Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Correspondence, 1958-2008

21 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists of Fierro's and Vitale's correspondence with writers, critics, publishers, artists, educational and artistic institutions, and friends. There are Ms and TMs letters and e-mail printouts. Some writings, newspaper clippings, photos, and printed materials have been kept with their related correspondence. For writings by Fierro and Vitale see Series 2, for writings by other authors see Series 3. Major correspondents include Claribel Alegría, Reinaldo Arenas, Italo Calvino, Rosario Castellanos, Julio Cortázar, Eliseo Diego, José Donoso, Jorge Guillén, Clarice Lispector, Dulce María Loynaz, Augusto Monterroso, Alvaro Mutis, Nicanor Parra, Octavio Paz, Nélida Piñón, Gonzalo Rojas, Ernesto Sábato, and María Elena Walsh.

The list of Uruguayan writers include, among many others, Hugo Achúgar, Fernando Ainsa, María de Montserrat, Roberto Apparatto, Jorge Arbeleche, Nancy Bacelo, Orfila Bardesio, Washington Benavides, Mario Benedetti, Herbert Benítez Pezzolano, Lisa Block de Behar, Carlos Brandy, Luis Bravo, Fernando Butazzoni, Sarandy Cabrera, Luis Campodónico, Martha Canfield, Hiber Conteris, Helena Corbellini, Rubén Cotelo, Rafael Courtoise, Juan Cunha, Roberto Echavarren, Adolfo Elizaincín, Eduardo Espina, Francisco Espínola, Alfredo Fressia, Eduardo Galeano, Hugo García Robles, Marosa di Giorgio, Saúl Ibargoyen, Iván Kmaid, Carlos Maggi, Circe Maia, Carlos Martínez Moreno, Roberto Mascaró, Aldo Mazzucchelli, Alicia Migdal, Eduardo Milán, Álvaro Miranda, María de Montserrat, Mabel Moraña, Mariela Nigro, Álvaro Ojeda, Juan Carlos Onetti, Tatiana Oroño, Esteban Otero, Clemente Padín, Marcelo Pareja, Ricardo Paseyro, Wilfredo Penco, Cecilio Peña, Idelfonso Pereda Valdés, Luis Pereira, Cristina Peri Rossi, Teresa Porzecanski, Salvador Puig, Ángel Rama, Emir Rodríguez Monegal, Eduardo Roland, Jorge Ruffinelli, Gabriel Saad, María Inés Silva Vila, Armonía Somers, Jesualdo Sosa, Danubio Torres Fierro, Elías Uriarte, Hugo Verani, Idea Vilariño, Carlos Alberto Villanueva, Raúl Zaffaroni, and Alberto Zum Felde.


Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent name. Unidentified and unsigned letters are filed at the end.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Carolina Gamboa-Hoyos in July-September, 2008. Finding aid written by Carolina Gamboa-Hoyos in September 22, 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, but the correspondence with Alejandro Rossi and Guillermo Sheridan has been restricted by Enrique Fierro and Ida Vitale until the death of Rossi, Sheridan, Fierro, and Vitale.

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:

Series 1: Correspondence; Enrique Fierro and Ida Vitale papers, C1249, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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