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Andrew St. George papers

Call Number: MS 1912

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of photographs, films, slides, writings, and clippings, documenting Andrew St. George's career as a photojournalist in numerous regions, including the Caribbean and Latin America.


  • 1957-1990


Conditions Governing Access

NOTE: This collection will be closed to researchers for processing.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for Andrew St. George’s words in the interview with Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra range, Cuba, on November 6, 1958. Copyright is retained by the heirs of the creator of this collection for all other materials Andrew St. George authored or otherwise produced until the end of 2034. On January 1, 2035, copyright passes to Yale University. Copyright status for other 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Jean Szentgyorgyi by the Latin American Curator, June 2009; transferred from Latin American Curator, 2012.

Associated Materials

Cuban Revolution Collection, MS 650. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.


30.25 Linear Feet (45 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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Photographs, films, slides, writings, and clippings, documenting Andrew St. George's career as a photojournalist in numerous regions, including the Caribbean and Latin America.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew St. George was born in Hungary in 1923. He attended Columbia University in the 1950s but never graduated, preferring to find work as a writer and photojournalist in order to support his wife and frequent collaborator, Jean, and their growing family. St. George worked for United States military intelligence in Vienna after World War II. For the rest of his life he worked as an investigative reporter and photographer, especially focusing on Latin America. His interest in that region began when he conducted one of the first full-length interviews with Fidel Castro and members of his guerrilla army in the Sierra Maestra during the fall of 1957. The interview was later published in Look magazine. St. George also published accounts of his time with the guerrillas in Coronet, Cavalier, and Life. During 1959 and most of 1960, St. George lived in Cuba; by the summer of 1960, he had become disillusioned with the Cuban Revolution's authoritarianism. During the next three decades he pursued his career as a photojournalist, including working a number of years at Spotlight Magazine in Washington, D.C. He had two sons, Andrew and Tom. St. George died on May 2, 2001.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. Inclusive dates are approximations and not provided below the collection level.

Description of the Cuba-related photographs in boxes 7-10 and 43 was provided by Lillian Guerra.
Guide to the Andrew St. George Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Christine Connolly and Christine Weideman
November 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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