Latin American Studies

Classic Brazilian Cinema Online

Classic Brazilian Cinema Online

Editor: Carl J. Mora

A unique collection of digitized historical film magazines from the 1910s to the 1960s, providing students and researchers with easy access to rare an previously dispersed sources documenting the cinematographic history of the biggest country in Latin America, Brazil.

Start: 1943
End: 1958
Place: Brasil
Classic Mexican Cinema Online

Classic Mexican Cinema Online

Editor: Carl J. Mora

Mexican cinema, from its beginnings in the late 1890s to its Golden Age (1930s to 1960), was consistently the largest and most important of all the Spanish-speaking countries.

Start: 1943
End: 1958
Place: Mexico
Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura”

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura”

Editor: Project advisor: Arien González Crespo, Director,

Primary-source collection of ca. 45,000 fully-searchable documents from the Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Start: 1959
Place: Cuba
Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-, Part 2: Writers

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-, Part 2: Writers

Editor: Project advisor: Arien González Crespo, Director

This primary-source collection documents the literary, intellectual and cultural milieu of Revolutionary Cuba. Sourced from the archives of the Casa de las Américas in Havana, it provides unprecedented access to files covering more than a thousand writers, thinkers and artists from Cuba and abroad.

Start: 1959
Place: Cuba
Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online

Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online

Editor: Max Nettlau e.a.

This collection contains the periodicals that have been accumulated by the Austrian anarchist, historian and collector Max Nettlau (1865-1944), together with a number of later additions, held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The collection provides a richness of documentation pertaining explicitly to the formative anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist episode (1890-1920) in the history of Latin American labor movements.

Start: 1880
End: 1940
The Guatemala Collection

The Guatemala Collection

Spanning more than four hundred years, The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez (1587-1991) concentrates primarily on the national era, particularly 1824-1948. The vast majority of the documents—correspondence, annual reports, statistics, letters, litigation—found within The Guatemala Collection are copies from the Archivo General de Centroamérica and the Archivo Histórico Arquidiocesano “Francisco de Paula García Peláez” (formerly known as Archivo Eclesiástico de Guatemala) in Guatemala City. In recent years, the latter has seldom been opened to the public. Colonial documents mainly come from the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain. A few of the documents and transcripts come from the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica (CIRMA) in Antigua. In general, the documents are organized by place, theme, and chronology.

Start: 1587
End: 1991
Place: Guatemala