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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:

Pitch tone and the "saltillo"

 File — Box 2, Folder: 18
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(18)
Scope and Contents 1930. Detailed discussion of Nahuatl phonology, pitch tones, and the "saltillo," or type of glottal closure. Field work was conducted principally in Milpa Alta, Distrito Federal and in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Typed and A.D. 54 leaves.
Dates: 1930

Pláticas en lengua Pokonchí

 File — Box 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(5)

Popoluca vocabulary

 File — Box 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(3)
Scope and Contents 1905. Lists of words in Popoloco or Popoluca with Spanish equivalents and notes on pronunciation and spelling. They were compiled in Oluta, Texistepec, Nativitas, and Sayula.
Dates: 1905

Porter Cornelius Bliss Collection of Mexican Documents

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 11
Scope and Contents 1774, 1805-1869. An assortment of manuscript and printed documents that include biographies, political opinion, legal papers, private correspondence, and public records collected by Porter Cornelius Bliss. Most noteworthy is an 1805 plan for a bridge over the Río de la Antigua, near Veracruz, Mexico and related correspondence.
Dates: 1774, 1805-1869; Other: Date acquired: 01/04/1980

Porter Cornelius Bliss Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 08
Scope and Contents 1870-1885.  The collection consist of official papers, personal correspondence and papers, notes and drafts of writings and other miscellany related to the works and interests of Porter Cornelius Bliss.  The documents fall into three categories:  papers and correspondence from 1870-1874, from 1875-1885, and personal writings and miscellany. The documents collected here relate to the latter part of Porter Cornelius Bliss' life when he was secretary to the U.S. Legation in Mexico between 1870...
Dates: 1870-1885

President Gerardo Barrios Letters

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(15)
Scope and Contents 1859-1860. A collection of 63 pieces primarily of personal correspondence written by Gerardo Barrios to friend Carlos Antonio Meany, concerning various topics such as personal and family concerns, internal affairs in El Salvador, and international relations with the different countries of Central America.The collection consists almost entirely of personal letters written and signed by Barrios himself addressed to his good friend and confidant, Carlos Antonio Meany of Guatemala, to...
Dates: 1859-1860

President Paz Baraona letter

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(19)

Rafael de Landívar Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 29
Scope and Contents 1747-1822. Photocopies of manuscripts in the Archivo General de Centro America (Guatemala City) pertaining to the Guatemalan poet and Jesuit Rafael de Landívar, his family and estate. An index provides a list of all Landivar material in the Archivo (identified by repository number and title); documents in this collection are noted. 38 dossiers.
Dates: 1747-1822

Rafael Medina Avilés music scores

 File — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(7)
Scope and Contents Autograph music scores composed in Danlí, Honduras. Titles include: "Ave Maris Stella (1899), and "Hoy se mira" (1918), both for clarinets and bass; and "Magestad" (1923) with only the parts composed by co-composer Juan B. Gutiérrez.
Dates: 1899, 1923

Religious Persecution in Mexico Papers, 1935

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 70
Scope and Contents May-July 1935.  A collection of petitions to investigate rights of Americans in Mexico, sponsored by Massachusetts Congressman John P. Higgins and signed by other congressmen.  The materials also include congressional letters of support, text of remarks in the Congressional Record, letters by Americans on Mexico, and notarized affidavits on the suppression of religion in Mexico, taken in Texas. 244 pieces.
Dates: May-July 1935; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/1985

Report on Tikal

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(18)

Richard E. Greenleaf 18th-Century Ecclesiastical Mexican Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 128
Scope and Contents 1551-1950s.  A collection of more than 480 transcriptions of documents on the Inquisition in Mexico. The originals are located in the Archivo General de la Nación in Mexico and in the Archivo General de las Indias in Seville, Spain. They represent more than forty years of Greenleaf’s work in these archives. Also included are writings by other individuals, Professor Greenleaf’s own articles and other texts, files of Dr....
Dates: 1551-1950s

Robert Chadwick Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 101
Scope and Contents 1964-1979.  Unpublished articles by archaeologist Chadwick on pre-Columbian culture, including the catalog of a collection of Costa Rican artifacts, a report on excavations at Teotihuacan with illustrations and photographs, and a notebook of articles assembled under the title, "El fin del Mundo Clásico en el México Central." 33 pieces.
Dates: 1964-1979

