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New guide to the Latin American ephemera collections at Princeton

Dear colleagues,

I recently finished putting together this guide and thought that it would be of interest to some of you:

It lists by country and subject area all of the collections of Latin American ephemera that the Princeton University Library has developed since the late 1960s (approximately 350) and links to item level finding aids or catalog records that for the most part describe in considerable detail the contents of the collections.



New Latin American Ephemera Finding Aids at Princeton

I am glad to announce that all of the finding aids to our most recent collections of Latin American ephemera are now up (they correspond to Supplement VI of the Princeton University Library’s Microfilm Collection). You will find below a list with the title of every collection linked to its corresponding finding aid.  Each finding aid includes a general description and an itemized inventory of the contents of the collection.  Please note that all of our finding aids can be cross searched using the search interface at

You will also note that we included runs of a handful of stand-alone serial titles.  Finding aids are not available for those.

In case that it’s of interest, I am attaching a narrative description of the overall collection that I prepared a while ago.  All of the collections are available through interlibrary loan or for purchase.  Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.


Latin America




  • Brazilian Catholic Church pamphlets, III, 1935-1994  [This last one is an older collection which had not been previously distributed. A finding aid isn’t available, but Worldcat record is highly detailed.]

  • Jornal dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, 1997-2008



  • El Punto Final, 1998-2008
  • El Siglo, 1997-2008


Colombia and Venezuela





  • El Caimán Barbudo, 1988-2007
  • La Tribuna de La Habana, 1988-1989


Mexico and Central America








Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez
Princeton University

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