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LAL01. Latin American Library - Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: LAL01
Holdings of collections of personal or family papers, research papers, course papers, corporate records, and includes some rare print and special topic collections.

Found in 205 Collections and/or Records:

Adela Breton Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 42
Scope and Contents Autographed letter of Adela Breton, Bath, England, to Thomas William Francis Gann, in which she, an artist of Maya antiquities, expresses concern for Alfred Maudslay's casts of Mayan sculpture lying neglected at South Kensington. 1 piece.

Adolfo Díaz Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 132
Scope and Contents 1930-1947. This collection consists of correspondence, notarial acts, clippings, photos, reports and other items that detail the personal and business affairs of Adolfo Díaz, a three time President of Nicaragua. Most items describe Díaz's involvement with the La Luz & Los Angeles Mining Co., and Nicaraguan gold mining. Other items deal with the Nicaraguan political situation after 1940. Most notable are several letters from Emiliano Chamorro. The majority of the collection consists of a...

Agravios Document

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(21)
Scope and Contents May 15, 1888. Legal document on sealed paper issued in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in which Rómulo E. Durón seeks to reverse a previous ruling which granted rights to the abandoned mine Monserrat in Yuscarán prejudicial to his clients. D.S. 6 leaves, quarto.

Alberto Membreño Letter

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(32)
Scope and Contents 1907. Writing from New Orleans to Jesús Ulloa in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, the future president of Honduras, Alberto Membreño, mentions the suspension of mail service to the interior and the unstable government of Honduras. 1 leaf.

Album de poesías

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(04)
Scope and Contents 1913-1966. A collection of copied and pasted clippings of published poetry by select Latin American poets organized in a 78-page scrapbook. The authors include Blanco-Belmonte, Darío, Villaespesa, Heredia, among others. Included as well are 7 loose pieces of poetry published and unpublished.

Aleš Hrdlička Lecture

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 37
Scope and Contents [1920s?]. Corrected typescript of lecture entitled "¿De dónde procede el Indio? No es evidente que el Indio haya existido desde largo tiempo en el Nuevo Mundo," given by Dr. Aleš Hrdlička of the Smithsonian Institution.

Altiplano

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 103-3

Antonio de Ciudad Real's Motul Dictionary of Yucatecan Maya

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 122
Scope and Contents 1910-1950. Photocopies of an incomplete typescript manuscript based on the Motul Dictionary of Yucatecan Maya of Antonio de Ciudad Real. It was probably typed under the direction of Walter Lehmann in order to preserve the manuscript of Carl Hermann Berendt's 1870s version of the dictionary. An explanatory note by Munro S. Edmonson is in each box. 1 piece; 1017 pages.

Archivo General de la Nación, Guatemala

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(34)
Scope and Contents 1524-1558. Six photocopies of manuscripts held in the Archivo General de la Nacion, Guatemala. Most are in the handwriting of Brasseur de Bourborg and some have passages of Quiché with Spanish translations. The documents concern early land titles of the Indians in Chiapas and the Quiché Indians of Guatemala, including Quezaltenango, Momostenango, and Vera Paz. 6 pieces total.

Arthur E. Gropp (1902-1997) Library Survey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 121
Scope and Contents 1937-1938. Collection of materials related to a 2-year travel survey of libraries in Central America and the Caribbean. The materials consist of field letters with descriptions of libraries and their countries, photographs of libraries and other places, preliminary layout pages of photographs for publication, and clippings. 1,051 photographs; 187 other pieces.During Arthur Gropp's tenure as librarian at the Middle American Research Institute, he conducted an extensive study of...

Arthur E. Gropp (1902-1997) Manuscripts in the Department of Middle American Research

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 123
Scope and Contents 1933.  Draft typescript manuscript for Volume 5 of the Middle American Research Institute publication series, containing many handwritten notes, questions, and revisions by Gropp. 1 piece

Published in Studies in Middle America (1934). Please click the link below to see the catalog record. http://voyager.tcs.tulane.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=190690

Arturo Tarracena Arriola, Poder político liberal en Centro América

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 107
Scope and Contents 1991. Historical, political, economic, and social analysis of Central American liberal political power from 1870 to 1929; written as Volume IV of a larger study of Central American history. 1 piece.

Asamblea de Tacubaya. Diplomatic Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 134
Scope and Contents 1827-1828.  A collection of six letters and two diplomatic memoranda related to the Asamblea de Tacubaya, the successor to the 1826 Inter-American Congress in Panama. The majority of the documents deals with an attempt by the Ministers for Gran Colombia, Mexican and the Central American Federation to settle a dispute in Central America. The state of Inter-American Relations is the other major subject touched upon by the correspondence. 8 pieces.

Baltasar Jayme, Archbishop elect of Santa Fe

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 131-(1)
Scope and Contents 1790. Letter from Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañon, Archbishop-elect of Santa Fe (de Bogatá) in Colombia to the Conde de Tepa telling of his arrival in Cartagena de Indias en route to his new post, after a hazardous journey from Trujillo, Peru which took 56 days. 2 leaves 8°.

