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Sergio Troncoso Additions

Identifier: UPWC-21012

Scope and Contents

This addition contains more archival material from author Sergio Troncoso and is closely related to Collection 143 (Sergio Troncoso Papers). As in Collection 143, there are many drafts of Troncoso’s published works. In this addition, the handwritten first drafts of “The Abuelita” and essays that appear in “Crossing Borders: Personal Essays” are highlights. Also of note are the unpublished, handwritten short stories and essays written when Troncoso was still studying at Yale. Troncoso’s academic career is well-documented in this addition, from his personal statement for law school applications, letters of recommendation from his professors at Harvard, to his acceptance letter from Yale. As with all material donated by Troncoso, there are handwritten notes for many of the items explaining the context and importance of the material to Troncoso.

Seven signed books by Troncoso have been cataloged and will be available for viewing on site.


  • 1965-2020, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Troncoso, 2021.

Related Materials

Sergio Troncoso Papers (Collection 143)

Guide to Sergio Troncoso Additions
Susannah Broyles
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA