Latin American Manuscript Collections
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- José S. Alvarez Literary Papers, 1893-1903
Collection consists of 4 bound scrapbooks of letters and clippings intended to accompany Alvarez's works.
David Appleby Collection on Brazilian Music, 1779-2001
Collected materials of David P. Appleby, a scholar of Brazilian music. Materials primarily focus on Brazilian composers and their works.
[Disappeared persons--Argentina] Argentina. Camara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Criminal y Correccional de la Capital Federal.
Photocopies of case transcripts of testimonies by 828 witesses at the 1985 trial of nine Argentine military commanders.
- Gerard Béhague Papers
Personal and professional papers of ethnomusicologist Gerard Béhague include correspondence, written works, musical recordings, sheet music, records of the Latin American Music Review, and collected materials. Collection is unprocessed and access is limited.
Roberto Carpio Nicolle Papers, 1976-2000
The personal papers of the Guatemalan vice president include correspondence, written works, news clippings, audiovisual materials, and collected publications that document the history of Guatemala and the Central American region in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Stanton Loomis Catlin Papers, 1921-1997
The personal and professional papers of art historian Stanton Loomis Catlin.
Central American Aerial Photographs, 1954-1978
218 different photographs show aerial views of parts of Guatamala, Honduras, and Panama, mostly from the 1950s and 1970s.
Collection of Manuscripts Relating to Slavery in Colombia, 1779-1852
Edicts and other historical manuscripts documenting slavery, manumission, and related subjects in Colombia.
Committee In Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (CISPES), Dallas Office Records, 1968-1990
Records of the Committee In Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (CISPES) from Dallas, Texas, resident Jose L. Rinaldi-Jovet. Collection primarily contains documents and news media documenting the Dallas branch of CISPES' work related to the civil war in El Salvador, U.S. government intervention in the war, the sanctuary initiative for Salvadoran refugees and the law suits related to FBI infiltration of the organization.
Julio Cortázar Literary Manuscripts, 1943-1982
Handwritten or typewritten drafts of five novels, ten short stories, a group of poems, two plays, two essays, and two notebooks containing various literary pieces of the Argentine author and translator Julio Cortázar.
Dan Dickey Collection, ca. 1930-1955
Recordings of mainly Mexican popular music, with some Argentine, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and United States artists represented.
- John W. F. Dulles Papers Relating to Brazil, 1920-1979
Interview notes, correspondence, documentary materials, and literary manuscripts relating to the Brazilian Communist movement and Brazilian politics between the 1930s and 1970s, created and/or collected by John W. F. Dulles.
Barbara Doyle Duncan Papers, 1954-2001
Personal papers of Latin American art curator and patron Barbara Doyle Duncan.
Empresa Minera "La Salvadora" Photographs, 1913
42 black-and-white photographs of the Empresa Minera "La Salvadora" tin mine in Uncía, Bolivia, 1913.
- Karen Engle Papers, 2009-2010
Documents on file from the bibliography to legal scholar and professor Karen Engle's book The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy (Duke University Press, 2010).
Merlin H. Forster Collection on Vanguardism In Latin American Literature, 1920-1988
Articles on avant-garde literary movements in Latin America collected by Dr. Merlin H. Forster.
José Gómez Sicre Papers, 1916-1991
The personal and professional papers of Latin American art critic, researcher, and author José Gómez Sicre include written works, correspondence, clippings, speeches, manuscripts, photographs, research notebooks and note cards, and legal and financial documents.
Manuel E. Gondra Manuscript Collection, 1531-1920
Official documents, manuscripts, and correspondence related to the history of South America, collected by Manuel Gondra, professor and President of Paraguay from 1911-1920.
Great Britain Foreign Office Records Related to Brazil, 1862-1913
Photocopies, mostly correspondence, from the British Public Records Office related to British Foreign Office relations with Brazil in the late 19th century.
Album of Guatemalan Views, 1883-1904
Photograph album with images of buildings, monuments, and people from Guatemala at the end of the nineteenth century.
- Joya Hairs Papers and Photographs
Personal papers and photographs of Jamaican photographer Joya Hairs include images from her portrait studio in Guatemala City, excavations in Guatemala, and other historical and artistic subjects.
Jennifer Harbury Papers, 1992-
Personal papers of activist and lawyer Jennifer Harbury document her efforts to discover the fate of her husband, Mayan Guatemalan guerrilla leader Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, and to pursue justice for his death in the early 1990s.
Patricia Harris Postcard Collection
Photographic postcard images of South America, mostly Argentina and Brazil.
Hispanic Society of America Postcard Collection, 1921-1928
Postcards, primarily from the Hispanic Society of America, document landmarks and scenes from everday life in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in the early twentieth century.
Collection of Photographs of La Ceiba and Playa de Salado, Honduras
Photographs and postcards of Honduras.
Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman Papers, 1973-
Papers of Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman, wife and father of Charles Horman who was abducted and executed during Pinochet's September 1973 coup d'état in Chile. The Hormans sued Henry Kissinger and Nixon Administration officials over Charles Horman's wrongful death and its concealment.
Noé Jitrik Papers, 1976-1987
Manuscripts, including drafts, final publications, and some accompanying correspondence, of Argentine author, scholar, and literary critic Noé Jitrik.
Paula Kline Collection, 1992-2000
Collection of materials related to education in Nicaragua.
Latin American Research Review Records, 1963-1971
Galley proofs, page proofs, manuscripts, research documents, correspondence, and publication files of the Latin American Research Review.
