Latin American and Iberian Literary Manuscripts

This guide is intended to provide information about the thousands of manuscript materials in Latin American and Spanish literary manuscript collections held by LANE libraries. It is not by any means a comprehensive listing and it is a work in progress. For detailed holdings of individual library collections, consult the individual online catalogs of LANE members .


Harvard University , Houghton Library

See Hollis catalog for full descriptions (
Calderón, Fernando; Benito Pérez Galdós; Jorge Guillén; and others

Spanish manuscripts at Houghton Library, ca. 1430-1978 (inclusive).130 v. and 9 boxes.
Houghton | MS Span

Cortázar, Julio

Imagen de John Keats and related material : manuscript, 1940-1952 (inclusive), 1951-1952 (bulk). 3 items.
Houghton | MS Span 116

Escoto, José Augusto, collector

Papers relating to Cuban history, ca. 1574-ca. 1881 (inclusive), ca. 1715-1850 (bulk). 34 boxes and 5 vols.
Houghton | b | MS Span 52
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Guillén, Jorge, 1893-

Versión de un nombre propio : manuscript, 1978. 2 leaves : (2 p.) ; in case, 28 cm. + 2 items.
Houghton | MS Span 110 in case, 35 cm.

 Ibarbourou, Juana de, 1895?-1979

Compositions, 1923-1968. 1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Houghton | b | MS Span 114
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Ocampo , Victoria , 1890-1979

Papers, 1908-1979. 34 boxes (11.3 linear ft.)
Houghton | b | MS Span 117
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Salinas , Pedro, 1892-1951

Papers, ca. 1912-1975 (inclusive), 1936-1951 (bulk). 71 boxes.
Houghton | b | MS Span 100
Additional papers, 5 boxes
Houghton | b | MS Span 100
Additional papers,
Houghton | b | MS Span 100.3
Additional papers,
Houghton | b | Ms Span 100.5-100.6
Additional papers, 1930-1976. 1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Houghton | b | MS Span 100.7
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Letters to Margarita Bonmatí, 1913-1949. 1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Houghton | b | MS Span 100.8
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Letters and poems to Katherine (Reding) Whitmore, 8 boxes
Houghton | b | MS Span 107
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Princeton University Library

For a list of Princeton’s extensive collections of 20th century correspondence and manuscripts of Latin American writers, cultural figures, and intellectuals, go to Latin American Literature and Culture in the Manuscripts Division. All corresponding finding aids can be cross-searched or browsed in the Library’s Finding Aids site.

University of Pittsburgh , Hillman Library

 Ramón Gómez de la Serna Collection

This collection was purchased by the University of Pittsburgh in 1967, and consists of annotated first editions, clippings, and 60,000 manuscripts by this 20 th century Spanish author. Gómez de la Serna (1888-1963) was a prolific poet, novelist, and essayist. His works, particularly his �Greguerias,� have been widely translated. This collection represents an important resource for the study of modern Spanish literature. An inventory is available.


Yale University Library

 See Orbis catalog for the full descriptions of the following collections: (
Chimera papers

Chimera was a New York little magazine that published original short stories, poems and essays between 1942 and 1947. It contains a poem by Pablo Neruda � Spain in the Heart.�
Chimera papers, (1943-1959), 3.0 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Beinecke (Non-circulating)

 Fantasy Magazine papers

Fantasy Magazine was a little magazine dedicated to free verse, published between 1931 and 1943. In 1942 it started to present a section on Latin American literature. The correspondence it contains relates mainly to the involvement in the project by the Committee on Cultural Relations with Latin America (based in New Haven ); Pan American Union; United States Dept. of State, Division of Cultural Relations, and the U.S. Office of Emergency Management, Coordinator of Inter American Affairs. Also contains the manuscript submissions by authors such as Pablo Neruda and Nicolás Guillén.
Fantasy Magazine papers, 1929-1979, 7.0 linear ft. (11 boxes).
Online finding aid
Beinecke (Non-circulating)

Fitts, Dudley (Unprocessed collection)

Much of this collection is related to an anthology of Latin American poetry edited by Fitts: Anthology of Latin American Poetry / edited by Dudley Fitts. Norwalk , Ct: New Directions, c. 1942, 667 pages. The collection contains galley and page proofs of the poets biographies and bibliographic notes. There are 5 boxes of materials organized alphabetically by poet containing the translated poems.
Fitts, Dudley, 1903, Dudley Fitts papers, ca. 1932-1952, 6 linear ft.
Beinecke (Non-circulating)
ZA fitts

Hughes, Langston

The Langston Hughes Collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs and other material documenting the life and work of Langston Hughes. Of interest to Latin American and Caribbean literary scholars is a selection of letters, notes and telegrams exchanged by Hughes and Nicolás Guillén. Much of it deals with Hughes’ translation of Guillén’s work �Cuba Libre.�
Langston Hughes collection, 1924-1969
0.42 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Online finding aid
Beinecke (Non-circulating)

New World Writing

A literary magazine published 1952-1964 that occasionally presented Latin American literature. There are correspondence files containing letters by Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, José Vázquez Amaral, and Juan Bosch.
New World Writing, New York , N.Y. : New American Library
Beinecke (Non-circulating)
Za Zn353

Rodríguez Monegal, Emir

Emir Rodríguez Monegal was a member of the Yale University faculty from 1969 until his death in 1985. He was born in Melo , Uruguay in 1921. He was an expert on Latin American literature and the author of a literary biography of Jorge Luis Borges and several other works. The papers consist of correspondence and subject files related to his professional life as a literary critic and professor in Yale’s Spanish and Portuguese Department.
Emir Rodríguez Monegal papers, 1959-1985 (inclusive),1 linear ft.
Online finding aid
LSF-Request for Use at Manuscripts and Archives
MS 1750

Tiger’s Eye

A literary magazine published 1947 to 1949 that sometimes presented Latin American literature. The correspondence files contain letters by José María Arguedas, Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda.
The Tiger’s Eye, Westport , Ct. Tiger’s Eye Pub. Co.
Beinecke (Non-circulating)
Za Zt39


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