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Lydia Cabrera Papers

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Personal Papers

Works and research files

Photographs

Colonial Cuba materials

Writings by others

Memorabilia and art work

María Teresa Rojas papers



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Lydia Cabrera Papers, 1910-1991 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Final version by Marta Martínez, María Jiménez, and Rahid Chadid; edited by Natalie Baur, 2012.

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Collection Overview

Title: Lydia Cabrera Papers, 1910-1991Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC0339

Creator: Cabrera, Lydia

Extent: 76.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into eight series: Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1910-1991 Series 2: Personal Papers, 1916-1992 Series 3: Works and Research Files, 1930-1987 Series 4: Photographs, 1901-1991 Series 5: Colonial Cuba, undated, 1559-1940s Series 6: Writings by Others, 1885-1991 Series 7: Memorabilia and Art Work, 1865-1986 Series 8: Teresa María Rojas Papers, 1959-1978

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Lydia Cabrera Papers contain the personal and research papers of 20th century Cuban anthropologist, writer, and artist, Lydia Cabrera.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Lydia Cabrera papers document the life and career of writer and ethnographer Lydia Cabrera, one of the 20th century’s leading writers on Cuban folklore and an internationally known chronicler of Afro-Cuban culture and religion. The materials include correspondence, manuscripts of her works, field notes,interviews, photographs, illustrations, and memorabilia. This collection also contains documentation about the restoration of several colonial buildings in Cuba.

A highlight of the collection are the libretas, or notebooks, collected by Cabrera from Santeria priests and priestesses that document rituals and religious practices of the Afro-Cuban faith. These are found in Series 3 along with her manuscripts and field notes.

Part of this collection has been digitized and is available in the University of Miami Digital Collections online repository.

Biographical Note

Lydia Cabrera was born in Havana, Cuba on May 20, 1899. Her father, Raimundo Cabrera, was a lawyer. He was a member of the pro-independence intellectuals known as the “generation of 1868” and founder of the literary and political magazine Cuba y America. Lydia, an avid reader, was taught at home. She was strongly influenced by her father’s nationalist feelings and cultural background, her sister Emma’s love of art, and her nannies’ African and Afro Cuban stories, language and traditions.

Lydia completed her secondary school without ever attending classes and started auditing college courses. Although she published her first articles in the Diario de la Marina at age eighteen, her first love was painting, and she attended the San Alejandro Academy of Arts for a brief period.

In 1927, Cabrera moved to Paris to study painting and remained in France for eleven years.  Graduating from  L'Ecole du Louvre in 1930, she subsequently studied with Russian exile artist Alexandra Exter. During this time, Lydia began to study Asian cultures and religions, and her research in this area lead to a renewed interest in Afro Cuban culture. Later in her life, Cabrera stated that she “discovered Cuba in the banks of the Seine”.

During short trips to her native country while living in Paris, Cabrera began to make preliminary contacts with the future informants of her ethnology research. Back in Paris, she wrote her first Cuentos Negros. The stories were read at literary gatherings and later published in several reviews such as Cahiers du Sud, Revue de Paris, and Les Nouvelles Littéraires. A French translation by literary critic Francis de Miomandre was published by Gallimard in 1936 as a collection entitled Contes Nègres de Cuba.

Cabrera returned to Cuba in 1938 with the purpose of doing research on the subject of folklore, conscious of the need to preserve this vital element of Cuban culture for posterity. The first Spanish edition of Cuentos negros de Cuba was published in1940 in Havana; a second work of fiction, ¿Por Qué? Cuentos Negros de Cuba, Colección del Chicherekú, was published in 1948.

Cabrera distinguished her work by writing with a new voice and style and positioned herself at the forefront by conducting field research, which required her to spend years gaining the trust of her informants. She traveled within the island conducting interviews, collecting oral histories, recording stories and music, documenting rituals and practices, and cataloging “Africanisms” of Cuban Spanish. The result was El Monte (The Forest or The Wilderness), published in 1954, a formative work on Afro Cuban religions and liturgy.

Cabrera left Cuba as an exile in 1960 and she did not produce any writing for ten years. In 1970, Cabrera published Otán Iyebiyé, Las Piedras Preciosas and in 1971 the third volume of “cuentos negros” Ayapá: Cuentos de Jicotea, followed by other publications. She published one of her most well known works, Anaforuana, about the secret Abakuá society, in 1975. Her writings in exile are considered by some critics to be among her best because of the intellectual and emotional maturity she had achieved. She had become internationally recognized and honored for her contributions to literature, ethnology and anthropology.

