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Alberto Vargas papers, 1914-1985

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Sarah Mundy
Scope and Contents
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 diary from 1915; a notebook and poems; pencil drawings; clippings, magazines, music album covers, and artwork reproductions; and photographs of Vargas, his family, at work related events, and works of art.
Multiple languages
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Alberto Vargas papers were donated in 1986 by Astrid Conte, Vargas's niece.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2019.