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Irby, James East, 1931-
James East Irby Collection on José Bianco and Jorge Luis Borges
Manuscripts Division
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of papers on the Argentine writers José Bianco (1908-1986) and Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) collected or written by Princeton professor James East Irby.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers on the Argentine writers José Bianco (1908-1986) and Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) collected or written by Irby. Included are three letters (1970-1973) by Bianco to Irby; three letters (1970) by Irby to Bianco; photocopies of two typescript articles by Bianco, "El Angel de las Tinieblas" and "Pinera, narrador"; a photocopy of a printed article by Bianco, "El sentido de mal en la obra de Proust"; and various autograph and typescript drafts (with some holograph corrections) of an article entitled "Encuentro con Borges" by Irby based on an interview with Borges, with a copy of the journal Revista de la Universidad de Mexico (Mexico, June 1962) in which it was published.

Collection Creator Biography:

Irby, James East, 1931-

James East Irby was a professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Princeton University.

Collection History


Gift of James East Irby. AM 2001-22.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research/

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

James East Irby Collection on José Bianco and Jorge Luis Borges; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1