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Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Southern California
Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 209
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189
Phone: (213) 740-5900
Fax: (213) 740-2343
Email: specol@usc.edu
Collections with online items: 3
Physical collections: 90
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Agrasanchez (Rogelio) Mexican Golden Age Cinema collection

Collection consists of posters, lobby cards, and film stills from the Mexican Golden Age of Cinema.

Aita (Antonio) correspondence

Collection consists of approximately 130 letters sent from various writers and cultural figures from Latin America and Spain to Argentine educator and writer Antonio Aita (1891-1966).

American Photo Company Cuba photograph album

Photograph album consisting of 27 black and white silver prints, each approximately 8 x 10", of Cuba. Scenes include landscapes, city scapes, and genre scenes. Each photograph is accompanied by a glassine leaf with typed photo descriptions. Of particular note...

Armendáriz (Pedro) photographs and postcards

This collection consists of a signed headshot of actor Pedro Armendáriz (1912-1963) and a postcard of his character in the movie Juan Charrasqueado (1948).

Babbitt (Harry E.) instructional resources on Spain and Latin America

This collection consists of English and Spanish instructional materials from Harry E. Babbitt's company Babbitt Instructional Resources, along with issues of the publications La Aventura de la Historia purchased from B.I.R.

Beltrán (Alberto) correspondence with Seymour Kaplan

This collection chiefly contains three decades of letters in Spanish from Mexican artist Albert Beltran (1923-2002) to Seymour Kaplan (1919-2011), a California printmaker.

B.L. Engineering, Inc. archive

The B.L. Engineering Inc. archive contains the papers of the civil engineering firm B.L. Engineering, Inc., including contracts, project files, financial records, plans and drawings. The firm, founded in 1969 and owned by the Cuban American Carlos Sebastian Lorente, worked...

Boeckmann Center Iberian and Latin American map collection

This collection contains over 200 printed maps and small atlases, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, relating to the geographic areas of Latin America, including the Caribbean, and Spain and Portugal. Most are not widely held by other libraries,...

Boeckmann Center Iberian and Latin American poster collection

The Boeckmann Center Iberian and Latin American poster collection consists of posters and prints from Argentina, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States acquired by the Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. The posters from...

Burns (Robert Ignatius) papers

The Robert Ignatius Burns papers contain three boxes of Burns' personal papers and four boxes of his collected Spanish and Italian manuscripts. The manuscripts date between 1212 and 1608. Robert Ignatius Burns (1921-2008) was a scholar of medieval history who...

California Proposition 187 ephemera

This collection consists of papers about California Proposition 187. These include newspaper clippings, articles, and pamphlets.

Carmen Silva-Corvalán papers

This collection contains digitized interviews, interview transcriptions, and related notes reflecting the Spanish sociolinguistic research of USC Professor Carmen Silva-Corvalán. Materials include approximately 348 hours of audio interviews collected from 1976 to 1992 in Spain, Chile, and Los Angeles County,...

Carol B. Hannum collection of sketchbooks and drawings

This collection consists of artists books, handbound and drawn by artist Carol B. Hannum.

Castellanos (Rosario) collection

Collection consists of materials associated with the life and career of writer and diplomat Rosario Castellanos.

Castillo (Ignacio B. del) collection

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and various documents belonging to Ignacio B. del Castillo, former head of the Department of History for the National Museum of Mexico.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California records

The CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California records comprise the organizational records of the non-profit, professional organization currently known as CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California. CCNMA, formerly known as the California Chicano News Media Association, promotes diversity in news media by...

Central America Research Institute (CARIN) collection

This collection contains subject files and publications related to the Central American crisis from the 1970s through the 1980s that were collected for the Central America Research Institute (CARIN), an independent organization in Berkeley, CA. There are materials on countries...

