Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1B: Nonfiction, 1640-1979

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Nonfiction subseries contains Oliver's typescript and autograph manuscripts and notes of nonfiction articles, book and film reviews, speeches, conference papers, and sections of her published memoirs. This subseries is divided in two sections, General (1), and Articles, Speeches, and Notes (2). Each section is arranged alphabetically by subject, and, if there are multiple items on the same subject, the items are arranged chronologically within each subject. The manuscripts in the first section consist of her autobiographical writings, some of which can be identified as drafts of her memoirs, and the material in the second section consists of Oliver's nonfiction writings, arranged by subject. The nonfiction articles are in Spanish and English, and were written for a variety of publications in Latin America, Italy, and the United States. The subjects of Oliver's articles include North American novelists, Cuba in the 1960s, Pablo Neruda, the peace organization World Council of Peace, and reports on her visits to China, India, Ceylon, and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s.


Arranged by genre of material.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Claire A. Johnston in 1998. Finding aid written by Claire A. Johnston in 1998.

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.

Credit this material:

Subseries 1B: Nonfiction; María Rosa Oliver Papers, C0829, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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