Barbara Bode Collection of Interview Transcriptions of Peruvian Earthquake Survivors

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 102
Scope and Contents 1971-1972. 51 transcriptions of taped conversations in Spanish and Quechua between Barbara Bode and survivors of the 1970 earthquake in Huaraz, Peru.  She used this primary source material as the basis for her Ph.D. dissertation, "Explanation in the 1970 earthquake in the Peruvian Andes."Please click on the link below to the see the catalog record for Bode's dissertation. ...

Becerra, Longino (f. 1970s) Essays

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 53
Scope and Contents 1980.  Photocopies of essays written by Longino Becerra. These works include: "El Partido Comunista de Honduras y el Maoismo ante el proceso reformista-burgués" (77 pages), regarding activities in the 1970s of the two Honduran Communist parties, the Partido Comunista de Honduras and the Partido Comunista Marxista Leninista de Honduras; and "La Comunidad primitiva en Honduras" (46 pages), a Marxian analysis of Mayan society before the Conquest. 2 pieces

Bernardino de Sahagún (d. 1590), Codex Florentino Tracings

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 60
Scope and Contents ca. 1905. 75 sheets of tracings of illustrations from Sahagun's Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, the Codex Florentino, Book 12. Drawn in black ink on tracing paper; made from photographs of the original manuscript, Mss. Med. Palatino 220 (Book 10-12) in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy, for the Francisco del Paso y Troncoso edition of 1905-1907. 78 pieces.

Bishop Esteban Lorenzo de Tristán y Esmenota letter

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(02)
Scope and Contents 1783. Letter from Esteban Lorenzo, Bishop of Nicaragua, in León, thanking el Conde de Tepa for the use of his influence in procuring his appointment as Bishop of Durango, Mexico. 1 sheet

Bolivian Mara Wata calendar

 File — Case 12, Oversize folder: 23
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(23)
Scope and Contents 1983. Illustrated indigenous calendar of Bolivia showing historical heroes and events in Aymara and Kechua languages.

British Honduras Grand Court Records

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(36)
Scope and Contents Jan. 11, 1848 - Nov. 1, 1849.  Copies of 3 dossiers of records for two cases brought before the Grand Court in Belize, settlement of British Honduras.  The first case deals with opposition to the Chief Justice Robert Temple by jurors and the subsequent arrest of William Henry Coffin for contempt of court.  The second case concerns irregularities in the inquest made after a drowning.  The collection also includes sample forms for various court procedures. The records help paint a portrait of the...

British Honduras Plantation Notes

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(30)
Scope and Contents 1866. 17 leaves of notes by an administrator in a calendar journal of daily life on a plantation upriver from Belize. Weather is noted, workers present or sick and their jobs, rations, punishments are mentioned, also flooding, trips to Belize for trading, crops including plantains, rice, pineapples, and corn, such animals as cows, pigs, and chickens, going to the bar, and a Mr. Hamilton, who may be the owner.

Bullets and Ballots

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 103-2

Cakchiquel word list

 File — Box 2, Folder: 15
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(15)
Scope and Contents n.d. Photograph of a page of a Cakchiquel-Spanish word list for the letter B. It is identified as coming from the Archival Collection of Guatemala.

Calendar Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 124
Scope and Contents 1990-2010.  Illustrated calendars from or about Latin America. Some of the themes include the following: reproductions of antique maps, illustrations relating to indigenous culture, reproductions of items in the Library of Congress in commemoration of the quincentennial of the European discovery of the Americas, paintings of Frida Kahlo, Mexican architecture during the Porfiriato, folk art of Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Venezuela, and Cine Mexicano. 39 pieces.

Callender I. Fayssoux Collection of William Walker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 19
Scope and Contents 1856-1860. Correspondence, muster rolls, orders, maps, and other materials collected by Walker's aide-de-camp in Nicaragua. Includes more than 100 letters from Walker to Fayssoux and others about the Walker government in Nicaragua. 489 piecesThis collection is also available in microfilm (4 reels plus printed guide) for purchase from ProQuest: PDF Catalog of...

Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company Report

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 43
Scope and Contents 1912.  A report compliled by consulting engineer D. Sterrett Pindell about the production potential for lands in highland Guatemala. The Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company, incorporated in New Jersey in 1912, secured lease from R.J. Echeverría to 10,000 acres in Escuintla on the Coyolate River to cultivate Caravonica cotton and extract hardwoods. The data contained in the engineer's report was to inform potential investors about the climate, soil fertility, plant yield, production and labor...

Cardenal letter to the Minister of Ecuador

 File
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(07)
Scope and Contents 1856. Typewritten transcription of a letter from Pedro Cardenal, Leon, Nicaragua to the Foreign Minister of Ecuador seeking cooperation of his government in defending the independence of Nicaragua against the attacks of William Walker and in convincing the United States to prohibit reinforcements to aid Walker. 6 leaves.

Catholic catechism

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(2)
Scope and Contents 1828. Questions and answers on the Holy Faith in Tzotzil with notes in Spanish accounting for number of cattle. 5 leaves 8°.