Richmond Brown Research Collection on the Aycinena family of Guatemala and Central America
Scope and Content
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order in two series:
Series 1: Research materials related to the Aycinena family (1690-2010)- This series contains manuscript transcriptions, typed and handwritten research notes, photos, maps, articles, conference papers, biographical and bibliographical information, research notes on theses and dissertations from Tulane University graduate students, and electronic files related to the Aycinena family of Guatemala. The main members of the Aycinena family documented in the collection are: José de Aycinena, Mariano Aycinena, Manuel Francisco Pavón Aycinena, and Juan Fermín de Aycinena. This series also includes Richmond Brown’s dissertation “Family, business, and politics in Bourbon Central America: The rise of Juan Fermín de Aycinena, 1750-1796.”
Series 2: Research materials related to Central America (1821-1996)- This series contains topics on religion and the history of Central America, especially in Guatemala. The materials include travel accounts, research notes on thesis and dissertations from Tulane University graduate students, a review essay on nineteenth-century Latin America, and articles related to Central America.
The electronic files included in the collection contain research materials about the Aycinena family and Central America, articles and conference papers written by Richmond Brown, photocopies of archival manuscripts from the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Tulane University, and the Francisco Xavier Clavigero Library of the Ibero-American University of Mexico. It also includes dissertations from graduate students of Tulane University, George Washington University, and the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, and various photocopies of newspapers from Central America including "Seminario Político Mecartil de San Salvador", "Gaceta de Guatemala", "El Guatemalteco" and "El Indicador".
- 1690 - 2013
Language of Materials
From 1990 to 2006, Richmond Brown taught Latin American history at the University of South Alabama and served as Associate Director for Academic Programs and Student Affairs at the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies from 2006 until his death in 2016.
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- A Guide to the Richmond Brown Research Collection on the Aycinena family of Guatemala and Central America
- Finding aid created by Nelissa E. Caraballo-Ramos
- April 2021
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