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Flora Mae Hood Papers

Identifier: MSS-259-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains material for the children's book One Luminaria for Antonio, by Flora Hood, and consists of 24 colored illustrations mounted on poster board, one mock-up of the book, and one typed corrected manuscript of the book. The story revolves around a young boy and his quest to create a luminaria on Christmas Eve. The book was illustrated by Ann Kirn.


  • 1966


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Collection is open for research.

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Flora Mae Hood was born July 1, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky. She taught at various schools in North Carolina and South Carolina, and later for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and North Carolina. She then became a full time writer publishing a number of children's books.


1 box (.3 cu. ft.)


The collection consists of material for the book, One Luminaria for Antonio,, written by Flora Hood, illustrated by Ann Kirn, and published in 1966.

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • Harte, Barbara and Riley, Carolyn, eds. Contemporary Authors, vol. 5-8R. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1969.
Finding Aid of the Flora Mae Hood Papers, 1966
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131