Robert Howard Claxton Collection of Salvador Allende Related Materials

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 97
Scope and Contents 1971-1974.  A collection of periodicals, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and LP records relating to the period in which Salvador Allende was in power in Chile between 1970 and 1973.  Most of the material was written from a strong socialist point of view and are supportive of Allende.
Dates: 1971-1974; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/1991

Robert Howard Claxton Collection on Central America

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 112
Scope and Contents 1965-1992.  This collection consists primarily of Guatemalan newspapers and clippings from U.S. newspapers relating to events in Guatemala in the 1960's to the 1980's. Yet it includes similar material from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Belize as well. This collection comes from the files of history professor Robert Claxton of West Georgia College in Carrollton, GA, who received much of the material from José Manuel Montúfar from Guatemala. The correspondence between the two, which is...
Dates: 1965-1992

Robert Kim Stevens Collection of Che Guevara and the Bolivian Guerrillas Materials

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 99
Scope and Contents 1966-1972.  Materials saved by Robert Kim Stevens who was a junior political officer in the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia between 1966 and 1968.  The majority of this collection concerns the guerrillas and Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia, and covers roughly a six-year period, with material dating from 1966 to 1972. The collection consists of original wanted posters of Bolivian guerrillas, original guerrilla propaganda (i.e., printed and mimeographed pamphlets, newsletters), photographs,...
Dates: 1966-1972

Roland Baumann Collection of Cakchiquel Folk Dances

 File — Box 1, Folder: 12a & 12b
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(12)
Scope and Contents 1962-1985.  Nine sets of photocopies of manuscripts describing nine folk dances of Guatemala. In the summer of 1985, Roland Baumann, a Tulane University student from Belgium, collected manuscripts on nine folk dances in Guatemala. Photocopies of these manuscripts comprise the collection. The dances include Animales, Conquista de Almalonga, Diablos, Masat, Moros y Cristianos, Napoleón, Norteños, Siete Virtudes and Torito. The following descriptions of the dances were provided by Professor Munro...
Dates: 1962-1985

Roland H. Ebel Collection of Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes Materials

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 140
Scope and Contents 1917-(1959-1963)-1997. This collection contains numerous U.S. State Department documents related to Guatemala during the Ydigoras Presidency. Also present are several private documents provided by Miguel Ydigoras-Laparra, Ydigoras's son; a day-by-day schedule of President Ydigoras's activities (1958-1959); a copy of the third part of President Ydígoras's unpublished memoirs; United States Agency for International Development reports; and newspaper, popular magazine and scholarly articles that...
Dates: 1917-(1959-1963)-1997

Roland H. Ebel Collection of San Juan Ostuncalco Materials

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 144
Scope and Contents 1964-2001. A collection six articles and papers written by Professor Ebel, or co-authored by him, which deal with the political culture and development of San Juan Ostuncalco, a Mayan (Mam) Indian village located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Also included are two works that deal with the villages of Almolonga, also in Guatemala's Western Highlands. 8 items.
Dates: 1964-2001

Ross Parmenter-David Farmer Correspondence Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 138
Scope and Contents 1971-(1972-1976)-1996. This collection comprises a total of 41 letters (5 of which have a total of 10 attachments) and 9 Christmas cards by Ross Parmenter, a noted anthropologist, and David Farmer, who worked at the University of Texas, Humanities Research Center and later served as the Head of Special Collections of the University of Houston's Anderson Memorial Library and Director of Southern Methodist University's DeGolyer Library. Some of the correspondence deals with the publication of...
Dates: 1971-(1972-1976)-1996

Ross Parmenter Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 152
Overview 1931 – 1999. Papers of this writer, journalist, artist, polymath and self-taught Mesoamerican archaeologist. Included are biographical materials, personal papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, music editorial materials from the New York Times, published and unpublished book manuscripts and research notes, research on highland Mexican codices and lienzos, manuscript and research for a biography of Zelia Nuttall, photographs and slides, and...
Dates: 1931-1999

