publications -- The People's Health, 1975
Box 8
Publications -- Radical Religion, 1977
Box 8
Publications -- Research in Progress (MLA), 1973, 1974
Box 8
Publications -- The Second Cultural Revolution - And Why We Need It
Box 8
Publications -- Time, 1972, Mar. 20
Box 8
Publications -- Voices of New Women
Box 8
Publications -- Women's International League For Peace and Freedom, 1975
Box 8
Religion and Women
Box 8
Revolution
Box 8
Revolution -- Sheila Rowbotham
Box 8
Science and Women
Box 8
Sex Education
Box 8
Socialism and Women -- August Bebel
Box 8
Socialism -- Books
Box 8
Socialist-Feminist Conference, 1975
Box 8
Socialist Countries
Box 8
Sports
Box 8
VO 1969 Paper on Women -- Women: An Oppressed Majority
Box 8
Women in the Labor Force
Box 8
Women's Studies
Box 8

These files of articles, newsletters, newsclippings, notes, and other materials reflect Viki Ortiz's intense interest in issues surrounding adoption, single parent families, and gay/lesbian parenting. Also documented in these files is her participation in local organizations in New York State and New Jersey, as well as her initial preparations for a book on adoption. Contains some folders of correspondence. Organized alphabetically by topic.

Adoption -- Clippings
Box 8
Adoption -- Notes on Readings
Box 8
Adoption -- Resources
Box 8
Adoption Book -- Notes for VO's book
Box 8
Adoption Book -- Proposals
Box 8
Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc., Adoptalk
Box 8
Adoptive Single Parents of N.J. (newsletter)
Box 9
Child Care Directories
Box 9
Child Rearing -- Anti-Nuke (Military Tax Objection)
Box 9
Child Rearing -- Anti-Nuke Rally, 1982 June 12
Box 9
Child Rearing -- Health, Safety, Protection
Box 9
Child Rearing -- Non-Sexist
Box 9
Child Rearing -- Sex Education
Box 9
Clippings, Miscellaneous
Box 9
Committee for Single Adoptive Parents
Box 9
Conception
Box 9
Correspondence, 1979 Dec. 7, 1980 Jan. 28
Box 9
Correspondence, 1982 Mar. 19
Box 9
Council on Adoptable Children (N.Y. COAC)
Box 9
Family -- Clippings
Box 9
Foster Care
Box 9
Gay/Lesbian Adoption -- Clippings
Box 9
Gay/Lesbian Newspapers
Box 9
Gay/Lesbian Religion
Box 9
Gay/Lesbian Writings
Box 9
GIFT: Gathering International Families Together
Box 9
Hispanic Children
Box 9
International Adoption
Box 9
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
Box 9
Notecards for VO Book Project
Box 9
Older Parents
Box 9
Parents, Resources for
Box 9
Parent's Center, Single Parent Clearinghouse
Box 9
Parents' Press
Box 9
Parents' Resources (newsletter)
Box 9
Pre-School Association of the West Side, Inc. (PAWS)
Box 9
Publishers for Women Writers
Box 9
Raíces, Hispanic Adoption Program, NY COAC., 1983
Box 9
Single Adoptive Parents -- Notebook files
Box 9
Single Adoptive Parents -- Clips
Box 10
Single Adoptive Parents -- Questionnaire
(3 folders)
Box 10
Single Birth Mothers -- Clips
Box 10
Single Parent -- Bibliography of Parenting Texts
Box 10
Single Parent -- Clippings
Box 10
Single Parent -- Support Groups
Box 10
Single Parent Family Project (newsletter)
Box 10
Single Parent Resource Center, San Francisco (information)
Box 10
Single Parenting -- Readings
Box 10
SpeakOut!, Single Parent Family Project
Box 10
Things To Do (Notes/checklist for adoption research)
(2 folders)
Box 10
Voluntary Single Parents -- Names of
Box 10

Class notes and writings from Viki Ortiz's coursework in the Graduate School, Comparative Literature, at City University of New York (CUNY).

