Skip to main content

Norah Borges Letters

Identifier: MSH/LAT 0004

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the personal letters of Norah Borges. All but one letter are sent to Esther Haldo de Amorim, with one letter sent to Aurora Haldo de Haldo. Also included are four drawings by Borges, and two programs of Borges’ exhibitions. Materials include letters, postcards, drawings, and pamphlets.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1971


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

Norah Borges (1901-1998) was an Argentine artist and art critic. She wrote and illustrated books of poetry and was a member of the Florida Artist Group and the Avant-Garde movement. She also illustrated books of poetry for her brother, Jorge Luis Borges. Borges married Avant-Garde artist Guillermo de Torre in 1928. During the Second World War, Borges became a vocal supporter of la Junta de Victoria, an anti-fascist feminist group in Argentina, and her vocal protests against President Juan Perón landed her in a women’s prison for a month.


.5 Cubic feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

Collection deacidified in 2000.

Processing Information

Collection formerly numbered as MSH/SCL 1006.

Norah Borges Letters
Under Revision
Hannah E. Sabal
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556