Josephine Niggli’s Letter to Family -­- June, 20th 1935

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Corrine Roberts (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
Advisor
Brian Gastle

Abstract: The following edition is based on a letter written by playwright, novelist, and poet Josefina Niggli, addressed to her family on June 20th, 1935. The letter itself, written home to her family, recounts Niggli’s experiences during auditions, a musical performance, and a school dance while at UNC Chapel Hill. Born Josephine Maria Niggli, it is worth noting that the spelling of Ms. Niggli’s first name changed throughout her life. Although she does not use her own name when signing this letter in particular, other letters written during this time period (located in the Hunter Library Special Collections) show she was still using the name Josephine while studying at Chapel Hill. This edition is titled using this spelling in order to maintain historical accuracy. Some of Niggli’s early works are published under the name Josephina and her later works use the name Josefina; additionally her death certificate lists her as Josefina Niggli. This name change signifies a move toward a more traditionally Spanish spelling, which is no surprise as Niggli always felt a strong connection to her Mexican birthplace as evidenced in her life and writing.

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Other
Language: English
Date: 2015

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