Rudolf Schuller Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 21
Scope and Contents 1914-1930. The collection of Rudolf Schuller Papers contains personal correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera totaling 1,016 pieces. The major portion of the material consists of field notes, vocabulary lists, and manuscripts from Schuller's studies of several Mexican and Central American Indian languages and dialects, with particular emphasis on the culture and language of the Huasteca people in northern Mexico. There are also materials...
Dates: 1914-1930

S. Steven Gorin Dissertation Research Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 111
Scope and Contents 1962-1988. Books and articles, mostly in photocopy form, used in the Gorin dissertation, Control of the Effects of Wind, Sand, and Dust by the Citadel Walls, in Chan Chan, Peru. 34 pieces. A print copy of Gorin's dissertation (Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989 ) is available in the Latin American Library's circulating collections.  Click the link below to see the catalog record. ...
Dates: 1962-1988

Saint-Domingue Documents Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 14
Scope and Contents 1727, 1775, 1780. May 3, 1727, marriage contract of Anthoine Junca and Elisabeth Peyre, Cap-Français; January 23, 1775, marriage certificate of Michel Fontaine du Merve and Magdelaine Christophe Girard, Grand Goave; and March 1, 1780 baptismal certificate of Jean-Exupère de Sulha, son of Jean-Baptiste de Sulha, Commandant, Cap-Français, and Jeanne Victoire Bruslé. Transcripts included. 3 pieces.
Dates: 1727, 1775, 1780

Seymour B. Liebman Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 44
Scope and Contents 1573-1790; 1874-1889; 1915-1986. Seventeen bound volumes of transcriptions of 16th and 17th century Inquisition documents mostly from Mexico and Peru.  The materials concern the trials and sentencing of people, many of whom are women, accused of practicing the Jewish faith.  Notes by Liebman in the bound volumes indicate pages with information on Jewish rites, practices, and prayers.  Other 19th and 20th century documents relate to the establishment of Jewish cemeteries in Lima.  Included also...
Dates: 1573-1790; 1874-1889; 1915-1986

SIECA Card Catalog Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 71
Scope and Contents (1950-1960) 1970-1985. Photocopies of the card catalog of holdings of the library of the Permanent Secretariat of the General Treaty for Central American Integration in Guatemala City. Items are listed by numbers 1-1688, with some missing, and include resumés of the contents. Emphasis is on economics, finance, agriculture, development, politics and government. 1330 pages.
Dates: (1950-1960) 1970-1985; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/1987

Spanish Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera Series

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 64
Scope and Contents 1482-1821.  An artificial collection of photostats, photocopies, facsimiles, and reprints of various Spanish documents and printed ephemera pieces.
Dates: 1482-1821; Other: Date acquired: 01/12/1981

Succession and Sale Records, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(28)
Scope and Contents 1785 [1852-1876] 1900. 13 documents tracing the ownerships of property at no. 15 Calle del Comercio, beginning with the original assignment of land to Francisco Ygnacio Chamorro when Guatemala City became the capital. Most concern the acquisition of the house by José Caloma at an auction in 1852, and later by his heirs, mentioning capellanías, extension of water system, house inventory, and litigation by previous heirs. Ds. S. 32°; 3 8°
Dates: 1785-1900; Majority of material found in 1852-1876

Sue Field Walker. The Hacienda de Santa Engracia

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 104
Scope and Contents August 1, 1978.  Independent study presented to Professor Donald Robertson. Includes maps and 50 photographs of the hacienda, located northwest of Ciudad Victoria near the border of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, as well as descriptions of the architecture, paintings, furniture, and minor arts. Also includes separate papers on this and other haciendas of northern Mexico. 1 piece; 42 leaves.
Dates: August 1, 1978

Sutherland-Taxco Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 148
Scope and Contents 1930s-present. Original silver design drawings and sketches for book illustrations, photographs, taped and videotaped interviews of silver designers and silversmiths, prints portfolios, two watercolor paintings, and other material documenting the work of William Spratling and other major figures in Mexico's modern silver and crafts industry, including Chato, Coco, Miguel, and Antonio Castillo (Los Castillo) Margot van Voorhies Carr (1896-1985), Frederick W. Davis (1880-1961) and Sigfrido...
Dates: 1930-2010