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Microforms for Latin American Studies

Annotated list of microforms | Searching Franklin for microforms
There are too many individual documents relating to Latin America in microformat to list, but, in fact, the Library has few of the larger film research collections devoted to Latin America. In addition to the list below, however, it should be kept in mind that Penn faculty and students have access to the collections of the Latin American Microform Project (LAMP), as well as access to the holdings of other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
Microforms in the Penn Library
Archivo biografico de España, Portugal e Iberoamerica = Arquivo biografico de Espanha, Portugal e Ibero-Amirica [M|nchen; New York: K.G. Saur, 1990?]
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfiche 881]
1144 microfiches + Anexo
Boyd-Bowman, Peter. Léxico hispanoamericano del siglo XVII Madison [Wisc.]: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies,1983.
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfiche 193]
8 microfiche + 1 booklet
Boyd-Bowman, Peter. Léxico hispanoamericano del siglo XX Madison, WI: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1994.
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfiche 977]
25 fiche + Guide
Brazil's popular groups: Blacks. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988- .
[Van Pelt Library Microtext Microfilm 4518-4526]
Brazil's popular groups: Indians. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988- .
[Van Pelt Library Microtext Microfilm 4518-4526]
Brazil's Popular Groups is a selective collection of difficult-to-acquire primary materials, such as pamphlets, serials, and posters, basic to the study of grass-roots political and social movements in Brazil. It was conceived as a means of documenting popular movements which grew during the period of Brazilian military rule (1964 - 1984) and after the inauguration of Brazil's New Republic in 1985.
Colección de libros y documentos referentes à la historia de América. Madrid: V. Su`rez, 1904- ; Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, [s. d.] Textual Research, Mhunster/Westphalia. New York : United Bible Societies, c1975. 3rd ed.
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 3819] 8 microfilm reels
Collection of Argentine newspapers.
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm News 136]
9 microfilm reels
Selectively covers Aug. 1931-Jan. 1963.
Colonial Latin American manuscripts and transcripts in the Obadiah Rich collection 1492-1843. Woodbridge, Ct.: Research Publications, 1985
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 3691]
33 microfilm reels
The Rich Collection, held in the New York Public Library, contains documents from 1492-1843 pertaining to Latin America. Materials are in Spanish and Portuguese. A guide to the holdings in the collection are included in: New York Public Library. Colonial Latin American manuscripts and transcripts in the Obadiah Rich Collection: an inventory and index (Van Pelt Library F 1410 N49).
Conquistadors: the struggle for colonial power in Latin America, 1492-1825. Woodbridge, CT : Primary Source Microfilm; London: British Library, 2003.
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 4506]
105 reels + guide
This collection features expedition records, original letters and maps of exploration and colonization, and "diaries of discoveries" from South America, from narratives of Columbus' first voyage to the end of Colonial Spanish rule. The set covers European exploitation, evangelization, and botanical and geographical exploration in South America from Texas to Tierra del Fuego, and features maps, scrolls, descriptions of voyages by sea and river, terrain, flora and fauna, settlement posts, plantations and mines, missionary activities, and "diaries of discoveries."
The Inquisitions: manuscripts of the Spanish, Portuguese and French Inquisitions in the British Library, London. Reading, Berkshire ; Woodbridge, Ct.: Primary Source Microfilm, c2002
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 4466]
35 microfilm reels
Original manuscripts of the Spanish and other Inquisitions from the 14th to the 18th centuries. The collection features unique originals and early transcripts of statutes, tracts, trial proceedings, correspondence andoriginal papers of the Council of the General Inquisition in Spain.
Latin American independence: nineteenth century political and official pamphlets, from the British Library, London Woodbridge, Ct.: Primary Source Microfilm, 2002
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 4539]
22 microfilm reels
A British Library collection of 534 pamphlets and broadsides, largely from the early nineteenth century and published in the River Plate region. The accompanying guide briefly lists and describes the contents. British Library catalog entries for all items appear at the beginning of reel 1
The Lyndon B. Johnson National Security Files: Latin America national security files, 1963-1969. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1999
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 4443]
13 reels
National Security Archive. Guatemala and the United States, 1954-1999. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Information and Learning, 2002.
Location: [Van Pelt Library In Process]
388 microfiches + 1 guide
Organization of American States. Documentos oficiales = Official records. Washington: Pan American Union, 1960- .
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfiche 23]
Volume Holdings: 1961-1980. 1961-1964 are shelved with microfiche, but are actually opaque microprint cards.
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to internal affairs of Brazil, 1960-1963. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, c2001
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 4575]
21 reels
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to internal affairs of Chile, 1960-1963. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2001
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 4576]
10 reels
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to internal affairs of Guatemala, 1950-1954. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2001
Location: [Van Pelt Library Microfilm 4577]
20 reels
Searching Franklin for Microforms in the Penn Library
One way to search Latin American materials in microform is to make a keyword search, limited to the medium of "Microformat."
Another keyword search alternative would be in the form of the country or region name and microform, e.g., "cuba* AND microform" or "argentin* AND microform"
"*" truncates the search word.
(To learn more about keyword searching click here.)