Collected by Mexican historian Edmundo O’Gorman, this collection is focused on central Mexico and contains documents mostly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The digitized documents primarily concern the activities of the Catholic Church and religious orders, primarily the Franciscans and the Jesuits, and their the treatment of Indigenous and Black people during the colonial period.
Photographs relating to the Carlos Villalongin Dramatic Company, a Mexican and Mexican American theatrical troupe.
Digitized books in the Benson’s Rare Book Collection encompassing a wide variety of topics relating to Spanish and Latin America, including literature, histories, travel accounts, and secondary sources.
Original manuscripts and maps created in response to the first survey of New Spain mandated by King Philip II. They include historical, cultural, and geographical information about the region in the 16th century.
Ephemeral publications collected by Guatemalan bibliophile Arturo Taracena Flores. Most of the publications are “street literature” intended to be read or distributed widely and/or posted in public places, representing a broad range of organizations and interest groups.
Graphic documents acquired by Genaro García, Mexican historian, educator, lawyer, politician, and bibliophile, relating primarily to the history, politics, and culture of Mexico.
Photographs documenting conditions in Texas schools for Mexican-American children as part of “A Study of the Educational Opportunities Provided Spanish-Name Children in Ten Texas School Systems” (1948), schools in New Mexico, and migrant labor camps in Texas.
This collection focuses on the privatization of indigenous corporate property in 19th-century Michoacan under liberal Mexican administrations.
The collection contains information on the organizational activities of black communities in Colombia claiming ethnic rights over territories.
This archival collection documents the founding and history of Movimento dos Ameaçados por Barragens (MOAB)/Equipe de Articulação e Assessorias às Comunidades Negras do Vale do Ribeira (EAACONE), and the social and political organization of quilombola communities in the Ribeira Valley in their struggle for the guarantee of their territorial rights.