Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Political Involvement / Map of Brazil, 1946-1987

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

In 1945, Jorge was elected to the National Constituent Assembly as a representative of the Brazilian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Brasileiro, PCB). As a representative, Amado introduced a law guaranteeing freedom of religious faith. In 1947, the Communist Party was declared illegal in Brazil, and its members were persecuted and imprisoned, which led Amado to go into exile to Europe from 1947-1954.

Included here are photocopy documents related to Amado's political involvement - his time at the National Constituent Assembly and Serviço Nacional de Informações (SNI) file on Amado. A photocopy of a publication titled, "O Partido Comunista e a Liberdade de Criação", and a map of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil exist.



Collection History


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 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:

Series 2: Political Involvement / Map of Brazil; Thomas Colchie '64 Collection on Jorge Amado, C1450, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box B-000056