Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1B: Notebooks, 1977-2001

6 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 29 notebooks in which García Vega recorded daily diary entries, ideas, drafts of poems, stories and correspondence, fragments of poems and stories, recollections of dreams, quotations, and his own responses to literature and art. The notebooks are largely undated and untitled. García Vega did number pages in many of the notebooks and often compiled indexes inside the front and back covers pointing to particular stories, poems, or fragments within the notebook. Where there is a distinct title written by García Vega it is indicated (See Notebook 11-16, 19, 27).


Most notebooks in this subseries are undated and unnamed. Where there is a date or title, it is indicated. Otherwise, the notebooks are arranged loosely based on physical likeness or theme, as apparent in the content.

Collection History


No materials were separated during 2011 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jill Baron in 2011. Finding aid written by Jill Baron in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is 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:

Subseries 1B: Notebooks; Lorenzo García Vega Papers, C1411, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-6

Find More


Fowler, Victor, "De un notario incómodo," Revista Encuentro de la cultura cubana 21/22 (2001): 38-43; Ponte, Antonio José, El libro perdido de los Origenistas. Sevilla: Editorial Renacimiento, 2004; Ponte, Antonio José. Prólogo to El oficio de perder, by Lorenzo García Vega, 7-11. Sevilla: Espuela de Plata, 2005.

Orígenes (Association)
Llinás, Guido
Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998