Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1: Diaries, 1962-2004

5 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of Pitol's diaries. Note: diary entries for 1999 were done in Cuaderno de Trabajo No. 24. This notebook is filed in Series 2: Notebooks. For other 1999 entries see Cuaderno de Trabajo No. 26. Diary entries for 2003 were done in Cuaderno de Trabajo No. 25 and No. 28. These two Cuadernos are filed in Series 2: Notebooks. Diary entries for 2004 were done in Cuaderno de Trabajo No. 33. This Cuaderno is filed in Series 2: Notebooks.


Chronologically. Diaries were labeled and numbered by Pitol's assistants in 2008.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the 2015 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was re-processed by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in November 2015. Finding aid written by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in November 2015.

This collection was originally processed by Carolina Gamboa-Hoyos in October 2008. Finding aid written by Carolina Gamboa-Hoyos in November 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This 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:

Subseries 1: Diaries; Sergio Pitol Papers, C1283, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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