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Series 7: Audiocassettes and Videocassettes, 1982
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Five cassettes, recorded on both sides, of Fuentes reading his English version of his play Orchids in the Moonlight, probably recorded in 1982, and 31 other unprocessed audiocassettes. This series also includes 24 videocassettes of the author's speeches, interviews, and presentations on television, including The Buried Mirror series.
Arranged by genre of material.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Claire A. Johnston in 1998. Finding aid written by Claire A. Johnston in 1998.
Finding aid updated with new materials by Armando Suárez, with the assistance of Alice Griffin and Alia M. Wood, in December 2019. Letters from Carlos Fuentes to Carolyn Pfeiffer processed and added to finding aid by Armando Suárez in October 2021.
The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
This 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.
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.
- 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.
This collection contains digital files in the following formats: Microsoft Word and WordPerfect. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.
Access to digital material in this collection is available on-site in the Special Collections Firestone Reading Room. For more information please contact Special Collections Public Services staff.
- Credit this material:
Series 7: Audiocassettes and Videocassettes; Carlos Fuentes Papers, C0790, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 140
The biographical sketch is based partly on information obtained in Retrato de Carlos Fuentes (Madrid: Círculo de Lectores, 1995).
- Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Brandt & Brandt
Asturias, Miguel Ángel
Benítez, Fernando, 1912-2000
Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983.
Cabrera Infante, G. (Guillermo), 1929-2005
Donoso, José, 1924-1996.
García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014
Mendoza, María Luisa
Monsiváis, Carlos, 1938-2010
Pacheco, José Emilio
Peden, Margaret Sayers.
Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008.
Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959.
Styron, William, 1925-2006.
Vargas Llosa, Mario (1936)