Chicano and Latino ephemera collection

This collection contains various pieces of ephemera and periodical issues related to Latinos, chiefly focused on Chicanos in California from the 1970s to 2000s. Materials include programs, fliers, brochures, clippings, and magazine issues related to various subjects including the Chicano...

Chicano and Latino film collection

This collection consists of "films dealing with the Chicano experience."

Cine Mundial Archivo press photographs of Maria Felix

42 black and white press photographs of Mexican actress Maria Felix on the set of various movies, including La Cucaracha, Miercoles de Ceniza, Juana Gallo, En Busca de un Muro, La Bandida, and La Valentina. Felix (1914-2002) starred in 47...

Consul General de Portugal en Cuba scrapbook

Collection consists of a bound scrapbook of reports and other materials, titled Alguns Factos da Politica Interna da Republica Cubana, written by the Portuguese consul-general Euclides Goulart da Costa.

Cortázar (Julio) correspondence

This small collection contains approximately 30 handwritten and typescript letters in Spanish from Argentine-French writer Julio Cortázar (1914-1984), dating between 1950 and 1960. Recipients include Alberto M. Salas and Dorita and Jorge Vila Ortiz.

Cuban California archive

This archive contains materials documenting the contributions of individuals, families and organizations within the Cuban community of California. The materials in this artificial collection reflect Cuban American life and culture in California chiefly from the 1950s to early 2000s.

Cuban labor materials

This small collection contains printed documents and publications related to Cuban labor from the 1930s to 1950. There are documents related to the Consejo Ordinario Nacional (1950) and the Federación Nacional de Trabajadores Azucareros; typescript copies of governmental agreements, laws,...

Cuban vintage postcards

Collection consists of vintage postcards featuring city and country scenes of late 19th and early 20th century Cuba.

Curiel family papers

Collection consists of the manuscripts, financial records, land documents, and other records from the Curiel family, pertaining to the operation and upkeep of their hacienda.

Darío (Rubén) correspondence

A collection of 14 letters from Rubén Darío to Julio Piquet spanning 1894 to 1914. Rubén Darío was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as . Julio Piquet was the director of the Argentine newspaper beginning...

Díaz (Porfirio) photograph

This collection consists of a signed photograph of Porfirio Díaz (1830-1915), president of Mexico from 1876 to 1911.

Del Río (Dolores) Collection

This small artificial collection contains various printed promotional items for Mexican and American productions starring Mexican actor Dolores del Río (1904-1983), chiefly dating from 1928 to 1958.

Duarte Perón (Juan and Eva) collection

Collection consists of photographs, articles, magazines, and booklets written by and about Argentinian first lady Eva Perón.

Dyer (Henry Knight) and Joel Francis Talbot correspondence

The Henry Knight Dyer and Joel Francis Talbot correspondence consists of a bound book of letters written by Henry Knight Dyer and Joel Francis Talbot to their wives, Caroline Price Dyer and Ella Talbot, during a 1903 trip to Cuba...

El Buen Tono, S.A., collection

This small collection contains loose photographs, a photograph album, and lithographed promotional comic book for El Buen Tono cigarette manufacturing company of Mexico City, dating from the early 1900s.

Hamilton (Nora Louise) collection on Latin American politics

Collection consists of the research and teaching materials of Professor Emerita of Political Science, Nora Louise Hamilton.

Ibarbourou (Juana de) papers

This collection contains papers of Uruguayan poet Juana de Ibarbourou (1892-1979). Materials consist of typewritten and handwritten manuscripts and correspondence to and from Ibarbourou. Correspondents include Carlos Reyles, Carlos Rodriguez Pintos, and Arthur Capdevila.

Institute of Hispanic Media and Culture records

This collection includes organizational records and event materials related to USC's Institute of Hispanic Media and Culture.

Instituto Cultural Rubén Darío materials

This small collection contains four published items related to the Instituto Cultural Rubén Darío (Ruben Dario Cultural Foundation) of Los Angeles, California, which was founded to promote learning about Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario (1867-1916).

