Contents and Arrangement

Photographs, 1974-1989, 1996

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Contains originals and some photocopies of black-and-white and color photographs of Arenas and his family and friends, as well as pictures taken in 1996 by Liliane Hasson of Arenas's family and his room in Cuba.


Organized into the following file groups: Arenas, family, and friends and Cuba.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Danielle Ford in February 2005. Finding aid written by Danielle Ford in February 2005.

Audiovisual materials from this collection were digitized in 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscripts may not be copied in any manner (Xerox, microfilm, digital, etc.). 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:

Photographs; Dolores Koch Collection of Reinaldo Arenas, C0984, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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Existence and Location of Copies

Materials appearing in this collection have been published under the following titles: Antes que anochezca (Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, 1992), Before Night Falls (New York: Viking Penguin, 1993), Farewell to the Sea, a Novel of Cuba (New York, N.Y.: Viking, 1986), La loma del angel (Barcelona: DADOR/Ediciones, 1987), Mona and Other Tales, (New York: Vintage, 2001), Otra vez el mar (Barcelona: Editorial Argos Vergara, 1982), El portero (Miami: Ediciones Universal, 1990).

Related Materials

Reinaldo Arenas Papers (C0232), Liliane Hasson Collection of Reinaldo Arenas (C0807).


"Dolores Koch: Perfil profesional" at El Cuento en Red consulted during preparation of biographical note.

Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990 (1943-1990)