COLLECTION / 1945-1989 / Cantabria / Pablo Beltrán de Heredia

1,440 publications and documents.

(Guía de Gran Canaria, 1917 - Santander, 2009). Writer, professor, editor, promoter of cultural activities and adopted son of the city of Santander, he was one of the central figures in the cultural and political life of Santander in the twentieth century. With a degree in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Madrid, Beltrán de Heredia played a productive role throughout his life as a promoter of cultural activities: director of the Monte Corbán University Residence at the UIMP (1947-1953); founder, together with Ricardo Gullón, Ángel Ferrant and Mathias Goeritz, of the Altamira School and promoter of its two meetings in Santillana del Mar (1949-50); a partner since 1949 in the Santander-based printing house Bedia, where he edited different collections and dozens of books; professor in the Spanish language department at the University of Texas, Austin (1966-1983), and director of cultural activities at the Santillana Foundation (1981-1987). The Beltrán de Heredia collection is comprised of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, books, magazines, printed matter, etc., including documents related to figures in the artistic and cultural life of Cantabria in the 20th century (Gerardo Diego, José Hierro, Pancho Cossío, the grupo Proel), as well as to editorial collections such as El Viento Sur (1948-1951), Tito Hombre (1951-1954) or Colofón del Año (1986-2007). In 2009, the Lafuente Archive promoted the exhibition «Pablo Beltrán de Heredia, la sombra recobrada», and its publisher, Ediciones La Bahía, released its catalog and the volume Julio Maruri - Pablo Beltrán de Heredia, correspondencia 1950-2004.


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