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Abreu, Juan
Juan Abreu Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1
Spanish; Castilian


Consists of manuscripts of A la Sombra del Mar and Libro de los Exhortaciones al Amor, notes, and one letter from Abreu to Reinaldo Arenas.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscripts of Abreu's A la Sombra del Mar and Libro de los Exhortaciones al Amor, notes, and one letter from Abreu to Reinaldo Arenas.

Collection Creator Biography:

Abreu, Juan

Born in Cuba in 1952, Juan Abreu specialized in painting and sculpture at Havana's San Alejandro School of Fine Arts before leaving Cuba in the Mariel boatlift of 1980. His earliest published works were A Mi Guia, a Mi Guia (1967), a collection of children's stories, and El Gigante Tragaceibas (1968), a children's novel. Later works include A la Sombra del Mar: Jornadas Cubanas con Reinaldo Arenas (1998), Garbageland (2001), and Cinco Cervezas (2004).

Collection History


Deposit of the author in 1985. AM 1986-51, 1995-71.


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

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.

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:

Juan Abreu Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1