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Collection Overview

Ferré, Rosario, 1942-.
Rosario Ferré Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1970-2005 (mostly 1972-1980)
4 boxes and 1.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4
Spanish; Castilian English


Consists of papers of Rosario Ferré, a Puerto Rican novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who edited Zona de carga y descarga, a prominent Puerto Rican literary magazine, between 1972 and 1975.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of Ferré's personal correspondence and literary correspondence relating to Zona. Also included are a typescript of her novel Maldito Amor and a comprehensive index of Zona.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ferré, Rosario, 1942-.

Rosario Ferré is a Puerto Rican novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, in 1938, Ferré graduated Manhattanville College in New York as an English major. In 1985, she received a Masters degree in Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Puerto Rico, and later earned a PhD from the University of Maryland in 1987. From 1972 to 1975, Ferré edited the literary magazine Zona de carga y descarga, which published works by young Puerto Rican writers. Works by Ferré include Maldito Amor, The Youngest Doll, Las Dos Vecinas: Poemas y Cuentos, and several volumes of essays, including Sitio a Eros.

Collection History


Gift of Rosario Ferré in 2006 .


No further accruals are expected.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Danielle Ford in July 2006. Finding aid written by Danielle Ford in July 2006.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is 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:

Rosario Ferré 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