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  • Luis Aury papers, Catalog Record

    Luis Aury papers,

    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 Plata), and governor of an independent republic in Galveston, Texas.

    • Contributor: Aury, Luis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents, circa 1500-1912

    Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents, c...

    Collector. Correspondence, reports, certificates, printed material, and other documents relating to such topics as the Joliet-Marquette expedition (1673), navigation and trade from the Philippines to Mexico (1749), land transactions in Tulancingo and Huejotzingo, Mexico, and persons associated with the cause of Mexican independence; inventories (1778-1785) of Mexican missions at Mátape, Alamos, and Macori; and information on Indian groups and the branding of military livestock. ...

    • Contributor: Friedman, Harry T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1500
  • Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas, 1770-1911

    Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish col...

    Transcripts of material found in the Cuban national archives pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas. Includes correspondence of the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez, correspondence of British traders operating under Spanish protection, in particular William Panton, material concerning commerce and political relations with the local Indian tribes, Spain's part in the American revolution and relations with the newly ...

    • Contributor: Archivo Nacional De Cuba
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1770
  • San José de Queréndaro Hacienda records, 1543-1922

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1543
  • Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, Catalog Record

    Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar,

    Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the ...

    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1830
  • Domingo Del Monte collection of Spanish colonial history, Catalog Record

    Domingo Del Monte collection of Spanish colonial history,

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, reports, official documents, and printed material, collected or written by Del Monte, relating to the Spanish colonial history of Cuba, Mexico, Peru, South America, and the West Indies. Includes material on copper mines, Yucatan insurrection of 1825, Cuban regulation of labor and immigration, slavery and the condition of blacks in Cuba, slavery in the West Indies and the Philippines, and the ...

    • Contributor: Del Monte, Domingo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Eugenio María de Hostos and Eugenio Carlos de Hostos papers, 1865-1990

    Eugenio María de Hostos and Eugenio Carlos de Hostos papers, ...

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1865
  • Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents, Catalog Record

    Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents,

    Correspondence, reports, certificates, printed material, and other documents relating to such topics as the Joliet-Marquette expedition (1673), navigation and trade from the Philippines to Mexico (1749), land transactions in Tulancingo and Huejotzingo (Mexico), and persons associated with the cause of Mexican Independence; inventories (1778-1785) of Mexican missions at Mátape, Alamos, and Macori; and information on Indian groups and the branding of military livestock. Includes ...

    • Contributor: Friedman, Harry T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Los  Tres Reyes concert collection, 2012 September 13

    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
  • William R. Shepherd papers, Catalog Record

    William R. Shepherd papers,

    Chiefly transcripts of documents (1554-1814, undated) in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain; Archivo General de Simancas, Simancas, Spain; and Archivo Histórico Nacional, Madrid, Spain. Transcripts pertain primarily to the history of the United States. Also includes correspondence, speeches, articles, notes, photographs, and other papers of Shepherd relating chiefly to his work in compiling material for his Guide to the Materials for the ...

    • Contributor: Shepherd, William R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Irene Aloha Wright papers, 1620-1977

    Irene Aloha Wright papers, 1620-1977

    Author, historian, public official, archivist, and editor. Transcripts, copies, and translations of documents in the Archivo de Protocolos de Sevilla, Archivo General de Indias, and Instituto Hispano-Cubano de Historia de América, Seville, Spain. Includes correspondence, printed matter, and other papers of Wright pertaining to the documents, as well as biographical material concerning Wright.

    • Contributor: Wright, Irene Aloha
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1620
  • Domingo Del Monte collection of Spanish colonial history, 1500-1871

    Domingo Del Monte collection of Spanish colonial history, 150...

    Cuban historian. Correspondence, diaries, writings, reports, official documents, and printed material collected or written by Del Monte relating to the Spanish colonial history of Cuba, Mexico, Peru, South America, Philippines, and the West Indies. Includes material on copper mines, insurrections, labor, immigration, and slavery and the slave trade.