She died in Miami on September 19th, 1991. During her long and prolific career Cabrera produced what is considered the most complete and important body of research on Afro Caribbean religions and folklore. She was one of the first to recognize the richness of African culture and its vital contributions to Cuban identity. Her work remains a leading authority of Afro Cuban culture.

Subject/Index Terms

Blacks - Cuba - Folklore
Cabrera, Lydia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research. Box 27A is restricted due to the fragile nature of the originals. Facsimile copies of the materials in that box are available for research use.

Use Restrictions: Literary rights to the works authored by Lydia Cabrera, both published and unpublished, are held by Isabel Castellanos. Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Lydia Cabrera, 1991.  Additional materials were donated in 2006 by Jose de Armas and in 2007 by Isabel Castellanos.

Original/Copies Note: Selected materials from Series 1: Correspondence and Series 2: Photographs of this collection have been digitized. For more information please see http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc0339/.

Preferred Citation: Lydia Cabrera Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: María R. Estorino and Eugenio Alonso, October 2002-January 2003. Retrospectively converted from HTML to EAD XML September, 2008 by Lyn MacCorkle and Kyle Rimkus based on a crosswalk by María Estorino. This collection was to an extent reprocessed by Marta Martínez, María Jiménez, and Rahid Chadid in Spring 2012 to update the container list to correspond with physical holdings.

Finding Aid Revision History: Full container list and edited finding aid added by Natalie Baur, August, 2012.


