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Online Exhibit: Power and Politics in the 19th-Century River Plate: Books and Manuscripts from the O’Grady Collection at the University of Notre Dame

  • Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
    • The Lilly Library holds the Bernardo Mendel Collection of European expansion into the Western Hemisphere, particularly the Spanish Empire.
  • Michigan State University Libraries
    • Michigan State 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
    • Guatemala 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.
  • Ohio State University Libraries
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Libraries
  • University of Iowa Libraries
    • 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)
  • The Pedro 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 Gonzalo Rojas.
  • University of Kansas Libraries
  • University of Michigan Libraries
    • The Special Collections Library contains two important collections of interest: the Labadie Collection of Social Protestand the Cuban Hand-made Books Collection.
      • 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 Studies.
      • 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: and through Digital Collections at:
  • 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 ( ), 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.
  • University Libraries of Notre Dame
    • 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 include:
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison Libraries