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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 225 Collections and/or Records:

Manifiesto de General Terencio Sierra (1849-1907)

 File — Box 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(09)
Scope and Contents 1898 Contemporary hand-written copy in English of the declaration made by General Terencio Sierra in Coray, Honduras upon his nomination by the Liberal Party of Honduras as the candidate for President. 8 leaves.
Dates: July 13,1898

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

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  Photocopies of two unpublished books by Manuel Rubio Sánchez in rough draft titled, "Puertos de Guatemala situados en su Costa Sur," and "Historia del comercio del café en Guatemala."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  A collection of typescript manuscript copies of an unpublished six book set titled "La historia de los gobernadores de Nicaragua."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

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 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 "Día de los Muertos" Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 185
Scope and Contents 1970s-1990s Collection of folkart miniatures, skulls and skeleton figures, cut paper banners, and print material related to the Mexican celebrations of Día de los Muertos. Celebrations are carried out on the second day of November and they involve a myriad of rites and activities. The materials in this collection are related to the setting-up of altars in homes and businesses where the images of dead relatives, friends, and colleagues are assembled and celebrated with offerings of their...
Dates: 1970s-1990s

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 Mining Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 82
Scope and Contents 1864-1928.  Reports in English assessing the investment potential of silver, gold, copper, and lead mines in Mexico, principally Sonora, and in the U.S. and the Philippines. Includes 1864 autographed letter regarding Chihuahua silver mine and mining methods and quit claim deed of its sale; and sketches, photographs, and maps. 19 pieces. This is a collection of reports and other papers which assesses the potential values of certain silver, gold, lead or copper mines and are aimed at attracting...
Dates: 1864-1928

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.

Mexico Colonization Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 85
Scope and Contents 1887-1889.  Documents on investment projects or schemes for colonizing land in Mexico, especially Chiapas, with concessions from the government under Porfirio Diaz, letters, contracts, descriptions of timberland, and cost estimates. Promoters are John S. Morris, in the U.S., and Jose Mora and Manuel Ramirez Varela in Mexico. Land in Durango and Mexico is also for sale. 35 pieces. This is a collection of documents, letters, contracts, concessions, and agreements, which have to do with the...
Dates: 1887-1889

Middle American Research Institute Faculty Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 028
Scope and Contents 1926-1942.  Notes, correspondence, and manuscripts pertaining to research conducted by various MARI faculty members. Papers relate to Indian languages of Mexico and Central America, chiefly Cholti, Chorti, Maya, Jacalteca, Zapotec, Tzeltal, Tzoltil, and Pokomán. Also transcriptions and translations of various 17th and 18th century works. Manuscripts and notes of Rudolf Schuller, Ernest Noyes, Pedro Moran, Frans Blom, John Teeple, and Alan Watters Payne. In oversize section. 186 pieces and 8...
Dates: 1926-1942

Miguel Moreno Letter

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(01)
Scope and Contents 1826.  Letter written in the Puerto de Santa María (the Phillippines?) by Miguel Moreno, the former oidor and dean of the Real Audiencia of Guatemala, addressed to "Exmo Sor" imploring his aid in obtaining a position on the Council of the Indies or a comparable appointment thath would allow him to provide for the education of his sons.  2 leaves
Dates: 1826

Miscellaneous Mexican Manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 45
Scope and Contents An artificial collection of manuscripts that span several centuries in date and encompass a wide variety of themes and formats. What holds them all together as a collection is that they all relate to Mexico in some form or fashion. Materials include correspondence, land documents, ecclesiastical documents, research notes, copies of original documents, and unpublished manuscripts.
Dates: 1528-1990; Majority of material found in 1800-1980

Moctezuma Family Papers

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

Model OAS General Assembly papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 108
Scope and Contents 1975-1990. Papers of the Model OAS General Assembly held in Washington, D.C., April 1990, in which students including a group from Tulane University represented OAS countries. Includes the OAS Charter and papers on Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Pact of Bogotá. 26 pieces. The eleventh annual Model OAS (Organization of American States) General Assembly -- Universities was held April 2 - 6, 1990, in Washington, D.C. Students from Tulane University participated as representatives of...
Dates: 1975-1990

Monique Vinet Imbert Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 35
Scope and Contents 1978. A paper written for Professor Donald Robertson, Tulane University, entitled "A Study of the Ataurique of Antigua, Guatemala," an analysis of plaster decoration in ecclesiastical architecture in colonial Antigua. Includes 76 pencil drawings of various decorative motifs. 1 piece.
Dates: 1978

Morrison deLesseps Story Papers on Latin America

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 92
Scope and Contents [1949-1950] 1959-1963. Papers acquired by Morrison as ambassador to the OAS. Background information on Latin America and material on the OAS, Pan American Union, meeting at Punta del Este, Uruguay, Alliance for Progress and the situation in Cuba. 88 pieces. The collection consists of papers accumulated by deLesseps S. Morrison during the time he was ambassador of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), from 1961 - 1964. They were separated from the complete collection...
Dates: 1959-1963; Other: Majority of material found in 1949-1950


 File — Box 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(03)
Scope and Contents n.d. Anonymous paper in draft form titled, "Indios," about the language, customs, and way of life of three indigenous peoples of the Mosquito Coast of Central America: the Moskito, the Sumú, and the Tuasca (Twahka). 3 leaves
Dates: n.d.

Mosquito Territory Documents

 File — Box 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(08)
Scope and Contents 1859-1867. Documents in English regarding the efforts of Commander Bedford Pim to advance the interests of Great Britain through the construction of a proposed railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Included are: deeds to lands and islands issued by George Augustus Frederick, King of Mosquito, to Pim and to William Cope Devereux, a map, the transfer of the islands to Pim, and a pamphlet by S.P. Oliver, "Description of Two Routes through Nicaragua." 6 pieces.
Dates: 1859-1867

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