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1910-[1991?]],
[Series 2: Personal Papers, 1916-1992, undated],
[Series 3: Works and research files, 1930-1987, undated],
[Series 4: Photographs, 1901-1991, undated],
[Series 5: Colonial Cuba materials, 1559-1940s, undated],
[Series 6: Writings by others, 1885-1991, undated],
[Series 7: Memorabilia and art work, 1865-1986, undated],
[Series 8: María Teresa Rojas papers, 1935-1987, undated],
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Series 3: Works and research files, 1930-1987, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3 is arranged into five subseries that include Cabrera's manuscripts, informant files, and research notes and field notebooks pertaining principally to her work on Afro-Cuban religion and culture. Her writings on other topics are found in Sub-Series 4 of this series. Essays about Lydia Cabrera are also found in this series in Sub-Series 5.  Related reserach notes can also be located in boxes 52-54 of Series 5, Sub-Series 2.
Sub-Series 1: Manuscripts on Afro-Cuban culture, 1933-1984, undatedAdd to your cart.
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, La Laguna Sagrada de San Joaquín.  Materials are arranged alphabetically by the title of the work.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Anaforuana, 1975Add to your cart.
Book
Folder 2: Anaforuana, p. 1-50, 1959Add to your cart.
Drawings
Folder 3: Anaforuana, p. 51-100, 1959Add to your cart.
Drawings
Folder 4: Anaforuana, p. 101-150, 1959Add to your cart.
Drawings
Folder 5: Anaforuana, p. 151-200, 1959Add to your cart.
Drawings
Folder 6: Anaforuana, p. 201-250, 1959Add to your cart.
Drawings
Folder 7: Anaforuana, p. 251-335, 1959Add to your cart.
Drawings
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Anaforuana, p. 1-65, undatedAdd to your cart.
Galley proof
Folder 2: Anaforuana, p. 66-198, undatedAdd to your cart.
Galley proof
Folder 3: Anaforuana, p. 199-276, undatedAdd to your cart.
Galley proof
Folder 4: Anaforuana, p. 277- 377, undatedAdd to your cart.
Galley proof
Folder 5: Anaforuana, p. 378-495, undatedAdd to your cart.
Galley proof
Folder 6: Anaforuana, Anago lucumí vocabulary, p. 241-293, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 8: "Chicherekús, ndokis, brujos y brujas", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript; Manuscript
Folder 9: Cuentos negros de Cuba, 1940Add to your cart.
Book
Folder 10: Cuentos negros de Cuba, undated, 1936Add to your cart.
Typescript
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cuentos para adultos, niños y retrasados mentales, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 2: Cuentos para adultos, niños y retrasados mentales, undated, 1982Add to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 3: Cuentos para adultos, niños y retrasados mentales, 1983Add to your cart.
Book and book cover
Folder 4: "Eggüe o vichichi finda", undatedAdd to your cart.
Essay
Folder 5: El diablo y el conde Barreto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 6: El monte, 1971Add to your cart.
Book
Folder 7: El monte, undatedAdd to your cart.
Index and notes
Folder 8: Ewe, yerbas de curandería, 1-127, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 9: Ewe, yerbas de curandería, 1-136, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 10: "Francisco y Francisca, charrasquillos de negros viejos", 1975Add to your cart.
Engraving
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Gráficos congo", undatedAdd to your cart.
Drawings
Folder 2: Koeko Iyawó aprende iyawó (prologue), 1980Add to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 3: Koeko iyawó aprende novicia, 1980Add to your cart.
Book
Folder 4: Koeko iyawó aprende novicia, 1977, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 5: La Diabla de las Mil Bocas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 6: "La laguna sagrada de San Joaquín", 1973Add to your cart.
Book
Folder 7: "La laguna sagrada de San Joaquín," photographed by Josefina Tarafa, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs and slides
Folder 8: La Lengua Secreta de los Abakuá, p. 1-76, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 9: La Lengua Secreta de los Abakuá, p. 77-214, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 10: La Lengua Secreta de los Abakuá, p. 215-359, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: La medicina popular de Cuba, médicos de antaño, curanderos, santeros y paleros de hogaño, title page and index page, 1984Add to your cart.
Galley proof
Folder 2: La medicina popular de Cuba, médicos de antaño, curanderos, santeros y paleros de hogaño , undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 3: La medicina Popular de Cuba, médicos de antaño, curanderos, santeros y paleros de hogaño, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 4: La medicina Popular de Cuba, médicos de antaño, curanderos, santeros y paleros de hogaño, botanical index, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 5: La medicina Popular de Cuba, médicos de antaño, curanderos, santeros y paleros de hogaño, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 6: La medicina Popular de Cuba, médicos de antaño, curanderos, santeros y paleros de hogaño, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Las plumas de loro", undatedAdd to your cart.
Short story
Folder 2: Los animales en el folklore y la magia de Cuba, p. 1-53, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 3: Los animales en el folklore y la magia de Cuba, p. 64-241, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 4: Los animales en el folklore y la magia de Cuba, p. 242-328, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 5: Los animales en el folklore y la magia de Cuba, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 6: Los animales en el folklore y la magia de Cuba, p. 1-201, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 7: Los animales en el folklore y la magia de Cuba, p. 1-213, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Negro Tales of Cuba, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 2: "Notas sobre Africa, la negritud y la actual poesía Yoruba", 1975Add to your cart.
Offprint
Folder 3: Por qué… cuentos negros de Cuba, with author annotations, 1948Add to your cart.
Book
Folder 4: Por qué… cuentos negros de Cuba, 1972Add to your cart.
Book
Folder 5: Por qué… cuentos negros de Cuba, English translation, 1989Add to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 6: Reglas de Congo, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript, manuscript, and drawing
Folder 7: "Ritual y símbolos de la iniciación en la sociedad secreta Abakuá", 1969Add to your cart.
Offprint
Folder 8: "Supersticiones y buenos consejos", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript and manuscript
Folder 9: "Vocabulario congo", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 10: Yemayá y Ochún, 1974Add to your cart.
Pamphlet and advertisement
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "El Babalawo", undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 2: "La charada china", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 3: "Congos y trabajos", undatedAdd to your cart.
Essay
Folder 4: Historias de Babalawos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript and typescript
Folder 5: Más cuentos por hacer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 6: Más de la creación, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 7: Patakis y Oddus, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript and typescript
Folder 8: Pedro animal: La bruja y el muchacho, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 9: Relatos mitológicos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript and typescript
