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Isabel Gimenez Bustamante (ca. 1890-ca. 1980)

Biographical Information

Isabel Gimenez Bustamante was an active militant in the Argentine Catholic Church and vocal anti-Peronist. She wrote many articles about the political situation, the role of women in Argentine society, and the presence of the Church in society. A member of high society, Bustamante belonged to charitable societies, wrote in Catholic newspapers, and had connections at the highest ecclesiastical and political levels.

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Description of Archival Collection (MSH/SCH 1006-1 to 1006-1371)

The archive consists of over 1000 items including materials from the Bustamante family as early as the 1820s. The majority of the materials are Isabel's correspondence. The letters number about 600, ranging in date from 1840 to 1970. Most are family letters with the remainder dealing with Isabel's political, charitable, and religious activities. The archive also contains drafts of articles revealing Isabel's anti-Peronist and anti-fascist politics. There is a considerable amount of ephemera including cards and brochures on political or religious propaganda issues. There are over 130 letters, drafts, and other items by her brother, Rodolfo Gimenez Bustamante, an architect.

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Deutsch, Sandra McGee. Las Derechas: the extreme right in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, 1890-1939. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1999. (Hesburgh Library, General Collection: F2847 .D483 1999)

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