Series 6: Political Archive

58 boxes (39 partial)

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: 1987-1991.

Extent: 58 boxes (39 partial)

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 Vargas Llosa's political correspondence, primarily covering the years 1988 to 1991, with the general public and with Peruvian politicians such as Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Luis Bedoya Reyes, and Javier Silva Ruete. There is also a large amount of correspondence with other leaders of Movimiento Libertad and Vargas Llosa's presidential campaign staff such as Luis Bustamante Belaunde, Miguel Cruchaga, Miguel Vega Alvear, Enrique Ghersi, Frederick Cooper Llosa, and Jorge Salmón Jordán. There are also manuscripts of speeches delivered by Vargas Llosa; preliminary drafts and printed versions of publications of FREDEMO and Movimiento Libertad such as Bases para el Plan de Gobierno (1990-1995) , Acción para el cambio , and El país que vendrá ; and correspondence and printed material related to two conferences held in Lima, Peru: the First National Congress of Movimiento Libertad (April 14-16, 1989), and the other, a world meeting sponsored by the Peruvian association "Associación Pro-Desarrollo," "La Revolución de la Libertad" (March 7-9, 1990). The sub-series for Movimiento Libertad and FREDEMO include manuscripts of speeches and political papers by Vargas Llosa and others. The photographs sub-series also includes approximately 20 photographs of Alberto Fujimori campaigning in Peru during the first round of elections (April 1990), and a small amount of miscellaneous printed material. See also series VII. Additional Papers.


This series is arranged into nine subseries: General Correspondence, Campaign Correspondence, Movimento Libertad [Libertad Movement], Frente Democrático [FREDEMO], Photographs, Miscellaneous Printed Material, Acción Solidaria [Joint Action], Programa de Apoyo Social [PAS] [Social Support Program], and Miscellaneous.

Preferred Citation

Series 6: Political Archive; 1987-1991; Mario Vargas Llosa Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Subseries 6A: General Correspondence 1988-1990 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6B: Campaign Correspondence 1989-1991 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6C: Movimiento Libertad [Liberty Movement] 1987-1991 April Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6D: Frente Democrático [FREDEMO] 1975-1995 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6E: Photographs 1990 April 8 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6F: Miscellaneous Printed Material 1989-1991 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6G: Acción Solidaria [Joint Action] 1989 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6H: Programa de Apoyo Social [PAS] [Social Support Program] dates not examined Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6I: Miscellaneous dates not examined Explore Multiple Containers

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