Archives of Latin American Literature at Princeton
A recent article in Ñ, the cultural supplement of the Argentine daily Clarín, highlights Princeton’s growing collection of Latin American literary archives:
“La memoria de la literatura latinoamericana” by Juan José Mendoza
The history of the Latin American literary archives at Princeton dates back to 1974, when the library received a donation of papers from Chilean writer José Donoso, Princeton class of 1951. The archives have grown ever since, now numbering well over sixty collections, and a list of current holdings reads as a who’s who of Latin American authors: Reinaldo Arenas, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Julio Cortázar, José Donoso, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Garro, Juan José Saer, Emir Rodríguez Monegal, Alejandra Pizarnik, and Mario Vargas Llosa to name a few.
For a guide to the archives and related special collections at Princeton, see Archives of Latin American Writers and Intellectuals in the Manuscripts Division, created by Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies.
Finding aids for the collections can also be accessed directly at the following URL: http://findingaids.princeton.edu/topics/t36.