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Central America collection

Call Number: MS 1779
Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence; government documents, including reports and decrees; church documents; writings; and published illustrated material from Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.) The collection is arranged by country, and by date within country. The description of each item includes, when possible, its author, title, place of origin, and a summary of its contents. When an item is a copy of an original, it is arranged by the date of the original. The date field, however, contains the date of the copy itself, not the original. The date of the original is included in the summary description of the item.

Language of Materials

The collection is in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.The entire collection, with the exception of materials received after 2012, is available on microfilm. Patrons must use HM 252 instead of the originals.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials have been assembled from various collections and acquired from several individuals. They include materials transferred from the Latin American Collection Curator, Yale University Library, 2012, 2016.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by country, and by date within the country.

2.58 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Spanish; Castilian