Hemingway Document Preservation Project
Facilitating efforts to restore Ernest Hemingway's Cuba papers for scholars and the general public
In June 2008 the SSRC's Working Group on Cuba completed a collaborative project between the United States and Cuba to preserve and reformat the papers of Ernest Hemingway housed at the Hemingway Museum at Finca Vigía, the Nobel Prize–winning author’s former residence outside of Havana. The collection contains some 2,000 letters as well as draft fragments of Hemingway's novels and stories—including the beginning of a rejected epilogue to For Whom the Bell Tolls and handwritten pages of earlier versions of the novel. A digitized version of the papers is now available in Cuba and at the JFK Library in Boston, Massachusetts.