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Joan Errea papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ096
The collection contains handwritten manuscripts and drafts, both in Basque and English, of Joan Errea's published and unpublished work, plus a small selection of memorabilia.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1990-2016
  • 1940-2017

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Basque.

Restrictions

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

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Biographical Note

Joan Errea (1934-2016), born Paris, was born in Ely (Nevada) in a Basque shepherds family. Both her parents, Arnaud Paris and Marie Jeanne Goyhenetche, were born in the Basque region of Lower Navarre and migrated to the American West, where they met and married. When Joan was born, the family still spent most of the year in a shepherding wagon, looking for the flock. Later, the family settled south of Ely and, finally, near Winnemucca. Here Joan learned English (Basque was family language), attended high-school and married to Louis Errea. Her father's death soon after arriving in Winnemucca, deeply impacted Joan's life and literary work, due to her close relationship with Arnaud who taught Joan to write poetry.

After retiring in 1998, Joan started to write, authoring several books and publishing two: My Mama Marie and A Man called Aita. Errea's writing is focused on family relations and the Basque shepherding experience in Nevada.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in a series per each literary work, plus a memorabilia series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Lianne Iroz and Louis M. Errea, Joan Errea's children, in 2018.

Related Materials

Wiliam A. Douglass Research Collection on Beltran Paris, BAQ046. Jon Bilbao Basque Library, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Errea, J. (2013). My mama marie. Reno, Nevada: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Errea, J., & Salaburu Etxeberria, P. (2017). A man called aita. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Errea, J., & Salaburu Etxeberria, P. (2016). Aita deitzen zen gizona: A man called aita. Arre: Pamiela.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Papers of Joan Errea
Status
completed
Author
IƱaki Arrieta Baro
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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