Scope and Contents: Nicolás Guillén Papers cover a particular time and place in the life of one of Cuba's finest 20th century poet. They all deal with a trip he made to Uruguay in the late 1940s. There are two manuscript writing styles. The smaller tighter script is probably Guillén's. The looser more open script matches his signature but could be someone else's. It is possible that this second script is a dictation or copying of a Guillén work. Materials include correspondence, clippings and photographs. Some documents are signed by Guillén and others are not signed.