Rafael Fernández-Shaw Iturralde Archive

(Madrid, 1905 - Madrid, 1967)

Date added: 2002

Contains: Manuscripts, correspondence and newspaper articles.

Rafael Fernández-Shaw

Description of the archive

Identification details

Reference code: ES. 28006.BFJM/

Title/Name: Rafael Fernández-Shaw Iturralde Archive

Dates: 1920-1967

Citation format: Rafael Fernández-Shaw Iturralde Archive (Library of the Juan March Foundation. Madrid)

Description level: Collection


Archival history: All the papers of Rafael Fernández-Shaw remained in his possession during his lifetime and on his death passed to his heirs, who in 2002 decided to donate the

Institutional history/biographical sketch: Rafael Fernández-Shaw was born in Madrid in 1905. He was an officer of the Bank of Spain and subsequently conservator of the Bank of Spain building. As a librettist he often worked in collaboration with his brother Guillermo or with Federico Romero. His first zarzuela, "La barbiana", with music by Leopoldo Magenti, premiered in 1932. Other noteworthy titles are "El canastillo de fresas", with music by Jacinto Guerrero, and the revue "A todo color", with music by Manuel Parada. He was awarded the National Theatre Prize in 1949 and, like his father and brother, contributed to the greatness of Spanish musical theatre. He died in Madrid in 1967.

Manner of acquisition: DONATION

Content and Structure

Scope and Content: Most of the documents in this collection belong to one or other of the following groups: handwritten and printed works, press clippings, concert programmes, photographs, personal papers and a large collection of correspondence.

Evaluation, selection, removal: Given their historical interest, all the documents are to be preserved permanently, in accordance with Law 16/1985 of 25 June on Spanish Historical Heritage.

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Conditions governing access: The documents are open to all.

Conditions governing reproduction: Reproduction is permitted for research and study purposes.

Language/script(s) of the documents: The predominant language is Spanish.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Most of the documents are in good condition.

Notes and Control

Notes: The collection is digitized

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