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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 223 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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a day-by-day schedule of President Ydigoras's activities (1958-1959); a copy of the third part of President Ydígoras's unpublished memoirs; United States Agency for International Development reports; and newspaper, popular magazine and scholarly articles that...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

 Collection
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

 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

 Collection
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

Royal Decrees Calendar from the King of Spain to the Royal Audiencia de Guatemala

 File — Box 3, Folder: 33
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(33)
Scope and Contents 1989 Book dealer's descriptive list of 56 royal decrees by Felipe III and IV to the Royal Audiencia of Guatemala in categories of requests for information, demands for action, and orders ending practices, on broad ranges of subjects. Includes some photocopies of original manuscripts. 10 pages.
Dates: Publication: 1989

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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 Collection
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

 File — Box 2, Folder: 28
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

 Collection
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

 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

Terry Brown, Copán

 Collection
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

 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

 File
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 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

 Collection
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

Vanderbilt Lawsuit, 1853-1855

 File — Box 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(13)
Scope and Contents 1853-1855 Documents relating to the case presented in New York City by Cornelius Vanderbilt against the Accessory Transit Company of Nicaragua for unpaid balance on the sale of shipping equipment and damages caused by the dismissal as agent for the company. Settled out of court. 6 pieces.
Dates: October 22, 1853 - April 1, 1855