University of California, Riverside Latin American Collection



The Latin American collections at the University of California, Riverside consist of more than 155,000 volumes and 227 currently received serial titles. There are in-depth holdings on Mexico, the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) and Brazil. The Paraguay collection is comprehensive and includes the Coleccion Juan Silvano Godoi, Coleccion Diaz Perez, Coleccion Julio Cesar Chaves, Coleccion Hugo Rodriguez-Alcala, and the Coleccion Archivo Politico Agencia Noticiosa Paraguaya (pamphlets, newspapers and documents of the anti-Stroessner movement).

Subject emphases for Mexico include literature, agriculture and biology, art, cinema and photography. There is also strong coverage of filibustering in Mexico and Nicaragua, especially William Walker; Pre-Columbian codices in fascimile; utopian communities; and women. Special Collections include the Osuna and Pimentel Photographic Archives of the Mexican Revolution, Topolobompo Colony, B. Traven, Brazil Cordel Literature, the Tomas Rivera Archive, and the Latin American Perspectives Archive (1973-1995).


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