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Collection Overview

Creator:
Franqui, Carlos, 1921-2010
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Carlos Franqui Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/t435gc999
Dates:
1952-1981 (mostly 1957-1962)
Size:
24 boxes and 9.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-24
Language:
English

Abstract

The Carlos Franqui Collection contains works and correspondence of Cuban journalist, poet, and essayist Carlos Franqui, who moved to Europe in 1968 after becoming dissatisfied with Castro's Cuban regime. Included are manuscripts for Diario de la Revolucion Cubana (1976), Cuba, Libro de los Doce (1977), and Retrato de Familia con Fidel (1981) concerning the Cuban revolution of 1959 and Franqui's association with Fidel Castro.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection contains works and correspondence of Franqui, who moved to Europe in 1968 after becoming dissatisfied with Castro's Cuban regime. Included are manuscripts for Diario de la Revolucion Cubana (Barcelona: R. Torres, 1976), Cuba, Libro de los Doce (Mexico: Ediciones Era, 1977), and Retrato de Familia con Fidel (Barcelona; Caracas: Seix Barral, 1981) concerning the Cuban revolution of 1959 and Franqui's association with Fidel Castro. There is correspondence with Latin American intellectuals, cultural leaders, and politicians, such as Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Guillermo Comacho. Also included are transcripts of Cuban radio broadcasts (1957-1958) given by Franqui and others, papers (1957-1958) concerning the Movimiento Revolucionario 26 de Julio, and a large collection (1959-1962) of typescript and printed speeches and interviews of Fidel Castro.

Collection Creator Biography:

Franqui, Carlos, 1921-2010

Carlos Franqui is a Cuban revolutionary leader, journalist, poet, and essayist.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Carlos Franqui in 1985-1989.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Carlos Franqui Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/t435gc999
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184