Archives of Latin American Literature at Princeton

A selection of Latin American papers from the Manuscripts Division, Rare Books and Special Collections.


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:

See also: Carlos Fuentes and Latin American Literary Archives at Princeton.


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