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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.
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.
This collection contains miscellaneous printed maps and broadsides from before 1900.
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.
This collection contains research materials from Xavier A. Fernández on Tirso de Molina. He was the author of Las comedias de Tirso de Molina.
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.
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.
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.
This collection contains correspondence between Dr. Laurence E. Prescott and Manuel Zapata Olivella and other related items.
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.
This collection contains approximately 110 postcards with pictures from around Colombia. Some were sent from approximately 1966-1975. An inventory exists in the box.
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.
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.
This collection contains the papers of Zapata Olivella, noted Afro-Colombian novelist, anthropologist, folklorist, physician and playwright who was known throughout Latin America as the “Dean of Black Hispanic Writers.” The collection provides a unique window on the history and society of Colombia and on people of African descent in the Americas as a whole.
- Language: Spanish; Castilian X
- Latin America 6
- Colombia--Social life and customs 2
- Literature 2
- Postcards 2
- Slavery 2
- Grocery shopping 1
- Home economics 1
- Households 1
- Housekeeping 1
- Manuscripts, Maya 1
- Matanzas (Cuba) 1
- Maya literature 1
- Mayas 1
- Mayas--Medicine 1
- Medicinal plants 1
- Mexico 1
- Oral history 1
- Peace Corps (U.S.) 1
- Plantations 1
- Slavery--Brazil 1
- Slavery--Cuba 1
- Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939 1 ∧ less
- English 4
About this Site
This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.
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