The Francisco Jiménez Papers, 1962-2010, document Jiménez’s achievements as a writer and university professor. Jiménez’s written works, primarily collections of short stories, document his childhood and adolescence as the son of migrant farm workers. He recounts his personal and academic journey, from working alongside his parents while living in abject poverty and struggling to learn English at school, to eventually receiving his BA at Santa Clara University, as well as his MA and Ph.D. at Columbia, and returning to SCU as a professor, where he would teach for more than four decades. The collection ranges from paper materials and correspondence from his teaching career; to letters, certificates, plaques, and newspaper articles concerning his written works; to art projects and letters from students after reading his books.
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