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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:

Terry Brown, Copán

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 115
Scope and Contents May 15, 1969.  A report for a Tulane University School of Architecture project in Copan, Honduras, with background information on the site from an architect's perspective. Includes descriptions of the principal monuments, drawings, and 46 7" x 9" photographs which are listed but not identified. 1 piece; 84 leaves.
Dates: 1969

Testerian manuscript

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(8)
Scope and Contents c. 1531. Fragment of a catechism used by friars for the conversion of indigenous people in New Spain before native languages were transcribed into Latin characters. It is written using a form of prehispanic pictographic writing possibly based on an earlier Nahuatl version and other symbols that could be phonetic of rebus in nature.
Dates: c. 1531

Tewa Mass

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(11)
Scope and Contents 1976. Photocopy of a mass written in Tewa, collected by Luke Lyon at San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico. It includes the Confiteor, Gloria, Psalm 66: 8-9, 16-17, 20, Credo, Sanctus, Pater Noster, and Breaking of Bread. 20 pp.
Dates: June 24, 1976

Third World Encounter Trip Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 91
Scope and Contents 1982-1983.  Materials relating to the "Third World Encounter" trip to Mexico and Nicaragua sponsored by the Presbyterian Church U.S., taken by Beverly Green of New Orleans. Official correspondence, details and impressions of the trip, background reading on history, liberation theology, etc. 82 pieces.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1960-1983; Majority of material found in 1982-1983

Tomás O'Horán Letter

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 41
Scope and Contents March 18, 1857. Letter written from Mexico City to Agustín Fischer. General O'Horan, an officer under Emperor Maximilian, tells Father Fischer he is sending the passport requested for Mr. Dubois. 1 piece.
Dates: 1857

Translation of the "Ordenanza del señor Cuauhtemoc"

 File — Oversize box 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(20)
Scope and Contents 4 Feb-3 May, 1929. Transcription, translation into English, and notes for the Gates' Nahuatl manuscript #758 on amatl paper called "Ordenanza del Señor Cuauhtemoc." Included are Whorf's tracing of the manuscript map and letters to Frans Blom.
Dates: 1929

Tribute decrees for Ohuapan and Tecuiciapan

 File — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(7)
Scope and Contents 1557. A document of 4 leaves double-sided measuring 31.4 x 22 cm. Two similar decrees issued in Mexico City and signed by the second viceroy of New Spain, Luis de Velasco. They establish the tribute to be paid every eighty days by the indigenous people of the principal town of Ohuapan and its tributary Tecuiciapan to their caciques. On the verso side of each leaf are red and black native pictographic Nahuatl writing. These include place glyphs of the towns and the...
Dates: June 18, 1557

Tribute document

 File — Box 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(16)
Scope and Contents [1542]. Photostat (c. 1939) of a native tribute document recording the tribute payments made by the people of Cuitzeo, Michoacán. According to a Spanish inscription, the document was sent to the Viceroy to protest unjust demands by the encomendero.
Dates: 1542

Trujillo, Perú Collection of Architechtural Studies

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 66(3)
Scope and Contents 1979.  A collection of six student papers prepared for Architectural History course L. 251, taught by Professor Humberto Rodríguez. A Reprint of a published article by Carlos Morales is also included. Illustrated. 7 pieces.
Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Tulane Faculty and Student Paper Series

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 66
Scope and Contents A series of largely unpublished papers conference papers written by Tulane faculty and students and delivered at Tulane University.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 01/02/1982

United Fruit Company in Cuba Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 165
Scope and Contents 1926-1972. A collection of correspondence, ephemera, news clippings, and publications related to the presence of the Preston Division of the United Fruit Company in Cuba prior to, during, and just after the Cuban Revolution. Of note is a photocopy of a letter to the wife of President Richard Nixon from Mrs. Henry Gilbert Smith regarding political prisoners in Cuba. Henry Gilbert Smith ran a travel agency in Havana that became instrumental in helping Cuban families send their children out of...
Dates: 1926-1972

United States legation in Mexico papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 10
Scope and Contents 1824-1843.  A collection of 66 personal and official documents concerning early relations between the United States and Mexico. The materials in this collection are set against the background of the troubled times in United States - Mexican diplomatic history which preceded the Mexican War. They may be divided into three parts: (1) papers from the 1820's, most of which consist of the correspondence of Joel Roberts Poinsett, minister to Mexico from 1825 to 1829, (2) papers of the 1830's, which...
Dates: 1824-1843

Unrelated music scores

 File — Box 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(4)
Scope and Contents Unrelated music scores, one of which is signed by Luis C. Guerrero and is written for baritone and cornet. Another separate leaf has the melody line for two songs. Also a set of pieces scored for piano with titles in Spanish and Purépecha, on leaves numbered 1-7.
Dates: 1892-1920s

Viceregal and Ecclesiastical Mexican Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 01
Scope and Contents 1534-1919. Some 3,000 dossiers relating principally to late colonial Mexico (1770-1820), originating in the offices of the Viceroy, Real Audiencia, and bishops of New Spain. Included are church records and inventories, censuses, notarial files, laws and decrees, civil and ecclesiastical suits, and land disputes, with many documents that concern Indian affairs and problems with the church.A new and updated introduction to the collection by Michael A. Polushin can be found clicking on...
Dates: 1770-1820

