• Jacobo Ficher Collection

    Russian composer Jacobo Ficher (1896-1978) became significantly associated with Argentine music of the twentieth century after moving to South America in 1923. In addition to composing, he developed a brilliant career as an orchestra conductor, prominent teacher, and violinist. The Jacobo Ficher Collection comprises practically all of the composer's works, mainly holograph manuscript scores, in all major categories of composition including opera and ballet. ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers, 1781-1842

    Surveyor general of Spanish West Florida. Correspondence, bills of sale, court transcripts, testimonies, surveys, notebooks, plats, land grants, maps, petitions, and other papers relating principally to Pintado's duties as alcalde, commandant, and surveyor general.

    • Contributor: Pintado, Vicente Sebastián - Pintado, Vicente Sebastián
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez papers, 1901-1954

    Spanish poet. Letters, postcards, and poems written to Jiménez or his wife, Zenobia Camprubí de Jiménez, by such Spanish poets as Azorín, Rubén Darío, Antonio Machado, Alfonso Reyes, and Miguel de Unamuno.

    • Contributor: Jiménez, Juan Ramón - Jiménez, Juan Ramón
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William R. Shepherd papers, 1554-1931

    Author, historian, lecturer, and professor of history. Transcripts, 1554-1814 and undated, from Spanish archives, correspondence, notes and drafts of articles and speeches; newspaper clippings. The collection relates to Shepherd's activities in Spain while collecting data for his Guide to the Materials for the History of the United States in Spanish Archives (1907). Much of the same material was later photocopied for the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Shepherd, William R. (William Robert) - Shepherd, William R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    First governor of Spanish Florida. In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1572

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  • Puerto Rican memorial collection, 1519-1923

    Researcher. Chiefly papers collected by Alice Bache Gould relating to the history of Puerto Rico together with her own correspondence, writings, and bibliographic material.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    King of Spain. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, 1678-1899

    Royal decrees, court records, orders to and from the governor, circulars, miscellaneous reports, and other documents. Subjects covered include missionary and church matters, public health measures, agriculture, prisons and criminal investigations, the building and repair of roads, bridges, and military installations, education, and local government for all of the islands, but particularly Guam. Includes a report of 1845 on the water supply system of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Philip II letter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    King of Spain. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Juan B. Rael collection, 1939-1999

    Sound recordings and manuscripts that document the musical heritage and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the Northern Rio Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, collected by Juan B. Rael in 1940.

    • Contributor: Anaya, Ernestina - Anaya, Nieves - Archuleta, Ricardo - Arellano, Esequiel - Arellano, Narciso - Cantú, José Ignacio - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo - Espinosa, Rosabel L. - García, Pedro (Guitarist) - Lobato, Julián - Lobato, Salom - Mares, Remigio - Martínez Y Lavadi, Samuel - Medina, Esteban (Singer) - Montoya, Luis - Romero, Alfredo - Trujillo, Amado - Rael, Juan Bautista - Lamadrid, Enrique R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Luis Aury papers, 1801-1911

    French privateer and governor of an independent republic which he established in Galveston, Texas. Correspondence, legal records, and other papers relating to Aury's experiences as a member of French naval forces sent to Hispaniola in 1802, corsair conducting raids on English and Spanish ships in the Caribbean Sea, naval commander for the United Provinces of Rio del Plata (Provincias Unidas del Río de la ...

    • Contributor: Aury, Luis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jacobo Ficher collection, 1864-1997

    The collection comprises practically all the composer's works, mainly holograph ms. scores in all major categories of composition. It also includes documents, correspondence (to and from Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Chávez, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Vivian Fine, Alberto Ginastera, Paul Kletzki, Nicolai Malko, Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Rubinstein, Nicolas Slonimsky, Leopold Stokowski, and others), writings, programs, and scrapbooks.

    • Contributor: Ficher, Jacobo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 27, 1808. In Spanish.

    • Contributor: Madison, James - Foronda, Valentin De
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1808-07-27
  • Josef Yznardi to James Madison, August 29, 1811. In Spanish.

    • Contributor: Madison, James - Yznardi, Josef
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1811-08-29
  • Catalog Record

    Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Bound volumes of material gathered and organized by Woodbury for the preparation of his unfinished history of "Spanish settlements within the present limits of the United States." Volumes contain catalog records and handwritten transcripts of documents concerning settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas. Handwritten transcripts, in part. Place of transcription unidentified. Gift, estate of Woodbury Lowery, 1907. Maps ...

    • Contributor: Lowery, Woodbury
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Collection

    The Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Collection chronicles the lives and careers of two of the most influential figures in the history of American entertainment. Ball (1911-1989) and Arnaz (1917-1986) achieved immortality when they created the roles of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the ground-breaking television situation comedy "I Love Lucy" in 1952. The collection consists chiefly of a set of 85 scrapbooks which ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    King of Spain. Illuminated grant of arms (1 p., accompanied by 19 p. of text with endorsements) conferring nobility on Alonso de Mesa and Hernando de Mesa in recognition of their service to the Crown. Signed "Yo el Rey." Illumination is multi-colored/gilt (12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.) depicting Madonna and child, cornucopia, bird, butterfly, flowers, cherubs, and mounted knight in-arms with sword ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566

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  • Los Tres Reyes concert collection, 2012 September 13

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 13, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Tres Reyes (The Three Kings), based in San Antonio, Texas, are known as "the last of the great trios." They epitomize the trio sound popular since the 1940s and continue to make ...

    • Contributor: Cárdenas, Bebo - Puente, Raúl - Puente, Gilberto - Tres Reyes (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • San José de Queréndaro Hacienda records, 1543-1922

    Bound volumes of files kept by the Jesuits, original owners of the hacienda. Subjects include the acquisition and sale of land, ownership disputes, water rights, rental of property, agricultural production, livestock and livestock brands, and relations with the Indians of Mexico. Also includes correspondence and fiscal accounts with the local railroad company

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830

    In cloth case with leather label. Manuscript transcription of the history made by Elizabeth, Lady Phillipps, (ca. 1862) at Middle Hall from the original in the collection of her husband, Sir Thomas Phillipps. The original manuscript had formerly been in the Kingsborough Collection and is now in the John Carter Brown Library. Watercolors (ca. 1830) probably made by one of the artists Lord Kingsborough ...

    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1830

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  • Eugenio María de Hostos and Eugenio Carlos de Hostos papers, 1865-1990

    Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican nationalist, writer, and educator and his son, Eugenio Carlos de Hostos, militrary officer. Correspondence, family papers, photographs, miscellaneous papers, a diary of Eugenio María de Hostos, and papers relating to the renovation of the castle of Sotomayor in Pontevedra, Spain.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Rare rubric signature of Pizarro; signed "El Marques Pizarro." Spanish conquistador. Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1539
  • Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    Lawyer, editor and historian. Chiefly handwritten transcripts of documents compiled by Lowery relating to Spanish settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

    • Contributor: Lowery, Woodbury
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lauro Ayestarán collection, 1830-1966

    The collection consists primarily of art and popular music scores and holographs written by Uruguayan composers, with a comprehensive sample of the best composers in each group. In addition, there is a representative number of works written by European composers who settled in Montevideo during the 19th century, mainly from Spain and Italy. Included are photographs of the holographic items, as well as portraits ...

    • Contributor: Ayestarán, Lauro - Ayestarán, Lauro
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808. Includes decree dated Mar 19 - In Spanish.

    • Contributor: Madison, James - Foronda, Valentin De
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1808-07-29