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Latin American Documents Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0551

Scope and Content

The collection contains various documents related to Latin American countries including those in Mexico, South and Central America (Cuba, Haiti, and Caribbean Islands documents can be found in related collections). The collections are comprised of a variety of materials highlighting the history, culture, and study of Latin America. These materials have been acquired from various sources over a period of many years and are grouped together because each acquisition consists of a small number of items (e.g., a single letter, manuscript, or photograph album).

Dates

  • Creation: 1676 - 1978

Language of Materials

Includes materials written in English and Spanish.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

.83 Linear Feet (2 Boxes and 2 Oversized folders)

Abstract

The collection contains various documents related to Latin American countries including those in Mexico, South and Central America (Cuba, Haiti, and Caribbean Islands documents can be found in related collections). The collections are comprised of a variety of materials highlighting the history, culture, and study of Latin America. These materials have been acquired from various sources over a period of many years and are grouped together because each acquisition consists of a small number of items (e.g., a single letter, manuscript, or photograph album).

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased accruals ongoing.

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected items in the Latin American Documents Collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Related Materials

Nineteenth-Century Colonial Cuban Documents Collection, at the University of Florida.

Twentieth-Century Cuban Documents Collection, at the University of Florida.

Caribbean Documents Collection, at the University of Florida.

Haitiana Collection, at the University of Florida.

Title
A Guide to the Latin American Documents Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Matt Kruse
Date
June 2022
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2023: The following two items were added to the collection: Recetas de dulces, pasteles, repostería, Carmen Landeta de Cuesta, (1 of 2) Recetas de guisos, dulces, pasteles, repostería y niebe, Carmen Landeta de Cuesta, (2 of 2)
  • December 2023: The following items were added to the collection: 1 booklet of educational reform in Bolivia "En la hora de la reforma educativa"; five notecards with colored drawings of traditional indigenous costumes from Guatemala.
  • March 2024: Three items were added to the collection: Women line up to vote in Mexican Presidential Election for first time; List of dowry women Archconfraternity; Historical accounts of the College of Our Lady of Charity's Maiden Daughters.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755