Central American Collections

Belize Costa RicaEl SalvadorGuatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama

  • [Belize]. de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s]. Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • [Costa Rica]. Aguacate Mines Photograph Album, ca. 1900. 60 b/w photos, most with captions, of the Aguacate gold mines in Costa Rica and environs, buildings such as the saw mill, commissary, cabins, farms, superintendent and staff, workers, and families, as well as a few images of San José, including the National Theatre. (Bernath Mss 137).
  • [Costa Rica]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Costa Rica]. Kiewit (John S.) Photography Collection, ca. 1968-2000. More than 10,000 color and black/white prints, color slides, and black/white negatives. Color slides constitute the bulk of the collection. The images reflect what Kiewit saw on his travels throughout California and the West, as well as trips to other parts of the U.S. and the world. Prominent places and themes include Baja, barns and farms, Big Sur, buildings and building elements (doors and windows), Carmel [CA], Central Coast [CA], Channel Islands, Death Valley, fences, ghost towns, Hawaii, Hollister Ranch [CA], landscapes, Malibu [CA], Marin County [CA], New England, New Mexico, ocean views, Oregon, Oxnard [CA], rock formations, signs, surfing, trees, Utah, wildflowers, Wyoming, and Yosemite. Other countries represented in the collection include Cook Island, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Guatemala, Marques and Tahiti Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, and New Zealand. Most of the images were taken from the 1970s to the 1990s. (Mss 228).
  • [Costa Rica]. Olson [Donovan] Colombia Photograph Album, ca. 1935-1943.Album compiled by the son of a missionary family posted to Colombia. Includes many images, with captions, of Cali area; also some of Bogota, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama Canal; school days back in the U.S., including Minnesota, and ending with marriage and military service during World War II. (Bernath Mss 252).
  • [Costa Rica]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • Costa Rica Subject Collection. (Bernath Mss 256).
  • [El Salvador]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [El Salvador]. Kiewit (John S.) Photography Collection, ca. 1968-2000. More than 10,000 color and black/white prints, color slides, and black/white negatives. Color slides constitute the bulk of the collection. The images reflect what Kiewit saw on his travels throughout California and the West, as well as trips to other parts of the U.S. and the world. Prominent places and themes include Baja, barns and farms, Big Sur, buildings and building elements (doors and windows), Carmel [CA], Central Coast [CA], Channel Islands, Death Valley, fences, ghost towns, Hawaii, Hollister Ranch [CA], landscapes, Malibu [CA], Marin County [CA], New England, New Mexico, ocean views, Oregon, Oxnard [CA], rock formations, signs, surfing, trees, Utah, wildflowers, Wyoming, and Yosemite. Other countries represented in the collection include Cook Island, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Guatemala, Marques and Tahiti Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, and New Zealand. Most of the images were taken from the 1970s to the 1990s. (Mss 228).
  • [El Salvador]. Latin America Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. 132 b/w photographs and 9 picture postcards, few captions in English, of a an unnamed American couple on tour, beginning in Cuba and continuing on to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Antigua. Includes streets scenes, buildings, and local inhabitants, coffee, tobacco, and sugar cane plantations and manufacturing facilities. (Bernath Mss 326).
  • [El Salvador]. Olson [Donovan] Colombia Photograph Album, ca. 1935-1943.Album compiled by the son of a missionary family posted to Colombia. Includes many images, with captions, of Cali area; also some of Bogota, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama Canal; school days back in the U.S., including Minnesota, and ending with marriage and military service during World War II. (Bernath Mss 252).
  • [El Salvador]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • [Guatemala]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Guatemala]. Jenkins (Sheridan) Guatemala Coffee Plantation Correspondence, 1912-1922. (Wyles SC 1056).
  • [Guatemala]. Kiewit (John S.) Photography Collection, ca. 1968-2000. More than 10,000 color and black/white prints, color slides, and black/white negatives. Color slides constitute the bulk of the collection. The images reflect what Kiewit saw on his travels throughout California and the West, as well as trips to other parts of the U.S. and the world. Prominent places and themes include Baja, barns and farms, Big Sur, buildings and building elements (doors and windows), Carmel [CA], Central Coast [CA], Channel Islands, Death Valley, fences, ghost towns, Hawaii, Hollister Ranch [CA], landscapes, Malibu [CA], Marin County [CA], New England, New Mexico, ocean views, Oregon, Oxnard [CA], rock formations, signs, surfing, trees, Utah, wildflowers, Wyoming, and Yosemite. Other countries represented in the collection include Cook Island, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Guatemala, Marques and Tahiti Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, and New Zealand. Most of the images were taken from the 1970s to the 1990s. (Mss 228).
  • [Guatemala]. Latin America Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. 132 b/w photographs and 9 picture postcards, few captions in English, of a an unnamed American couple on tour, beginning in Cuba and continuing on to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Antigua. Includes streets scenes, buildings, and local inhabitants, coffee, tobacco, and sugar cane plantations and manufacturing facilities. (Bernath Mss 326).
