About the Collections
at the University of Kansas Libraries
The Latin American collection in the University of
Kansas Libraries includes 500,000 titles; its collection on Central Americana
is among the top three in the nation with 106,000 titles. It contains particularly
strong holdings on Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Cuba,
Haiti, and Mexico. The collection has extensive breadth in literature, language,
culture, history, political science, economics, geography, and other fields
in the social sciences and the humanities. For more specific information
on our collection, please read our Collection
Below is a list of our newest special collections:
Flores Andino Collection - early
Honduran imprints, consisting of 400 rare books, government reports, official
messages, broadsides, and pamphlets, mainly from the nineteenth century.
Casement Collection – Collection
of approximately 100 photos, as well as postcards and correspondence of
Dan Casement, an engineer from Manhattan, KS. Materials date from the
1890’s and document the building of the Costa Rican Pacific Railroad
and 1890’s Costa Rica.
Tobías Zúñiga Montúfer
Collection – Scrapbooks and
papers of well-known international lawyer, congressman and twice foreign
misiter of Costa Rica in the period 1900-1940. Focus includes the Enlgish
loan, the railway, the canal project and the reforms of González.