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Kononovich, Akiva, circa 1993
Collection Description & Creator Information
Contains handwritten, typewritten, and printout drafts and notes of Juan Gelman's writings, audiovisual materials, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed materials, awards, and analog and born-digital research and investigation files related to politics and human rights abuses in Argentina and Uruguay.
Additional materials consist of original drafts and documents related to Juan Gelman's writing; letters received by Juan Gelman from colleagues, friends, and family; publishing contracts; letters, contracts, and other documents about Juan Gelman's work as a translator; poems, notes, articles, and other texts, many of these related to the campaign to lift the ban on Juan Gelman's entry into Argentina and his return to Buenos Aires; newspaper and magazine clippings related to the ban on Juan Gelman's entry into Argentina, as well as celebrating his return; personal papers of Juan Gelman and others related to Marcelo and Paulina, including photographs of Gelman and the family; poems and other works by other writers; and audio cassettes, including the music Juan Gelman listened to while writing and cassettes with interviews with Juan Gasparini, writer, former Montonero and former ESMA prisoner.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Non-unique, printed materials such as book and journal publications were removed from the collection during the 2016 processing.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The majority of the collection is open for research.
Two original boxes are closed to the public until Juan Gelman's birth centennial on May 3, 2030: Correspondencia familiar; Investigación: correos electrónicos desde 1998 a 2000. This material is intellectually organized in Series 2: Correspondence, and Series 4: Family / Investigation, but physically stored in restricted boxes.
The papers contain 164 3.5" floppy disks pertaining to Gelman's human rights investigations that have been digitally preserved and are pending public access.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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.
- Credit this material:
Kononovich, Akiva; Juan Gelman Papers, C1511, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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