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Manuel Ramos Otero Papers, circa 1920s-2007, bulk 1967-1992

Series VI: Posthumous, 1990-2007

Series VI: Posthumous contains material created after Manuel Ramos Otero's death in Puerto Rico on October 7, 1990. This includes obituaries, invitations to funeral services, funeral programs, homages and dedications for Otero. These materials date from 1990-1993. The series also includes materials related to posthumous publications of Otero's works and those by others in his literary circle, in anthologies and literary journals.

The Pergones Theatre company in the Bronx adapted Otero's short story, "El locura de la locura" into the play "El bolero fue mi ruina," which the company staged in 1999 and 2002. Subseries VI.2 has materials related to the royalties from this play, along with flyers, reviews, and articles about the play.

Subseries VI.3 contains correspondence belonging to Otero's sister, Carmen "Cambury" Beatriz Ramos Otero. These letters and memos primarily have to do with royalty fees from Otero's books that were published posthumously.

Subseries VI.4 contains works published by writers in Otero's circle after 1990. These appear to have been added to the collection by Carmen Beatriz Ramos Otero or another of the writers who had access to Otero's papers after his death.

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Subseries VI.1: Funerals, Tributes, Homages, Obituaries and Dedications



Box 10 Folder 34 Funeral program and poem, 1990


Box 10 Folder 35 Invitations to Otero's funeral, 1990


Box 10 Folder 36 List of close relatives to Otero, circa 1990

Presumably the people invited to his funeral; excerpt of poem.


Box 10 Folder 37 Eulogy for Otero, author unknown, circa 1990


Box 10 Folder 38-41 Obituaries and tributes, 1990


Box 10 Folder 42 Homages/homenajes published by Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras, 1990



Box 11 Folder 1 En Rojo special issue about Otero, with clippings about Otero, 1990-1991


Box 11 Folder 2 Literary magazine, Revista Universidad de América, 1991

Homage to Otero on page 102


Box 11 Folder 3 Homages/homenajes sponsored by El Museo de Arte e Historica de San Juan, 1991


Box 11 Folder 4-6 Clippings and various articles paying tribute to Otero, 1991-1998


Box 11 Folder 7 Clippings and various articles discussing Otero, 1991-1999


Box 11 Folder 8 Invitation to a tribute for Puerto Rican authors, in which Otero was included, 1992


Box 11 Folder 9 Homages/homenajes, 1993


Box 11 Folder 10 Articles about work by Magali Garcia Ramis, particularly "La ciudad que me habita," which is dedicated to Otero, 1993


Box 11 Folder 11 "Gaiety Burlesque: Homosexual Desire in Puerto Rican Literature," essay by Rubén Ríos Avila, 1993

Manuscript mostly about Otero's El Libro de la muerte.



Box 16 La torre. Edited by Arturo Echaverría. 7: 27-28, 1993 July-December

Includes an essay about Otero.



Box 11 Folder 12 Proposal for a thesis about Otero written by Juan Carlos Quiñones, 1993-1998



Box 16 Revista de estudios hispánicos. Edited by Juan Gelpí. No. 21, 1994

Includes an essay about Otero.



Box 11 Folder 13 Clipping about Juan Gelpí's book, Literatura y paternalismo en Puerto Rico (which is partly dedicated to Otero), and others, 1994

With a clipping of a chapter from the anthology Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes, which includes a short biography of Otero.


Box 11 Folder 14 Clippings that quote Otero, and a poem dedicated to to him that was published in Grito cultural, 1997-1999


Box 11 Folder 15 Clippings and various articles paying tribute to Otero, from Guadalajara Book Festival, 1998



Box 16 Mairena. Edited by Manuel de la Puebla. No. 45-46, 1998

Includes an essay about Otero.



Box 11 Folder 16 Newspaper clippings highlighting Otero's work, 1999


Box 11 Folder 17 Program for Universidad de Puerto Rico en Carolina literature week dedicated to Otero, 2008


Box 11 Folder 18 Poster with poem dedicated to Otero, undated



Box 12 "Manuel Ramos Otero Entre Nosotros: Textos y testimonios", undated, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Subseries VI.2: Posthumous Publications and Performances, 1991-2002, undated



Box 11 Folder 19 Photocopies of various anthologies with biographies of Otero or poetry by Otero, 1991-1993

These include Sida Ahora, The Portable Lower East Side, and High Risk; also a letter from Jorge



Box 16 Cupey. Edited by Olga Nolla. 8:1-2, 1991

Includes work by Otero.



Box 11 Folder 20 Programs for and clippings about adapted plays, poetry readings and translations of Otero's works, 1992-1997


Box 11 Folder 21 Articles and clippings about works published after Otero's death, 1993


Box 11 Folder 22 Booklet of writers from Manatí, Puerto Rico; includes Otero's work, 1993

Property of Carmen Beatriz Ramos Otero.