Folder 10: Voyage a L' Havanne, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 11: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 12: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 13: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 14: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 15: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 16: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 17: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 18: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Folder 19: Various short stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Box 27A: RESTRICTEDAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: "Arere Marekén," story by Lydia Cabrera and illustrations by Alexandra Exter, 1933Add to your cart.
Original manuscript (book)
Folder 2: Theophanie, created by Francis Miomandre and illustrated by Lydia Cabrera (original), 1933Add to your cart.
Book manuscript
Box 27BAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: "Arere Marekén," story by Lydia Cabrera and illustrations by Alexandra Exter, 1933Add to your cart.
Facsimile copy for research use
Folder 2: Theophanie, created by Francis Miomandre and illustrated by Lydia Cabrera, 1933Add to your cart.
Facsimile copy for research use
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Estudio Afrocubano, undatedAdd to your cart.
Book
Box 31.5Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Estudio Afrocubano, undatedAdd to your cart.
Book
Sub-Series 2: Informant files and notebooks (libretas), 1930-1987, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2 contains libretas, or notebooks, shared with Cabrera by Santería priests and priestesses documenting the rites, formulas, prayers and other details of religious traditions and practices. These are often typescript copies of originals held by the informant. The libretas are arranged alphabetically by the name of the informant, with unidentified informants at the end of the series.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Calazán Herrera, José (Bangoche), "Cuentos de Calazán, de colonia y otros", undatedAdd to your cart.
NoteBook
Folder 2: Collazo, Carlos, "Oluwo ifá Babalawo", 1977-1986Add to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 3: García, notebook of García, diloggún, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 4: Gaytán, Celestino, "Jimaguas. Cuentos de los viejos de Gaytán", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 5: Gaytán, Celestino, "Libreta de Celestino Gaytán, 'caracoles,'" original, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 6: Gaytán, Celestino, "Libreta de Celestino Gaytán, 'Dialogún,'" original, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 7: Gaytán, Celestino, "Libreta de Celestino Gaytán", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 8: Gómez, José Miguel, informant notes, 1975-1987Add to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 9: Iyalocha de Guanabacoa, notebook of "iyalocha de Guanabacoa/caracoles," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 10: Mama Luisa Cuatro Viento Ganga Fiota, "Regla kimbiza," original, 1943Add to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 11: Morales, Calixta (Odeddeí), "Vocabulario lucumí, Má Calixta y Calazin Herrera (Banyoché), San José de los Maizales," original, 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 12: Morgan, Rafael, undatedAdd to your cart.
Informant notes
Folder 13: Niní, "Copia de las letras de Niní/caracoles", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 14: O’Farril, Juan, "Cuentos Congo", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 15: Rafaela, "Diloggún/libreta de Rafaela, "originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 16: Rafaela, "Ifá,libreta de Rafaela," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 17: Rafaela, "libreta de caracoles, diloggún", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 18: Rafaela, "libreta de Orddún de Rafaela", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 19: Rafaela, "libreta de Orddún de Rafaela, Santera de Cienfuegos, estudio con su abuela Lucumí", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sama, Lilofo, informant notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 2: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "Patakín de Obara y de Osa, yerbas y rogaciones, saludos en Lucumí," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 3: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "libreta de Caracoles de G.E.S. Herrera," original, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 4: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "libreta de Galino Sandoval y Herrera/caracoles," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 5: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "libreta de Galino Sandoval y Herrera/caracoles," copies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 6: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "libreta de Sandoval/caracoles," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 7: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "libreta de Sandoval/caracoles," copies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 8: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "libreta de Sandoval/caracoles," copies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 9: Sandoval y Herrera, Gabino (G.E.S.), "libreta de santos/caracoles", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 10: Sarriá, Rosalía, "libreta de Caracoles de Rosalía Sarriá de Cienfuegos/Patakis," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 11: Unknown, "libreta de caracoles," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 12: Unknown, "de una vieja libreta," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 13: Unknown, "historias, observaciones y refranes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 14: Unknown, "libreta de caracoles," originals, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 15: Unknown, "libreta de caracoles/Diloggún, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 16: Unknown, "libreta de caracoles/saludos a los santos/Egües", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Unknown, "libreta de ifá", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 2: Unknown, "libreta de ifá de un santero de Cienfuegos", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 3: Unknown, "libreta kimbisa", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 4: Unknown, "libreta de patakis de santería", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 5: Unknown, "libreta de santos", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 6: Unknown, "libreta de santos", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 7: Unknown, "Osaín Oricha/pensamientos/Asiatio OrulaIfá", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 8: Unknown, "Patakis/refranes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Folder 9: Unknown, various, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook
Sub-Series 3: Notes on Afro-Cuban culture, undatedAdd to your cart.
