Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1A: Poetry, 1944-1976

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of a small collection of works by the Cuban dramatist, novelist, poet and literary critic, Virgilio Piñera, including manuscripts of various poems, an unfinished play, Un Pico O Un Pala?, theatrical sketches, and El Guante De Crin, a prose essay. The collection also contains Piñera's extensive correspondence with Humberto Rodriguez Tomeu (1919-1994), a Cuban short story writer and translator, and Witold Gombrowicz's correspondence with Rodriguez Tomeu. Also included are an audiocassette of Piñera reading his poetry, photographs of Piñera (1946-1960s), and programs from various productions of Piñera plays in Cuba and England.


Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Collection History

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:

Subseries 1A: Poetry; Virgilio Piñera Collection, C0749, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1