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The Villa Ocampo Documentation Center
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Region / Country - Europe • North America > United States of America
- Latin America • Caribbean > Argentian
Owner UNESCO Villa Ocampo, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Year of Registration 2017 Custodian UNESCO Villa Ocampo, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
The Villa Ocampo Documentation Center consists of Victoria Ocampo’s library and personal files, as well as Sur magazine and its editorial and business records. It contains more than 11.000 books, 2.500 periodic publications, 1.000 photographs, publishing materials, some manuscripts, records, autograph and printed musical scores press cuttings and Victoria Ocampo’s own bound set of Sur as, many  documents related to the magazine history. With all this items The Villa Ocampo Documentation Center is an exceptional resource to study and understand LatinAmerican intellectual development during the 20th century.  This collection of documents constitutes a unique source of knowledge about one of the most important cultural endeavor in the spanish world. Under Victoria Ocampo’s direction Sur magazine and its publishing house became a true bridge between cultures and a plataform for ideas and literary works that took part in the great debates of its era.  Men and women from different parts of the world, like Barthes, Borges, Sartre, Huxley, Gandhi, De Sica, De Gaulle, Lacan, Cortázar, Breton, Malraux, Gide, Mistral, Stravinsky y Le Corbusier were –among many others– are some of the names behind  the archive and collections that we nominate.