Archives Online at Indiana University

View options:

Search within this document:


Want to learn more?

  • Do you have a question about this collection?
  • Would you like to view the original items in this collection?
  • Are you seeking permission to publish or reproduce items in this collection?

Please contact the holding repository: Lilly Library, IU Bloomington


Bookmark and Share

Miller, E. Gamble mss., 1967-2007

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143

Miller, Elizabeth Gamble, 1926-

Miller, E. Gamble mss., 1967-2007

Collection No.
LMC 2569

ca. 750 items

Materials are in English and Spanish

The Miller E. Gamble mss., 1962-2007, consists primarily of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence and other material relating to translations into English from the Spanish, mostly of Latin American authors, made by Elizabeth Gamble Miller over the course of her career.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Literary Translator. Miller obtained her B.A. from Texas Christian University in 1946, her M.A. in Spanish in 1965 from Southern Methodist University, and her Ph.D in Comparative Literature and Aesthetics in 1981 from the University of Texas at Dallas. She taught at SMU until her retirement in 2002. A charter member of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), she served as the editor for the ALTA Newsletter from 1983-2006. A prolific translator of poetry, Miller has published works by various Latin American authors, including Hugo Lindo (San Salvador) and Nelo Rio (Argentina/Canada).


The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; III. Miscellaneous; IV. Audio/visual.

Scope and Content Note

The Miller E. Gamble mss., 1962-2007, consists primarily of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence and other material relating to translations into English from the Spanish, mostly of Latin American authors, made by Elizabeth Gamble Miller over the course of her career.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Miller, Elizabeth Gamble, 1926- --Correspondence
    • Lindo, Hugo, 1917-
    • Rio, Nela.
    • Topics
    • Translations --20th Century
    • Translators --20th Century --Correspondence
    • Latin American Literature --20th Century --Translations

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2007
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library; however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Miller, E. Gamble mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 Correspondence

Additional correspondence may be found throughout the collection.

Cardona Peña, Alfredo. 1985-1986

Lautermilch, Steve. 1983

Lindo, Carmen F. de. 1984-1987

Lindo, Hugo. 1979-1985

(2 folders)

Includes biographical material.

Lindo, Ricardo. undated

Milligan, Bryce. 2005-2006

Porpetta, Antonio. 1990-1994

Includes photograph of Porpetta and related materials.

Strittmatter, Leonardo E. 2000

White, Steven. 1986-1988

Yudin, Florence L. 1983-1984

Zamora, Lois. 1979-1986

Various correspondents. 1985-2006

Series: Writings

Arranged by translations by Miller, writings by Miller and writings by others

Subseries: Translations

Court depositions, followed by short stories and longer works arranged alphabetically by author.

Includes correspondence, drafts, corrections, and related material.

Box 1 Court depositions, 1970s

Balcells, Jacqueline. The Enchanted Raisin

Canales, Jacque. Eyes of Water

Cea, José Roberto. Miscellaneous

(2 folders)

City of Dallas Civil Service Board. Advanced Level of the Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test

Durand, Mercedes. "Buns with Filling"

Escobar Galindo, David. "Restless"

Gaite, Carmen Martin. "Advertising's Influence on Women"

García, Carlos Ernesto. Even Rage Will Rot; "Guaro Even 100 Proof Fails"

(2 folders)

Kattán Zablah, Jorge. "The Weasels" (aka "The Raccoons")

Levi, Enrique Jaramillo. "The Old Woman"

Lindo, Hugo. Only the Voice, 1984;  Sinfonia del Limite; The Ways of Rain

(14 folders)

Box 5: Oversize materials Mock up of cover for The Ways of Rain

Box 2 Lindo, Ricardo. "Cards"

Méndez, José María. "The Circle"

Ortega y Gasset, José. "The Misery & the Splendor of Translation"

Porpetta, Antonio. Ten Poems from Profaned Secrets

Quezada, José Rutilio. "No More Time to Run"

Quijada Urías, Alfonso. "To Tell the Story"

Rio, Nela. "Bella!! Bella!!" undated; "Lucrecia"; "The Mirrors Ask Questions"; "The Night of the Thousand Needles"; related materials

Rodriguez, Claudio. "Money"

Rodríquez Ruíz, Napoleón. "The Suicide of Chamiabak"

