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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:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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 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:

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

Permanent URL:
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4