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Title:
Thomas Colchie '64 Collection on Jorge Amado
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vq27zr05h
Dates:
1946-1991
Size:
2 boxes and 0.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-000056, L-000003
Language:
Portuguese English

Abstract

The collection consists of twenty-four audiocassette recorded interviews conducted by Thomas Colchie (Princeton University alumnus, Class of 1964) of or about Brazilian writer Jorge Amado. Recordings include interviews with Jorge Amado and other writers and artists speaking about Amado. Also includes photocopy documents about Amado's political involvement as an elected representative in Brazil's National Constituent Assembly from 1945-1947, and photocopy documents of Brazil's National Intelligence Service (SNI) file on Amado.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of twenty-four audiocassette recorded interviews of Jorge Amado and other writers and artists conducted by Thomas Colchie between 1987 and 1990. Interviewees include André Kedros, Ana Stella Schic, René Depestre, Joelson Amado, Fanny Amado, João Falcão, Carybé, Calassans Neto, Carlos Scliar, and Wilson Lins. Also includes photocopy documents about Amado's political involvement as an elected representative in Brazil's National Constituent Assembly from 1945-1947, and photocopy documents of Brazil's National Intelligence Service (SNI) file on Amado. A map of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil exists.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Series 1: Audio Recordings, Series 2: Political Involvement / Map of Brazil.

Collection Creator Biography:

Colchie, Thomas.

Thomas Colchie (Princeton University alumnus, Class of 1964), is a translator, editor, and literary agent (The Colchie Agency) with a specialization in Latin America. He is the editor of A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes and A Whistler in the Nightworld both of which feature short stories of Latin American Boom and post-Boom writers. Through The Colchie Agency he represented Reynaldo Arenas' and Manuel Puig. He wrote an introduction to Arenas' Hallucinations, or, the ill-fated peregrinations of Fray Servando. His translations include Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman and, together with Elizabeth Bishop, Gregory Rabassa, and Mark Strand translated Carlos Drummond de Andrade's Travelling in the Family. He was a personal friend of Jorge Amado and wrote an article in the Washington Post titled, "The life of a Latin American literary giant parallels the story of a tumultuous century" shortly after Amado's death in 2001.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2013 (AM 2013-113).

Appraisal

Nothing was removed from the 2015 processing.

Processing Information

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

Audiovisual materials from this collection were digitized in 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Audiovisual Materials (Reading Room Access Only): Digital access copies are accessible on a computer in RBSC's reading room. For preservation reasons, physical access to original tapes is restricted.

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:

Thomas Colchie '64 Collection on Jorge Amado; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vq27zr05h
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-000056, L-000003