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Lydia Cabrera Papers Subseries
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Art work

Sub-Series 2 documents Cabrera's activities as a painter. The bulk of the subseries consists of framed and unframed drawings by Cabrera and other Cuban artists. The subseries also includes paintings by Cuban painters and illustrations by Bomm...

From Lydia Cabrera

Sub-series 1 consists of letters sent by Lydia Cabrera to various correspondents. It is arranged chronologically followed by her letters to selected correspondents alphabetically, specifically Isabel Castellanos, Katherine Dunham, Octavio Paz, and...

Manuscripts on Afro-Cuban culture

Sub-Series 1 of Series 3 contains manuscripts, typescripts, galley proofs, and offprints of Cabrera's published and unpublished stories, essays, and books. It also includes photographs by Josefina Tarafa that accompanied Cabrera's book, ...

Memorabilia

Sub-series 1 documents Cabrera's achievements as an anthropologist and collector of anthropological artifacts. The subseries also contains awards and acknowledgements Cabrera received throughout her career. Other items include seashells, ston...

Notes on Afro-Cuban culture

Sub-Series 3 contains notes on loose paper and in notebooks detailing various aspects of Cabrera's research and writing on Afro-Cuba. The sub-series also contains photocopies of dictionaries and audio recordings on CD of ritual drumming used ...

Notes on Colonial Cuba

Sub-Series 2 consists of research notes on topics related to colonial Cuba. Please also refer to boxes 25-31 in Series 3, Sub-Series 3 of this collection for additional research notes made or kept by Lydia Cabrera.

To Lydia Cabrera

The first part of Sub-series 2 is arranged chronologically containing letters from various correspondents between 1929 and 1990. The second part of Sub-series 2 consists of letters to Cabrera from prominent correspondents or those with extensive c...

Writings and notes on other topics

Sub-Series 4 contains articles, film scripts, manuscripts, typescripts and notes on various topics that were of interest to Lydia Cabrera. Various topics are represented, such as communism in Cuba, Cuban politics, history of 18th century France, t...