Guide to the Quince Años Documentation

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1163
Creators:
Erevia, Angela, Sister, MCDP
Dates:
1985-2000
Languages:
English
Some materials in the collection are in Spanish.
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The Quince Años Documentation is a collection of liturgical publications, handbooks, and audiovisual materials created by Sister Angela Erevia, Missionary of Cathecists of Divine Providence and Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Dodge City, Kansas. The materials were formulated in order to be shared with the surrounding Catholic community and used as preparatory tools for youth, their families, and religious staff who would be partaking in the Quince Años celebration.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of liturgical materials, audiovisual aids, and hymnals developed by Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP, intended for use during the religious observance portion of the Quince Años (fifteenth birthday) celebration. The handbooks and booklets included in the collection are intended to prepare quinceañera/quinceañero youth, their families, and religious staff for the Quince Años celebration while also centering the Catholic faith.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series. Materials are arranged topically.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The celebration of Quince Años is a social, coming-of-age event that is held when US Latino and Latin American youth (usually young women) turn fifteen years old to celebrate their societal debut into adulthood. Quince Años are celebrated throughout Latin America and in parts of the United States. Young women celebrating their Quince Años are referred to as quinceañeras, while young men are called quinceañeros. While Quince Años celebrations are not meant to be religious, families of Catholic quinceañeras and quinceañeros who wished to center their Catholic faith as part of the celebration have worked with religious staff to incorporate Catholic elements and practices. Sister Angela Erevia, part of the Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence and current Director of Hispanic Ministry through the Diocese of Dodge City, developed pamphlets and videos to help quinceañera and quinceañero youth, their families, and religious staff prepare for the religious part of the Quince Años celebration.

Administration
Separated Materials
Natalia Flores donated artifacts to the Division of Home and Community Life in 2009. See accession #: 2009.0169.001 (Quinceanera dress worn by Natalia Flores); 2009.0169.002 (Quinceanera shoes worn with the dress); 2009.0169.003 (tiara worn with the Quinceanera dress); and 2009.0169.004 (bouquet (not flowers or dried) carried with the dress).
Processing Information
Collection processed by María Daniela Jiménez, LMSP Fellow, Summer 2017, under the direct supervision of Alison Oswald.
Author
María Daniela Jiménez
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center by Sister Angela Erevia in 2009.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Quince Años Documentation, 1985-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for these materials remains the property of the Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence, 2318 Castroville Road, San Antonio, Texas 78237.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Compact discs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catholicism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catholic Church -- Liturgy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hymnals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liturgical texts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latinos in American society and culture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hymns Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quinceañera (Social custom) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catholic Church Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives