LAL01. Latin American Library - Manuscript Collections
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 223 Collections and/or Records:
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.
File — Box 3, Folder: 44
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(44)
Scope and Contents 1954 Detailed statistics on the cost and conditions of living for one month of 300 working families in San Salvador, as reported by Luis B. Ortiz C. Similar to a printed version held in the Closed Stacks of the Latin American Library (Call No. 972.84 (339.4) S182. 73 leaves.
Dates: November 4, 1954
El Salvador. Dirección General de Estadística y Censos IV Censo Nacional de Población y III de Vivienda
File — Box 3, Folder: 45
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(45)
Scope and Contents 1971 Census of El Salvador by department indicating urban and rural population and by cities indicating the increase in numbers, along with the numbers of houses in the country, as submitted by Gustavo Rivas Rodríguez. 5 leaves.
Dates: December 21, 1971
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 173
Scope and Contents A collection of personal and professional papers and publications of internationally renowned Cuban-American guitar maestro and longtime Professor of Guitar Performance at Tulane, Elías Barreiro (b. 1930). The Elías Barreiro collection measures 18 linear feet of material and documents the maestro’s professional career as guitar maestro, teacher of practice, and performer spanning over five decades and three continents. It contains personal correspondence, photographs, original scores and...
Dates: 1943 - 2016
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 015
Scope and Contents 1930s-1970s. The collection consists of papers of Emilio Harth-Terré, the noted Peruvian architect, related to the art and architecture of colonial Peru. The collection includes some professional correspondence; manuscripts of articles by Harth-Terré and others; reprints and clippings; very extensive notes and transcripts of documents in various civil and church archives in Peru on gold- and silversmiths and Indian, black, and mestizo artisans and painters; also notes on various colonial...
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 022
Scope and Contents 1835-(1835-1872). A collection of correspondence, clippings, documents, and manuscripts of the journalist-diplomat, Ephraim George Squier, relating to his travels in Central America and Peru. Included are valuable historic photographs and stereographs of Honduras and Peru. 1,082 pieces.The collection is comprised of materials from the years between 1835 and 1872 with the majority of dating to the period between 1849 and 1872; however, some undated items may have been written or...
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...
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...
File — Box 2, Folder: 22
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(22)
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
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
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 006
Scope and Contents 1830-1842. Personal, political, and business papers of Francisco Morazan, the President of the Republic of Central America. 58 pieces.Morazan's business enterprises and financial transactions between 1830 and 1842 account for most of the fifty-eight items in this collection. More than half concern his contracts with the Central American government to procure a mint and the mahogany cutting operations involving Cruz Lozano (fl. early 19th century), Francisco Orellana (fl. early 19th...
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.
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 024
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...
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.
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.
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, ...
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 141
Scope and Contents 1969-1970, 1975. The collection consists of 14 reel-to-reel audio tapes of interviews with Cuban emigres living in Chicago. Primary source material containing the recollections of Cuban emigres about the early years of the Cuban Revolution. The audio tapes have been digitized and derivative digital audio files are available for consultation. Please contact the Latin American office for more information.
Dates: 1969-1970, 1975
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...
File — Box 3, Folder: 47
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(47)
Scope and Contents 1939 A single piece of correspondence in which Gerard Castellanos García provides his biography, he describes his historical and newspaper writings, and he writes about his family. Castellanos also discusses his personal philosophy and his views about Cuba. 7pp.
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...
File — Box 2, Folder: 20
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(20)
Scope and Contents 1846 Two handwritten messages from Francisco Verdy, the Gobernador Político y Militar of the Department of Olancho in Juticalpa, Honduras, to the authorities of Danlí, on regarding the payment of taxes on land and the other on the formation of a small armed cavalry as protection against a rebellious faction in Nicaragua. 2 pieces. 4 leaves.
Dates: January 26 and February 19, 1846
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 87
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 129
Scope and Contents 1969-(1977-1982)-1987. This collection consists of documents and periodicals issued by various organs of the Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo, its youth wing, the Juventud Patriotica del Trabajo and other leftist groups. See print collection guide. 216 pieces. The collection covers the period 1969-1987 and mainly consists of documents issued by various commissions of the Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo and its youth wing, the Juventud Patriótica del Trabajo. Most numerous are a series of...
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 032
Scope and Contents 1865-(1882-1932)-1933. The majority of the material consists of meteorological data, compiled by Henry J. Boekelman, including rainfall, temperature, and wind velocity readings taken at various weather stations in what at the time was British Honduras. The statistical records concern colonial trade: shipping and export-import of various commodities; production of bananas, sugar, coconuts, mahogany, coffee, rubber, and cacao; and miscellaneous records of government revenues and expenditures. 263...
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 027
Scope and Contents 1521-1524,  Sept. 9, 1521 letter to García de Llerena, Santiago, Cuba, reputedly the earliest Hernan Cortes letter from the mainland (1 leaf); March 20, 1524 ordenanzas issued and signed by Cortés in Temistlan, the first written law code in New Spain regarding security of the Spanish and treatment of Indians (8 leaves); 18th century manuscript copy of 1524 and 1525 laws (27 leaves). 3 pieces. Copies of the original are available for consultation. These consist of the following: ...
Dates: 1521-1524, 
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 39
Scope and Contents 1890, 1895. A collection of official government telegrams (telégrafos). One set of telegrams, all dated November 13, 1890, were sent by President Luis Bográn of Honduras, President Manuel Lisandro Barillas of Guatemala, and Rómulo E. Durón, concerning the revolt of General Longino Sánchez; and the second set, dated between April and October of 1895, were sent by local officials, principally in Trujillo, to the central government in Tegucigalpa. 100 pieces.
Dates: 1890, 1895
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 105
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 98
Scope and Contents 1918-1959. A set of periodicals published in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, reporting social and cultural events and world news. Some are very fragile. 78 pieces. Additional issues are held in the Rare books collection. Please click on the link below to see the catalog record.
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 100
Scope and Contents 1533-1836. Autograph documents signed by Spanish kings and South American colonial officials and military leaders of both sides of the wars for independence, especiall in Peru, but also Bolivia, Chile, and Ecuador. Includes mention of Francisco Pizarro. Emphasis on taxes, government, and military affairs. 183 items; 4 photographs. The Mahan collection consists of autograph documents signed by Spanish kings, South American colonial officials, and South American military leaders of both the...