Series 1: Notebooks

portions of 9 boxes

This collection is stored at Firestone Library and Firestone Library.

This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library. Box 86, folder 25 and box 89, folders 14-15 are stored in special vault facilities.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-.

Dates: 1958-1990.

Extent: portions of 9 boxes

Languages: Spanish or Castilian.

Access Restrictions

The letter by Luis Loayza dated June 30, 1964, shall remain closed to the public until 20 years after the death of Luis Loayza; the letters of Abelardo Oquendo dated November 11, 1958, August 2, 1962, February 14, June 6, July 3, August 18, September 1, October 13 and 29, December 14, 1964, and January 20, 1965 shall remain closed to the public until December 2018.


This series consists of 67 notebooks containing early drafts of La ciudad y los perros , La tía Julia y el escribidor , Pantaleón y las visitadoras , La guerra del fin del mundo , Historia de Mayta , and Elogio de la madrastra ; notes on the filming of Pantaleón y las visitadoras ; and drafts of essays and critical articles. See also series VII. Additional Papers.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Preferred Citation

Series 1: Notebooks; 1958-1990; Mario Vargas Llosa Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Notebooks A (1-4) 1972-1974 Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebooks B (1-5) 1968-1976 Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebooks C (1-9) 1977 September - 1980 March Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebooks D (1-2) 1958 August-1961 Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebooks E (1-4) 1970-1972 Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebook F dates not examined Box 3 Folder 7
    Notebooks G (1-4) dates not examined Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebooks H (1-8) 1958-1987 Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebooks I (1-7) 1965-1984 April Explore Multiple Containers
    Notebooks J (1-24) 1964-1990 Explore Multiple Containers

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