Colombia--Social life and customs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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

J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana

Identifier: MSS.0203

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 — Box Oversize 1
Identifier: MSS.0204

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

Dates: 1859

Julius Christian Jacobsen Papers

Identifier: MSS.0753

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

Jannon's Lettres de Carthagene

Identifier: MSS.0898

This collection consists of 6 letters written from Cartagena, Colombia by Jannon, a French merchant, describing revolutionary-era South America. The letters reflect political intensity between supporters of the liberation movement led by Simon Bolivar and those of Vice President Francisco José de Paula Santander y Omaña over Bolivar's attempt to reform the 1821 constitution.

Dates: 1828 January-June

Thomas Lynn Smith Collection

Identifier: MSS.0402
Scope and Contents

The collection contains journal articles, in pamphlet form, written by Thomas Lynn Smith, a Sociology Professor. The topics range from studies of Southern Culture to social structures in the countries of Brazil, Colombia, and El Salvador..

Dates: 1934-1948

Manuel Zapata Olivella Papers

Identifier: MSS.0696

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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