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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:

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

Juan Nepomuceno de Velasco Campo Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 30
Scope and Contents 1757-1819.  Documents tracing the career of Juan Nepomuceno de Velasco Campo, a priest in the diocese of Chiapas. Included are the orders for his prima tunsura, his licenses to preach, to hear confessions, and to say mass; and testimony presented on his purity of blood, services, and character, etc. 12 dossiers.
Dates: 1757-1819

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

Latin American Popular Fiction Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 90
Scope and Contents 1982.  A collection of popular novels, complete or in serial form, in comic book format or as "fotonovelas" with scenes photographed and with speech captions. 20 pieces.
Dates: 1982

Latin American Reprint Series

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 88

Latin American Studies Programs in the U. S.: Newsletters

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 146
Scope and Contents 1997-2002.  This collection consists of 140 newsletters or brochures from Latin American Studies Centers and Research Institutes throughout the United States. Their dates range from 1997-2002. Most contain information on faculty, activities being sponsored, student programs, etc... Some have more substantial articles. Some of the universities included are: Tulane, Harvard, Princeton, UCLA, Berkeley, Texas, Georgetown, among many others. The collection provides a glimpse of the types of...
Dates: 1997-2002

Legal Commentaries

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(53)
Scope and Contents c.1894 Bound volume of handwritten commentaries by José Matos on 20 articles proposed by Henri Gregoire, a member of the French Convention, which served as the beginnings of "Public International Law." 417pp
Dates: c.1894

Letters of Augusto Cesar Sandino

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(27)
Scope and Contents 1930-1932. Four letters wrttten by Augusto Cesar Sandino (1895-1934). Two were written in Las Segovias, Nicaragua to Alfonso Irias and/or Jose Idiaquez in Danli, Honduras, with a reply from the latter. The letters make references to press dispatches, action against the enemy, Sandino's health, philosophy, and humar.
Dates: 1930-1932

Lewis Hanke Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 54
Scope and Contents 1935-1985. Professional correspondence, papers, and reprints of this eminent Latin American historian with extensive material relating to Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas. 45 cubic feet. The Lewis Hanke Collection is composed of the papers of the prominent Latin American historian Lewis Hanke. It includes his professional correspondence with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad, correspondence relating to his study of Bartolomé de Las Casas, his files of materials having to do with various...
Dates: 1935-1985

Los huéspedes secretos

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(46)
Scope and Contents 1950 Mimeographed typescript of the first edition of poetry, para los amigos, dedicated to Elmore Joseph Degrange in Buenos Aires in 1967 by this renowned Dominican poet. 91 pp.
Dates: 1950

Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban-American Radionovelas

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 171
Abstract 1963-1970. Large collection of audio masters on reel-to-reel polyester tape of radionovela (radio soap opera) programs produced by the America's Production Inc. in Miami, Florida during the late 1960s. The company was created by Louis J. Boeri who saw an opportunity to fill the void in Spanish-language radio programming after the collapse of the industry in post-revolutionary Cuba. The programs were produced, written, and performed by a group consisting primarily of ...
Dates: c. 1963-1970

Lyn Smith Manduley Letters

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 116
Scope and Contents 1939-1945.  Letters of this freelance writer to her parents during her six-year residence in Lima, Peru, with her husband who worked for the Panagra airline. Describes the daily life of Americans in Peru during World War II, trips within Peru and to Bolivia and Chile, earthquakes, highway construction, and archaeological sites. 88 letters; 9 enclosures. The collection consists of handwritten and typed letters that Evelyn Smith Manduley (1906-) sent from Peru to her parents Mr. and Mrs....
Dates: 1939-1945

Major William J. Heimke Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 145
Scope and Contents 1866-1917, n.d. This collection consists almost entirely of handwritten and typed correspondence, copy-letters, dispatches and telegrams. The papers detail Heimke's career as a soldier, West Point graduate, and his later career as a diplomat where he rose from Consul-General in Chihuahua, to Secretary of the American Legation in Mexico, to U.S. Minister to Guatemala and Salvador, and then chief of Division of Latin American Affairs. 247 items. This collection consists almost entirely of...
Dates: 1866-1917

