Guide to the Latin American Ephemera Collection M1993

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Latin American travel ephemera
Identifier/Call Number: M1993
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1884-1968
Date (bulk): 1937-1962
Abstract: Small artificial collection of ephemera promoting travel and tourism in Central and South America, namely Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Panama, and Venezula.

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Latin American travel ephemera (M1993). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by Stanford University, Special Collections from 2012-2018.

Scope and Contents

Small collection of ephemera for American travelers including brochures, pamphlets, tour guides, and postcards (both used and unused). There are also two 1939 World's Fair promotional booklets and an English-language magazine from Cuba.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mexico -- Description and travel.
Cuba -- Description and travel
Venezuela -- Description and travel
Brazil -- Description and travel
Panama -- Description and travel

box 1, folder 1

Mario Bucovich - Mexico (prints) circa 1945

box 1, folder 2

Vamos a Mexico (SPRR) 1899

box 1, folder 3

Miscellaneous travel brochures

box 1, folder 4

Luis Covarrubias - Regional Dances of Mexico (Eugenio Fischgrund) circa 1955

box 1, folder 5

Before That Trip to the Moon, Visit Mexico! Now! (Century 21 Exposition/Eco Publicistas) 1962

box 1, folder 6

Answers to Your Questions About Mexico - The Friendly Land (Century 21 Exposition/Mexican Government Tourism Department) 1962

box 1, folder 7

Make Friends With Mexico (American Airlines) 1943

Scope and Contents

Transferred from Hopkins Transportation Collection.
box 1, folder 8

T.S. Power - Mexico In Your Own Car (Pan American Tourist Bureau) 1937

box 1, folder 9

Henry W. Taylor - Mexican Journeys [tour advertising brochure] 1940

box 1, folder 10

Mexico: The Faraway Land Nearby (Mexican Tourist Association)

box 1, folder 11

James W. Steele - To Mexico By Palace Car (Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Co.) 1884

box 1, folder 12

David S. Oakes - Sunshine Over The Border (Reprinted by the Mexican Tourist Association) 1939

box 1, folder 13

Souvenir of Tijuana, Mexico [posed photograph of five tourists in sombreros]

box 1, folder 14-16

Postcards circa 1906-1968

Scope and Contents

Some are used and postmarked, others are blank. Many are real photograph postcards.
box 1, folder 17

Visit Cuba at the World's Fair (Carasa & Co.) 1939

box 1, folder 18

Cuba (Cuban Tourist Commission) 1939

box 1, folder 19

Times of Cuba August 1916

half-box 2, folder 1

Souvenir Program: Lecuona Cuban Boys, A Night in Havana, Amalia Aguilar

half-box 2, folder 2

Souvenir Album of Havana, Cuba

half-box 2, folder 3

Martinique, Office Departemental de Tourisme, with fold-out map

half-box 2, folder 4

Panama, Key of the Two Oceans 1940

half-box 2, folder 4

Panama, the Cross-Roads of the World

half-box 2, folder 5

Souvenir of the Panama Canal, published by I. L. Maduro's Souvenir Store

half-box 2, folder 6

Come to Venezuela

half-box 2, folder 7

Ilbas do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Departamento de Turismo da Municipalidade

half-box 2, folder 7

Visit Rio de Janeiro for the 1935 Carnival, March 2nd to 5th

half-box 2, folder 8

Zig Zagging in the Land of the Incas 1924

half-box 2, Folder 9

Postcard: hunting season, refugee camp, Ft. Bliss

half-box 2, Folder 9

Postcard: army wagon train crossing the Mexican desert

half-box 2, Folder 9

Postcard: quemando puntos en rellano, mayo 23/12

half-box 2, Folder 9

Postcard: greetings from Tijuana, Mexico [woman with serape and sombrero]

half-box 2, Folder 9

Five postcards of Juarez, Mexico, including 2 with greetings, 1 of the bull ring, 1 a bird's eye view, and one of the Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadelupe

half-box 2, Folder 10

Ramon Valdiosera: six prints on advertisements for Hotel Posada, Mexico. c. 1948. All prints depict Mexican dances

half-box 2, Folder 11

Verano 1942 vacaciones, villalonga American Express 1942

Physical Description: .04 Linear Feet
Box 3, Folder 1

Guide to Baja California del norte

box 3, folder 1

The Valley of Mexico n.d.

box 3, folder 1

Mexico! National Railways of Mexico 1940

box 3, folder 1

Mexico by motor 1940

box 3, folder 1

Mexico waits you n.d.

box 3, folder 1

Asi es Mexico n.d.

box 3, folder 2

The Caribbean for holiday fun year round 1954

box 3, folder 2

Welcome to our revolution n.d.

box 3, folder 2

Cuba ideal vacation land 1953-1954

box 3, folder 2

Who's who among visitors to Havana and what's what in Cuba 1936

box 3, folder 2

Cuba the holiday isle of the tropics n.d.