Brazilian poetry, Spring 1974
Box 10
European novel, Spring 1974
Box 10
Guillén, Nicolas
Box 10
Guillén, Fall 1972 (notes) History of Literary Criticism I
Box 10
History of Literary Criticism I -- Notes
Box 10
History of Literary Criticism -- Paper
Box 10
History of Literary Criticism II -- Notes
Box 10
Huidobro, Vicente
Box 10
Lazarillo de Tormes
Box 10
Mallarmé
Box 10
Social Forces in the Latin American Novel -- Notes
Box 10
Symbolism in Latin American Literature, Fall 1972
Box 10
Theory and Methods of Comparative Literature, Spring 1973-- Notes
Box 10
Theory and Methods -- Latin American Literature: A Comparatist's Delight, (Victoria Ortiz - VO) 1973
Box 10
Theory and Methods -- Class notebook
Box 10

Class notes and other materials from Viki Ortiz's graduate school coursework in comparative literature at CUNY.

Baudelaire -- Notes
Box 11
Black Poetry, Women
Box 11
Cervantes
Box 11
Chernyshevsky and Dostoyevsky
Box 11
Fanon -- Black Skin, White Masks -- Notes
Box 11
Film -- Course Study Guides
Box 11
French Literature -- Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17th Century -- Notes
Box 11
French Literature -- 19th Century -- Notes
Box 11
French Literature -- 20th Century -- Notes
Box 11
Gide, André -- Earthly Fruits (excerpts)
Box 11
Oscar Lewis -- In New York...
Box 11
Mallarmé
Box 11
Malthus, Malthusianism, Neo-Malthusianism
Box 11
Miscellaneous clippings
Box 11
Molière -- Notes
Box 11
Zola, Emile -- Le roman experimental
Box 11

Articles, reviews, writings, class notes, and other materials from Viki Ortiz's graduate school coursework in comparative literature at CUNY.

Asturias, Miguel Angel -- Articles
Box 11
Benedetti, Mario -- Articles
Box 11
Best, Zoe -- Poems
Box 11
Bibliography of Latin American Works
Box 11
Borges, Jorge Luis -- Articles
Box 11
Cabrera Infante -- Article
Box 11
Callado -- Articles
Box 11
Cardenal, Ernesto
Box 11
Carpentier, Alejo -- Notes
Box 11
Carpentier, Alejo -- Articles
Box 11
Carrero, Jaime -- Poetry
Box 11
Cesaire, Aimé -- Poetry
Box 11
Cesaire, Aimé -- Notes
Box 11
Chicano Literature -- Los Comanches (play)
Box 11
Chicana Poetry
Box 11
Cortázar -- Articles
Box 11
Cruz, Artemio -- Notes
Box 11
Cuba -- Guillén, Nicolas articles and bibliography
Box 11
De Burgos, Julia -- Poetry
Box 11
De Ibáñez, Sara
Box 11
De Queiroz, Eça
Box 11
Delbo, Charlotte -- Gaby's Dog, 1973 Aug. 11
Box 11
Depestre translation -- VO
Box 11
Donoso, José -- Article
Box 11
Films
Box 12
Franco, Jean -- Notes
Box 12
Fuentes, Carlos -- Articles
Box 12
Galeano, Eduardo -- Articles
Box 12
G. G. Márquez -- Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles
Box 12
Garcia Márquez -- Notes
Box 12
Garro, Elena -- The Day When we Were Dogs (translation, VO)
Box 12
Gods of Voodoo
Box 12
Goytisolo -- Review of Count Julian
Box 12
Guillén, Nicolas -- Articles
Box 12
Hinostroza, Rodolfo
Box 12
Huasipungo (The Villagers), Icaza
Box 12
Huidobro, Vicente -- Poetry
Box 12
Icaza, Jorge -- notes on Huasipungo
Box 12
Lima, José Lezama
Box 12
Llosa, Mario Vargas -- Articles
Box 12
Marquéz, René -- The House of the Setting Suns
Box 12
Marquez, Robert -- Introducción a Guillen
Box 12
De Mello, Thiago -- What Counts is Life
Box 12
Mendez, José Luis -- Literatura y Liberación Nacional en el Caribe
Box 12
Mexican Literature -- Juan Rulfo and Octavio Paz
Box 12
Notes -- Cuba and L.A. Territories
Box 12
Notes -- Aztecs
Box 12
Notes -- Franco, Jean
Box 12
Notes -- Vallejo, Cesar -- El Tungsteno
Box 12
Paper -- Brazil's Northeast Through the Eyes of Its Novelists, VO, 1973 Jan.
Box 12
Paz, Octavio -- Reviews of works
Box 12
Rulfo, Juan -- Notes
Box 12
Surrealism and Negritude -- Notes
Box 12
Valdez, Luis -- La Plebe
Box 12
Voodoo and Santería -- Notes
Box 12
Yanez, Augustin -- Notes
Box 12

