Scope and arrangement
Navarra created four massive scrapbooks (three were previously dis-bound) to reflect her professional career in the performing arts, and to a lesser extent her family and social life. The scrapbooks hold clippings, certificates, letters, photographs, programs, posters, sketches, an artifact and slides. There are also three binders of slides.
Taller de Histriones is represented by two scrapbooks that document their first production Los Tres Cornudas (The Three Cuckoides), to one of their entitled Polimnia. A feature of the Taller de Histriones scrapbooks involves Navarra's use of borderless oversize photographs. This results with a dramatic close-up of the mimes. The production La Mujer del Abanico (The Woman's Fan) represents an example of behind-the-scenes. The makeup artist applies makeup similar to Kabuki dancers. Articles, reviews, and interviews of Navarra were also evident. Other productions include Abelard and Heloise, Asintola,Esperando a Godot (Navarra performed), Ocho Y Mujeres, and La Olla.
Another scrapbook spans Navarra's childhoodthrough her professional career. Family photographs show a prosperous upbringing with her sister Ana Garcia and family portraits with their mother. Other photographs and printed matter include Navarra's professional debut at the end of World War II; traveling abroad with Jose Greco and troupe to Madrid and Paris, and extensive photographs of her stage wardrobe.
Navarra also retained materials from the productions of Ballets de San Juan such as newspaper advertisements for the shows, programs, and photographs of Navarra and her sister Ana Garcia. It was during this period in the 1950's that Navarra began to employ large borderless photographs of her in performance. These photographs show multiple stage movements of the dancers. Other photographs show Navarra enjoying social activities with her friends and fellow performers. The latter half of the scrapbook is similar to the last scrapbook (incomplete), and represents mostly the post-performance accomplishments of Navarra, accolades and social activities.
There is also a plaque and three volumes of slides of productions.
The scrapbooks and the slides are chronologically arranged.