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"A Siqueiros, Al Partir" Poster

Identifier: MSS.1036

This collection contains a poster created to protest the jailing of Painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, who was arrested in 1960 for openly criticizing the President of Mexico, Adolfo López Mateos. A nine-line poem by Pablo Neruda is printed below the image.

Dates: 1961

Alfredo Lozano Agudelo Collection

Identifier: MSS.0983

This collection contains news articles, manuscripts, and other documents regarding the work of Alfredo Lozano Agudelo, Colombian diplomat, especially centered around his role in the UNCIP.

Dates: 1920s-1950s

Francisco José de Caldas Map Collection

Identifier: MSS.0950

This collection contains two maps of Colombia comprised of five and three fragments that were created by Francisco José de Caldas in circa 1802-1807. One map depicts part of Antioquia in three fragments. The other map depicts the Cauca Valley in Colombia in five fragments. Also included in the collection are field notes related to the maps created by Caldas.

Dates: circa 1802-circa 1810; 1883

Simon Collier Collection

Identifier: MSS.0219
Dates: 1858 - 2003

Cuban Shipwreck "Ignacia" Manuscripts

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.1019
Dates: 1862 - 1865

Xavier A. Fernández Collection

Identifier: MSS.0137

This collection contains research materials from Xavier A. Fernández on Tirso de Molina. He was the author of Las comedias de Tirso de Molina.

Dates: multiple

J. León Helguera Papers

Identifier: MSS.0566

This collection contains the personal papers of Joseph León Helguera, professor of History at Vanderbilt University for 28 years, specializing in Latin American History. A majority of the collection is unprocessed, but a series on the United States Peace Corps-Colombia project circa 1960-1962 is processed and consists of two boxes.

Dates: 1948 - 2015

Alberto Sánchez de Iriarte Collection

Identifier: MSS.0202
Scope and Content The Alberto Sánchez de Iriarte Collection is divided in eight series and is comprised of 21 archival boxes or 10.38 linear feet. Series I: Newspaper Clippings, Spain: Includes various selections of newspaper clippings from the most important newspapers of Spain at the time. The majority of the clippings are from the newspapers ABC and El Sol but also includes clippings from ...
Dates: 1907 - 1942

Maya Medical Manuscripts

Identifier: MSS.0008

This manuscript contains two manuscripts in one, which consists of a book of medical remedies, with illnesses cross-referenced to plants and various curing recipes. In Maya and Spanish, the two constitute respectively, the original Recetario de los Indios, and the Cuaderno de Teabo. This volume offers insights into the ailments that plagued inhabitants of Mexico in the nineteenth century.

Dates: 1803

Mexican Household Accounting Diary

Identifier: MSS.1003

This collection contains a personal accounting diary kept for a Mexican household from 1858-1863, covering all ordinary household expenditures - most of which are grocery items.

Dates: 1858 - 1863

Heinrich Meyer Papers

Identifier: MSS.0290

The Heinrich Meyer Papers (1907-1974) consists of the correspondence and writings of the Germanist Dr. Heinrich Meyer.

Dates: 1904 - 1974

Tomás C. de Mosquera Papers

Identifier: MSS.0838
Dates: circa 1800s-1878

Laurence E. Prescott Collection

Identifier: MSS.0977

This collection contains correspondence between Dr. Laurence E. Prescott and Manuel Zapata Olivella and other related items.

Dates: 1947 - 2018

Provincia de Matanzas Termino Municipal de Cardenas Manuscript

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS.0850

A handwritten and highly detailed register of semi-emancipated slaves under the Cuban concept of the patronato, meaning, an intermediate status between slave and free. This register gives the names of over 1400 people who were provisionally released from slavery after Cuba began its gradual emancipation. Each listing provides the owner's name, the former slave's name and age, and details about them.

Dates: 1883

Joanne Rayfield Collection

Identifier: MSS.0782

This collection contains approximately 110 postcards with pictures from around Colombia. Some were sent from approximately 1966-1975. An inventory exists in the box.

Dates: 1966 - 1975

Slaves of the Brazilian Royal Family Manuscript

Identifier: MSS.0806

An account of births and deaths at Santa Cruz, an enormous royal plantation on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The table has a section for slaves (born, died, ran off, recovered) and for various types of livestock (cattle, sheep, horses, pigs). At the foot are noted the number of slaves, civilians, and soldiers who were in the plantation's hospital.

Dates: 1820

Julián Trujillo Largacha Memorabilia Collection

Identifier: MSS.1008

This collection contains a drinking cup fashioned from a coconut shell with the inscription "Chancos" and "J.T." This item was apparently given to Julián Trujillo Largacha to commemorate victory in the Battle of Los Chancos in 1876. Julián Trujillo Largacha was the 12th President of the United States of Colombia.

Dates: circa 1875-circa 1885

Manuel Brandeo de Vasconcellos Manuscript

Identifier: MSS.0807
Dates: multiple

Delia Zapata Olivella Papers

Identifier: MSS.0927
Abstract The Delia Zapata Olivella collection encompasses her work as an ethnographer, dancer, choreographer, professor, and Colombian folklorist. While she lived in Cartagena, Calí, and spent time researching in the pacific and atlantic regions of Colombia, she built her career in Bogotá. Zapata Olivella was born in Lorica, Colombia to parents with Afro-Colombian and Indigenous heritage, and evidence of her work to explore and promote Colombia’s tri-ethnic roots are provided in the collection. Her...
Dates: 1947-2013; bulk circa 1960s-2001


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