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Luis, Carlos M.
Carlos M. Luis correspondence with members of Grupo Orígenes
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.25 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of correspondence between author Carlos M. Luis and some members of Grupo Orígenes, an association of intellectuals in Cuban culture founded in 1944.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence of Carlos M. Luis with members of Grupo Orígenes, including 11 letters by José Lezama Lima, 9 by Cintio Vitier, 10 by Fina García Marruz, and 8 by Eliseo Diego. Correspondence includes: Feb. 1962 letter written by machine and hand signed; May 1962 typewritten letter signed by hand; September 1962 handwritten letter; Handwritten postcard, stamp dated 1962; June 1963 handwritten letter; Hand written letter dated "late January 1964" ; August 1964 handwritten letter; Card- letter published by the UNEAC, with illustrations cover Mariano; 1966 Card- letter published by the UNEAC; two hand drawings in Lezama letter; 1966 Card- letter published by the UNEAC handwritten; 1966- February 1969, handwritten letter; includes the envelopes of almost all the cards; also numerous letters from other members of the Orígenes group: Cintio Vitier, Fina Garcia Marruz, Eliseo Diego; Eliseo Diego - 8 cards all handwritten; Fina Garcia Marruz - 10 handwritten letters and Machine; Cintio Vitier - 9 handwritten letters 7 typewritten. All dated between 1962 - 1967 and signed.

Collection History


Purchased from Martha Martínez in 2014 (AM 2014-89).


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

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Credit this material:

Carlos M. Luis correspondence with members of Grupo Orígenes; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1