Contents and Arrangement

Born-Digital Materials, 1990-2015

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of born-digital materials, including files extracted from three floppy disks (3.5"), as well as optical media, including DVDs and CDs. The floppy disks consist of about 28 digital folders and 70 digital files, dating from January 1999 to July 2003. The optical media items consist of about 13372 digital folders and 85314 digital files, dating from 1990 to 2015, and primarily consist of DVDs containing Piglia's computer backups. The majority of the files consist of Word and PDF documents 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. Also included are various JPEG files, including images of Piglia participating in the second Encuentro Nacional de Bibliotecas Populares, and black-and-white images included in a DVD labeled, "Fotos MdP. Archivo Barili + Familia Piglia."

Titles are taken from handwritten labels. Disk and optical media numbers refer to the order in which the imaging was attempted. Disk001 and optical008 were unsuccessfully imaged, but may be added in the future if a solution is found. Optical010 is a duplicate and was not imaged.


Materials have been maintained in their original order, as received by the repository.

Collection History




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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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:

Born-Digital Materials; Ricardo Piglia Papers, C1513, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box L-000023