George Lister Papers, 1887-2004 (bulk 1936-2003)
The personal and professional papers of George Lister (1913-2004), who served for sixty years as Foreign Service Officer and Human Rights Officer with the United States Department of State. Correspondence, reports and other documents detail his human rights work, speaking engagements and other affairs.
William Lester Slide Collection, 1958-1973
Color photographic slides of travel to Mexico and Central America by artist William Lester.
I.L. Maduro Jr. Photograph Collection, c.1904-1914
Photographic prints of Panama during the canal excavation.
Hans Mann Photograph Collection, c.1950s-1960s
Black-and-white photographs of historical art and architecture from Brazil.
Ventura Miguel Marco del Pont Correspondence, 1795-1820
Correspondence, official documents, financial and legal documents regarding the ports of Lima, Montevideo, and Buenos Aires and the English invasion of 1807.
- John McAndrew Photograph Collection, ca. 1930 - ca. 1965
Photographs, primarily of art and colonial architecture in Mexico, Brazil and Guatemala.
Collection of Artesanías from Mendoza, Argentina
Collection of artisanal goods from Mendoza, Argentina includes bolas, blankets, a whip, and other equestrian related items, as well as woven baskets.
Gabriela Mistral Papers, 1911-1949
Letters and manuscripts of Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate Gabriela Mistral.
Joseph Graessle Moore Papers, 1948-1979
The research and writings of anthropologist Joseph Graessle Moore document African language and culture, Kumina, and revival in Jamaica.
- Pan American Films En nombre del pueblo registros/In the Name of the People Records, 1982-1983
Archival audio and video footage, with Spanish and English transcripts, of documentation for the creation of the film En nombre del pueblo/In the Name of the People from Pan American Films.
Panama Canal Employee Mutual Benefit Association Records, 1931-1979
Administrative and financial records of the Panama Canal Employee Mutual Benefit Association.
- Alfredo Pareja y Diez Canseco Manuscripts, 1932-1966
A digital collection of the original manuscripts of the books "El Muelle," "Las Pequenas estaturas," and "Los Poderes omnimodos," from Ecuadoran author and historian Alfredo Pareja y Diez Canseco.
Brittmarie Janson-Perez Papers, c.1960s-1980s
Collection of documents, clippings, and recordings related to Panama.
- John Persakis Photographs, 1924-1967
Unidentified photographs taken by John Persakis, diary, notebooks and scrapbooks.
Magda Portal Papers, 1922-1986
The personal papers of Peruvian author, poet, and political activist Magda Portal.
Pedro Puerta Art Prints, 1981
Three art prints by Peruvian artist Pedro Puerta.
- Charles E. Revilla Papers Relating to Emilio Saldarriaga García, 1950-1996
Letters, typscript and manuscript poems, criticism, clippings, and photographs document the life and work of Peruvian poet Emilio Saldarriaga García.
Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company Archives, 1830-1960
Organizational records of the British-owned Saint John d'El Rey (São João d'el Rey) Mining Company in Morro Velho, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Lorry Salcedo-Mitrani Photograph Collection, 1985-1995
23 photographic prints from Lorry Salcedo-Mitrani's portfolio "Africa's Legacy: Photographs in Brazil and Peru."
- Colonel Mathew Santino Collection on Eva Perón, 1952
Collection of Argentine newspaper and magazine press chronicling the death of Eva Perón.
Eduardo Sarno Papers of Leftist Movements in Brazil, 1945-1991 (bulk 1975-1989)
Collection of archival documents from leftist movements in Brazil.
- Michel Schooyans Art Collection, 1942-2009
Collection of Brazilian and Latin American art collected by and presented to Michel Schooyans, scholar, author, and Catholic priest.
J.E. Shaw Papers on Panama Canal Builders, 1907-1945
Correspondence, canal builders lists, photographs and postcards, and other documents from the construction of the Panama Canal.
Robert Steinfeldt Photograph Collection
95 photographs and seven postcards, most relating to railroad construction and banana plantations in Honduras.
Arturo Taracena Flores Collection, 1944-1963
Broadsides and circulars, printed materials, government decrees, photographs, newsclippings collected by Guatemalan bibliophile Arturo Taracena Flores.
Victoria Urbano Papers, 1940-1986
The personal papers of Costa Rican author, poet, and university professor Victoria E. Urbano. Also includes the organizational records of the Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, of which Urbano was the founder and director.
- Collection of Uruguayan Political Propoganda, 1963-1984
Propaganda flyers, pamphlets, official documents, newsletters, communications, and correspondence created primarily during the presidencies of Jorge Pacheco Areco and Juan Maria Bordaberry. The documents were created by and about a broad range of organizations and interest groups, such as the Tupamaros and the Convención Nacional de Trabajadores, as well as the government of Uruguay.
U.S. Air Force 2nd Mapping Squadron Photograph Collection, 1939-1944
World War II era photographs of South America, including Brazil, Colombia, and Peru-and the Southwest and Western United States.
- Regina Vater Papers, 1967-2009
Personal papers of Brazilian American artist Regina Vater include correspondence, records of exhibitions and installations, creative works, and collected printed materials.
Marion Verhaalen Collection on Camargo Guarnieri and Twentieth-Century Brazilian Music, 1923-2004
Written works, research materials, concert programs, musical compositions, correspondence, and audiovisual material created or accumulated by Marion Verhaalen in her research on 20th-century Brazilian music; bulk on Camargo Guarnieri.
Steven Zahniser Collection on Latin American Agricultural Economy, 1938-1993
Papers used by the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of State for the purpose of carrying out research on Latin American commodities markets.