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Ribeiro, Carlos, 1908-1993.
Carlos Ribeiro Papers
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1938-1993 (mostly 1955-1967)
4 boxes and 2.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4


Consists of the business and personal papers of Carlos Ribeiro, founder and owner of Livraria São José, a well-known bookstore and cultural center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of the business and personal papers of Carlos Ribeiro, and includes correspondence from Brazilian authors, photographs of Ribeiro and various literary figures, two reception books and a necktie signed by numerous authors and other intellectuals, writings by Ribeiro and others, printed matter, and miscellaneous materials.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ribeiro, Carlos, 1908-1993.

Born in Brazil in 1908, Carlos Ribeiro was trained in bookselling by José de Mattos at his famous Livraria Quaresma in Rio de Janeiro. Ribeiro later opened the Livraria São José, which became a cultural center, publishing new authors, holding book signings, and hosting gatherings of intellectuals. Ribeiro also participated in the Sindicato dos Editores and helped to create Rio de Janeiro's Feira do Livro (book fair). Ribeiro died in 1993.

Collection History


Purchased from Susan Bach in 2002 (2003-11).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Danielle Ford in February 2007. Finding aid written by Danielle Ford in February 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The 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.

Credit this material:

Carlos Ribeiro Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4