Manuscripts for Alburquerque

For his novel, Alburquerque, Rudolfo Anaya produced multiple initial drafts, 5 of which are available here. The Rudolfo Anaya Papers collection also contains correspondence from Andrea Otañez at UNM Press, a UNM Press typescript (not provided online), and various handwritten notes by the author. The original manuscript documents are in the collections of the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico Libraries. The complete collection finding aid is available on the Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA) Website.


Alburquerque, Edited Typescript, Pages 259-400. (MSS 321 BC / B03-F17)

This is the latter portion of an early draft of Alburquerque. The partial manuscript (chapters 16-18) contains handwritten stylistic and structural edits, as well as some proofreading corrections.

Alburquerque, Revised Typescript, with Major Edits, Pages 1-201 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B03-F18)

The first part of an early draft of Alburquerque, this manuscript contains major handwritten edits and marginal notes.

Alburquerque, Revised Typescript, with Major Edits, Pages 202-394 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B03-F19)

The second part of an early draft of Alburquerque, this manuscript contains major handwritten edits and marginal notes.

Alburquerque, Revised Typescript, with Minor Edits, Pages 1-186 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B03-F20)

This is the first part of a revised version of Alburquerque. After the incorporation of the major editorial comments from the previous draft into this one, the manuscript contains only minor further corrections.

Alburquerque, Revised Typescript, with Minor Edits, Pages 187-409 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B03-F21)

This is the second part of a revised version of Alburquerque. After the incorporation of major editorial comments from the previous draft into this one, the manuscript contains only minor further corrections.

Alburquerque, Correspondence, Comments from Andrea Otañez at UNM Press. (MSS 321 BC / B03-F22)

These are the typed comments and suggestions from Andrea Otañez, an editor at UNM Press. In addition to the comments and marked manuscript pages, Otañez’s notes and letters trace the progression of the manuscript in its final phases of development, until its publication in summer 1992.

Alburquerque, Holographic Notes. (MSS 321 BC / B03-F24)

Various handwritten notes that accompany the later drafts of Alburquerque, before it was published in summer of 1992. The notes pertain to the final mapping, structure, and character development in the novel.