Register of the Nicaraguan Subject Collection, 1927-1998

Processed by Rebecca J. Mead and David Jacobs; machine-readable finding aid created by Brooke Dykman Dockter
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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© 1998
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Nicaraguan Subject Collection, 1927-1998

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
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Processed by:
Rebecca J. Mead and David Jacobs
Date Revised:
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nicaraguan subject collection,
Date (inclusive): 1927-1998
Collection number: 89002
Extent: 13 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 phonorecords (6.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Reports, correspondence, policy statements, speeches, election campaign literature, bulletins, newsletters, pamphlets, serial issues, other printed matter, and audiovisual materials, relating primarily to conditions in Nicaragua since the revolution of 1979, policies of the Sandinista government, human rights issues in Nicaragua, policies of opposition parties in Nicaragua and in exile, and elections in Nicaragua.
Language: Spanish.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nicaraguan subject collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1989.


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 . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Access Points

Nicaragua--Politics and government.
Civil rights--Nicaragua.
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional.
Video tapes.

Series Description

Boxes 1-10

Subject File, 1927-1992

Scope and Content Note

Reports, correspondence, policy statements, memoranda, election material, bulletins, serial issues, newsletters, flyers, circulars, speeches, clippings, meeting material, press releases, declarations, pamphlets, cartoons, leaflets, statutes, treaty texts, bibliography, inteviews, and miscellany. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 11

Oversize File, 1979-1990

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters, poem, calendars, oversize pamphlet, flyers, and stamp
Box 12, Record cabinet

Audiovisual File, 1986-1989

Scope and Content Note

Ten videotape cassettes relating to opposition activities and two phonorecords

Container List


SUBJECT FILE, 1927-1992


General. Reports, newsletters, pamphlets, letters, flyers, speeches, serial issues, policy statements, election, clippings, memoranda, bibliography, interviews, bulletins, press releases, leaflets, and miscellany; includes material relating to agriculture, economics, politics, refugees, education, human rights, and the Confederacion Sandinista de Trabajadores. NOTE: General material relating to the Nicaraguan government post- 1979 has been included here; more specific material alluding to or generated by the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (as a political party) has been organized under that heading.

Box 1, Folder 1

1927-1970. Includes a letter by Augusto Sandino

Folder 2-6


Box 2, Folder 1-4


Box 3, Folder 1-4


Box 4, Folder 1


Folder 2

Coordinadora Democratica Nicaraguense. Policy statements, reports, declarations, reports, circulars, press release, and ephemera, 1987-1988



Folder 3

1984. Reports, bulletins, and guidelines, 1984

Folder 4-5

1990. Pamphlets, flyers, position statements and platforms, reports, leaflets, printed articles, and miscellany, 1989-1990

Box 5, Folder 1-2


Folder 3

Europe. Newsletter, reports, flyers, and a postcard; primarily relates to solidarity with the Sandinistas, 1981-1988


Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional. Policy statements and planning documents, reports, speeches (Daniel Ortega), flyers, bulletins, circulars, cartoons, pamphlets, serial issues, election material, and ephemera

Folder 4


Folder 5-7


Box 6, Folder 1-3



Human rights

Folder 4

General. Reports, flyer, statement, and pamphlets, 1977-1990

Folder 5-6

Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos. Reports, case studies, correspondence (with Nicaraguan government officials and others), statutes, treaty texts, speeches and statements, testimony, declarations, circulars, flyers, clippings, pamphlets, and newsletters, 1979-1989

Box 7, Folder 1-2

Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos

Folder 3

Indigenous populations. Reports, serial issue, letters to editors, pamphlet, printed articles, open letter to Ronald Reagan, and clippings relating to the Atlantic Coast area and the Miskito, Sumo, and Rama Indians, c. 1979-1987

Folder 4

Military. Planning document issued by the Nicaraguan Defense Ministry, 1985

Folder 5

Movimiento de Accion Popular-Marxista-Leninista. Policy statements, flyer, circulars, election material, biographical material, press releases, and bulletins, 1984

Folder 6

Opposition parties in exile. Newsletters, circulars, policy statements, speeches, clippings, pamphlets, reports, letters, and ephemera; includes the Alianza Revolucionaria Democratica, Bloque Opositor del Sur, Unidad Nicaraguense Opositora, Fuerzas Democraticas Nicaraguenses, and Resistencia Nicaraguense, 1983-1990

Box 8, Folder 1-2

Opposition parties in exile

Folder 3

Partido Comunista de Nicaragua. Policy statements, election material, and ephemera, 1982-1987

Folder 4

Partido Conservador Democrata. Policy statements and election material, 1982-1984

Folder 5

Partido Conservador de Nicaragua. Bulletin, policy statement, and reports, 1985-1987

Folder 6

Partido Liberal Independiente. Program statement, resolutions, circular, clipping, and a pamphlet, 1984-1988

Folder 7

Partido Popular Social Cristiano. Policy statements, speech, and interview, 1984-1988

Box 9, Folder 1

Partido Social Cristiano Nicaraguense. Reports, speeches, program statements, circular, declaration, meeting material, and a pamphlet, 1981-1989

Folder 2

Partido Social Democrata. Policy statements, flyers, leaflets, and bulletins, 1986-1987

Folder 3

Partido Socialista Nicaraguense. Newsletters, policy statements, report, clipping, and election material, 1979-1984. SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE

Box 10, Folder 1

Religion. Newsletters, pamphlets, and leaflets, 1981-1988

Folder 2-3

United States. Analyses of political conditions and relations with United States by United States governmnet agencies, Senate Committe on Foreign Relations and independent policy organizations. Newsletters, reports, pamphlet, speech, and flyer, 1979-1992. SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE


OVERSIZE FILE, 1979-1990.

Box 11

Election material, newsletters, poem, calendars, oversize pamphlet, flyers, and a stamp




Videotapes relating to opposition activities

Box 12, Videotapes 1-8

Newsreels from Unidad Nicaraguense Opositora (UNO) 1986-1987

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 89002_v_0003220
Videotape 9

"Declaraciones de Roger Miranda Bengochea" newsreel undated

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 89002_v_0003221
Videotape 10

"Noticias Internacionales Mas Importantes" newsreel 1989

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 89002_v_0003225
record-cabinet Record cabinet


Folder 1

"Un Son Para Mi Pueblo - Songs from the New Nicaragua," performed by Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy and Grupo Mancotal, 1983

Folder 2

"Cantos de un Pueblo que Lucha por su Libertad," performed by Grupo Libertad, 1986

Box: 13-14


Scope and Content Note

This addition to the collection has not yet been described. Please let the Hoover Institution Archives know if you would like to see this material described.