Box 11 Folder 23 Clipping and articles related to "El bolero fue mi ruina", 1997



Box 15 Ramos Otero, Manuel. Tálamos y tumbas: prosa y verso de Manuel Ramos Otero. Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, 1998



Box 11 Folder 24 Literary journal from Teatro Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1999

Information on "El bolero fue mi ruina" on page 15


Box 11 Folder 25 Flyers and articles sent to Carmen Beatriz Ramos Otero related to "El bolero fue mi ruina", 1999

Staged by the Pergones Theatre in the Bronx in 1999


Box 11 Folder 26 Flyers and articles related to "El bolero fue mi ruina", 1999

Staged at repertorio Español


Box 11 Folder 27 Flyers and articles related to "El bolero fue mi ruina", 2002

Staged by the Pergones Theatre in the Bronx in 2002


Box 11 Folder 28 Flyers from Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, for Cuentos de buena tinta, undated


Subseries VI.3: Carmen "Cambury" Beatriz Ramos Otero correspondence, 1990-2002


Box 11 Folder 29 Letters to Cambury about Otero, 1990-1997


Box 11 Folder 30 Letters from Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, 1991-1992


Box 11 Folder 31 Correspondence regarding publications and adaptations of Otero's work, and tributes to Otero, 1991-1998


Box 11 Folder 32 Letter allowing a television program to reproduce recordings once owned by Carmen Beatriz Ramos Otero, 2002


Subseries VI.4: Publications by Otero's literary circle, 1990-2004


Box 11 Folder 33 "Novedades/New Titles" catalog from Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1991

Includes works by several writers in Otero's literary circle, though none by Otero himself.



Box 15 Acevedo, Rafael. Instumentario. San Juan: Isla Negra Editores, 1996


Box 15 Arrillaga, Maria. Mañana Valentina. Santiago: Cuarto Propio/ Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña , 1995


Box 15 Burgos, Fernando and Esteban Echeverría. El matadero, ensayos estéticos y prosa varia. Hanover: Ediciones del norte , 1992


Box 15 Nómada. Edited by Fernando Abruña Charneco, Juan Duchesne, Juan G. Gelpí, et al. Nos. 2, 3, and 4, 1995 October, 1997 June, 1999 May, 3 Volumes


Box 15 Las tribulaciones de Juliá. Edited by Juan Duchesne Winter. San Juan: Insisto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1992


Box 15 New Voices in Latin American Literature/ nuevas voces en la literatura latinoamericana. Edited by Miguel Falquez-Certain. Jackson Heights: OLLANTAY Center for the Arts, 1993


Box 15 antos Febres, Mayra. Anamu y manigua. Río Piedras: Editorial la Iguana Dorada, 1991


Box 15 Filippi, Carmen Lugo. Narromaniando con Mirta o No me platiques más. San Juan: Isla Negra Editores  , 1999



Box 16 García Ramis, Magali. La ciudad que me habita. Río Piedras: Ediciones huracán, 1993


Box 16 Gelpí, Juan. Literatura y paternalismo en Puerto Rico. San Juan: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1993



Box 15 González, José Raúl. Barrunto. San Juan: Isla Negra editores, 2000



Box 16 Hernández, Daniel del Valle. Fragmentos del otro lado del paraíso. Aguadilla: Editorial La Pica, 1992



Box 15 Itinerario para emboscar: Laberintos. Aguadilla: Editorial la Pica, 1991

Includes a "pretext to Manuel" (a published conversation the author begins with Otero).


Box 15 Low Rent: A Decade of Prose and Photographs from The Portable Lower East Side. New York: Grove Press, 1994



Box 16 Marqués, René. Purificación en la calle del Cristo and Los soles truncos. Río Piedras: Editorial Cultural, 1993



Box 15 Puerto Rican Jam: Essays on Culture and Politics. Edited by Frances Negrón-Muntaner and Ramón Grosfoguel. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997



Box 16 Cupey. Edited by Olga Nolla. 10:1-2, 1993


Box 16 Cupey. Edited by Olga Nolla. 11:1-2, 1994



Box 15 Noya, Elsa. Leer la patria: Estudios y reflexiones sobre escrituras puertorriqueñas. Córdoba: Alción Editora, 2004


Box 15 Antología de autores manatieños. Edited by Milagros Agosto Otero and Pedro Juan Ávila. Manatí: Talleres de imprenta San Rafael , 1993



Box 16 Palés Matos, Luis. Tuntún de pasa y grifería. San Juan: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1993



Box 15 L@s nuev@s caníbales: Antología de la más reciente poesía del caribe hispano. Edited by Alex Pausides, Pedro Antonio Valdez and Carlos R. Gomez Beras. Santo Domingo: Isla negra editores, 2003



Box 16 Mairena. Edited by Manuel de la Puebla. No. 41, 1996



Box 15 Arpas en vuelo: Veinte poetas puertorriqueños del siglo XX. Edited by Manuel de la Puebla. San Juan: Ediciones Mairena , 1999


Box 15 Poesída. Edited by Carlos A. Rodríguez. Jackson Heights: OLLANTAY Center for the Arts, 1995



Box 16 La nación con rostro: Antología de escritores. Edited by Jorge Rodríguez. San Juan: Gráfica Metropolitana, 1992



Box 15 Rodríguez Orellana, Víctor. Tigonetos migomances estécimeas y demás… Cuadernos Este-Oeste, 2000


Box 15 Santaliz, Coqui. El nacimiento de Laranih. San Juan: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1991


Box 15 Torres, Luis Llorens. Ante el paisaje. San Juan: Palmira Cabrera de Ibarra, 1990


Box 15 Vázquez Medina, Angel L. Nacimiento Crecimiento y Maduración de un Pueblo (Manatí de 1611 a 1899). Río Piedras: Ediciones Diskrea, 1993



Box 16 Vega, Ana Lydia. Falsas crónicas del sur. Río Piedras: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1991


Box 16 Vega, Ana Lydia. Esperando a Lolo. San Juan: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1994



Box 15 Vega, José Luis. Techo a dos aguas. Río Piedras: Editorial Plaza Mayor, 1998