Southern Cone Historical Manuscripts
Portrait of José de San Martín.
The Department of Special Collections houses a growing number of historical manuscript materials relating to the political, military, economic and other historical aspects of Southern Cone nations, especially Argentina. Much of this material is from the O'Grady Collection. Some of the more notable figures who are well-represented include:
- Alvarez de Arenales, Juan Antonio
- Anchorena, Nicolás
- Gimenez Bustamante, Isabel
- Rawson de Dellepiane, Elvira de
- Reyes, Antonino
- Roca, Julio
- San Martín, José de
- Torcelli, Alfredo J.
In addition to those mentioned above, other figures for whom the Department holds smaller collections of papers include:
Collections in this area also include a number of official documents and soldiers' diaries, as well as an extensive collection of papers from the family of David Suffern, an Irish family that emigrated to Argentina in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Finally, the Department holds several topical collections. These include:
Assassination of Juan Facundo Quiroga
Expedition from Cadiz to Rio de la Plata
Alvarez de Arenales: Separation of Tarija letters
Period of Civil Strife, 1821-1865
Documents pertaining to Corrientes province
Uruguayan political ephemera, for which an affiliate of the department, Julio Pablo Benvenuto, has written an interpretive guide in Spanish
- Early 20th century postcards from Montevideo