This container list includes only those materials that are currently open for research. Other materials are closed until 2050.

Note: in many cases the donor has made notes on the folders themselves which give contextual information about the contents.

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Ellos y Nosotros, book prepared by Ortiz's students and Elisabeth Irwin High School
Box 1
CUNY Law School Catalogs
Box 1
LEGSA papers
Box 1
Articles about CUNY Law School
Box 1
Interviews while in law school
Box 1
Council on Interracial Books for Children issue about materials on Latin America
Box 1
Post-hearing brief, prepared while Ortiz was intern at NYC Commission on Human Rights, AIDS Discrimination Unit
Box 1
Gay and Lesbian materials
Box 1
CUNY Law School Women's Journal
Box 1
Materials from memorial service for Bobbye Ortiz
Box 1
Guest-edited journal
Box 1
Admission to Connecticut Bar
Box 1
Reviews of Ortiz's book, The Land and People of Cuba
Box 1
Materials on translation of Pedro Juan Soto's Spiks
Box 1
Materials on Sojourner Truth book
Box 1

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Copy of manuscript of Robert Chrisman's Children of Empire containing poem dedicated to Camilo (Ortiz's son)
Box 2
Materials on translations of Norberto Fuentes' stories
Box 2
Neruda translation
Box 2
Concert program
Box 2
Speaking engagements
Box 2
Berkshire Forum, 1977-1979
Box 2
References to Sojourner Truth book
Box 2
Cuban bookmarks
Box 2
Council for Interracial Books for Children
Box 2
Expression, literary magazing of Elisabeth Irwin High School
Box 2
John Woolf exhibit materials
Box 2
Elisabeth Irwin High School materials
Box 2
Letter to the editor
Box 2
Program from Greek Games at Barnard College, 1961
Box 2
The Feedback Agenda, CUNY Law School Yearbook, 1986
Box 2
Camilo Ortiz materials
Box 2
Barnard Alumnae materials
Box 2

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Scrapbooks, ca. 1948-1960
Box 3
Book prepared by students in Latin American Literature in Translation class
Box 3
Materials from visit to Cuba, 1974
Box 3
Chilean Women's Health Project
Box 3
Pancho Mora catalogue
Box 3
Cases from when Ortiz was litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifking, Wharton and Garrison, 1987
Box 3

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Cases from when Ortiz was litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifking, Wharton and Garrison
Box 4
Various songs
Box 4
New York Law Journal Listing
Box 4
Decisions by Civil Court Judge Margaret Taylor when Ortiz was her Court Attorney
Box 4
Admission to various Bars
Box 4
Letter from Siné
Box 4
Thank you letters from students at Career Day
Box 4
New York Council for the Humanities materials
Box 4

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Admission to various Bars
Box 5
Materials on seamstresses union in Mexico City
Box 5
Materials on Haywood Burns
Box 5
Mini-grant report prepared at NY Council for the Humanities
Box 5
Book review
Box 5
Program funded by NY Council for the Humanities
Box 5
Materials on Rosie the Riveter
Box 5
Libros Lippincott en Español
Box 5
Population Control article, 1979
Box 5
Contracts, publicity, reviews and correspondence regarding The Land and People of Cuba
Box 5
TV appearance of Bobbye and Camilo Ortiz
Box 5
Lippincott business
Box 5
Reviews of Ortiz's translation of Che Guevara's Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War
Box 5
Materials on the Rosenbergs
Box 5
Correspondence regarding Ortiz's translation of Soto's Spiks
Box 5
Convent of the Sacred Heart materials; Father Dennis Leder
Box 5
Council on Interracial Books for Children, guest-edited issue
Box 5
Article written as senior in high school, 1959-1960
Box 5
Greetings from the MIR, 1977
Box 5
Book jackets
Box 5
UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights ceremony program translation
Box 5
Sojourner Truth reviews, publicity
Box 5
Poetry reading at Hampshire College
Box 5
Speaking engagements
Box 5

