Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1A: "Cuadernos", 1973-2009

5 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The "cuadernos" consist of bound notebooks in which Rossi recorded daily entries concerning intellectual and personal matters. In them Rossi comments on ideas, works of art, and his writing activities, but also on domestic activities, his health, social engagements, friends, and the like. These diaries paint a robust biographical portrait of Rossi, but also depict Rossi's literary and social milieu in great detail, which will be invaluable to researchers interested in the cadre of intellectuals who contributed to the literary magazine Vuelta, among other projects. Along with the original handwritten notebooks, there are typed surrogates spanning the time period 1993-2003. The "Noveno Cuaderno," (Box 2, Folder 2) and its typed surrogates (Box 4, Folder 1) have been restricted until June 15, 2022.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jill Baron in 2012 with the assistance of Lauren Hoffman '15. Finding aid written by Jill Baron in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The 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 1A: "Cuadernos"; Alejandro Rossi Papers, C1422, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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