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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Juan Silvano Godoi papers
    Date (inclusive): 1777-1953, undated
    Date (bulk): 1860-1922
    Collection Number: MS 003
    Extent: 8.33 linear feet (20 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    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.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Juan Silvano Godoi papers (MS 003). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased by Special Collections & University Archives in 1968.

    Processing History

    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 Curator.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    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

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Intellectual life
    Politics and government

    Genres and Forms of Materials