Savariego, Berta. "Meditations on a Mandolin"; "Fiesta in April"

Subseries: Writings by Miller

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 2 Bilingual Dictionaries: Spanish/English–English/Spanish. 1982

Culture embedded in language: Crossing the border. Remarks before workshop, Canada. 1999

The Dynamics of the Re-Creative Process in Translation: Hugo Lindo's Poetry. Dissertation. 1981

(3 folders)

The Metaphor and Modern Poetry. undated 

The Poetic Voice of Hugo Lindo. undated 

(4 folders)

La poètica del desplazamiento en la obra de Nella Rio. 2006 

The Poetry of Hugo Lindo. undated 

Retracing the Translation Process: Hugo Lindo's Only the Voice. 1981 

Subseries: Writings by others

Arranged alphabetically by author

Box 2 Alonso, Nancy. "Tirar la Primera Piedra," undated; "Diente por Diente," undated

Balaguer, Carlos. Various short stories

Canales, Jacque. "Safo," undated

Cruchaga, André. "Los Destellos del Tacto," undated

Durand, Mercedes. "Close-Up" and "A Orillas del Jalponga"

González Huguet, Carmen. "La Rosa Derribada"

Lindo, Hugo. Various articles and books

(2 folders)

Méndez, José María. "El Chal"

Porpetta Antonio. Various poems, short stories, articles, etc.

Velasco, Waldo Chang. "Princesas y Dragones"

Various writings. Mostly photocopies

Series: Box 2 Miscellaneous

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

ALTA Newsletter

Correspondence, etc. 2005-2006

(7 folders)

Newsletter expenses. 1991-2006

(4 folders)

Newsletters. May 1991-Feb. 1998

(incomplete run)

Box 3 Conferences

1987, Sept. 19-27. Bienal Internacional de Poesia, Madrid, Spain

1993, Sept. 13-15. Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía, Los Angeles, CA

1996, Dec. 5-7. First International Conference: Literary Translation to and from the Languages of Spain, Middlesex University, London

1997, Nov. Bienal Internacional de Poesia, Madrid, Spain

1979-2005. Programs, certificates, ads for various conferences, etc.

Curriculum Vitae. 2006-2007

Gatekeeper Award. Southern Methodist University in Spain, certificate. 1984

Permissions to translate from Carlos Ernesto García and Hugo Lindo

Teaching materials. Course assignments, student papers, handout and program for translation workshop: "Taller de traducción literia," etc.

Newspaper Clippings. 1998-2005

(2 folders)

(see also: Box 5)


Box 5: Oversize materials Various posters, clippings, etc.

Series: Box 4 Audio/visual

Subseries: Audio cassette tapes

Box 4 Antonio Porpetta Territorio del Fuego

Coro – Entre palabres

DCS Interview, Nov. 16, 1984


Hugo Lindo Desmesura, #1-#8

Hugo Lindo reading Solo la Voz

Hugo Lindo Solo la Voz, #22-#31

Juan Ruiz de Torres Verano, verano.

(2 copies)

Miller – Interview

Miller – Master

Subseries: CDs

Box 4 Antonio Porpetta Mi palabra y mi voz

Hugo Lindo Desmesura, tapes 1-8

Hugo Lindo Poetic Pieces

Hugo Lindo Solo la voz, one through twenty-one.

(4 copies)

Hugo Lindo Solo la voz, tape two, 32-47

Hugo Lindo Solo la voz, twenty two-thirty one

Hugo Lindo Solo la voz, two cantos, 32-47

(2 copies)

Juan Ruiz de Torres Verano, veran, side A

(3 copies)

Juan Ruiz de Torres Verano, verano, side B

(3 copies)

Subseries: LP recordings

Box 4 The Golden Treasury of Spanish American Verse Read by Manuel Duran, 1962

Jorge Luis Borges Sus poemas y su voz, 1967

Pablo Neruda Alturas de Macchu Picchu

Subseries: 7" reel-to-reel audio tape

Box 4 Hugo Lindo Sólo la voz, 1981

five unmarked

Subseries: Soundsheet (33 1/3 rpm)

Box 4 Hugo Lindo reading Canto XXXI

Subseries: VHS videocassette

Box 4 M. Argueta El Salvador, 1989