The Lilly Library
holds the Bernardo Mendel Collection of European expansion into the Western
Hemisphere, particularly the Spanish Empire.
Michigan State University Libraries
University Special Collections holds a collection of 130 Cuban artists'
books. Made by the publishing cooperative Ediciones Vigía, in Matanzas,
the books are produced in limited editions, usually of 200 copies. All
are hand-assembled and include works of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism
and history. New and classic Cuban authors, as well as international authors
in translation are published.
Ohio University Libraries
Depository: On September 24, 1997, the Ministry of Culture and Sports
of The Government of Guatemala and Ohio University signed an Accord designating
Ohio University Libraries a North American Depository for Guatemala publications.
Of special interest to Latin Americanists: DONOSO, JOSE, 1924-. Correspondence
of Jose Donoso, 1942-1967, ca. 1500 items. MsC 340. (HISTORICAL AND
LITERARY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS, Special Collections Department, University
of Iowa Libraries)
Lastra collection of Letters from South American Writers contains letters to Pedro Lastra written by many renowned contemporary
Spanish-speaking literary figures. The collection dates from 1954 to
2002 and contains over 900 letters. All of the correspondence is in Spanish
and arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name. Individual
entries are arranged as follows: name (country) number of letters: years.
Five authors are represented by sizeable quantities of letters: Carlos
Germán Belli, Alberto Escobar, Oscar Hahn, Eugenio Montejo, and
Labadie consists of materials covering a broad range of "social
protest" focusing particulary on anarchism, civil liberties,
anti-globalization, and sexual freedom with a significant portion
of these materials directly related to Latin American & Caribbean
The Cuban Hand-made Book Collection currently consists of 83 titles,
made in the Matanzas, Cuba studio of artist Rolando Estevez under
the imprint "Ediciones Vigía."
Also located on the UM campus is the William
L. Clements Library, a renowned collection of research materials on
the colonial history of the Americas, is rich in rare printed books and
valuable manuscript collections on Latin American history, including 51
Caribbean, 28 Mexican, 10 Central American and 18 South American collections.
University of Minnesota Libraries
The James Ford Bell Library is
a specialized collection focusing on European explorations, trade, and
conquests outside of Europe between 1400 and 1800. It holds thousands
of manuscripts, governmental papers (such as royal decrees and governors'
and missionaries' letters), and early imprints. A considerable part of
this rare books and manuscripts collection is related to the explorations
and conquests by Spain and Portugal in what we call Latin America.
University of New Mexico Libraries
The University of New Mexico Library's resources include a number of rare and unusual Ibero-American materials that offer special opportunities for study and research. The majority of these collections are held in the Center for Southwest Research (CWSR) and we encourage researchers to search them through the Rocky Mountain Online Archive
(RMOA) at: http://rmoa.unm.edu/ and through Digital Collections at: http://econtent.unm.edu/.
New Mexico State University Special Collections
The Rio Grande Historical Collections within the Archives
and Special Collections at the New Mexico State University Libraries houses research
materials related to New Mexico and the adjacent Spanish-Mexican Borderlands.
Since 1992 the Rio Grande Historical Collections has received continuous
New Mexico state legislature funding to support various microfilming
projects in Northern Mexico, and by now it holds more than 800 reels
of microfilm of materials from the Archivos Historicos of the Archdiocese
of Durango ( http://archives.nmsu.edu/rghc/durango/abtproj.html ), and
from the archivos notariales of the state of Durango. These documents
cover the history of Durango, Chihuahua, New Mexico, and parts of Texas,
Arizona and Colorado which were administered as the province of Nueva
Vizcaya during the colonial period.
The Department of Special Collections holds several collections that
document various aspects of Spanish and Latin American literature, history,
and culture from the Spanish Colonial era to the present. Collection strengths
early chronicles of European discovery and Peruvian intellectual
and cultural history (Library
of José Durand)