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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 205 Collections and/or Records:

Frances V. Scholes Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 23
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

Francisco Morazán Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 06
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...
Dates: 1830-1842

Frans Blom Archaeological Site Plans

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

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

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

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

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

Geoffrey E. Fox Collection of Cuban Emigre Interview Tapes

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

George Hubbard Pepper Papers

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

Gordoa Family Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 09
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

Governor of Olancho, Honduras Communications

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(20)
Dates: January 26 and February 19, 1846

Guatemala Religious Tracts

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 87
Scope and Contents 1790-1917.  Collection of small religious tracts: novenas, prayers, devotional exercises, etc. Most are from Guatemala; a few are from Costa Rica, Spain, or Mexico. 26 pieces.
Dates: 1790-1917

Hector Alirio Interiano Ortíz Collection of Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo Papers

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...
Dates: 1969-(1977-1982)-1987

Henry J. Boekelman Collection of Belize Meteorological Data and Statistical Material

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 32
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...
Dates: 1865-(1882-1932)-1933; Other: Date acquired: 01/04/1981

Hernán Cortés Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 27
Scope and Contents 1521-1524, [1525] 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, [1525]; Other: Date acquired: 01/03/1981

Honduran Government Telegrams Collection

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

Honduras Journals Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 105
Scope and Contents 1891-1944.  A collection of 16 Honduran journals concerning legal matters, politics, education, literature, economy, medicine and agriculture in Honduras.
Dates: 1891-1944

Honduras. Los Sucesos

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.
Dates: 1918-1959

Howard J. Mahan Collection

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...
Dates: 1533-1836

Howard Wayne Peter Honduras Peace Corps Team Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 81
Scope and Contents 1966-1968.  Materials collected by Team, a Peace Corps volunteer who worked as a graphic designer with the credit union organization Federación de Asociaciones Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito de Honduras. It includes pamphlets about FACACH, a photograph of Team receiving a certificate of appreciation, biographies of Peace Corps trainees, a booklet of Honduran artists, and a watercolor by Team. 17 pieces.
Dates: 1966-1968

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

Indigenous language documents

 File — Box 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(4)

Inter-American Institute for Musical Research Yearbook Manuscripts

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 75
Scope and Contents 1963; 1965.  Manuscripts and photographic proofs of three articles on Latin American music by Francisco Curt Lange, Lauro Ayustarán and Carlos Vega in Vol. I of Yearbook of Inter-American Institute for Musical Research of Tulane University, Gilbert Chase, ed. Also printed volume and report of 1963 conference. 92 pieces.
Dates: 1963-1965

International Development Bank Report of Mission to Guatemala

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 65
Scope and Contents 1962-1963.  Comprehensive two-part mimeograph report in Spanish of the International Development Bank (IDB) Mission to Guatemala, with a transmittal letter in English from Mission Chairman Merwin L. Bohan to Felipe Herrera, President of the IDB, explaining that Part I covers the fiscal and economic situation and suggests remedial measures, while Part II presents a program for the reorganization of Guatemala's banking and credit institutions. 4 pieces.
Dates: 1962-1963; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1983

J. Eric S. Thompson Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 34
Scope and Contents April 29-June 21, 1965.  Correspondence between J. Eric Thompson, Robert Wauchope, and Marjorie LeDoux related to Thompson's request for information concerning a 17th century facsimile manuscript by Joseph Delgado on the Chol Mayas in the Latin American Library. 7 pieces.
Dates: 1965

James Hulse Rauh

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

Joaquín Zavala Solís Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 57
Scope and Contents 1879-1886. Nine copybooks of correspondence by Joaquin Zavala, President of Nicaragua, 1879-1883, with transcriptions by Manuel I. Lopez Alonso. Also 141 letters to Zavala. Material on interoceanic canal, expulsion of Jesuits, uprising of Matagalpa Indians, Instituto de Occidente at León, railroads, telegraph, domestic and foreign relations with Central America, Colombia, U.S., France, and Great Britain. 8.7 linear feet. The record of Zavala's voluminous correspondence while president, which...
Dates: 1879-1886

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

John Paddock Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 96
Scope and Contents 1989. A collection of articles written by John Paddock for the Oaxaca newspaper, Noticias. Paddock's writings covered themes on Oaxaca, indigenous people (especially the Mixtec), archaeology, and history. Included in the collection are articles written about John Paddock and correspondence.
Dates: 1989

José Díaz Bolio Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 95
Scope and Contents 1946-1997. Papers of this Mexican pharmacist, poet, musician, writer and journalist, amateur archaeologist and anthropologist. Included: correspondence, taped interview, articles for newspapers of Merida, parts of all of his books. Focus on Yucatán and "culto crotalico." See collection guide. 4.33 cubic feet.
Dates: 1946-1997