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 in Santería rituals. The notes are loosely organized by subject when identification is possible.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Orichas, notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 2: Orichas, notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 3: Orichas, Agayú, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 4: Orichas, Atributos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 5: Orichas, Babalú Ayé, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 6: Orichas, Cartas a los Orichas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 7: Orichas, Changó, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 8: Orichas, Echu, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 9: Orichas, Eleguá, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 10: Orichas, Inle, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 11: Orichas, Jimaguas/Ibeyi, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 12: Orishas, Nana Buluku, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 13: Orichas, Oba, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 14: Orichas, Obatalá, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 15: Orichas, Ochosi, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Orichas, Ochún, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 2: Orichas, Ogún, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 3: Orichas, Oké, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 4: Orichas, Olofi/Olorun, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 5: Orichas, "Orixas Afro-Brazilian paintings", undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 6: Orichas, Orula, Otan, Eleguá, mujer de Orula, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 7: Orichas, Osaín, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 8: Orichas, Osun, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 9: Orichas, Otan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 10: Orichas, Oyá, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 11: Orichas, Yemayá, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 12: Orichas, Yewa, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 13: Rituals, Animales, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 14: Rituals, Ararás, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 15: Orichas, Various notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rituals, Asientos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 2: Rituals, Asientos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 3: Rituals, Babalawo, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 4: Rituals, Baldeos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 5: Rituals, "Cantos a los Orichas", undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 6: Rituals, Caracoles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 7: Rituals, Cenizas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 8: Rituals, Coco (Obi), undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 9: Rituals, Collares, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 10: Rituals, Comidas de santos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 11: Rituals, Congos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 12: Rituals, Congo and Anaforuana, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 13: Rituals, Curandería, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 14: Rituals, Demonology, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 15: Rituals, Diloggún and caracoles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 16: Rituals, Ebbó, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 17: Rituals, Eledda, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rituals, Ituto Ntuto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 2: Rituals, Iyalocha, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscript notes
Folder 3: Rituals, Lámparas and trabajos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Rituals, Machete, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Rituals, Magia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Rituals, Medicina, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Rituals, Muerte, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Rituals, Ñangale, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Rituals, Ñañigos and prayers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Rituals, Omiero (ceremony), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Rituals, Otanes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Rituals, Piedras, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Rituals, Remedios, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Rituals, Rezos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Rituals, Rogación, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Rituals, Sacrificio, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Rituals, Saludo a San Lázaro, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Rituals, Saludos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Rituals, Saludos/oraciones, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Rituals, "Sopera for Orichas", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Rituals, Supersticiones/trabajos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Rituals, Tambores Batá, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Rituals, Trabajos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Rituals, Yerbas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rules, Congo/Kimbisa, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Rules, Reglas congo, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Rules, Ifá, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Rules, Koeko Iyawo, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Santos y Santeros, Santería, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Santos y Santeros, Santos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Vocabulary, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Vocabulary, bibliography, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Vocabulary, scientific classification of plants, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Vocabulary, Cuban botany, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Vocabulary, "Cuentos O'Farril", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Vocabulary, definitions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Vocabulary, "El panteón Lucumí", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Vocabulary, "Fosforismos", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Vocabulary, "Gente de nación habla Calazán", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Vocabulary, Lucumí, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Vocabulary, Lucumí, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Vocabulary, notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Dictionary, Ki-Kongo/French  (A-H), 1936-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dictionary, Ki-Kongo/French  (I-L), 1936-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Dictionary, Ki-Kongo/French  (M-P), 1936-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Dictionary, Ki-Kongo/French  (R-Z), 1936-1964Add to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dictionary, Efik Language  (Part I), 1964Add to your cart.
Photocopy
Folder 2: Dictionary, Efik Language  (Part 2), 1964Add to your cart.
Photocopy
Folder 3: Rhythms and Songs for the Orishas, Havana, Cuba, circa 1957, Smithsonian Folkways series, 2001Add to your cart.
Compact discs
Sub-Series 4: Writings and notes on other topics, 1930-1983, undatedAdd to your cart.
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, the Spanish Civil War, and Spanish royalty and aristocracy. This subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by title of the work.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Al aficionado a la historia de Cuba que pueda interesar…", 1980Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 2: "Area Handbook for Cuba", 1963Add to your cart.
Essay
Folder 3: "Brunidor Portfolios", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 4: Clippings, undated, 1946-1983Add to your cart.
Articles
Folder 5: "Condesa de Merlín", undated, 1979Add to your cart.
Various
Folder 6: "Consejos, pensamientos y notas", undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts
Folder 7: "Costumbres", undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts
Folder 8: "De Espiritus, Diablos y Demonios", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 9: "De mis recuerdos," by Alejandra Exter, 1983Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 10: "Decimosegunda carta", "Decimoséptima carta", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 11: Don Pedro del Río, undatedAdd to your cart.
Short story
Folder 12: "El sincretismo religioso del pueblo cubano", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 13: "En el río enamorado", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript

