The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
Samuel Gili Gaya (1892–1976) was born in Lérida, Spain. He was a linguist and the author of several books on grammar, phonetics, and lexicography. He visited Puerto Rico in 1930 and again in 1958 and 1959. On these three occasions the University of Puerto Rico had invited him to teach courses on Spanish language and literature. Gili Gaya also gave several lectures at the Instituto de Cultural Puertorriqueña [Puerto Rican Cultural Institute] and the Casa de España. His book Funciones gramaticales en el habla infantil [Grammatical Functions in Children’s Speech]—published by the University of Puerto Rico during his final visit in 1959—was based on his years of research in Puerto Rico. Índice magazine was founded in 1929 by the writers Antonio S. Pedreira, Samuel R. Quiñones, Alfredo Collado Martell, and Vicente Géigel Polanco. Índice was primarily concerned with exploring the nature and idiosyncrasies of the Puerto Rican people, according to Josefina Rivera de Álvarez. Índice magazine ceased publication in mid-1931.