José Ramón Zengotitabengoa Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ076

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0246

-Dirr, Michael A. Manual of woody landscape plants: their identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation and uses.

-Kantu Kanta Khantore. 1967.

-Euskaldunak Munduan: Building the future. Vitoria–Gasteiz, 1996.

-Euskal Aste Nagusia = Semana Nacional Vasca. 1997.

-Fees, P.; Boehme, Sarah E. Frontier America: Art and Treasures of the old West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

-Euskal Autonomi Elkarteaz kanpoko euskal gizatalde eta etxeekiko harremanetarakoari buruzko legea = Ley de Relaciones con las colectividades y centros vascos en el exterior de la Comunidad Autonoma del Pais Vasco. Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1994.

-El Pais Vasco y la Union Europea = Euskal Herria eta Europar Alkargoa. 1994.

-Aresti, Gabriel. Raices del Euskal Herria = Euskal sustraiak.

-Vargas Llosa, M. La Guerra del fin del mundo.

-Arrizabalaga, B. Foru Jauregia = Palacio foral.

-Benitez, B. El agua envenenada. Mexico, 1961.

-Zimnik, Reiner. Los tambores. Editorial Lumen, 1978.

-Calderon de la Barca, M. La vida en Mexico durante una residencia de dos años en ese pais. Mexico, 1978.

-Arrieta, Judas. Exposicion de los becarios de ayuntamiento de Hondarribia = Hondarribiako Udaletxeko bekarioen erakusketa. 1997.

-Law of relations with Basque communities outside the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country = Euskal Autonomi Elkarteaz kanpoko euskal gizatalde eta etxeekiko harremanetarakoari buruzko legea. Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1994.

-Herrien Europa = Europa de los pueblos = L’Europe des peuples = Europe of the people. 1994.

-Lund, H.C. Wildflowers of sleeping bear. 1978.

-Saavedra, C. "Construccion naval y hombres de mar en Portugalete


  • 1949-2005

Language of Materials

Most of the Materials are in Spanish, but there are also plenty of materials in Basque and English


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

José Ramón Zengotitabengoa (Zaldibar, 1938) moved to the United States at a young age. He worked as a businessman in Chicago, in the steel industry. He became one of the main promoters of the creation of the Society for Basque Studies in America, of which he was president for many years. He was also the driving force behind the movement to erect the Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in Reno in 1989, as his efforts were crucial in obtaining the $350,000 funding from both sides of the Atlantic. Apart from this monument, he was also behind the building of a traditional Basque fishing boat, the trainera Ameriketatik, which was a gift to the Basque Country from the Basques in the United States. Zengotitabengoa and his wife moved to Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2006, as he wanted to learn Basque. They currently reside there.


EUSKAL KAZETA. Cengotitabengoa Honored at Hall of Fame Dinner in Washington D.C. Nov. 7 [online]:

EUSKAL KULTURA. Durangoko Azokak "inurri-lana" aitortuko du aurten, tartean, Diasporaren ordezkari, Jose Ramon Zengotitabengoari [online]:


3 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


Books collected by José Ramón Zengotitabengoa on various different topics.

A guide to the papers of José Ramón Zengotitabengoa
Irati Urkitza Ansoelaga
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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