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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 26 Collections and/or Records:

Archivo General de la Nación, Guatemala

 File — Box 3, Folder: 34, a-f
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 Verapaz. 6 pieces total.
Dates: 1524-1558

Biography of Jorge Ubico (1878-1946)

 File — Box 2, Folder: 26
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(26)
Scope and Contents February 8, 1931. Three-page biography of General Jorge Ubico sent to Tulane University as a press release upon his election as president of Guatemala. Cover letter is included.
Dates: February 8, 1931

Coker Travel Account

 File — Box 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(06)
Scope and Contents 1944. Typed copy of impressions of Guatemala during Holy Week b William A. Coker, who visited Guatemala City, Antigua, Chichicastenango, and Lake Atitlán. He continues to write about his experiences in Venezuela, where he traveled on the Orinoco River and met various indigenous people of whom he photographed. Included are 11 photographs. 21 leaves total.
Dates: 1944

Compañía de Navegación del Río Motagua. Erección de la Compania de Navegación del Río Motagua, 1796

 File — Box 4, Folder: 48
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(48)
Scope and Contents 1796   A single hand-written manuscript of 17 leaves (34 pages) and 4 appendices. It recounts the proceedings which created a joint stock company to develop and promote navigation on the Motagua River from the Honduran port of Omoa. The manuscript includes a report by the Secretary of Guatemala's Consulado concerning the venture, the list of the company's stockholders and officials, the company's thirty-five articles of incorporation and a series of reflections about the project by those...
Dates: 1796

Decrees for Central America from Mexico (Empire, 1820-1823)

 File — Box 3, Folder: 38
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(38)
Scope and Contents 1822 Decrees issued by the Mexican Empire for dissemination to the provinces of Guatemala under Vicente Filísola and/or of Honduras under Dionisio de Herrera. The decrees bear on military regulations, designation of San Juan de Dios in Guatemala as the only provisional cemetery, and apprehension of conspirators. D.S. 4 leaves.
Dates: August-September 1822

Diego E. Zavala Collection of Amnesty International Publications

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 118
Scope and Contents 1988-1994. Printed ephemera published by Amnesty International consisting mostly of newsletters, reports and Urgent Action appeals on civil rights violations worldwide with many in Latin America, especially Peru and Guatemala. Includes a Special Children's Edition from 1990-1994, letters by Zavala on behalf of victims, and posters of Peru. 420 pieces.
Dates: 1988-1994

Erwin Paul Dieseldorff Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 147
Scope and Contents 1539, 1583, 1795-(1898-1945)-1956. Extensive collection of personal and business papers of a German-born coffee planter of the Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, with a Kekchí will and other Maya materials. 85,783 pieces and 722 manuscript volumes.The collection consists of the personal and business papers of Erwin Paul Dieseldorff, a German-born coffee planter and merchant in the Alta Verapaz of Guatemala. The personal papers include family documents and correspondence with friends and...
Dates: 1898-1945

Fortuny, José Manuel, Datos Biográficos

 File — Box 3, Folder: 42
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(42)
Scope and Contents 1993 Autobiographical sketch of this Guatemalan journalist and revolutionary, with coverage of his political activities in the Communist party and governments of Juan José Arevalo and Jacobo Arbenz. With cover letter. TD 3 leaves and TCS 1 leaf.
Dates: March 27, 1993

Frances V. Scholes Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 023
Scope and Contents 1500s-1700s. The France V. Scholes Collection of over 277,000 pieces consisting of photoprints, microfilms and typescripts of documents relating to the history of colonial Spanish America found in Spanish and Mexican Archives, principally the Archivo General de Indias in Seville and the Archivo General de la Nación in Mexico City. A major focus of the collection is on documentation of Fernando Cortés.The content of the documentation may be described, in general terms, under the...
Dates: 1500s - 1700s

John Geddings Gray 1928 Memorial Expedition Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 86
Scope and Contents December 30, 1927-August 5, 1928.  Frans Blom diaries and records written during the 1928 Gray Memorial Expedition to Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. Also includes the diary of expedition medic Louis Bristow and Blom's calendar notes, archaeological notes, and notes on plant names.  20 pieces. The collection consists of diaries, notes, records, and photographs made during the Gray Memorial Expedition to Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. This was Tulane's 4th expedition to Middle America and was...
Dates: 1927-1928

Letter Copying Book of L.Leon Löwe (fl. 1900)

 File — Box 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(10)
Scope and Contents 1900-1901 Bound volume of carbon copies of letters and operational reports most of which are from L. Leön Lowe, manager of the Central American Improvement Co. in Gualán, Gautemala, to company president in New Orleans, LA. The company is engaged in the building, maintenance, and operation of the railroad "Ferrocarril del Norte" between Puerto Barrios and El Rancho, with intent to extend the line to the capital according to the contract with President Estrada Cabrera. Dealings with the United...
Dates: July 13, 1900-Dec. 1901

Manuel Rubio Sánchez Book Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 80
Scope and Contents c. 1985.  Photocopies of two unpublished books by Manuel Rubio Sánchez in rough draft titled, "Puertos de Guatemala situados en su Costa Sur," and "Historia del comercio del café en Guatemala."  Much of the material was previously published by Rubio Sánchez in Antropología e Historia de Guatemala and Anales de la Academia (Sociedad) de Geografía e Historia (Guatemala). 2 pieces.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in c. 1985

Merle Greene Robertson Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 133
Scope and Contents 1920s – 2010. Papers of Merle Greene Robertson who was an artist, teacher, writer, and archaeologist. Included are personal papers and correspondence, professional publications, field diaries and research notes, grant proposals and final reports, research of special topics, materials relating to exhibits, conference participation, organization of the Palenque Roundtable conference, and her directorship of the Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute. The bulk of the collection contains most of her...
Dates: 1920s - 2010; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-2010