    • Contributor: Del Monte, Domingo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1500
  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 Ju...

    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 Miguel. He is admonished not ...

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

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  • Juan Ramón Jiménez papers, 1901-1954

    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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1901
  • Los  Texmaniacs concert and interview collection, 2013 September 11

    Los Texmaniacs concert and interview collection, 2013 Septem...

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Texmaniacs founder Max Baca is a renowned innovator on the bajo sexto, a twelve-string guitar-like instrument, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, creating the core of the ...

    • Contributor: Texas Folklife (Organization) - Texmaniacs (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: 2013
  • Puerto Rican collection, Catalog Record

    Puerto Rican collection,

    Chiefly documents of the Spanish colonial government in Puerto Rico including orders and decrees, military records of the Spanish Ministerio de la Guerra, and financial records pertaining to budgets, imports and exports, and taxation. Also includes baptismal records; material concerning education (1898-1900), the fortification of "El Morro" in San Juan, political prisoners, politics, registration of foreigners, and slavery; and research materials of Puerto Rican ...

    • Contributor: Puerto Rico
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    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 and herald.

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

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  • Santa Clara de Tulillo Hacienda records, Catalog Record

    Santa Clara de Tulillo Hacienda records,

    Two bound volumes containing files kept by the Jesuits, the original owners of the hacienda, relating principally to the areas surrounding the Laguna de Cuitzeo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico. Records include correspondence, royal decrees, deeds of gift, estate inventories, fiscal accounts, bills of sale, land grants, legal suits and countersuits, mortgage loans, rental agreements, wills and testaments, and other records kept by the Jesuit ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Josef Yznardi to James Madison, August 29, 1811.  In Spanish.

    Josef Yznardi to James Madison, August 29, 1811. In Spanish.

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

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  • Luis Aury papers, 1801-1911

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1801
  • Juan B. Rael collection, Catalog Record

    Juan B. Rael collection,

    This ethnographic field collection documents the musical heritage and Catholic religious and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the northern Rio Grande region spanning northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. It contains sound recordings of alabados (hymns), folk drama, wedding songs, and dance tunes performed by various artists singing a cappella and performing on fiddle, guitar, and harmonica, collected by ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1940
  • Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion, Catalog Record

    Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion,

    Statement of opinion (AMs) sent to Emperor Charles V for presentation to the Council of the Indies. Topics include Spanish policies to the Indians of the New World, including conquest, conversion, servitude, and slavery.

    • Contributor: Casas, Bartolomé De Las
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1542
  • Guatemalan documents collection, Catalog Record

    Guatemalan documents collection,

    Correspondence, minutes, financial accounts, and other records and papers of Guatemalan government agencies, political parties, labor unions, and private individuals, nationally and internationally, compiled by the Guatemalan Comité Nacional de Defensa contra El Comunismo. Pertains to the period of reforms and to the social and political upheaval from the overthrow of Jorge Ubico to the overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán by Carlos Castillo Armas. ...

    • Contributor: University of Pennsylvania. Foreign Policy Research Institute
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers, Catalog Record

    Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers,

    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 of Spanish West Florida from 1799 to 1817. Much of the collection relates to land deeds, purchases, and surveys in parts of present-day Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Includes a bound volume dated 1806 containing maps ...

    • Contributor: Pintado, Vicente Sebastián
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Irene Aloha Wright papers, Catalog Record

    Irene Aloha Wright papers,

    Transcripts, copies, and translations of documents in the the Archivo de Protocolos de Sevilla, Archivo General de Indias, and Instituto Hispano-Cubano de Historia de América, Seville, Spain. Includes correspondence, printed matter, and other papers of Wright pertaining to the documents. Also includes biographical material concerning Wright.

    • Contributor: Wright, Irene Aloha
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record

    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco,

    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.

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1539
  • Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas, Catalog Record

    Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish col...

