Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Juan Silvano Godoi papers
Date (inclusive): 1777-1953, undated
Date (bulk): 1860-1922
Collection Number: MS 003
8.33 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, documents, publications, and other material pertaining to the personal and professional
life of Juan Silvano Godoi, a Paraguayan politician, journalist, jurist, and historian.
Languages: The collection is in Guarani and Spanish.
This collection is open for research.
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. Juan Silvano Godoi papers (MS 003). Special Collections & University Archives,
University of California, Riverside.
Purchased by Special Collections & University Archives in 1968.
Processed by Jamie Madrigal and Anja Espinoza, 2016.
Processing of the Juan Silvano Godoi papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside
as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded
by the UCR Library and administered by Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts
Juan Silvano Godoi was born in 1850 into an aristocratic, Paraguayan family. He studied in Argentina until the War of the
Triple Alliance broke out in 1865. After the devastation of the war, Godoi returned home to serve as a member congress from
1870-1877. After he helped plan the assassination of the president, Godoi fled to Corrientes, Argentina. He lived in Buenos
Aires, Argentina for the next 18 years during which time he wrote and published numerous books and articles. He retuned to
Paraguay in 1895 and in 1902 was appointed Director General of the National Library, Museum, and Archive of Paraguay. Godoi
held this position until his death in 1926.
Collection Scope and Contents
The collection contains material from Juan Silvano Godoi, including letters, manuscripts, excerpts from different publications,
his diaries, and a number of published works.
This collection is arranged into four series as follows:
- Series 1. Correspondence, 1777-1945, undated
- Series 2. Documents, 1821-1926, undated
- Series 3. Visual Material, circa 1920, undated
- Series 4. Publications, 1807-1953, undated
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Politics and government
Genres and Forms of Materials