Johnson (Payne B.) Latin American photographs

This collection contains 562 photographic slides taken by Payne Johnson during his travels and historical research. The color slides principally document Mesoamerican Mayan sites visited by Johnson primarily from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

KMEX-TV film strips

This collection consists of film reels from television station KMEX.

La Escuela Argentina de Los Angeles records

Collection contains minutes of board meetings, copies of the school's room reservations with USC, newspaper clippings about the school, ephemera, and chronological files of documents from the years 1990-1995. The chronological files include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the school's...

La Mujer en America y España collection

Collection consists of various academic publications, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and other writings about and by women and their lives and roles in 19th and 20th century societies.

La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali) clippings

This collection consists of article clippings, dating from 1967 to 1977, from the newspaper "La Voz de la Frontera," published in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. La Voz focuses on local Mexico and U.S. border issues. The clippings are chiefly arranged...

Larrinaga (Mario) Don Quixote drawings

Set of seven hand-colored drawings by Mexican-American movie art director and set designer Mario Larrinaga (1895-1979) depicting scenes from the novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

Latin American comic books

Collection consists of various popular character comics published in Spanish.

Latin American popular and folk music collection

This small collection contains sheet music of Latin American popular and folk music dating from the late 19th century. There are 44 pieces representing eight countries: Argentina (1 item), Cuba (4 items), Guatemala (7 items), Honduras (1 item), Mexico (21...

Latin American telephone directories

Collection consists of various phonebooks and business directories from Latin American countries.

Latino/Chicano, Lowrider and Gangbanger T-Shirt Art collection

The collection consists of display samples of Latino, Chicano, lowrider and gangbanger t-shirt designs, decals, patches, and cards from the 1980s to the 1990s. Some of the designs were supplied by Francisco's Exotic T's, Photo-Lith International, and SSI. Many of...

Leland (Andrea E.) collection

Collection consists of materials from the production of the Andrea E. Leland documentary, The Long Road Home (1993).

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's records on the Investigation of the Homicide of Ruben Salazar

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Records on the Investigation of the Homicide of Ruben Salazar contain documents maintained by the Sheriff's Department for more than forty years pertaining to preparations for, and responses to, the National Chicano Moratorium march...

Lowrider magazine collection

A collection of 56 issues of magazine, along with three issues of -- all spanning from 1977 to 2003. The three issues of --published by Q-VO Magazine/R. U. Martinez, National Lowrider Magazine, Inc.--consist of vol. 1, no. 4 (August 1979);...

López (Nacho) photographs

This collection consists of about two dozen photographs taken by photo essayist Nacho López (1923-1986).

Lugones (Leopoldo) papers

This small collection contains three manuscripts and ten letters by Argentine writer Leopoldo Lugones (1874-1938). There are three handwritten manuscripts, which were published in the Argentine newspaper La Nacion. Lugones's letters date from 1900 to the 1930s and recipients include...

Mathes (W. Michael) papers

The papers of William Michael Mathes (1936-2012), a historian and expert on Spain and Mexico, especially the Baja California Peninsula. The Mexican government awarded Mathes the Order of the Aztec Eagle in 1985. An alumnus of the University of Southern...

Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico, collection

This small collection chiefly contains handwritten and printed governmental documents related to the reign of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico from 1864 to 1867, as well as two photographs of Maximilian and his wife Carlota and later 20th century newspaper...

Memín Pinguín collection

This collection contains issues of the Spanish-language Mexican comic book chiefly dating from 1965 to 1971. There are also three issues from the 2006 re-edited version and commemorative Mexican postage stamps.

Mexican and U.S. movie stars photograph album

Album of 31 autographed photographs of Mexican and American movie stars. Includes images of, among others, Cantinflas, Peter Lawford, Lana Turner, Pedro Vargas, Cuates Castillo. The Mexican signatures are all original; some of the signatures of the American stars were...