Folder 15: La herencia de Jicotea, "Fosforismos de Don Pepe de la Luz y Caballete"

Del tiempo de Maria Castaña, undated

Add to your cart.
Short story
Folder 16: "La Influencia Africana en Cuba", undatedAdd to your cart.
Lecture
Folder 17: "Liminar", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 18: "Juego de bicho"  (lottery), undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript; Article
Folder 19: Memoirs Romañach, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts
Folder 20: Miomandre, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photocopies; Manuscripts
Folder 21: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
NoteBooks
Folder 22: Notes, communism in Cuba, undatedAdd to your cart.
Index cards
Folder 23: Notes, communism, Cuban politics, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 24: Notes, Cuban politics, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts

Folder 25: Notes, "De sobremesa no menos imaginaria por el momento con

Luis Fernández Caubi", undated

Add to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 26: Notes,Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts
Folder 27: Notes,  Spanish Civil War, undatedAdd to your cart.
Index cards
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes, Sumner Welles, Cuba, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts
Folder 2: Notes, Teresa de la Parra, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript
Folder 3: Notes,  Various topics I, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts; Typescripts
Folder 4: Notes,  Various topics II, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 5: Notes,  France, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts
Folder 6: Palabras del creador, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescripts
Folder 7: Cuban Reprints Series, undatedAdd to your cart.
Phamphlets
Folder 8: "Retorno al país natal", 1940sAdd to your cart.
Photocopies
Folder 9: "Rosamond", undatedAdd to your cart.
NoteBook
Folder 10: Various topics, undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 11: "Séptima carta", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 12: Spanish Civil War, research notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts
Folder 13: "Un Gran Cubano", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 14: Cabrera, Lydia, "Church of St. María del Rosario", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 15: Unknown, general notes on Spanish royalty, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Manuscript
Sub-Series 5: Writings about Lydia Cabrera, 1936-1984, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5 contains scrabooks, clippings, and articles about Lydia Cabrera and her work.  Aside from the scrapbooks, materials are arranged in alphabetical order by author.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "¿Por qué? de Lydia Cabrera.  Un cuento leído por Perla Vázquez", undatedAdd to your cart.
Audiocassette
Folder 5: "Homenaje a Lydia Cabrera", 1976Add to your cart.
Audiocassette
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, literary reviews, 1936-1977Add to your cart.
Clippings
Folder 2: Scrapbook, literary reviews, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Clippings
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Abreu, Juan, "Riqueza de Lydia Cabrera", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 2: Baquero, Gastón, "Cartas para Lydia Cabrera", 1981Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 3: Conde, Carmen, "La cultura afrocubana y Lydia Cabrera", 1975Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 4: De Anhalt, Nedda G., "Lydia Cabrera, La cubanísima sikuanekua", undated, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 5: De Costa Willis, Miriam, "Folklore the creative artist Lydia Cabrera", 1983Add to your cart.
Articles
Folder 6: Florit, Eugenio, "Palabras sobre Lydia Cabrera y su obra", undatedAdd to your cart.
Articles
Folder 7: Hiriat, Rosario, "En torno al mundo negro de Lydia Cabrera", undatedAdd to your cart.
Articles
Folder 8: Jaen, Didier, "Taita hicotea en Los Cuentos Negros de Lydia Cabrera", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 9: Kirby, Marjorie Tarleton, "Excerpt from a literary history of the Cuban short story", 1971Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 10: Montes Huidobro, Martias, "Lydia Cabrera, Observaciones estructurales sobre su narrativa", undatedAdd to your cart.
Article
Folder 11: Novas-Calvo, Lino, "El Monte, Los cuentos de Lydia Cabrera", 1968, 1969Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 12: Pita, Juana Rosa, review, 1983Add to your cart.
Article
Folder 13: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 36: Clippings about Lydia Cabrera and other topics, 1920-1970Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1910-[1991?]],
[Series 2: Personal Papers, 1916-1992, undated],
[Series 3: Works and research files, 1930-1987, undated],
[Series 4: Photographs, 1901-1991, undated],
[Series 5: Colonial Cuba materials, 1559-1940s, undated],
[Series 6: Writings by others, 1885-1991, undated],
[Series 7: Memorabilia and art work, 1865-1986, undated],
[Series 8: María Teresa Rojas papers, 1935-1987, undated],
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