Arcadio Díaz Quiñones Papers


Title of collection or material

Arcadio Díaz Quiñones Papers

Finding aid

Significant contributors

Creation dates

circa 1949-2005 (mostly 1962-1996)

Source institution

General notes

This collection consists of both manuscripts and correspondence of Arcadio Díaz Quiñones. The manuscripts of Díaz Quiñones are mostly transcripts of unpublished interviews with writers. Included are the autograph and typescript manuscripts of his interviews with Luis Rafael Sánchez (partially published in the journal Sin Nombre [San Juan, P.R.], 1981), and Cintio Vitier (published as Cintio Vitier, la memoria integradora [San Juan, P.R.: Editorial Sin Nombre, 1987]). The correspondence is predominately between Díaz Quiñones and Puerto Rican and Cuban writers, but

Content notes

Organized into the following series:
Material within each section is arranged in accession order. Series 1: Writings, 1970-1987; Series 2: Correspondence: 1959-2019; Series 3. Works of Others, 1944-2006; Series 4. Subject Files, Memorabilia, and Other Materials, 1952-2018



9 linear feet, 14 archival boxes, 6 half-size archival boxes, 2 record center cartons


Call number

This is stored in multiple locations. Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1-18; 20-27; P-000120 Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 19

Accompanying material

The collection contains a selection of works by others that were sent to Díaz Quiñones for his criticism. These manuscripts include the writings of the Puerto Ricans Vanessa Droz, Rosario Ferré, Lorenzo Homar, José Luis González, René Marqués, and Luis Rafael Sánchez, and Cubans Víctor Fowler and Fina García Marruz.

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