Mexican carte-de-visite portrait album

Photograph album of cartes-de-visite from Mexico, most likely during the period of the French intervention in Mexico, when the French invaded and installed Maximilian, Archduke of Austria, as Emperor of Mexico. The photographs include images of Maximilian and members of...

Mexican cinema lobby cards

Collection consists of lobby card sets from Mexican cinema in the mid 20th century.

Mexican hacienda manuscripts

This collection contains various handwritten record books and copies of legal and financial documents related to haciendas in Mexico, chiefly dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. The items concern a variety of topics including real estate, legal issues, boundary...

Movimiento Anticomunista Catolico Unido (MACU)

This collection consists of the materials from the non-profit educational organization Comité La Verdad Sobre Cuba, The Truth About Cuba Committee, operating under the name Movimiento Anticomunista Catolico Unido.

Murillo (L.A.) papers

The L.A. Murillo papers document the life of Louis Andrew Murillo (1922- ), including his service in the Air Force during World War II, his tenure as a professor of Spanish literature and Cervantes scholar at the University of California,...

Navarro (Bob) papers

The papers of broadcast journalist Bob Navarro, who spent 38 years covering news at KCBS and KNBC in Los Angeles and Sacramento. The collection includes Navarro's writings, photographs, family memorabilia, collected publications, and other material. Navarro also worked as a...

Ocampo (Victoria) correspondence

This collection contains correspondence of Argentine writer Victoria Campo (1890-1979), dating from the 1920s to the 1970s. Letter recipients include Antonio Aita, Angel J. Battistessa, journalist Carlos Burone, Bernardo Canal Feijóo, Guillermo de Torre, and historian Alberto Salas. There are...

Palau (Marta) prints, correspondence, and ephemera

The Marta Palau prints, correspondence, and ephemera consist of a set of screen prints by Marta Palau (1934-2022), correspondence from Palau to Evelyn Vedro, ephemera relating to Palau's works and exhibitions, and a small amount of photographs. The set of...

Posada (José Guadalupe) prints

The collection contains a total of 506 items printed by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo's press. Among the items are half-sheet and full-sheet broadsides, chapbooks, and games. A majority of the prints were by José Guadalupe Posada, and possibly a few by...

Prisión Militar de Veracruz y Ulua papers

This collection consists of the logbook of prisoners and their court-martial at San Juan de Ulua in Veracruz, Mexico taken by William Eliot Selbie.

Reuter (Walter) photographs

Walter Reuter (1906-2005) was a German-born Mexicon photojournalist. He fled war in Europe in 1942 for Mexico, where using modern photojournalistic techniques, he began, among other projects, documenting Mexico's indigenous people. This project eventually consisted of over 35,000 photographs of...

Revista Crisis collection

The Revista Crisis collection comprises nearly a full run of the Argentine magazine, . The collection also contains approximately 20 letters written by prominent literary figures to the editors of regarding their contributions to the magazine. Authors of the collection's...

Rodriguez (Isabel) papers

This collection contains questionnaires and photographs compiled for Isabel Rodriguez' project "Sentimentos of Fascinating Hispanic Women in Los Angeles" from the early 1990s. There are also photographs, clippings, programs, and ephemera reflecting Rodriguez's involvement as a Los Angeles debutante and...

Salazar (Ruben) papers

The Ruben Salazar papers include personal and professional materials that document the late journalist's life from his birth in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 1928, to his 1970 death in Los Angeles during the National Chicano Moratorium march in East Los...

Sedano (Michael) Festival de Flor y Canto photographs

Collection consists of 17 black and white photographs from Daily Trojan coverage of the first Festival de Flor y Canto hosted at USC in 1973.

Selco (Anthony) collection of Louisiana voodoo dolls

Collection consists of 4 voodoo dolls from Louisiana donated by Anthony Selco, former USC Library staff member.