  • [Guatemala]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • Honduras Photograph Album, ca. 1920-1925. 200+ b/w photographs of cities (San Pedro Sala, Choloma, Truxillo, Tela, Ornoa, Puerto Cortes, and La Lima), buildings, churches, haciendas, rural areas, coastal shipping facilities, railroads, bridges, mills, and sugar factories. Includes images of U.S. businessmen and Honduran workers, some related to the United Fruit Company and Cayarmel Fruit Company; many showing impact of U.S. investment on Honduras in the early 1920s. (Bernath Mss 91).
  • [Mexico]. Everett (R. W.) Mexico Tour Collection, 1937. (Bernath Mss 377).
  • [Mexico]. Flagg [J. Foster] Collection, late 1800s-early 1900s. Papers of an engineer and astronomer who spent his last years in Santa Barbara. Includes maps of North and South America, documents re family genealogy, and four photo albums, mainly of Mexico (Vera Cruz, Queretaro, Guadalajara, Colima, Mazatlan, Guayanas, as well as San Antonio and New Orleans) and Peru, with images of buildings, street scenes, ports, railway lines, and people. (Mss 32).
  • Mexican Cowboy Tintype, ca. 1860s. One seated portrait, location unknown. (Wyles SC 1004).
  • [Mexican Expedition]. First Provisional Aero Squadron (Mexican Expedition) Photographs, ca. 1916-1918 [bulk date 1916]. 65 black and white photographs of the First Provisional Aero Squadron, based at Columbus, New Mexico, near the Mexican border. Includes images of planes in flight, crashed planes, support vehicles, hangars, and squadron members. (Wyles SC 1045).
  • [Mexican Expedition]. Pershing, John J. One letter (TLS) to Harry Owsley, holiday greetings. Headquarters Punitive Expedition, U.S.A., Colonia Dublan, Mexico, 3 Jan. 1916. (SC 238).
  • Mexican Expedition Postcards, [ca. 1910s]. Six photo postcards: three color, three black and white. Includes images of batteries in action, field wireless, engineers building pontoon bridge, and train with troops. (Wyles SC 1070).
  • Mexican Manuscripts Collection, 1776-1837. Documents relating to institutions and property in the State of Puebla, Mexico. (Bernath Mss 13).
  • Mexican Revolution Photograph Postcards, ca. 1913. 22 b/w and 1 color photograph postcards, some with messages though not mailed. Includes images of Mexican Army and rebel soldiers, street and plaza scenes, “Indians with Maderos Army,” cavalry, fighting, bodies and war damage. (SC 968).
  • Mexican Revolution / U.S. Navy Picture Postcard Collection. Ten black/white picture postcards documenting U.S. Navy actions, mainly of the U.S.S. Marylandalong the west coast of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, ca. 1915. Includes images of the Maryland leaving San Diego Harbor, at Matazlan and Tuxedina Bay, and several photos of torpedoes fired at Mexican ships. (Wyles SC 948).
  • [Mexican War]. Currier Print. One hand-colored print by N. Currier, "Bombardment of Vera Cruz, March 25th, 1847." (Wyles SC 599).
  • [Mexican War]. "Indian Maid of the Chapparal." Broadside, 1852, with lyrics to song by George Bombarger, including references to then recent Mexican War. (Wyles SC 736).
  • [Mexican War]. Marcy, William L. (U.S. Secretary of War, 1845-1849). One Mexican War era letter (ALS) to Reuben [?]. Washington, [D.C.], 3 Aug. 1846. (Wyles SC 148).
  • [Mexican War]. Metcalf, G. E. One letter (ALS) to his father, Dr. A. B. Metcalf re Mexican American War. Camp Allin, Monterey, Mexico, 28 Nov. 1846. (Wyles SC 156).
  • [Mexican War]. Orendorff, William F. [Captain, New York 21st Brigade and 13th Division of Infantry]. One document (ADS): Brigade Order, re resignation of Captain Orendorff, 26 June 1847. From: CDCC. (Wyles SC 565).
  • [Mexican War]. [Stough, Oliver J.]. Copy of "Memoirs and Memories of Oliver J. Stough, 1828-1925," written by Isabella Churchill, descendent of Stough. Includes Mexican War and Civil War accounts. (SC 752).
  • [Mexican War]. Terry, I. A. One letter (ALS) to J. I. Frost re Mexican War. New Orleans, 26 July 1845. (Wyles SC 242).
  • [Mexican War]. Thomas, Lorenzo [1804-1875; Chief of Staff to Gen. Winfield Scott]. One letter (ALS) re sale of stores at the end of the Mexican War. Headquarters, Army of Mexico, 26 May 1848. (Wyles SC 244).
  • [Mexican War]. William Wyles Collection. Contains a number of contemporaneous printed works, including documents, first hand accounts, reports, sermons, and speeches, as well as later memoirs and historical studies. Items are cataloged individually.
  • [Mexico]. Benitez Family [Guadalajara, Mexico] Photograph Album, ca. 1880s-1890s. (Bernath Mss 258).
  • [Mexico]. Bittmann (Miss M. C.) Photograph Album, ca. 1905-1906. 96 black and white snapshots, captions in English, with images of Italy (Florence, Venice, Milan), England (London), New York City, Panama Canal, Nicaragua (Corinto), Mexico (Mazatlan), California (Nordhoff – Ojai Valley many on horseback, Santa Barbara), and Alaska (Inland Passage, Kenai Peninsula, Seward, Fort Gibbon). (SC 1048).
