- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
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Collection Description & Creator Information
The papers include Ricardo Piglia's journals, research notebooks, and address books, most of which are handwritten. The papers also contain handwritten, typewritten, print out drafts, and published versions of Piglia's articles, novels, essays, opera, and film scripts. A large portion of the papers include loose page research notes and drafts. Other materials present in the papers include contracts and legal files; correspondence; academic career and teaching files; personal and professional photographs; printed materials featuring interviews or reviews about Piglia's work; and a collection of others work on Piglia.
Also included are born-digital materials, including files extracted from floppy disks and optical media, including DVDs and CDs. The floppy disks consist of about 70 digital files, dating from January 1999 to July 2003. The optical media consist of about 85314 digital files, dating from 1990 to 2015, and primarily consist of DVDs containing Piglia's various computer backups. The majority of the materials consist of files containing various drafts by Piglia; notes; corrections; correspondence; academic and teaching files, including numerous files from Piglia's tenure at Princeton University; documents related to conferences, presentations, trips; and others.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Non-archival printed materials and administrative files relating to personnel matters were removed from the 2018 processing.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Open for research.
- 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.
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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
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:
Portraits; Ricardo Piglia Papers, C1513, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001167