This collection is arranged into four series of materials by type and content.
In Series 1, Florit’s works are organized by literary genre. Literary criticism of his work is organized alphabetically by author, and works by others are in chronological order.
Series 2 is arranged chronologically.
In Series 3, sub-series 1 is organized alphabetically by subject matter. Sub-series 2 is arranged alphabetically by institution, and in sub-series 3 the materials are arranged alphabetically by performance title.
Series 4 is organized by medium, and the slides, which make up the majority of the collection, are organized by trip, thereby maintaining Florit’s original order.
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of documents, books, and other materials written and collected by Cuban poet and writer Eugenio Florit. Materials include personal correspondence, along with professional correspondence pertaining to his work as a writer, translator, and professor at both Columbia University and Middlebury College. It also includes published and unpublished works by Florit, clippings of newspaper articles by and about Florit, and research notes. Travel is a recurring theme in Florit’s work, and this is visible in the abundant slides he has of his travels, and the travel diaries he kept. Mementos such as photographs, cassettes, awards, diplomas and memorabilia also make up a portion of the collection.