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Alberto Vargas papers, 1914-1985

Vargas, Alberto, 1896-1982


Collection Information

Size: 0.8 linear feet (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: The papers of illustrator Alberto Vargas measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1985. The collection is comprised of awards and certificates; beauty pageant judging records; correspondence; a journal from 1915; a notebook and poems; pencil drawings; clippings, magazines, music album covers, and artwork reproductions; and photographs of Vargas, his family, work related events, and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alberto Vargas (1896-1981) was an illustrator in Southern California.


The Alberto Vargas papers were donated in 1986 by Astrid Conte, Vargas's niece.

Language Note

Diary is in German and French.


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.