Manuel de Adalid y Gamero Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 77
Scope and Contents 1889-1947. Autographed music scores, draft and printed scores, negative and positive photostats by this prominent Honduran composer. Also includes a biographical sketch of the composer, photographs, and letters. 81 pieces. The major part of the materials consists of Adalid y Gamero's autograph music scores. There are also negative photostats of scores and printed scores. In addition, a short sketch of the life of the composer, letters, and photographs provide biographical insight. For...
Dates: 1872-1947; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/1987

Manuel Rubio Sánchez Book Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 80
Scope and Contents c. 1985.  Photocopies of two unpublished books by Manuel Rubio Sánchez in rough draft titled, "Puertos de Guatemala situados en su Costa Sur," and "Historia del comercio del café en Guatemala."  Much of the material was previously published by Rubio Sánchez in Antropología e Historia de Guatemala and Anales de la Academia (Sociedad) de Geografía e Historia (Guatemala). 2 pieces.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in c. 1985

Manuel Rubio Sánchez Historia de los gobernadores de Nicaragua Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 142
Scope and Contents c. 1970.  A collection of typescript manuscript copies of an unpublished six book set titled "La historia de los gobernadores de Nicaragua." The volumes contain a number of Rubio Sánchez's typed transcriptions of Spanish colonial documents relating to Nicaragua's leaders (1522-1821).
Dates: c. 1970

Manuscript Compendium of Herbal Medicine

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 131-(4)
Scope and Contents 18th century.  154 page compendium of herbal medicine, in manuscript, 8 vo., bound in contemporary vellum, titled "Medicamentos" on the front cover, and indexed.  The first blank page carries an inscription stating that the book was acquired in 1717 in the city of Santa Fé de Bogatá by Francisco de Herrera, who was a founding member of the Association of Shipowners of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.  The text deals with a variety of topics including methods for diagnosing illness by taking a...
Dates: 18th century

Marion L. Foster Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 113
Scope and Contents 1572-1775.  A collection of three unrelated manuscripts.  Two originate from Mexico City and the third from Spain.  Manuscript 1 dates to 1572-1574 and records of the trial of Miguel Morgan by the Mexican Inquisition (signed documents, 137 leaves); Manuscript 2 dated to 1678 originates from Madrid, Spain and concerns an order by the King of Spain to the Viceroy of New Spain, to report on a route to Quivira and the threat of the English and French (2 leaves); and Manuscript 3 dated 1775...
Dates: 1572-1775

Martha and Donald Robertson Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 125
Scope and Contents 1939-1992. Papers of Latin American art historian Donald Robertson and his wife Martha relating principally to pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican art history with documentation and photographs of Mixtec, Techialoyan, Relaciones Geográficas and other codices and with their prolific correspondence, much with other scholars. Also their publications, papers relating to his professorship, pre-Columbian sites, and the Handbook of Middle American Indians. See collection guide. 40.6 cubic feet.
Dates: 1939-1992

Maurice Ries Collection of Bernal Díaz Negatives

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 72
Scope and Contents 1944-1967.  Negatives of photographs by Muriel Ries of the manuscript "Guatemala" version of the Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del Castillo. Also includes notes describing the negatives, photographs of the photographing and draft of talks by Ries on Bernal Díaz del Castillo and the manuscript. 705 negatives, 30 pieces. As Ries explains in a document in this collection (Box 1, folder 4), he became interested during several visits to Guatemala in...
Dates: 1944-1967; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/1985

Maurice Ries Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 36
Scope and Contents 1930s-1940s, 1970s. Copies of popular articles and lectures by Ries about the ancient Maya; Ries' review of The Maya and Their Neighbors; copies of lectures on the Mayas by Ernest Noyes and by Frans Blom; miscellaneous clippings and reprints concerning the Mayas. Also includes a manuscript by Hermann Beyer on the Mayan calendar. 28 pieces.
Dates: 1930s-1940s, 1970s

Maya Lord's Prayer

 File — Box 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(14)
Scope and Contents n.d. A version of the Lord's Prayer (El Padre Nuestro) in Maya, handwritten by Y.W. Albores in Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico, mounted on cardboard. 1 leaf 8°.
Dates: n.d.

Memorabilia Series

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 59
Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Merle Greene Robertson 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

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 16
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 Puebla. The...
Dates: 1541-(1631-1719)-1905

Mexican Decrees Affecting Central America

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