Walter Witschey Chunyaxche Project Reports

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 83
Scope and Contents September 30-December 10, 1987.  A preliminary report on the survey and excavations at Maya site of Chunyaxche, or Muyil, Quintana Roo, Mexico, in the summer of 1987.  Included are biographical sketches of Witschey and W. Wyllys Andrews V.  The bound report (Parte A) contains explanations for twelve 2' x 3' maps of the site. The material is in English and Spanish. 14 pieces.
Dates: 1987

Will of Francisco de los Angeles

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(1)
Scope and Contents 1743.  An eighteenth century copy of a 1663 will written in Nahuatl for Francisco de los Angeles of Tenayuca, Mexico.  2 leaves 4°.
Dates: 1663

William E. Gates Latin American Bibliography Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 73
Scope and Contents 1924-1925.  A bibliographic card index of materials dating before 1924 on topics relating to Latin America, especially Central America, much of it in periodical publications, 7600 cards.  The William Gates Latin American Bibliography consists of 7600 3x5 bibliographical cards pertaining to various Latin American topics. 1924-1925 correspondence extracted from the William Gates papers, Collection #18, reveals the direction which Gates envisioned for the newly formed Department of Middle...
Dates: 1924-1925; Other: Date acquired: 01/07/1985

William Gates Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 02
Scope and Contents 1520-1919. Collection of rare Mexican manuscripts and printed ephemera with early indigenous, Viceregal, early Republic, and Mexican Revolutionary documents, 1,015 pieces.The William Gates Collection, acquired from auction by Tulane University in the 1920s, includes a whole range of Mexicana - letters, documents, and manuscripts from the sixteenth century through about 1920. Gates possessed a keen interest in Indian languages, and the majority of such documents (grammars,...
Dates: 1520-1919

William Gates Collection of Posada Engravings

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 04
Scope and Contents 1888-1919.  51 individual broadsides.  Sixteen of these engravings bear the signature of Mexican satirical artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).  The collection is sorted by thematic categories which include:  Games & Lotteries; Religion & Miracles; Disasters; Social Life & Customs; National Events; and Calaveras.  Most of the pieces date between 1898-1906.
Dates: 1898-1919; Other: Majority of material found in 1898-1906

William Gates Collection of Yucatecan Letters

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 03
Scope and Contents 1778-1863.  The Yucatecan Letters consist of 960 pieces of correspondence received by the Captaincy General of Yucatán after 1778, and after independence, by the Commandant General of Arms for the State of Yucatán. The majority, destined for Mérida, come from Campeche, Sisal, and Bacalar. Several letters, however, originate in Veracruz, Habana, Madrid, and Cádiz, while some are written and sent within the confines of Mérida. The writers are most often the ranking officers at the various...
Dates: 1778-1863

William Gates Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 18
Scope and Contents 1923-1925.  Correspondence accumulated while Gates was director of the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University (1924-1925), 847 pieces. The William E. Gates Papers were accumulated whlie Gates served as Director of the Tulane University Middle American Research Institute from its inception in the spring of 1924 until March, 1926. Arranged chronologically, correspondence from 1923 through 1925 together with invoices from 1924 and 1925 comprise the majority of the...
Dates: 1923-1925

Ximénez Family Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 31
Scope and Contents 1798-1873. Documents relating to the succession of Manuel Ximenez, merchant of Amecameca, Chalco, Mexico; and certain documents from Mexico City. Included are wills, statement of accounts, inventories of property and of the Hacienda de Guadalupe Tepozoapan, deposition of witnesses, mortgage notes. 27 dossiers. The collection consists of 27 dossiers of succession documents in Spanish relating to the estate of Manuel Ximénez, plus certain other later legal documents from Mexico City. Included...
Dates: 1798-1873

Ydígoras Fuentes Letter

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(05)
Scope and Contents 1978. Personal letter from Manuel Ydígoras Fuentes, former President of Guatemala, in Guatemala, to Dr. Roland H. Ebel, of Tulane University, giving his appraisal of the current political situation in Central America. Xerox copy of T Ms.S.
Dates: October 2, 1978

Yucatán Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 26
Scope and Contents 1557-1935. Manuscripts and printed documents in Spanish and Maya relating to the Yucatán peninsula. Most material is dated 1803-1880. Of particular note are the 1557 Crónica de Maní, the Crónica de Yaxkukul, the Crónica de Chicxulub, and the Juan Pío Pérez copy of the lost San Francisco Spanish-Maya / Maya-Spanish dictionary. 267 pieces.The Yucatán Collection consists of both printed yet unbound documents and manuscripts in Spanish and Maya dealing with a variety of topics on the...
Dates: 1557 - 1935

Zabalo Theatre

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(14)
Scope and Contents 1970-1986. A set of 15 short original plays for children, all but one of which were written in Cuba by Plácido Zabalo. He copyrighted them in the United States after leaving Cuba in 1981. Included is a taped interview of Plácido Zabalo with Thomas Niehaus of Tulane University made in 1986.
Dates: 1970-1986