Contents and Arrangement

Audiorecordings, 1974 November 22-1990 February 22

3 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 59 audio recordings and selected correspondence and articles by Chavkin, who covered events in Chile for various publications in the 1970s, primarily after the military junta of 1973. Included are recordings taken from the radio shows, "Radio Habana, Cuba" and "De Chile y Para Chile," of interviews (1974-1978) with Augusto Pinochet, Joan Jara, Carmen Castillo, Laura Allende, Miguel Schweitzer, Beatriz Allende, and others, and many other recordings of interviews conducted by Chavkin with various people discussing Salvador Allende, Pablo Neruda, and the political, social, and economic conditions in Chile. Also present are a typescript of an interview with Harald Edelstam, Swedish Ambassador to Chile; various articles and editorials by Chavkin about Chile; a small amount of correspondence with Ximena de la Barra MacDonald, G. Perotti, Harald Edelstam, and others; photographs of Chile under military rule; and a typescript, with autograph corrections, of an unpublished English translation of Chile: The Executioners (Las Fuerza Armadas de Chile, 1976), by Fernando Rivas Sanchez and Elizabeth Reiman Weigert.


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Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This 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.

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. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Public Services staff.

Credit this material:

Audiorecordings; Samuel Chavkin Papers, C0786, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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