Hans Otto Storm Papers, 1937-1948

  • Title: Hans Otto Storm Papers, 1937-1948
  • Creator: Storm, Hans Otto, 1895-1941
  • Date: 1937-1948
  • Collection Number: MSS 89 BC
  • Size: 1 box .38 cu. ft.
  • Repository: University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
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  • Scope and Content: This collection consists of various writings by Hans Otto Storm, as well as some notes and essays by his wife, Grace Cleone Camp. These writings include short stories, essays (some published), a play, letters (primarily about other travelers along his journeys), a translation (from Spanish to English, of a piece of work by Federico Garcia Lorca), notes, and poetry. The latter item is criticized in Storm's own hand noting his shortcomings in trying to be both "whimsical and bitter at the same time." Many of his writings reflect Storm's business experiences and interactions with other foreigners in Peru. While later items comment eloquently on the intricacies of Latin American Spanish, his earlier letters reveal his strained efforts to even understand a menu written in that language. His writings also demonstrate a theoretical interest in the works of Max Weber and Thorstein Veblen.
  • Access Terms:
    • Storm, Hans Otto, 1895-1941
    • Camp, Grace Cleone
    • Peru--Description and travel
    • Nicaragua--Description and travel
    • Peru--History
    • Authors, American--California
    • Travel writing
    • Travelers' writing, American--Peru
    • Travelers' writing, American--Nicaragua
    • Deportation--Peru