Inventory of the Peru newspaper collection

Hoover Institution Archives Staff, Simon Ertz, Sarah Cassone
Hoover Institution Archives
© 2019
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Stanford University
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Title: Peru newspaper collection
Date (inclusive): 1912-1989
Date (bulk): 1963-1989
Collection Number: 2019C87
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian .
Physical Description: 18 oversize boxes (28.3 Linear Feet)
Abstract: The newspapers in this collection were originally collected by the Hoover Institution Library and transferred to the Archives in 2019. The Peru newspaper collection (1912-1989) comprises seven different Spanish-language titles of publication. All of the titles within this collection have been further analyzed in Stanford University Libraries catalog.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

Access

The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2019 from the Hoover Institution Library.

Historical Note

The Hoover Institution's collecting history regarding newspapers spans over 80 years. Newspapers became an integral core component of the "Hoover War Collection" soon after it was established in 1919 as a repository of materials on World War I and the states and societies involved in it. The subsequent widening of focus to cover the themes of "War, Revolution, and Peace" caused the collection to grow further in scope and volume into a variety of directions.
As a result, over the course of 80 years, thousands of newspaper titles from close to a hundred different countries were collected. They document major political and historical events, such as military conflicts and wars, the collapse of political systems, states, and empires, the establishment of radical and revolutionary regimes, and the corollaries of all these developments, including economic crises, famines, and migration for political reasons.
In 2000-2001, the Hoover Library's newspaper collection activities came to an almost complete halt. Around that time, the "realignment" of library activities and collections at Stanford saw the transfer of more than 2,000 newspaper titles from specific (mostly non-European) countries from the Hoover Library to other libraries at Stanford. Moreover, prior to the realignment, a significant but unknown volume of paper copies of newspapers (including many Russian/Soviet titles) were discarded after being microfilmed.
In totality, the remaining paper copies of newspapers at Hoover - excluding microfilm holdings - comprise more than 5,000 unique titles, of which at least many hundreds can be considered rare or very rare. These remaining newspaper collections at Hoover contain materials dating from all periods of the 20th century, with some titles reaching back into the 19th century. While the variety and diversity of papers is considerable, most titles fall into one of three groups: 1) general daily and weekly newspapers; 2) party and propaganda newspapers; 3) newspapers addressing national or ethnic minorities, émigré newspapers, veterans' papers, professional and union papers.
The largest number of newspaper runs include copies from the first half of the 20th century. Newspapers from this period illuminate in particular the two world wars and their consequences as well as political, social, and economic developments in Europe and beyond, including the rise of Socialist, right-wing, and Fascist ideologies and movements. Among the late 20th century holdings, a significant number of papers reflect political change in various regions, most prominently the end of Socialist and Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, but also revolutionary or radical political movements in non-European states, e.g. in Latin America.
Very few holdings of individual newspaper titles possess complete or near-complete runs. However, in cases of gaps, supplementation can sometimes be found in the form of microfilm copies available at the Hoover Library or holdings at Stanford University Libraries.

Preferred Citation

The following information is suggested along with your citation: [Title/Date of Publication], Peru newspaper collection [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Scope and Contents

The Peru newspaper collection (1912-1989) consists of thirty-eight (38) Spanish-language newspapers and seven (7) unique titles. The titles, publication information, and Hoover-held date ranges are: 1. El comercio grafico. (Lima: Comercio Grafico, 1966); 2. El comercio. (Lima: J.M. Monterola, 1943, 1964, 1966); 3. La crónica. (Lima, 1964); 4. Frente: órgano del Frente de Liberación Nacional. (Lima: Industrial Gráfica, 1964); 5. La prensa. (Lima: J. Ignacio de Olazábal S., 1912-1914); 6. El socialista: organo del Partido Socialista del Peru. (Lima: F.L. Chávez León, 1935); and 7. Unidad: semanario del Partido Comunista Peruano. (Lima: Partido Comunista Peruano, 1963, 1968, 1970-1989).
Further analyzed title information can be found in Stanford University Libraries catalog.

Publication Rights

Due to the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across its scope. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original newspaper publications, which should be contacted wherein public domain has not yet passed. The Hoover Institution can neither grant nor deny permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

box 16

El comercio grafico (Lima) 13170926 1966:Feb 25-26 28 Mar 1-2 4-5 7-10

box 13

El comercio (Lima) 13170936 1943:Apr 3 5

box 12

El comercio (Lima) 13170936 1964:May 4-Nov 30

Scope and Contents

Some issues missing
box 11

El comercio (Lima) 13170936 1966:Feb 26-Mar 11

box 4

La crónica (Lima) 13170961 1964:Jun 15-Nov 26

Scope and Contents

Some issues missing
box 12

Frente (Lima) 13170976 1964:Sep 15

box 12

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1912:Jul-Aug

box 11

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1912:Mar 26-Jun 30

box 13

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1912:Oct-Dec

box 14

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1913:Jan-Apr

box 17

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1913:Jul-Sep

box 15

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1913:May-Jun

box 18

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1913:Oct-Dec

box 16

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1914:Apr-Aug

box 15

La prensa (Lima) 13170989 1914:Jan-Mar

box 12

El socialista (Lima) 13171007 1935:Aug 24

box 4

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1963:May 1-1967:Dec 21

box 5

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1968:Jan 5-Dec 19

Scope and Contents

Missing:Aug 18
box 18

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1970:Jan 1-Dec 17

Scope and Contents

Missing:Apr 20, 27
box 17

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1971:Jan 7-Dec 23

Scope and Contents

Missing:Jun 7, 14, 21
box 5

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1972:Jan 7-Dec 21

Scope and Contents

Missing:Jun 1, Nov 23
box 3

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1973:Jan 4-Dec 20

Scope and Contents

Missing:Mar 8, 15, 22, Dec 6
box 1

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1974

Scope and Contents

Missing:Aug 2
box 1

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1975:Jan 10-Dec 30

Scope and Contents

Some issues missing
box 6

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1976:Jan 8-Jul 1

Scope and Contents

Some issues missing
box 7

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1977

box 7

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1978

box 13

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1979

box 6

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1980

Scope and Contents

Some issues missing
box 9

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1981

box 8

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1982

box 10

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1983

box 8

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1984

box 10

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1985

box 9

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1986:Feb 20-Dec 29

box 2

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1987:Apr 27-Nov 8

box 3

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1988:Jul-Dec

box 2

Unidad (Lima) 13171053 1989