Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Correspondence, 1961 January 10-1999 October 7

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Paz-Fong Wust correspondence largely dwells on their collaboration, but also documents the Nobel Prize laureate's ideas about life, writing and poetics, his opinions on the political regime in Mexico during the 1960s, and his intimate feelings about such figures as John Cage and Marcel Duchamp. Other correspondents with Fong Wust include Robert Lebel, Marie-Jo Paz, and Juan García de Oteyza.



Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection during the 2016 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in June 2016. Finding aid written by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez in June 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is 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.

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.

Credit this material:

Series 1: Correspondence; Monique Fong Wust Collection of Octavio Paz, C1529, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box B-000772