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Photograph of Gabriela Mistral. Photograph recto

Photograph of Gabriela Mistral

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After receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945, the Spanish Department of Barnard College held a reception in her honor. During this event, Mistral met Doris Dana, who had received a Bachelor's degree in Classics from Barnard and would later become her secretary, life partner, and her executor after her death. This photograph was taken in 1954, when Mistral served as Consul of Chile in New York. That same year, Columbia University awarded her the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa. Mistral died at Hempstead Hospital in New York on January 10, 1957, at the age of 67, accompanied by Doris Dana.

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