Agustín Acosta Papers


Title of collection or material

Agustín Acosta Papers

Finding aid

Significant contributors

Creation dates

1908-1998 (Creation)
1970s (Creation)

Source institution

General notes

The Agustín Acosta Papers contain the correspondence, writings and memorabilia of Agustín Acosta (1886-1979), named Cuba's National Poet in 1955.

The collection includes correspondence between Agustín Acosta and his literary and political contemporaries, as well as his wife, Consuelo Acosta.

Writings include published pamphlets from Acosta and other authors on topics ranging from poetry to politics and science; articles and clippings written by and about Acosta, as well as those collected by him and his wife; and manuscripts and galley proofs of Acosta's poetry books.

The collection also contains memorabilia related to Acosta's personal and professional life, including postcards; photographs; homages to the poet, both late in his career and posthumous; drawings and caricatures; and scrapbooks.

Content notes

The collection is arranged into six series: Correspondence; Pamphlets; Photographs and Memorabilia; Articles and Clippings; Writings; and Scrapbooks. Original order was preserved throughout.



25 boxes


Call number


Item sets