The papers provide an overview of the life and career of a prominent Bolivian trade unionist and politician, Juan Lechín Oquendo
who served as head of the powerful Central Obrera Boliviana for 35 years (1952-1987), and was vice president of Bolivia from
1960-1964. Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, studies, copies of government documents and trade union records,
printed matter, sound recordings of interviews, photographs, and memorabilia in the papers relate to miners' unions in Bolivia
and the Central Obrera Boliviana, the Bolivian revolution of 1952, as well as subsequent political and economic developments
Box 23 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials
must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection,
they must be reformatted before providing access.