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Audiocassettes from Bobbye Ortiz's memorial service
Box 6
Audiocassettes of oral history interview of Bobbye Ortiz by Victoria Ortiz
Box 6
Various publications
Box 6
Volunteer ID tag
Box 6
Gabriel Garcia Marquez portrait
Box 6
Trip to Thailand, 1960
Box 6
Publicity for Sojourner Truth book
Box 6
Speaking engagements
Box 6
Unacknowledged translation of Neruda
Box 6
Card from students at Sacred Heart, ca. 1981-1983
Box 6
Announcement of publication of Sojourner Truth book
Box 6
Camilo's graduation from high school
Box 6
CUNY Law School Women's Journal
Box 6
Article co-authored with Jennifer Elrod for Women's Journal
Box 6
Materials on racism and homophobia
Box 6
Presentations at Berkshire Forum
Box 6
Ortiz's graduation from Law School, 1988
Box 6
Minorities and women at Yale Law School
Box 6

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Articles about CUNY Law School
Box 7
Materials on gay and lesbian issues from CUNY Law School
Box 7
Study Guide from Women Make Movies
Box 7
Paul, Weiss, Rifking, Wharton and Garrison, summer 1987
Box 7
Women and the Courts, NY Task Force Report
Box 7
Booklet on slavery and the federal courts
Box 7
Vietnam-era bumper stickers
Box 7
Material from symposium on Halley's Comet
Box 7
Clippings regarding Jennifer Elrod's clerkship
Box 7
Materials on AIDS
Box 7
Jury duty
Box 7
Writings by friends
Box 7
Vietman era bumper stickers
Box 7
Greek Games at Barnard College, 1962
Box 7
Brochure from St. Christopher School
Box 7
Book on Schomburg, xerox
Box 7
Programs from drama events at St. Christopher School, ca. 1950s
Box 7
Materials for proposed exhibit of Mexican art in England
Box 7
Miscellaneous unused postcards from Ortiz's collection
Box 7

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Artwork from St. Christopher's, 1950s
Box 8
Yves Montand programs, one with autograph and dedication to Ortiz
Box 8
Good luck wishes for Bar Exam
Box 8
Clipping re: Wolf v. Barton
Box 8
Correspondence re: Bobbye Ortiz's death
Box 8
Cuban New Year's card
Box 8
St. Christopher School alumni newsletter, 1999
Box 8
Box of political buttons
Box 8
Spanish medal won by Bobbye Ortiz at NYU
Box 8
Folded and gathered sheets of Victoria Ortiz's translation of Che Guevera
Box 8
Copy of Ortiz's book The Land and People of Cuba, with inscription to Bobbye Ortiz
Box 8
V.D. by Eric W. Johnson, copy with illustrations numbered and labels for Spanish edition
Box 8

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Two sets of folded and gathered sheets of Ortiz's book on Sojourner Truth
Box 9
Clippings re: Legend of Pepito
Box 9
New York and Connecticut Bar Exam documents
Box 9
Miscellaneous maps and tourist guides
Box 9
John Hawkins prints
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Historical Note

Activist and author, currently on the faculty of the UC-Berkeley School of Law; daughter of Bobbye S. Ortiz.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Victoria Ortiz Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Victoria Ortiz Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2000 and 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Virginia L. Daley, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Ann Langford, Lois Schultz, Pavla Vesela, Fuad Naeem, and Elizabeth Arnold

Completed September 29, 2003

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Lisa Stark, Elizabeth Arnold

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