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Creator:
Slater, Ann Tashi
Title:
Ann Tashi Slater Collection of Cuban Writings
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/02870v90b
Dates:
1979-1987
Size:
2 boxes and 0.7 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2
Language:
Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

Consists of typescript drafts by Cuban writers collected by American author, translator, and educator Ann Tashi Slater (Princeton Class of 1984) on a trip to Cuba in 1987, with some later additions. Included are drafts of short stories and novels, primarily science fiction, by more than twelve different authors, one audio recording of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, and some letters.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of typescript drafts by Cuban writers, collected by American author, translator, and educator Ann Tashi Slater (Princeton Class of 1984) on a trip to Cuba in 1987, with some later additions. Included are drafts of short stories and novels, primarily science fiction, by more than twelve different authors. Four of the manuscripts are of published works, including Mas Alla de Sol (La Habana: Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, 1987) by Eduardo Frank and Amoroso Planeta (La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1983) by Daina Chaviano. Other writers represented include Arnoldo Aguila, Arturo Arango, Froilán Escobar, Luis Manuel Garcia, Chely Lima, Maria Elena Llana, Senel Paz, Roberto Pérez León, Antonio Orlando Rodríguez, and Alberto Serret.

Later additions to the collection include a cassette tape of an interview (1984) by Slater with Reinaldo Arenas, four typed manuscripts of stories (1980-1984) by Abilio Estévez, a photocopy of a typescript of the story "Erotica" (1985) by José Prats Sariol, a letter to Slater by Senel Paz with a printed copy of his story "Vacaciones," and two letters from Reinaldo Arenas to Slater.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Collection Creator Biography:

Slater, Ann Tashi

Ann Tashi Slater (Princeton Class of 1984) is an American author, translator, and educator.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Ann Tashi Slater '84 in 1996 (AM 1996-66), with additions in 2000 (AM 2001-02) and 2018 (AM 2019-30).

Appraisal

Nothing was removed from the collection during processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

Audiovisual materials from this collection were digitized in 2017.

Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in October 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Recording of an interview with Slater may be listened to but not reproduced.

Audiovisual Materials (Reading Room Access Only): Digital access copies are accessible on a computer in RBSC's reading room. For preservation reasons, physical access to original tapes is restricted.

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.

Credit this material:

Ann Tashi Slater Collection of Cuban Writings; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/02870v90b
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2