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Simon Bolivar Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0835
Abstract

This collection contains a commission signed by Simon Bolivar naming Jose Duran as Captain of the Escuadron dated July 22, 1824.

Dates: 1824 July 22

Robert H. Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0713
Scope and Content

These papers consist of the teaching and research of Robert H. Davis a scholar on Colombia and Latin America. Davis graduated from Vanderbilt University with a PhD in 1969 and went on to a career teaching in academia.

Dates: 1960s-2007

J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0203
Abstract

This collection contains numerous manuscripts, legal documents, publications, and photographs collected by J. León Helguera about Latin America and Colombia, specifically. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1700s-1800s.

Dates: 1494 - circa 2000

J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana - Cundinamarca Election, 1859

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0204
Abstract

This collection contains materials in one box about the Cundinamarca, Colombia election of 1859 collected by J. León Helguera.

Dates: 1859

J. León Helguera Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0566
Abstract

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

Julius Christian Jacobsen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0753
Abstract

This .21 linear ft. collection contains correspondence, some handwritten, written by Julius Jacobsen while he worked in Colombia, South America. Most date from 1936-1941. The majority of the letters describe his time in Colombia and business activities.

Dates: 1936 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

Manuel Zapata Olivella Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0696
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1897-2004; bulk circa 1960s-2004

 

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