The Gastón Baquero Papers

Gastón Baquero was a Cuban poet, essayist and journalist, member of the well respected group of intellectuals Orígenes, and collaborator of literary journals such as Verbum, Espuela de plata and Clavileño. His column “Panorama” appeared regularly at El Diario de la Marina, of which he became editor. His poetry and essays were published as collections such as Poemas (1942), Poemas escritos en España (1960), Memorial de un testigo (1966) and Magias e invenciones (1984) in addition to well known literary reviews. He left his native Cuba as an exile in 1959. In Spain, where he lived until his death in 1997, he worked at Instituto de Cultura Hispánica and Radio Exterior de España, wrote articles for several publications, primarily Mundo Hispánico, and taught at the School of Journalism. He received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions.

The Gastón Baquero Papers consists of documents, correspondence, research notes, published and unpublished works by Baquero including clippings of his journalistic articles and the manuscript of his unfinished book about Andrés Bello, and other materials collected by the author during his years in Madrid, Spain.

Gastón Baquero was a Cuban poet, essayist and journalist, member of the well respected group of intellectuals Orígenes, and collaborator of literary journals such as Verbum, Espuela de plata and Clavileño. His column “Panorama” appeared regularly at El Diario de la Marina, of which he became editor. His poetry and essays were published as collections such as Poemas (1942), Poemas escritos en España (1960), Memorial de un testigo (1966) and Magias e invenciones (1984) in addition to well known literary reviews. He left his native Cuba as an exile in 1959. In Spain, where he lived until his death in 1997, he worked at Instituto de Cultura Hispánica and Radio Exterior de España, wrote articles for several publications, primarily Mundo Hispánico, and taught at the School of Journalism. He received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions.

The Gastón Baquero Papers consist of documents, correspondence, research notes, published and unpublished works by Baquero including clippings of his journalistic articles and the manuscript of his unfinished book about Andrés Bello, and other materials collected by the author during his years in Madrid, Spain.

Postcard with manuscript note by Cuban writer Ángel Gazteluz, Cuba, 1975 (Side One)