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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 37 Collections and/or Records:

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.
Dates: 1524-1558

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
Dates: December 25, 1783

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.
Dates: 1990-2010

Coahuila Official Broadsides

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 25
Scope and Contents 1880-1927.  Photocopies of unbound broadsides of decrees on local affairs and of the national government, published by the State of Coahuila; circulars and announcements of the General Secretariat of the State, the General State Treasury, and the Supreme State Tribunal of Justice relating to budgets, elections, holidays, pubic works, government contracts, fairs, loans, educaiton, pardons, and legislative proceedings. The originals reside in the Mendell Collection, Lilly Library, Indiana...
Dates: 1880-1927

Edith Bayne Denègre Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 58
Scope and Contents 1904-1913?. Travel journals and albums of commercial photographs of Edith Bayne Denegre, a native of New Orleans. She describes in some detail her trips to Cuba in 1909 and Panama in 1911, where she visited Col. William Crawford Gorgas and viewed construction of the Canal. Also includes her short history of Mexico written about 1913. 11 pieces; 190 photographs.
Dates: 1904-1913

Fernando Horcasitas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 68
Scope and Contents 1940-1980. Collection of personal and business papers, published works, drafts, research and field notes, and texts of Nahuatl plays and stories focusing on modern Nahuatl language and people, with a 19th century Atlixco manuscript and material on the dance of Moros and Cristianos. 6,200 pieces and 2,300 cards.The Fernando Horcasitas Papers reflect the interest and dedication of a man devoted for many years to various aspects of Mexican ethnohistory and linguistics, focusing...
Dates: 1940-1980

Forest use regulations for Yucatán

 File — Box 2, Folder: 22
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(22)
Scope and Contents 1895. Government regulation written in Maya sent from Mexico City to Yucatán concerning rights to use forest land for farming and human settlement.
Dates: 15 Oct, 1895

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.
Dates: 1923-1954

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...
Dates: 1919-1963

Frederick L. Hoffman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 38
Scope and Contents 1900-1926. Correspondence, reports, questionnaires, clippings, and other printed matter relating to Hoffman, statistician for Prudential Life Insurance. Materials show his interest in diseases and the effects of climate on health as indicated in reports from Mexico. Also includes correspondence about his travel in Mexico and South America. 34 pieces.
Dates: 1900-1926

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.
Dates: 1900-1925

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, ...
Dates: 1913-1959

George Hubbard Pepper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 07
Scope and Contents 1866-1923. Correspondence, manuscripts, lectures, diaries, notes, and photographs originating with or collected by this early anthropologist, with emphasis on the Indians of the American Southwest and on Chaco Canyon; includes records of an archaeological expedition in Ecuador. Most material is dated 1895-1918. 1,040 pieces. Collection Guide...
Dates: 1895-1918

Indian languages articles

 File — Box 2, Folder: 24
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(24)
Scope and Contents c.1900. Two articles from a scholarly journal [Bulletin de la Societe Philologique?] including a reprint of an original 1637 work of religious instruction in Mazahua and Spanish by Diego de Nagera Yanguas and a Quechua-Spanish grammar "Arte de la lengua Qquichua. Dialect Quito."
Dates: c.1900

James Hulse Rauh

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 93
Scope and Contents 1968-1972.  Papers of a Tulane anthropology student collected by Professor Donald Robertson. Includes research papers on the Codex Madrid, Codex Tudela, Codex Laud, and Lienzo de Zacatepec, written for courses, conferences, and publication, two drafts of Rauh's dissertation on the Maya calendar, and related correspondence. 38 pieces.
Dates: 1968-1972

John Geddings Gray 1928 Memorial Expedition Papers

 Collection
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

Juan de Santiago land title papers

 File — Box 2, Folder: 25
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(25)
Scope and Contents April 4-12, 1614. Xerographic copy of a manuscript from the Minnesota State Historical Society archive concerning titles to the lands of Juan de Santiago and his wife, caciques of San Bartolom~Cuatlalpa [near Mexico CityJ. Half of the document is in Nahuatl; the other half a translation into Spanish. Ds.S. 29 pages.
Dates: 4-12 April, 1614

La desbelada danza and canto tarasco

 File — Box 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(5)
Scope and Contents Negative photostats of music scores entitled, "La desbelada danza" and "Canto tarasco (religioso)" in Puréhpecha.
Dates: n.d.

La Gotera and Sonesitos

 File — Box 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(3)
Scope and Contents Negative photostats of music for a song titled, "La Gotera," the original score for "La Gotera," and a score for the song titled, "Sonesitors" with lyrics in Spanish and Puréhpecha [Tarascan].
Dates: n.d.

La posición etnográfica y lingüística

 File — Box 2, Folder: 19
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(19)
Scope and Contents c.1930. Typewritten bound manuscript, illustrated with photographs, on Huastec indians and language. Complete title is: La posición etnográfica y lingüística de los indios huaxteca de San Luis Potosí, México. 135 leaves.
Dates: c.1930

Land documents of Tulancingo

 File — Box 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(6)
Scope and Contents 1577-1660. Collection of documents in Nahuat and Spanish concerning land tenure from the area of Tulancingo and Chimalhuacan or Sayula, consisting of wills and records of land sales. They relate particularly to Miguel Alejandrino, Gobernador of Tulancingo, his son Diego, Diego de Peredo Suarez, Agata de Santa Ana, and Andrés Tohcuiltecatl who mentions land belonging to Martín Cortés. The original 16th century documents in Nahuatl have 17th century translations into Spanish made by Nicolás de...
Dates: 1577-1660

Mexican Music Manuscripts

 File — Box 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(6)
Scope and Contents Photostatic negatives of music scores titled, "Mexican Music Manuscripts." They consist of the treble and bass clef staff for twelve pieces.
Dates: n.d.

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

Nahuatl copybook

 File — Box 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(10)
Scope and Contents 18th century? Leather-bound manuscript book with colored illustrations of daily life, a map, and 10 pages of Nahuatl text, thought to be the copybook of an Aztec noble youth living in a Franciscan monastery. 26 leaves; 4°.
Dates: 18th century

Pitch tone and the "saltillo"

 File — Box 2, Folder: 18
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(18)
Scope and Contents 1930. Detailed discussion of Nahuatl phonology, pitch tones, and the "saltillo," or type of glottal closure. Field work was conducted principally in Milpa Alta, Distrito Federal and in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Typed and A.D. 54 leaves.
Dates: 1930

Richard E. Greenleaf 18th-Century Ecclesiastical Mexican Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 128
Scope and Contents 1551-1950s.  A collection of more than 480 transcriptions of documents on the Inquisition in Mexico. The originals are located in the Archivo General de la Nación in Mexico and in the Archivo General de las Indias in Seville, Spain. They represent more than forty years of Greenleaf’s work in these archives. Also included are writings by other individuals, Professor Greenleaf’s own articles and other texts, files of Dr....
Dates: 1551-1950s

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...
Dates: 1931-1999

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...
Dates: 1914-1930

Sutherland-Taxco Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 148
Scope and Contents 1930s-present. Original silver design drawings and sketches for book illustrations, photographs, taped and videotaped interviews of silver designers and silversmiths, prints portfolios, two watercolor paintings, and other material documenting the work of William Spratling and other major figures in Mexico's modern silver and crafts industry, including Chato, Coco, Miguel, and Antonio Castillo (Los Castillo) Margot van Voorhies Carr (1896-1985), Frederick W. Davis (1880-1961) and Sigfrido...
Dates: 1930-2010

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.
Dates: c. 1531