Joan Errea papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains handwritten manuscripts and drafts, both in Basque and English, of Joan Errea's published and unpublished work, plus a small selection of memorabilia.
- Majority of material found within 1990-2016
- Errea, Joan (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English and Basque.
Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.
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.
1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
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.
- 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.
- Errea, Joan (Person)
- A Guide to the Papers of Joan Errea
- Iñaki Arrieta Baro
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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