Southern Cone History Collection
The Department of Special Collections collects journals, and books of exceptional importance from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Labeled the Southern Cone for its geographic location at the Southern tip of the Americas, this region stands out for its extraordinary contributions to Latin America ranging from economic influence to cultural excellence. The collection has been developed principally through the donations and financial support of Robert (ND '63) and Beverly O'Grady (SMC '63). Their continuing contributions make this initiative possible.
The collection includes books published in the region after 1810 and magazines, newspapers, and journals published after 1830 that highlight the economic, intellectual, political, and social history of the Southern Cone. Of particular importance is the collection of mid-19th century materials documenting the rule of Juan Manuel Rosas. Also noteworthy are the complete runs of the Argentine journals La montaña and Jettatore.
The Southern Cone Historical Manuscripts Collection includes manuscript materials documenting the critical events that shaped the region.