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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

Frans Blom Archaeological Site Plans

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 78
Scope and Contents 1923-1954.  18 original pen and ink or pencil drawn plans made by Frans Blom of archaeological sites in Chiapas.  The sites include:  Chincultic, Cerro de la Batalla, region of Tenajapa-Guaquitepec, Tenam Puente, San Quintín, Cruz Chi, Sactón, Cedro, Kambal, Kayum C and Ojo de Agua, with original copies of Moxviquil, Canancax, Esperanzita and Ojo de Agua. Blom's list includes updated plans as early as 1923.

Frans Blom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 24
Scope and Contents 1919-1963.  The Frans Blom Papers consists of materials written or collected by Frans Blom, a prominent Danish archaeologist of Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute. Of special interest is his diary of anthropological field notes, with watercolor drawings, compiled during the 1925 Tulane University Expedition to Chiapas. Included are his Mexican gun permits, correspondence, published articles, and obituaries. Also includes his 1921-1922 diaries in Danish of explorations in...

Frederick Starr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 67
Scope and Contents November 1900-March 1925.  Five autographed letters from Frederick Starr to Mrs. Maxwell Converse; and from Starr to Frans Blom.  Included is a printed prospectus of Starr's book The Indians of Southern Mexico, An Ethnographic Album.

General Rafael E. Melgar Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 151
Scope and Contents 1913-1959. Extensive collection of personal and political papers of General Rafael E. Melgar (1887-1959) who fought in Mexico’s Revolution (1910-1920) and then entered politics to serve in various offices including congressional representative from Oaxaca, campaign manager for Lázaro Cárdenas, governor of the Territory of Quintana Roo, Senator from Oaxaca, and as the Mexican ambassador to Holland. 42 linear feet.A finding aid, ...

Ross Parmenter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 152
Overview 1931 – 1999. Papers of this writer, journalist, artist, polymath and self-taught Mesoamerican archaeologist. Included are biographical materials, personal papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, music editorial materials from the New York Times, published and unpublished book manuscripts and research notes, research on highland Mexican codices and lienzos, manuscript and research for a biography of Zelia Nuttall, photographs and slides, and...

Rudolf Schuller Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 21
Scope and Contents 1914-1930. The collection of Rudolf Schuller Papers contains personal correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera totaling 1,016 pieces. The major portion of the material consists of field notes, vocabulary lists, and manuscripts from Schuller's studies of several Mexican and Central American Indian languages and dialects, with particular emphasis on the culture and language of the Huasteca people in northern Mexico. There are also materials...

Testerian manuscript

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(8)
Scope and Contents c. 1531. Fragment of a catechism used by friars for the conversion of indigenous people in New Spain before native languages were transcribed into Latin characters. It is written using a form of prehispanic pictographic writing possibly based on an earlier Nahuatl version and other symbols that could be phonetic of rebus in nature.

Translation of the "Ordenanza del señor Cuauhtemoc"

 File — Oversize box 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(20)
Scope and Contents 4 Feb-3 May, 1929. Transcription, translation into English, and notes for the Gates' Nahuatl manuscript #758 on amatl paper called "Ordenanza del Señor Cuauhtemoc." Included are Whorf's tracing of the manuscript map and letters to Frans Blom.

Tribute document

 File — Box 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(16)
Scope and Contents [1542]. Photostat (c. 1939) of a native tribute document recording the tribute payments made by the people of Cuitzeo, Michoacán. According to a Spanish inscription, the document was sent to the Viceroy to protest unjust demands by the encomendero.