Jack Agüeros papers, 1914-2012, bulk 1961-2012


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Jack Agüeros papers, 1914-2012, bulk 1961-2012

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1914-2012, bulk 1961-2012

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The Jack Agüeros Papers span the wide breath of Agüeros's life and work. Reaching as far back as his high school yearbook this collection includes his personal and professional correspondence over fifty-one years, drafts of published and unpublished work ranging from plays and novellas to a description of Agüeros's experiences riding the New York City subway's from 1987-1989. Agüeros saved and documented his research (for poems translation work and lawsuits); he framed his hate mail and carefully stored his fan mail from students and fellow poets. The Jack Agüeros Papers include artifacts from his collection of old tools and metal findings, detailed records of his submission rejections as well as copies of his accepted works, timelines and ephemera from his many readings, slides from gallery installations at El Museo del Barrio, and many of the articles that he wrote for New York newspapers.

Content notes

This collection has been arranged into nine series: Series I: Personal Papers, 1947-2012 Series II: El Museo Del Barrio, 1960-2003 Subseries II.1: El Museo Del Barrio, 1960-2003 Subseries II.2: Bess Myerson, 1986-1988 Series III: Correspondence, 1978-2006 Series IV: Writing, 1961-2009 Subseries IV.1: Joaquín Rubén Agüeros Poems, 1961-1967 Subseries IV.2: Non-Fiction, 1962-2004 Subseries IV.3: Poetry, 1961-2006 Subseries IV.4: Unfinished Works, Writing Exercises and Notes, 1997-2003 Subseries IV.5: Fiction, 1991-2003 Subseries IV.6: Plays and Movies, 1970-2005 Subseries IV.7: Work for Children, 1974-2002 Subseries IV.8: Press and Publishing Papers, 1967-2009 Series V: Work by Other Writers, 1985-2005 Series VI: Translation Work--Plays, 1988-1995 Series VII: Julia de Burgos, Translation Work and Research, 1914-2008 Series VIII: José Martí, Translation Work and Research, 1996-2005 Series IX: Tools, 1982-2002.



22 linear feet (17 record cartons and 2 document boxes)


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