Sender (Ramón J.) manuscripts

This collection contains drafts of two manuscripts by Spanish writer Ramón Sender (1901-1982): "En la vida de Ignacio Morel" and "Poesía y Memorias Bisiestas."

Soler and Jordan family papers

This collection contains the papers of the Soler family, a Mexican family of actors, chiefly focused on the theatrical and film work of Andres Soler (1898-1969) and his goddaughter actor Gloria Jordan (born circa 1924). Materials chiefly consist of newspaper...

Sotomayor (Frank O.) papers

The papers of Frank O. Sotomayor, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, formerly at the ; adjunct faculty member at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism; freelance writer and editor; and leader in national efforts toward newsroom diversity and inclusive coverage of all...

Spanish language and culture textbooks

Collection consists of Spanish language textbooks, instructional materials, and workbooks from approximately the 1940s through the 1990s.

Spanish-American War collection

This collection consists of journal entries, letters, and publications related to the Spanish-American War.

Spence (Jack) El Salvador Land Reform and Agrarian Revolution papers

This collection consists of land reform documents from the government of El Salvador to the United States Department of State prior to and during the Salvadoran Civil War.

Storni (Alfonsina) collection

Collection consists of poet and playwright Alfonsina Storni's published books of poems, newspaper clippings, and other publications written about her life and work.

Talleda (Miguel L.) papers

The Miguel L. Talleda papers consist of correspondence, essays, photographs, research files, collected publications, and other material collected and/or created by Miguel Luis Talleda (1919-2017). Talleda was born in Cruces, Las Villas, Cuba on June 14, 1919. In 1962, Talleda...

Tauromaquia poster collection

This artificial collection contains graphic materials related to tauromaquia (bullfighting), chiefly consisting of 38 promotional posters for bullfights in Tijuana, Mexico, dating from circa 1966 to 1973.

Teen Angels magazine collection

A collection of 43 issues of magazine, spanning approximately 1981 to 2006. was founded in 1979 by San Jose-based artist David Holland. was a popular magazine that celebrated and featured art and writing relating to Chicano culture, cholo street culture,...

United Latinos for the Arts, Los Angeles (ULA-LA) collection

Collection consists of materials associated with United Latinos in the Arts, Los Angeles (ULA-LA).

Valencia Lopez (Raymond) papers

The Raymond Valencia Lopez papers consist of 30 boxes of books, 7 boxes of serials, and 45 boxes of archival material created and/or collected by Los Angeles educator, performer, and musicologist, Raymond Valencia Lopez. The focus of the collection is...

Vega (Aurelio de la) papers

Collection consists of concert flyers, invitations, photographs, publications, recordings, letters, and awards from composer Aurelio de la Vega.

Veyga family papers

This collection chiefly contains official correspondence and legal documents of the Veyga family (also spelled Veiga) and related family members in Cuba and later Argentina, dating from the late-18th to the late-19th centuries. Materials include legal, business, political, and governmental...

Voces de los Artistas collection

Collection consists of a box set of materials from Voces de los Artes, Voces de la Frontera's art activism group.

von Humboldt (Alexander)

Collection consists of four color lithographs from von Humboldt's 1813 book Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.

Waddingham (Gladys) collection

Gladys Waddingham (1900-1997) was an author and Spanish teacher at Inglewood High School. The Gladys Waddingham collection contains materials collected during Waddingham's travels to Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries -- mostly during the 1950s. Included in the collection are...

Wallace (Mr. and Mrs.) Argentina Trip photograph albums

8 oversized leather photograph albums containing approximately 3025 primarily black and white photographs, created and/or compiled by a Mr. and Mrs. Wallace while on an extended trip to Argentina in 1953-54. The photographs depict cities and town, beaches, the Andes,...

Wivelsted (Leif) photographs of Cuba

Collection consists of 11 color photos taken by Danish photographer Leif Wivelsted on a trip to Cuba.