    Transcripts of material found in the Cuban national archives pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas. Includes correspondence of the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez, with José de Gálvez, the secretary of the Indies; and Felipe Fonsdeviela, marques de la Torre, and Diego José Navarro García de Valladares, the capitanes-generales at Havana. Also includes an index of correspondence of ...

    • Contributor: Archivo Nacional De Cuba
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • William R. Shepherd papers, 1554-1931

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1554
  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808.  Two sided - In Spanish.

    Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808. Two sid...

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

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  • Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, 1678-1899

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1678
  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 27, 1808.  In Spanish.

    Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 27, 1808. In Span...

    • Contributor: Madison, James - Foronda, Valentin De
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1808-07-27

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  • Jacobo Ficher collection, Catalog Record

    Jacobo Ficher collection,

    The collection comprises practically all the composer's works, mainly holograph manuscript 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1864
  • Henry Albert Monday collection relating to Mexico, Catalog Record

    Henry Albert Monday collection relating to Mexico,

    Legal and financial records including contracts, powers of attorney, promissory notes, tax and expenditure accounts, and reports; personal papers including correspondence, notes, and reports; and printed matter consisting of codes of laws, grammars and vocabularies, medical books, music, and newspapers relating chiefly to various aspects of Mexican political, legal, and ecclesiastical history. Includes records and other papers pertaining to the viceregal administration and the ...

    • Contributor: Monday, Henry Albert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • East Florida records, Catalog Record

    East Florida records,

    Diplomatic, military, economic, judicial, legal, and administrative records of the Spanish colonial government of East Florida for the period of its second occupation, 1783-1821. Includes royal orders and decrees, census and other vital records, and records relating to such matters as defense, trade and shipping, surveys, hospitals, native Americans, slaves, and Louisiana. Also includes records pertaining to the earlier Spanish colonial government of East ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Hernán Cortés power of attorney, Catalog Record

    Hernán Cortés power of attorney,

    Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico.

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526
  • Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830

    Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830

    Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the ...

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

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  • Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, ...

    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.

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1539

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  • Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in...

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1517
  • Lauro Ayestarán collection, Catalog Record

    Lauro Ayestarán collection,

    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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1830
  • Puerto Rican memorial collection, Catalog Record

    Puerto Rican memorial collection,

    Chiefly papers collected by Alice Bache Gould relating to the history of Puerto Rico together with her own correspondence, writings, and bibliographic material. Includes papers of Rufo Manuel Fernández Carballido, priest and professor of logic and metaphysics, consisting of notes and essays on science, religion, and education in Puerto Rico and a journal (1837) of his trip to the United States; papers of Román ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • San José de Queréndaro Hacienda records, Catalog Record

    San José de Queréndaro Hacienda records,

    Two bound volumes containing files kept by the Jesuits, the original owners of the hacienda, relating principally to the areas surrounding the Laguna de Cuitzeo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico. Records include correspondence, royal decrees and rulings, land grants, acts of land possession, lawsuits, estate inventories, wills and testaments, bills of sale, rental agreements, mortgage and loan material, and fiscal accounts. Subjects include the acquisition ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, Catalog Record

    Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records,

    Royal decrees, court records, orders to and from the governor, circulars, reports, and other records pertaining to Spanish colonial government in the Mariana Islands. Subjects include agriculture; the Anglo-Spanish War, 1762-1763; building and repair of bridges, military installations, roads, and schools; cattle; church and missionary matters; coffee-growing; colonization; commerce; criminal investigations and proceedings; daily life; education; exploration; fisheries; foreign visitors; grass-roots democracy; economy; hunting; ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Jacobo Ficher collection, 1864-1997

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1864
  • Lauro Ayestarán collection, 1830-1966

    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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1830
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez papers, Catalog Record

    Juan Ramón Jiménez papers,

    Correspondence, 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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • King Philip II grant of arms, Catalog Record

    King Philip II grant of arms,

    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 and herald.

