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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: 1
Physical collections: 40
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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 203 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, and...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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 films

Film reels from television station KMEX. The majority of the reels are unidentified. One is labeled "Navidad en Hollywood", another "Man Alive." A third has been identified as "Silver Dollar", and a fourth as "Brown Berets."

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 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.

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...

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);...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...