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Franco Cerutti papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1164

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of fifteen typescript volumes of writings by Nicaraguan authors, poets, politicians and others, with autograph manuscript corrections, annotations, and additions by Franco Cerutti. The writings were selected, introduced, and edited by Cerutti and bound according to intended publication series: "Prosadores decimononios de Occidente," "Obras," and "Los liberales doctrinarios de Occidente." Each volume is signed by Cerutti and inscribed "San José [Costa Rica], 1980," and contains his library stamp and bookplate. A note regarding the works of Enrique Guzman in the front of the first of the Guzman volumes is dated 20 November, 1993. The volumes are otherwise undated. An additional volume includes typed transcriptions of articles, letters to the editor, and other items published in three Nicaraguan periodicals between 1854 and 1855, and contains Cerutti's signature and inscription "Managua 1970."


  • 1970 - 1993


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frederick R. Mayer (Yale 1950), 1982.

June 2015 acquisition: Transferred from the Yale University Library Latin American Collection, 2015.


Arranged in order acquired by the library.


4.16 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

Franco Cerutti (1918- )

Franco Cerutti was born in Genoa, Italy in 1918. He received his Ph.D. in 1942, and was a professor of Central American history and literature at the University of Guatemala and the University of Costa Rica. In 1974 he established the Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad Nacional de Heredia (Costa Rica). Cerutti authored and edited numerous books, anthologies, and articles on the history and literature of Latin America.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as: Uncat MSS 356, Uncat MSS 357, Uncat MSS 358, Uncat MSS 359, Uncat MSS 360, Uncat MSS 361, Uncat MSS 362, Uncat MSS 363, Uncat MSS 364, Uncat MSS 365, Uncat MSS 366, Uncat MS Vault 481.

The collection received preliminary processing at the time of acquisition. Further rehousing and description were carried out in 2014.

Guide to the Franco Cerutti Papers
Under Revision
Beinecke Staff
July 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 2020: Added June 2015 addition.

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