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Rubén Darío Collection

Identifier: MSH/LAT 0092

Scope and Contents

The Rubén Darío Collection is a collection of writings and personal materials of Rubén Darío. The majority of the collection consists of clippings written by Darío, as well as clippings written about Darío, covering a hundred-year span. Included in his personal papers are photographs, correspondence, and manuscripts. Also included in the collection is a series of research materials about Darío compiled by an unknown researcher. Significant topics include Nicaraguan poets, history, and poetry; Latin American literature and history; and modernism. Materials include correspondence, poetry, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, catalogs, negatives, notebooks, and research.


  • Creation: 1881-1982


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

Rubén Darío (1867-1916) was a Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat. He began his career as a poet at a young age and published his first work, Azul, in 1888. Most notably, Darío is considered the father of modernism, a Spanish language literary movement that emerged in the late nineteenth century to combat conformity and materialism.

As a journalist and diplomat, Darío travelled extensively throughout South and Central America and Europe. He covered the Spanish-American War, the 1900 World’s Fair, and other major international events. Darío spent time in Buenos Aires as the Colombian Consul, and later also served as the Nicaraguan Ambassador to Paris. Darío passed away in Nicaragua after contracting pneumonia in 1916.


9.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


This collection is arranged into three series: I. Manuscripts; II. Clippings and Oversize; and III. Research Files. Each series is arranged chronologically.

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Processing Information

This collection was previously cataloged as EPH 5014.

Rubén Darío Collection
Hannah E. Sabal
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556