Latina/o, Latin American & Caribbean CollectionsInformation about this and related collections is available in the Curator's blog: http://latinamcaribresources.blogspot.com/
Also visit the Puerto Rican Digital Collections guide for a selection of Puerto Rican writers' works that have been digitized by the UConn Libraries & the Archives & Special Collections.
The collection began with the purchase of the Chile, Medina, and Spanish Periodicals and Newspapers collections in the early 1960s. Numerous holdings in these areas support a strong Latin American and Caribbean Studies program on campus. The most significant collections are the Latin American Newspaper and the Spanish Periodical and Newspapers collections. The Latin American Newspapers collection includes approximately 2000 titles of the Latin American and Caribbean Newspapers. The collection is strongest for the late nineteenth century and contains newspapers from virtually every country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The most notable portion of the collection is represented by newspapers from Bolivia. Twenty-nine cities of Bolivia are represented with major holdings from the cities of La Paz and Cochabamba. The most notable portion of the collection is represented by newspapers from Bolivia and Peru. The Spanish Periodical and Newspapers collection is another very important collection, collected by the late Duque de T'Serclaes, the collection spans three centuries. The bulk of the materials cover the years 1800-1840 and it covers a wide variety of topics about Spain and Latin America. Spanish scholars are constantly contacting us to get access to this material.
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Curator for Latin American & Caribbean Collection
Archives & Special Collections
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Hill (Henry) Papers Finding Aid
Henry Hill was born in Guilford, Connecticut, on 4 July 1778. In 1808 he was appointed by President Jefferson as U.S. Consul to the port of San Salvador (Bahia), Brazil. He served until 1819, when he resigned because of failing health and moved to a large plantation, Columbiano, some distance from Bahia. He and his family lived there for fourteen years before returning to the United States in 1833. Hill resided in Buffalo, New York, until his death on 24 July 1841. The Hill Papers primarily consist of family correspondence to and from Henry Hill. Other correspondents include his wife, Lucy M.R. Hill, several of their ten children and various family relations. In addition, the collection contains materials pertaining to the business activities of the Hill and Russel families, particularly in regard to the acquisition of property. Several members of the Hill and Russel families were interested in genealogy and a genealogical report is included in the finding aid to assist researchers in identifying how the individuals are related.
Homar (Lorenzo) Collection Finding Aid
A portfolio of 14 posters designed by Homar.
Latin American Newspapers Collection Finding Aid
Politics, commerce, social life, and other Latin American and Caribbean affairs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are covered in the approximately 2000 titles of the Latin American Newspapers Collection. The collection is strongest for the late nineteenth century and contains newspapers from virtually every country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The most notable portion of the collection is represented by newspapers from Bolivia and Peru. Twenty-nine cities of Bolivia are represented with major holdings from the cities of La Paz and Cochabamba. Newspaper titles are available from 18 cities of Peru. Examples of some of the larger runs in the collection include El Comercio (La Paz); El Comercio de Bolivia (La Paz); La (La Paz); El Telégrafo (La Paz); and El Heraldo (Cochabamba).
Luitweiler (James C.) Papers Finding Aid
The collection materials concerning the activities of the Legation in South America and National City Bank of New York, as well as materials concerning the retention of the Panama Canal.
Mexican Broadsides and Pamphlet Collection Finding Aid
early 19th century
Approximately 300 Mexican broadsides consisting mainly of governmental decrees, proclamations, and circulars from the first half of the nineteenth century. This collection includes documents on such subjects as the economy, farming, elections, and military and ecclesiastical communications. Also included is a manuscript hacienda account book of the Marquesa de Apartado from 1850.
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Collection Finding Aid
Ephemera and serials relating to socioeconomic and political conditions in Latin America. Its principal strength is in primary sources such as serials, reports, fliers, pamphlets, posters, manuscripts, and correspondence. The most notable holdings occur for Central America, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Latin America and Nicaragua.
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Institute Records (UConn) Finding Aid
The collection contains the correspondence, minutes, printed materials, and financial records of the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Institute Records from 1972 to 2006. The collection also contains the institute's administrative records, publications, fliers, news clippings, and legal documents.
Puerto Rican Civil Court Documents Collection Finding Aid
Included are approx. 5000 documents dated between 1840s to the 1890s, many of which are from the Arecibo civil (corte de primera instancia) court districts, covering the full range of cases that might have been brought to civil courts in those times including robbery, assault, lover's quarrels, and adultery as well as disputes over economic holdings such as land disputes, sale of slaves, and similar materials.
Spanish Periodicals and Newspapers Finding Aid
18th-20th centuries, bulk 1800-1840
Collected by the late Duque de T'Serclaes, the collection spans three centuries. The bulk of the materials cover the years 1800-1840, with emphasis on the Napoleonic period and the Wars of Independence for Latin America. The periodicals nad newspapers are abundant with information on all aspects of Spanish society: politics and government, history, literature, science, the arts, religion, and economy and trade. These materials also offer many details about life in the Spanish territories of Latin America.
Weyler (Valeriano) Papers Finding Aid
The collection includes administrative, military, and personal correspondence between Valeriano Weyler and several individuals during his years as a public officer of the Spanish Government. There are letters and documents from governors, missionaries, and other officials in the Philippines. Newspaper clippings, military documents and hospital records for his years in Canary Island. It also includes manuscripts, typescripts and reports concerning the activities of the Ten Years War in Cuba, the Carlista War in Spain, the Philippine Guerrillas War, and Barcelona disturbance between 1910 and 1913. Moreover, there are also certificates of merit and offices held by Weyler throughout his career as a Military Attaché in Cuba, Santo Domingo, Haiti, Philippines, Valencia and Catalu?a.