Mexican Decrees Affecting Central America

 File — Box 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(23)
Scope and Contents 1822. Three legajos of manuscript copies of decrees or official pronouncements of the Mexican Empire of which Guatemala and Honduras were provinces. Most documents were intended ultimately for Honduras, to be published, and passed through the hands of Gavino Gaínza or Dionicio de Herrera, some reaching Danlí, Honduras. Ds S. 35 leaves. quarto.
Dates: 1822

Mexican Decrees Affecting Central America

 File — Box 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(24)
Scope and Contents 1822. Three legajos of manuscript copies of decrees or official pronouncements of the Mexican Empire of which Guatemala and Honduras were provinces. Most documents were intended ultimately for Honduras, to be published, and passed through the hands of Gavino Gaínza or Dionicio de Herrera, some reaching Danlí, Honduras. Ds S. 35 leaves. quarto.
Dates: 1822

Mexican Decrees Affecting Central America

 File — Box 2, Folder: 25
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(25)
Scope and Contents 1822. Three legajos of manuscript copies of decrees or official pronouncements of the Mexican Empire of which Guatemala and Honduras were provinces. Most documents were intended ultimately for Honduras, to be published, and passed through the hands of Gavino Gaínza or Dionicio de Herrera, some reaching Danlí, Honduras. Ds S. 35 leaves. quarto.
Dates: 1822

Miguel Moreno Letter

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(01)
Scope and Contents 1826.  Letter written in the Puerto de Santa María (the Phillippines?) by Miguel Moreno, the former oidor and dean of the Real Audiencia of Guatemala, addressed to "Exmo Sor" imploring his aid in obtaining a position on the Council of the Indies or a comparable appointment thath would allow him to provide for the education of his sons.  2 leaves
Dates: 1826

Mrs. J. Luis Baños Collection of Latin American Sheet Music

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(1)
Scope and Contents 1908-1921, 1931. Sheet music of popular songs and scores for piano from Cuba, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Dates: 1908-1921, 1931

Oliver H. P. La Farge Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 017
Scope and Contents 1925-1930.  Personal correspondence from family members and other acquaintances (1926-27); professional correspondence (1926-28), when La Farge was Assistant in Ethnology in the Tulane Middle American Research Institute. Includes ethnographic data and expedition notes for the first and third Tulane expeditions to Middle America, 1925 and 1927. 258 pieces.
Dates: 1925-1930

Rafael de Landívar Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 029
Scope and Contents 1747-1822. Photocopies of manuscripts in the Archivo General de Centro America (Guatemala City) pertaining to the Guatemalan poet and Jesuit Rafael de Landívar, his family and estate. An index provides a list of all Landivar material in the Archivo (identified by repository number and title); documents in this collection are noted. 38 dossiers.
Dates: 1747-1822

Report on Tikal

 File — Box 2, Folder: 18
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(18)
Scope and Contents c.1930 English and Spanish translations of the first written report (in German) on the ruins of the Maya sites of Tikal and Ixkun. Also a typewritten extract from the
Dates: c.1930

Robert Howard Claxton Collection on Central America

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 112
Scope and Contents 1965-1992.  This collection consists primarily of Guatemalan newspapers and clippings from U.S. newspapers relating to events in Guatemala in the 1960's to the 1980's. Yet it includes similar material from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Belize as well. This collection comes from the files of history professor Robert Claxton of West Georgia College in Carrollton, GA, who received much of the material from José Manuel Montúfar from Guatemala. The correspondence between the two, which is...
Dates: 1965-1992

Roland Baumann Collection of Cakchiquel Folk Dances

 File — Box 1, Folder: 12a & 12b
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(12)
Scope and Contents 1962-1985.  Nine sets of photocopies of manuscripts describing nine folk dances of Guatemala. In the summer of 1985, Roland Baumann, a Tulane University student from Belgium, collected manuscripts on nine folk dances in Guatemala. Photocopies of these manuscripts comprise the collection. The dances include Animales, Conquista de Almalonga, Diablos, Masat, Moros y Cristianos, Napoleón, Norteños, Siete Virtudes and Torito. The following descriptions of the dances were provided by Professor Munro...
Dates: 1962-1985

Succession and Sale Records, Guatemala City, Guatemala

 File — Box 2, Folder: 28
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(28)
Scope and Contents 1785 [1852-1876] 1900 13 documents tracing the ownerships of property at no. 15 Calle del Comercio, beginning with the original assignment of land to Francisco Ygnacio Chamorro when Guatemala City became the capital. Most concern the acquisition of the house by José Caloma at an auction in 1852, and later by his heirs, mentioning capellanías, extension of water system, house inventory, and litigation by previous heirs. Ds. S. 32°; 3 8°
Dates: 1785-1900; Majority of material found in 1852-1876

Ydígoras Fuentes Letter

 File — Box 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(05)
Scope and Contents 1978. Personal letter from Manuel Ydígoras Fuentes, former President of Guatemala, in Guatemala, to Dr. Roland H. Ebel, of Tulane University, giving his appraisal of the current political situation in Central America. Xerox copy of T Ms.S.
Dates: October 2, 1978

Ydígoras Laparra, Miguel, Critique

 File — Box 3, Folder: 41
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(41)
Scope and Contents 1993-1994 Typewritten commentary on the book Biografía política de Guatemala: Los pactos políticos de 1944 a 1970 by Francisco Villagran Kramer, as requested by the author. Ydígoras notes personal experiences and information regarding his father Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes. With cover letter. 17 leaves.
Dates: December 29, 1993-January 1, 1994