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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 52 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

Bishop Esteban Lorenzo de Tristán y Esmenota letter

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
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

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

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 007
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

Gordoa Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 009
Scope and Contents 1822-1846. Personal, political, mining, and hacienda documents of the prominent Gordoa family of San Luís Potosí, Mexico. 747 pieces. The documents of this collection relate to the Gordoa family of the state of San Luís Potosí, Mexico, whose wealth derived from mining interests in the area. Most of the documents have to do more specifically with Luis Gonzaga Gordoa, who according to the Diccionario Porrúa , was born in 1797 in the Mineral de Catorce...
Dates: 1822-1846

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

Merle Greene Robertson Collection

 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 Administration Records

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 016
Scope and Contents 1541-(1631-1719)-1905. 53 bound volumes of administrative papers principally from records of the Real Audiencia and Real Hacienda of New Spain. Most material is from the 18th century.This collection consists of notarial acts from the city of Puebla, Mexico. These acts are official documents composed and maintained by the notary, a trained legal official, and his successors in chronological order. These protocolos detail the legal affairs of ordinary and prominent citizens of...
Dates: 1541-(1631-1719)-1905

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

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.

Moctezuma Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 005
Scope and Contents 1776-1866.  A collection of documents, most relating to the of the Moctezuma family with a set of maps.  One is an elaborate watercolor genealogical chart tracing several branches of the Moctezuma family beginning with Xolotl, legendary ruler of the first inhabitants of Acolhuacán, Texcoco.  Others refer in part to the lost treasure of the Moctezuma family purportedly hidden during the siege of Tenochtitlan.  Some of the documents are not clearly identifiable as related to the family.  53...
Dates: 1778-1866