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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Humberto Dionisio papers, 1919-1990

Humberto Dionisio papers, 1919-1990

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series. Each series is arranged into subseries according to record type.

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Series 1: Humberto Dionisio Papers, 1926-1990, undated
1.7 linear feet
Boxes 1-3

The bulk of this series consists of letters and photographs. Letters are primarily from Dionisio's mother, Zaida Ortega Dominguez, and are generally in Spanish.
The series is arranged into eight subseries.
1.1: Biographical Material, 1974-1987, undated
1.2: Letters, 1980-1987, undated
1.3: Business Papers, 1980-1986
1.4: Notes, undated
1.5: Writings, 1978-1980, undated
1.6: Clippings, 1975-1990, undated
1.7: Photographs, 1950-1984, undated
1.8: Michael Ford File, 1926, 1951, 1987-1990, undated
1.1:Biographical Material, 1974-1987, undated
The biographical material found in this subseries consists primarily of the contents of two wallets, including photographs of Dionisio and family members and identification cards. The subseries also contains diplomas and awards, a resumé, and financial and medical records.
DescriptionContainer
Brown Wallet, undated
1
1
Contents of Brown Wallet, 1983-1987, undated
1
2
Contents of Red Wallet, undated
1
3
Diplomas and Awards, 1974-1979
See also OV 7.
1
4
Resumé, circa 1980
1
5
Birth Certificate, Exit Papers, 1982
1
6
St. Kevins Catholic School, Dade County Public School, 1980-1982
1
7
Health Benefits Information, 1986
1
8
Income Tax Papers, 1982
1
9
Invoice from Bloomingdale's, 1985-1986
1
10
Unemployment Benefits, 1982
1
11
Miscellany, 1980s
1
12
1.2:Letters, 1980-1987, undated
In addition to letters from Dionisio's mother, this subseries also contains letters from his grandmother, Nelia Dominguez Saavedra, and his cousin, dancer Zoraida Rodriguez, which were written between Dionisio's departure from Cuba in 1980 and his death in 1987. The letters frequently mention social and political events in Cuba and the envelopes are often decorated with colorful pictures of Cuban writers and political heroes, as well as fauna and flora of the island. Several letters include clippings from Cuban newspapers regarding art exhibitions and films. Letters from Zoraida Rodriguez include clippings and programs of the "Ballet de Camaguey" in which she was one of the principal dancers. Also found here are letters from Zaida Ortega Dominguez addressed to other family members living in Miami. Three letters from Dominguez to Dionisio, dated 1987, were received unopened.
DescriptionContainer
Letters, 1980-1987
1
13-27
Letters from Lovers, undated
1
28
Letters from Friends and Other Family, undated
1
29
Letters from Dionisio to Grandmother, undated
1
30
Greeting Cards to Dionisio, 1981-1986, undated
1
31
1.3:Business Papers, 1980-1986
This subseries contains routine business and legal records.
DescriptionContainer
Gene Barry Volkswagen, 1980
1
32
Crawford and Company (Attorneys), 1981
1
33
Car Accident Papers, 1981
1
34
State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 1981
1
35
Utah Home Fire Insurance Company, 1981
1
36
Miscellany, 1980-1986
1
37
1.4:Notes, circa 1990, undated
This subseries contains guest and price lists for several exhibitions of Dionisio's work, including a 1990 retrospective exhibition at the InterAmerican Art Gallery. Handwritten notes, and lists of names and addresses can also be found here.
DescriptionContainer
Guest Lists for
Axes
and
Retrospective
, undated
1
38
Handwritten Notes, 1985, undated
1
39
List of Names and Addresses, undated
1
40
Price Lists and Lists of Works in Humberto Dionisio Retrospective, circa 1990
1
41
1.5:Writings, 1978-1980, undated
This series contains several poems in addition to an essay by Giulio V. Blanc about Dionisio.
DescriptionContainer
Writings by Giulio V. Blanc About Humberto Dionisio and the
Expresiónes Hispanas
Exhibition, undated
1
42
Poems by Dionisio, for Dioniso, and for Damian by Carlos Manuel Ortego, 1978-1980
1
43
1.6:Printed Material, 1975-1990, undated
Found here are clippings about Dionisio and other artists, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and handwritten and printed versions of a eulogy written for Dionisio by Carlos Alfonzo.
DescriptionContainer
Clippings, 1976, 1982, 1990
1
44
Clippings About Other Artists, 1987-1988
1
45
Exhibition Announcements and Invitations, 1986
1
46
Exhibition Announcements for Dionisio Exhibitions, 1987, 1990
1
47
Exhibition Catalog, 1975
1
48
Exhibition Announcements for Group Shows with Dionisio, 1986-1987
1
49
Carlos Alfonzo's Eulogy for Dionisio, 1987
1
50
Periodical
El Mariel
, undated
1
51
Miscellaneous Printed Material, undated
1
52
1.7:Photographs, 1950-1984, undated
In addition to loose photographs of Dionisio with family and friends, this subseries contains two photograph albums of snapshots of Dionisio with family and friends, in addition to photographs of Dionisio at work, and at an exhibition of his work.
DescriptionContainer
Loose Pages from Albums, 1980-1981, undated
2
1
Two Photograph Albums, 1980-1981, undated
2
2-3
Photographs of Dionisio and Friends, 1981, 1984, undated
3
1
Photographs of Dionisio's Work, 1977, undated
3
2
Photographs of Dionisio's
Calle Ocho
, undated
3
3
Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
3
4
Photographs of Dionisio and Immediate Family, circa 1950-1955
3
5
Photographs of Dionisio Alone and with Friends and Family, undated
3
6
Photographs of Dionisio, undated
3
7
Photographs of Dionisio as a Child, circa 1950-1954
3
8
1.8:Michael Ford File, 1926, 1951, 1985-1990, undated
This subseries consists of a small amount of material kept by Michael Ford, a friend of Dionisio, including correspondence, photocopies of artwork, an original watercolor by Dioniso, and printed material.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1987, 1990
3
9
Color Photocopies of Artwork, undated
3
10
Printed Material, 1926, 1951
3
11-13
Original Print by Unknown Artist, undated
OV 7
Original Watercolor by Dionisio, 1985
OV 7

