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    Jacobo Ficher collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
    • Date: 1864
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    Santa Clara de Tulillo Hacienda records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 ...

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    Los Texmaniacs concert and interview collection, 2013 September 11

    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 - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013
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    Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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.
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    Domingo Del Monte collection of Spanish colonial history, 1500-1871

    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
    • Date: 1500
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    Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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; ...

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    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 ...

    • Date: 1678
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    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
    • Date: 1578
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    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 ...

    • Date: 1580
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    Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
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    Harkness collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
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    Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 - Vicente Sebastián Pintado Collection (library of Congress)
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    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
    • Date: 1944
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    Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
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    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
    • Date: 1620
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    Puerto Rican collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 - Coll Y Toste, Cayetano
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    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
    • Date: 1864
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    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
    • Date: 1901
  • Book

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    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
    • Date: 1572

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    Henry Albert Monday collection relating to Mexico, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
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    Irene Aloha Wright papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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

    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
    • Date: 1539
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    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
    • Date: 2012
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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)
    • Date: 1572
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    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
    • Date: 1830

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