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Latin America Documents collection, 1420-1981 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper and Dykisha Potter

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ID: ASM0460

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Drawings, Facsimiles, Indians of South America - Pictorial works, Letters, Manuscripts

Languages: Latin, Italian, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection brings together a variety of historical documents that are topically related to Latin America, including manuscripts, correspondence, and illustrations. The documents range from 1420 to 1981 in date, and originate from Mexico, New Granada, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and other parts of Latin America.

Subject/Index Terms

Balseiro, José Agustín, 1900-1991
Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
Cabrera, Jerónimo Luis de, 16th cent.
Camín, Alfonso, 1890-1982
Cela, Camilo José, 1916-2002
Colombia - History - War of Independence, 1810-1822
Ecuador - History - Wars of Independence, 1809-1830
Latin America - History - Wars of Independence, 1806-1830
Mexico - History - Spanish colony, 1540-1810
Mexico - Politics and government - 1540-1810
New Granada - Politics and government
Panama - History - To 1903
Peru (Viceroyalty) - Politics and government
Peru - History - 1548-1820
Santander, Francisco de Paula, 1792-1840

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Latin America Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials:

See also the Caribbean Documents Collection (ASM0570), the Historical Documents Collection (ASM0566), the Jamaica Manuscripts Collection (ASM0320), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).

The Costumbrismos illustrations were featured in an exhibit: Treasures of the Americas.

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Preferred Citation: Latin America Documents Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Other Note:

Descriptive abbreviations used in container list:

ALS (Autograph Letter Signed): A letter in the hand of and signed by the author.

D (Document): Any paper of legal or unofficial nature such as an indenture, deed, certificate, receipt, etc. Include here printed documents of the type described above with manuscript additions. Also include documents signed by a clerk or other person in the name of the author.

ADS (Autograph Document Signed): A document written and signed by the author.

MSS (Manuscript Signed):

Nonlegal or unofficial papers such as speeches, biographical sketches, sermons, reminiscences, writings, and such other items of a generally narrative nature, in the hand of the author.

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Item 1: "Trages y Costumbres de la Provincia de Buenos Aires", 1839Add to your cart.
"Trages y Costumbres de la Provincia de Buenos Aires"--1839.   This book contains black and white drawings, numbered 1-24 (number 23 missing) of costumbrismos- depictions of everyday characters and customs popular in 19th century Spanish art and literature.

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