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Series 4: Correspondence, 1953-2016
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This series contains letters and correspondence Ricardo Piglia kept with family, friends, colleagues, publishers, cultrual and educational institutions. Some correspondents signed their letters with nicknames or only first names and these names were preserved in the folder titles in quotations (corrections have been made as new information is received, and folders kept as is, with new information added in parentheses). Piglia kept his correspondence with his employers separately in his teaching files; these files can be found in the corresponding sections in the "Academic Career and Teaching Files" series.
Alphabetically by individual's last name, agency's name, or letter file (A-Z); when last name is not known, letters were sorted by first name or first letter of name. Incomplete letters or letters from unidentified senders where arranged after the alphabetically sorted material.
Non-archival printed materials and administrative files relating to personnel matters were removed from the 2018 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez with the assistance of Isabella Litke, Julia English, Matthew Oakland, Fiona Bell, and Danielle Vuong on January 2018. Finding aid written by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in January 2018.
This collection was updated with new materials by Armando Suárez on January 2020.
The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.
Audiovisual materials from this collection were digitized in 2017.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
- 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.
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. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Public Services staff.
- 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.
This collection contains digital files in the following formats: Microsoft Word, PDF, Rich Text, WordPerfect, Microsoft PowerPoint, Plain Text, XML, JPEG, and others. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.
Access to digital material in this collection is available on-site in the Special Collections Firestone Reading Room. Requests to access digital material from this collection must be placed at least 3 days in advance. For more information please contact Special Collections Public Services staff.
- Credit this material:
Series 4: Correspondence; Ricardo Piglia Papers, C1513, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-001159 to B-001160, B-001172