Collection ASM0460 - Latin America Documents collection

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Latin America Documents collection


  • 1420-1981 (Creation)


4 Boxes

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This collection brings together a variety of historical documents that are topically related to Latin America, including manuscripts, correspondence, and illustrations. The documents range from 1420 to 1981 in date, and originate from Mexico, New Granada, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and other parts of Latin America.

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This collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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Latin America Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Languages of the material

  • Latin
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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See also the Caribbean Documents Collection (ASM0570), the Historical Documents Collection (ASM0566), the Jamaica Manuscripts Collection (ASM0320), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).

The Costumbrismos illustrations were featured in an exhibit: Treasures of the Americas.

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Descriptive abbreviations used in container list:

ALS (Autograph Letter Signed): A letter in the hand of and signed by the author.

D (Document): Any paper of legal or unofficial nature such as an indenture, deed, certificate, receipt, etc. Include here printed documents of the type described above with manuscript additions. Also include documents signed by a clerk or other person in the name of the author.

ADS (Autograph Document Signed): A document written and signed by the author.

MSS (Manuscript Signed):

Nonlegal or unofficial papers such as speeches, biographical sketches, sermons, reminiscences, writings, and such other items of a generally narrative nature, in the hand of the author.

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