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Oquendo, Abelardo, 1930-
Abelardo Oquendo Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Spanish; Castilian


Consists of letters received (1958-1974) by Peruvian author Abelardo Oquendo.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately 149 letters (1958-1974) received by Oquendo from Mario Vargas Llosa, a fellow Peruvian author. The letters have return addresses from Madrid, Paris, London, and Barcelona. Also included are 33 letters (1970-1993) by Alfredo Bryce Echenique and 54 letters (1966-1983) by Julio Ramon Ribeyro.

Collection Creator Biography:

Oquendo, Abelardo, 1930-

Abelardo Oquendo is a Peruvian author.

Collection History


This collection was purchased from Abelardo Oquendo in 1995.

AM 1995-74, AM 1995-47.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Abelardo Oquendo Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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