By Thomas Whigham, Jerry W. Cooney
This quantity presents the researcher with a very good device for investigating the historical past, politics, and tradition of Paraguay. even supposing a number of libraries, museums, and files within the U.S. include documentary collections of curiosity to Paraguayanists, they're little identified and hence underutilized. Whigham and Cooney support right this challenge. not just do they describe the main well-known collections in such libraries because the college of Texas at Austin, the Library of Congress, and the Oliveira Lima Library at Catholic college, they've got additionally exposed a few vague fabrics. From the Museum of Norwegian-American historic organization files in Minnesota to the Mennonite data at Bethel university in Kansas, they've got run the gamut of accessible assets.
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Additional info for A Guide to Collections on Paraguay in the United States (Reference Guides to Archival and Manuscript Sources in World History)
Official File 306 contains documents (10 pages) concerning Fletcher Warren, an Ambassador to Paraguay appointed by President Truman. Official File 1435 contains 5 pages of documents relative to the appointment of George P. Shaw to be Ambassador to Paraguay. And Official File 2945 holds I 3 pages relative to the appointment of Howard H. Tewksbury to be Ambassador to Asuncion. The President's Secretary's File (PSF) contains documents on Paraguay in the President's Appointments File (4 pages) relating to a meeting on April 23, 1948.
Similar correspondence with colonists is continued in Box 51 through the 1930s and Box 54 through the 1940s. A guide exists. 37. Robert Friedmann In this collection, under Anabaptist-Mennonite Historical Documents — Later Mennonite and Huttente Source Materials, Box 45, is a report by Harold S. Bender on a visit to Mennonite Colonies in Paraguay in 1938. A guide exists. 38. Christian L. Graber Collection Christian L. Graber was a business manager at Goshen College as well as pastor. He had a longtime interest in the Chaco settlements and visited them while working for the Mennonite Central Committee.
Within each viceroyalty division the materials are grouped by audiencia — Lima, Charcas, etc. Each volume contains about 600 folios, most transcribed by hand, although many were copied by typewriter during the later years of the project. Each volume is preceded by a calendar-index of its documents. Care was taken that copies reflect exactly the originals. The documents themselves are communications by royal officials in the Indies and Jesuit superiors to the crown, royal orders and communications by the Crown, all types of requests and reports on missions, as well as polemics reflecting the long-standing conflicts between Jesuits and officials, or Jesuits and other orders.
A Guide to Collections on Paraguay in the United States (Reference Guides to Archival and Manuscript Sources in World History) by Thomas Whigham, Jerry W. Cooney