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Modern Latin American History - HIST239 - Primary Sources
Primary sources available in the library or on the Internet relevant to Latin American History.
From Rice University, a collection that "represent[s] the full range and complexity of a multilingual “Americas” that includes Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America from the beginning of colonization to the present.
Explore 3-D images of 200 sites on all seven continents. Cyark was founded in 2003 to digitally record, archive and share the world's most significant cultural heritage and ensure that these places continue to inspire wonder and curiosity for decades to come. Narrow by country or theme using the dropdown menus, or use the date range sliders to choose a beginning and/or ending date.
A steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis.
From Tulane University, it provides over 1,800 images from the Latin American Library’s Image Archive documenting people, places, landscapes, urban and rural scenes in various countries of the region from the mid-19th century to c. 1910.
This information deals with human rights in Latin America, with some documents dating from 1964 to 1995. Most of the documents concern El Salvador and Guatemala, but the collection also contains records on Brazil, Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile, and Peru.
From Southern Methodist University, this digital collection portrays the landscape, people, and technology of various countries, including Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, and Cuba in the late 19th century.
From Princeton, the posters included in this collection were created by a wide variety of social activists, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, political parties, and other types of organizations across Latin America, in order to publicize their views, positions, agendas, policies, events, and services.
This website illustrates and describes a selection of original rare and historic maps chosen from the Map Collection of the University of Arizona Library. They portray a region of New Spain once called Pimería and chronicle four centuries of mapping from 1556 to 1854.
View texts and artifacts along with a brief description of the item. Some sources are from later in history but are about something from an earlier time period. Use the "Explore" dropdown in the upper left to narrow by location, date, and more, or search from the homepage.
The CIA history of the Bay of Pigs operation in 1961, originally classified top secret, based on dozens of interviews with key operatives and officials and hundreds of CIA documents. The four volumes include information never before released.
Since its establishment in August 1991, the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) has amassed a tremendous collection of archival documents on the Cold War era from the once secret archives of former communist countries.
From Princeton, over 11,000 digitized items from this activist and solidarity group based in San Francisco, California, which was created in 1978 to support and inform the public about Guatemalan movements for peace and justice, indigenous rights, and labor rights.
Digital images of archival collections relating to Sonora, Mexico that are located at three Arizona repositories: the University of Arizona Library Special Collections; the Arizona Historical Society-Tucson; and the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records.
This digital collection contains many items related to the Mexican Revolution, including 20 photographs of Cananea, Mexico, located just across the Arizona border showing striking miners, men with guns, demonstrations, the mine site, and American personnel.
Provides a digitized record of the official documents published by the Panama Canal Commission, its predecessor agencies, and other Federal agency publishers about the Panama Canal from the early 20th century through the 1990’s.
To mark the resignation of Alberto Fujimori from his post as President of Peru, the National Security Archive, a non-governmental foreign policy documentation center at George Washington University, posted a collection of declassified U.S. documents on Vladimiro Montesinos – referred to as "Fujimori's Rasputin."