Series 2: Zaida Ortega Dominguez Papers, 1919-circa 1980s, undated
0.9 linear feet
Boxes 4-6

Papers of Dioniso's mother primarily consist of photographs of family and friends in addition to family memorabilia, artwork by Dominguez, letters, and printed material. Certain items relate to Dionisio's brother, Ricardo Padron Ortega, and his father, Humberto Ysidro Padron Fernández.
2.1: Biographical Material, 1919-1980, undated
2.2: Letters and Printed Material, 1979-circa 1981, undated
2.3: Photographs, circa 1920-1980s, undated
2.4: Artwork, circa 1930s, 1972, undated
2.1:Biographical Material, 1919-1980, undated
Found here are family records such as birth and marriage certificates and baby memorabilia.
DescriptionContainer
Ricardo Padron Ortega Funeral Document and Doctor's Certificate, 1979
4
1
First Communion Certificate of Ricardo Padron Ortega, 1961
4
2
Ricardo Padron Ortega's Baby Book, undated
4
3
Lock of Hair with Handwritten Note, undated
4
4
Zaida Ortega Dominguez Birth Certificate, 1919 (stamped 1980)
4
5
Zaida Ortega Dominguez Marriage Certificate, 1949 (stamped 1979)
4
6
Humberto Ysidro Padron Fernández Birth Certificate, 1922 (signed 1968)
4
7
2.2:Letters and Printed Material, 1979-circa 1981, undated
Found here are poems, greeting and sympathy cards, notes, and a clipping.
DescriptionContainer
Poem from Ricardo Padron Ortega to Dominguez, undated
4
8
Sympathy Card from Friends to Dominguez upon the Death of Ricardo Padron Ortega, 1979
4
9
Greeting Cards to Dominguez, circa 1981
4
10
Handwritten Notes from Ricardo Padron Ortega to Dominguez, undated
4
11
Clipping Concerning Bridal Shower of Friend, undated
4
12
2.3:Photographs, circa 1920-1980s, undated
This subseries forms the bulk of the series and contains photographs of family and friends including Dionisio as an infant and throughout his life.
DescriptionContainer
Portraits of Family and Friends, circa 1930s-1980s
4
13
Photographs of Family and Friends, Group Shots, circa 1930-1980s
4
14-15
Photographs of Family and Friends, circa 1930s-1980s
4
16
Photographs of Children, Family and Friends, circa 1930-1980s
4
17
Dominguez's Grade School Graduation Photographs, circa 1926-1936
4
18
Photographs of Dominguez, circa 1920-1980s
4
19
Polaroids of Family and Friends, undated
4
20
Photographs of Dominguez and Humberto Ysidro Padron Fernández (Husband), circa 1940-1950s
5
1
Photographs of Dionisio's Brothers as Children, circa 1952-1955
5
2
Photographs of Dominguez with Second Husband, undated
5
3
Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
5
4
Framed Photograph of Unidentified Man, undated
6
1
Photographs of Baptism, Wedding, Bridal Shower and Dinner Banquet, 1945, 1953, undated
6
2
Photographs of Dominguez and Unidentified Woman, undated
6
3
2.4:Artwork, circa 1930s, 1972, undated
This subseries consists of a group of original sketches and drawings by Dominguez, primarily of Hollywood personalities.
DescriptionContainer
Original Drawings, circa 1930s, 1972, undated
6
4-5

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