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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:

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 28
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

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 05
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


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

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

Museo Ixchel de Traje Indígena Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 61
Scope and Contents 1975, 1977. Papers distributed by the Museo Ixchel or its director Cherri M. Pancake, relating to Guatemalan Indian dress and textiles, including a list of communities distinguished by their dress, a description of the dress in certain villages, and a history of the development of the textile art. Papers are in English and Spanish. 4 pieces.
Dates: 1975, 1977

Nahuatl copybook

 File — Box 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(10)
Scope and Contents 18th century? Leather-bound manuscript book with colored illustrations of daily life, a map, and 10 pages of Nahuatl text, thought to be the copybook of an Aztec noble youth living in a Franciscan monastery. 26 leaves; 4°.
Dates: 18th century

Nahuatl manuscript

 File — Box 2, Folder: 21
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(21)
Scope and Contents 16th century? Manuscript of unknown origin combining both Nahuatl and Spanish. It contains a long list of names. There is a partial transcription made prior to 1962 by an unknown person. 5 leaves 4°.
Dates: 16th century?

Natalio Galán Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 76
Scope and Contents 1931-1985. Biographical information on Natalio Galan, Cuban composer and writer, together with manuscript and printed music scores, articles, tapes, and research material related to the history and development of Cuban popular music and dance. 1,664 pieces.The papers contained in this collection are divided into three main categories: biographical material, works, and research material. It should be pointed out that a considerable amount of his production as composer and writer...
Dates: 1931-1985

Nicaragua Political Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 109
Scope and Contents 1981-1990.  Papers concerning the development of the Nicaraguan Revolution and its leader Daniel Ortega Saavedra, U.S. diplomacy toward Nicaragua, the 1984 electoral process, and the 1990 election of President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro.
Dates: 1981-1990

Nicolas León Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 55
Scope and Contents c. 1550 - c. 1940.  Mexican materials, mostly 19th century, collected or written by this ethnohistorian, with manuscripts, including one by writer Guillermo Prieto, official documents, personal papers, studies, photographs, and maps.
Dates: 1550-1940

Notes about the mining concession to Bell and Rector

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(50)
Content Description c. 1880-1910. Hand-written notes taken from the Gaceta Oficial del Gobierno de Honduras regarding the Bell y Rector Concesion by Cesar Bonilla, possibly used in part to draft a legal document, 10pp.
Dates: c. 1889-1900

Olancho Mineral Companía Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(31)
Scope and Contents 1900-1909. Letters, telegrams, memos, and an official copy of a 1900 gold mining commission granted to Edward A. Burke along the Guayape River, Honduras. Later papers indicate these rights were sold to the Olancho Mineral Compania. Undated documents include a rough map, a list of mines, and a request of Americans Federico Bill [Frederick Bell] and Jorge S. Coleman [George S. Coleman] for a mining concession.
Dates: 1900-1909

Oliver H. P. La Farge Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 17
Scope and Contents 1925-1930.  Personal correspondence from family members and other acquaintances (1926-27); professional correspondence (1926-28), when La Farge was Assistant in Ethnology in the Tulane Middle American Research Institute. Includes ethnographic data and expedition notes for the first and third Tulane expeditions to Middle America, 1925 and 1927. 258 pieces.
Dates: 1925-1930

Oscar Romero Letter

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 13
Scope and Contents February 17, 1980. A single piece of correspondence in which the archbishop of El Salvador appeals to President Jimmy Carter as a Christian and defender of human rights. He asks that the United States government not send military and economic aid to the ruling junta of El Salvador. 1 piece.
Dates: 1980

Painter Norman Wellington, thesis research material

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 52
Scope and Contents 1948-1949.  Material gathered by Painter in interviews with 68 Latin Americans and used in his 1949 Tulane M.A. thesis, "The Assimilation of Latin Americans in New Orleans". It contains the identity and brief biographical sketch of each respondent, and answers to questions on first impressions, adjustments, work, marriage and children, religion, organizations, friends and recreation, food, prejudice, and nostalgia. 503 pieces.
Dates: 1948-1949


Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 103-1

Patricia Schmit Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 47
Scope and Contents 1820-1833.  A collection of photocopies of manuscripts found in the Archivo General de Centroamerica in Guatemala City.  The copied documents concern political activity in Guatemala at the time of Independence from Spain and the years immediately following.  The collection is comprised of records of city government, records of parish elections, correspondence, and materials related to Mexico.
Dates: 1820-1833

Patrick H. Hanley Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 120
Scope and Contents c. 1943.  A collection of papers, photographs, ephemera, and objects from Brazil, including an album of 346 Brazilian postage stamps from 1844-1944, a photograph of Bahia, photomechanical prints and a map of São Paulo, a brochure for a girls' school, a music program from Bahia, and an elaborately dressed black doll collected during World War II by Dr. Patrick H. Hanley, a New Orleanian who was stationed in Bahia.
Dates: 1943

Paul L. Andry Jr. Collection of the Papers of the Moa Bay Mining Company

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 94
Scope and Contents 1957-1958.  A collection of blueprints, letters and notes dealing with design and construction, specifications, and an illustrated newsletters describing the entire operation and totalling 48 pieces.  It all relates to the facilities being built by the Moa Bay Mining Company (a subsidiary of the Cuban American Nickel Company) at Moa Bay, Cuba. The facility was projected to be operational in the summer of 1959 for the mining and concentration of nickel and cobalt.  No indication is given of the...
Dates: 1957-1958; Other: Date acquired: 01/03/1991

Philip Covington Thompson Collection of Reports on Latin America

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 79
Scope and Contents February 1969-October 1970.  Reports and studies dealing with Latin America, especially Costa Rica and the U.S. AID program there. Includes a report by Nelson A. Rockefeller who headed a presidential mission throughout Latin America, and a loan agreement between the United States and Costa Rica. 8 pieces.
Dates: February 1969-October 1970