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Regino Pedroso Collection

Identifier: MSH/LAT 0106

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


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

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)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Erika Hosselkus
March 31, 2022
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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