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566
  • Eugenio María de Hostos and Eugenio Carlos de Hostos papers, Catalog Record

    Eugenio María de Hostos and Eugenio Carlos de Hostos papers,

    Papers of Eugenio María de Hostos include correspondence, a diary, writings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to his work as a Puerto Rican nationalist dedicated to an independent Puerto Rico, first from Spain and later from the U.S., and to the formation of a union of Antillean states to include Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Dominican Republic. Papers of his son, Eugenio ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico.

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526

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  • [Interview with Jose Garcia Y Trujillo]

    [Interview with Jose Garcia Y Trujillo]

    • Contributor: Smith, Janet - Trujillo, Jose Garcia
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1936-08-26

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  • Mariano Gonzalez Ramirez concert collection, 2012 September 26

    Mariano Gonzalez Ramirez concert collection, 2012 September 26

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 26, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mariano Gonzalez, a virtuoso harpist and composer born and raised in Buena Vista, Paraguay to a family of harpists and harp makers, is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. He began playing the ...

    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Mariano ((Harpist)) - 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
  • Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, Catalog Record

    Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in...

    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.

    • Contributor: Lowery, Woodbury
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Santa Clara de Tulillo Hacienda records, 1580-circa 1800

    Santa Clara de Tulillo Hacienda records, 1580-circa 1800

    Bound volumes of correspondence, royal decrees, deeds of gift, estate inventories, fiscal accounts, bills of sale, land grants, legal suits and countersuits, mortgage loans, rental agreements, wills and testaments, and other records kept by the Jesuit owners of the hacienda. Subjects include the acquisition and sale of land, ownership disputes, property boundaries, water rights, rental of property, agricultural production, livestock and livestock brands, the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1580
  • Guatemalan documents collection, 1944-1954

    Guatemalan documents collection, 1944-1954

    Microfilm and papers containing correspondence, minutes, financial accounts, and other records and papers of Guatemalan government agencies, political parties, labor unions, and private individuals, nationally and internationally, documenting the period of reforms and social and political upheaval in the decade before the overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán by Carlos Castillo Armas in 1954.

    • Contributor: University of Pennsylvania. Foreign Policy Research Institute
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1944
  • Philip II letter, Catalog Record

    Philip II letter,

    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. At best, these ...

    • Contributor: Philip II - Eraso, Antonio De. - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808.  Two sided - In Spanish.

    Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808. Two sid...

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

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  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808.  Includes decree dated Mar 19 - In Spanish.

    Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808. Include...

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

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  • East Florida records, 1737-1858

    East Florida records, 1737-1858

    Diplomatic, military, economic, judicial, legal, and administrative records of the Spanish colonial government of East Florida for the period of its second occupation, 1783-1821. Includes royal orders and decrees, census and other vital records, and papers relating to such matters as trade and shipping, surveys, hospitals, Indians, slaves, and Louisiana.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1737
  • Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers, 1781-1842

    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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1781
  • Puerto Rican memorial collection, 1519-1923

    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 - Collection
    • Date: 1519
  • [La Historia del Billy the Kid]

    [La Historia del Billy the Kid]

    • Contributor: Trujillo, Francisco
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1937-05-10

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  • Puerto Rican collection, 1591-1900

    Puerto Rican collection, 1591-1900

    Collection of documents from Spanish colonial Puerto Rico including financial material, military papers, orders and decrees from the Spanish government, and miscellaneous items from colonial Puerto Rico.

    • Contributor: Puerto Rico
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1591
  • Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    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. At best, these ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, Catalog Record

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order,

    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 Miguel. He is admonished not ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1572
  • Harkness collection, Catalog Record

    Harkness collection,

    Documents and papers (1525-1609: 2,939 folios) relating to the history of the Spanish in Mexico, though chiefly pertaining to the conquistador, Hernan Cortés, and members of his family. Topics include the Cortés-Avila Conspiracy (1566); a 1531 lawsuit involving testimony from the Nahuas of Huejotzingo, Mexico; other legal matters; family lands in Oaxaca, Mexico; and proceedings of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Also includes ...

    • Contributor: Harkness, Edward Stephen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection