Regino Pedroso Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes drafts of speeches and poetry and letters written by Cuban vanguard poet, Regino Pedroso. Also included are photographs, materials about Pedroso, and a postcard to Pedroso from Langston Hughes.
- Creation: 1931 - 1982
- Pedroso, Regino, 1898- (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Regino Pedroso was a Cuban poet of African, Asian, and caucasian ancestry who won the country’s national poetry prize in 1939. Pedroso was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1896. He was self-educated and worked in sugar mills and as a blacksmith, carpenter, and mechanic before gaining recognition for his literary talents. He moved into journalistic work with Cuban newspapers including La Palabra, Ahora, La Prensa, and Masa, after 1918. He was briefly imprisoned along with other contributors to La Masa, in 1935. After the Cuban Revolution, he filled diplomatic posts in both Mexico and China. His poetry is known for its social content.
.5 Cubic Feet (1 half document case)
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- Erika Hosselkus
- March 31, 2022
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