Latin American Manuscripts
|A postcard written by Gabriela Mistral to Eduardo Barrios, postmarked Segovia, Spain.|
This heading designates materials originating from former Spanish colonies in South America following their independence in the early part of the 19th century. Thanks to the generosity of Robert (ND '63) and Beverly O'Grady, the department has acquired significant collections of literary and historical manuscripts from the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Literary manuscripts from the Hispanic Caribbean are being acquired through funds provided by José E. Fernández (ND '65).
The Department of Special Collections houses a variety of manuscript materials originating from former Spanish colonies in South America and the Caribbean following their independence in the early part of the 19th century. These materials range from correspondence of well-known literary figures such as Ricardo Güiraldes and José Lezama Lima, to major political figures including José de San Martín and Juan Manuel Rosas, and papers of important female figures such as Gabriela Mistral, Norah Borges, and Argentine social leader Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane.
Collection development in this area have been largely supported by Notre Dame alumni with connections to the region. Robert (ND '63) and Beverly O'Grady have presented many collections of manuscript and other materials relating to the Southern Cone nations of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. José E. Fernández has supported the acquisition of Hispanic Caribbean collections.
Southern Cone literary manuscripts
includes correspondence and other papers of well-known writers
Southern Cone historical manuscripts
political, military, social, and other types of non-literary manuscript records
Hispanic Caribbean manuscripts
includes correspondence and other papers of 20th-century writers