Contents and Arrangement

Press, 1947-2012

25 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This file group consists primarily of clippings, newspapers, and magazines containing essays and articles by and about Carlos Fuentes, including reviews of his works, interviews, events he participated on, life events such as Fuentes' 80th birthday, and other topics, including literature, politics, economics, and social issues. Other materials include agendas, correspondence, and other documents, chiefly related to press events. Also included are clippings and some photographs related to Carlos Fuentes' parents, Rafael Fuentes and Berta Macías, particularly in relation to his father's diplomatic career.


Materials have been maintained, for the most part, as received by the repository.

Collection History

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Press; Carlos Fuentes Papers, C0790, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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