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At a Glance
The papers document the audio and video productions of performance theatre pieces, and other ephemera of performances and readings, photographs (contact sheets and negatives), publicity images; portraits; personal snapshots taken on tour, with members of Latinarte/Ay Ombe and other musicians; artwork, and teachings. In addition, the archive contains journals, business records, draft manuscripts and typescripts of her poetry, novels, and important newspaper clippings reviewing her work.
AV materials comprise 42 CDs/DVDs, 86 MiniDVs, and 1 minidisc.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has been lightly rehoused and can be made available with the exceptions noted below, but it remains unprocessed. Please note that box numbers may change and materials may be rearranged when the collection is processed. Material in plastic sleeves may be removed, but only one sleeve at a time. Please take care when handling the materials. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As of March 2023, the following materials are not available: Boxes 3, 4, and two items from box 6 are undergoing conservation review. AV material in boxes 10 and 11 cannot be viewed until it is reformatted. Posters from box 15 are being flattened.
This collection is located onsite.
Conditions Governing Use
Single reproductions may be made for research purposes. It is the responsibility of the user to secure permission for publication or use from the appropriate copyright holder.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Josefina Báez Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2023-02-27 Initial unprocessed box list published. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Josefina Báez Papers document Báez's career as a Dominican American writer, theater director, actor, dancer, and teacher in the United States and abroad. Dating back to the 1970s, this archive of writings and related documents provide an invaluable understanding of the significance of Báez's career as a writer and performer. The archive will enable researchers to comb through the different stages of her writing process, visual inspirations in her writing through her travels around the world, and her evolution as actress and dancer.