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Xavier A. Fernández Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0137
Abstract

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

Maya Medical Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0008
Abstract

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

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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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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