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Francisco María Núñez Monge papers

Call Number: MS 88


This collection consists of two typescripts: Legislación sobre el monopolio de Licores y la fábrica Nacional (a history of legislation on the liquor monopoly) (1940) and Estudio Histórico sobre la producción y el monopolio de licores en Costa Rica (a study on the historical production and monopoly of liquors in Costa Rica) (1941).


  • 1940, 1941


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Biography of Francisco María Nuñez Monge

Francisco María Nuñez Monge was born in Desamparados, Costa Rica in July 1892. He began working as a journalist in 1911 when he was still a teenager. He was self-taught in his career, since he had to leave high school at the age of 18.

At the age of 25, in 1917, Monge published his first significant book, Mi Tierra Nativa, a historical and geographical study of the town of Desamparados. As a journalist, he received the Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University and the García Monge Journalist Award.

After 43 years at the Diario de Costa Rica, Monge stopped working as a journalist. In 1964, he became head of the Library of the National Bank of Costa Rican. He died in March 12, 1984.

Additional publications by Monge include La evolución del periodismo en Costa Rica (1921, 1946), Anecdotario costarricense (1953), Rocinante y rucio; ensayo dos tesis (1965), and Julio Acosta (1973).

[Information for biographical note taken from “Francisco María Núñez. Ochenta y cinco años de vida, congoja y pena.” Motivación. Litho-Imprenta Metropolitana, 1977; pp1-2; and on the Municipalidad de Amparados website: ]


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Physical Location

MS 88

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Francisco María Núñez Monge, 1970.

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