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Emilio Harth-Terré Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 015

Scope and Contents

1930s-1970s.  The collection consists of papers of Emilio Harth-Terré, the noted Peruvian architect, related to the art and architecture of colonial Peru. The collection includes some professional correspondence; manuscripts of articles by Harth-Terré and others; reprints and clippings; very extensive notes and transcripts of documents in various civil and church archives in Peru on gold- and silversmiths and Indian, black, and mestizo artisans and painters; also notes on various colonial public buildings, churches, convents, and monasteries. 9.8 cubic feet.


  • 1930-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.


9.8 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


The collection is organized into 36 Hollinger boxes (1 oversize) and 5 oversize folders:

I. Correspondence (Box 1, Folder 1)

II. Manuscripts, notes, papers

A. "Arquitectura del Peru Virreinal" (Box 1, Folders 2-4)

B. Preservation and restoration (Box 1, Folders 5-6)

C. Art and Architecture (Box 1, Folders 7-12)

D. Arte (Box 2, Folders 1-7)

E. Towns (Box 2, Folders 8-17)

F. Buildings (Box 2, Folders 18-21B)

G. Miscellaneous (Box 2, Folders 22-26)

III. Printed material: reprints, articles, clippings

A. History of Peru (Box 3, Folders 1-3)

B. Art and architecture of Peru: general topics (Box 3, Folders 4-7; Box 4, Folders 1-12)

C. Art and architecture: cities (Box 5, Folders 1-14; Box 6, Folders 1-15)

D. Miscellaneous, not Peru (Box 7)

IV. Archival notes

A. Plateros (Boxes 8-10)

B. Artífices (Boxes 11-17)

C. Artífices (Box 18)

D. Cuadernillos: notes (Box 19)

E. Pintores (Box 20)

F. Matrimonios de artifíces (Box 21, Folder 26)

G. Notas (Box 21, Folder 27)

H. Indios (Box 22, Folders 28A + B

I. Artífices de Arequipa (Box 22, Folder 29)

J. Negros (Box 23)

K. Índice por temas (Box 24)

L. Índice de artífices (Box 25-Box 30, Folder 50)

M. Índice de plateros (Box 30, Folders 51-53)
Emilio Harth-Terré Collection
Manuscript Collection 15 , Manuscripts, The Latin American Library, Tulane University
Guillermo Náñez Falcón, June 1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

7001 Freret Street
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, 4th floor
Tulane University
New Orleans Louisiana 70118 US
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