  • [Mexico]. de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s].Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • [Mexico]. Chiapas, Mexico Photograph Album, ca. late 1920s. 50 photographic postcards, with captions. Includes images of local men, women, and children, buildings, parks, railroad, airfield, panoramic views, and street scenes of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapa de Corzo, Tonalá, Comitán de Domínguez, Tapachula, Arriaga, and surrounding areas. (Bernath Mss 171).
  • [Mexico]. Crowe [Phillip A.] Report of the Mission to Central America and Mexico for the World Wildlife Fund, 1967. (SC 898).
  • [Mexico]. Currier Print. One hand-colored print by N. Currier, "Bombardment of Vera Cruz, March 25th, 1847." (Wyles SC 599).
  • [Mexico]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  •  [Mexico]. Hidalgo State [Mexico] Panoramic Photographs, ca. 1900. Series of 12 black/white panoramic photographs, with captions, mainly of the plaza and surrounding mining area of Mineral del Monte, in the State of Hidalgo, Mexico. (SC 901).
  • [Mexico]. Hussey [Roland D.] Collection, 1943-1946. Files acquired with Hussey’s book collection, including research and analysis reports from the Office of Strategic Services, mainly relating to the Sinarquista Movement in Mexico during World War II. (Bernath Mss 16).
  • [Mexico]. Jewish Journals and Newspapers, 1920s-1940s. Includes issues ofFun Letsten Churbn: Tsaytshrift fur Geshikhte funYidishn Lebn betn Natsi-Rezshim - The Last Extermination: Journal for the History of the Jewish People During the Nazi Regime (ed. by Israel Kaplan; Munich, 1946-1948); Nuestra Ayuda (Mexico: Sociedad Mexicana OSE, 1945); Tsum Oktayber: Vekentliker Organ fun der Kom [Unistisher] Partay Urgugvayer Sektsion fun Komintern (Communist Party, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1931-1933); Unser Tsayt – Sotsyalistishe Hoydesh-Shrift [Unzer Cajt] (Warsaw, 1927-1929). (Wyles Mss 259).
  • [Mexico]. Jones [Albert B.] Mexican Copybook, 1898-1899. (Wyles SC 1005).
  • [Mexico]. Kiewit (John S.) Photography Collection, ca. 1968-2000. More than 10,000 color and black/white prints, color slides, and black/white negatives. Color slides constitute the bulk of the collection. The images reflect what Kiewit saw on his travels throughout California and the West, as well as trips to other parts of the U.S. and the world. Prominent places and themes include Baja, barns and farms, Big Sur, buildings and building elements (doors and windows), Carmel [CA], Central Coast [CA], Channel Islands, Death Valley, fences, ghost towns, Hawaii, Hollister Ranch [CA], landscapes, Malibu [CA], Marin County [CA], New England, New Mexico, ocean views, Oregon, Oxnard [CA], rock formations, signs, surfing, trees, Utah, wildflowers, Wyoming, and Yosemite. Other countries represented in the collection include Cook Island, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Guatemala, Marques and Tahiti Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, and New Zealand. Most of the images were taken from the 1970s to the 1990s. (Mss 228).
  • [Mexico]. Marvin [Frances] Mexico Scrapbook, ca. 1945-1947. (Wyles Mss 158).
  • [Mexico]. Mexican Revolution Photograph Postcards, ca. 1913. 22 b/w and 1 color photograph postcards, some with messages though not mailed. Includes images of Mexican Army and rebel soldiers, street and plaza scenes, “Indians with Maderos Army,” cavalry, fighting, bodies and war damage. (SC 968).
  • Mexico Photo Album of Train Travel, 1929. (Bernath Mss 425).
  • [Mexico]. Open Air School Photographs, Ixtapalapa, Mexico, ca. early 1900s.Eight black and white photographs of faculty and students, including rattan furniture weaving and artwork. (SC 977).
  • [Mexico]. Powell [Philip W.] Papers, ca. 1930s-1980. Mainly drafts of writings and research files including copies of 16th-18th century Spanish and Mexican government documents, of a UCSB Latin American scholar. (UArch FacP 18).
  • [Mexico]. Prigoff (James) Slide Collection, 1975-2003. 429 slides, overwhelmingly of mural art and of spray can art, visually documenting important aspects of the Chicano art movement in California, in particular in the San Diego and Tijuana area. (CEMA 102).
  • [Mexico]. Sheldon [Gar] – Mining Engineer’s Correspondence, 1880s. Mainly letters from Sheldon, with the Corralitos Company in Chihuahua State, Mexico, to family, about personal affairs and local news such as an earthquake in 1887. (Wyles SC 1009).
  • [Mexico]. Smith [Donald Ellsworth] Travel Scrapbook, ca. 1931-1979 [bulk dates 1931, 1935, 1974-1979]. Scrapbook and loose papers, including correspondence, travel accounts, b/w snapshots, documents, maps, and tourist brochures, mainly about trips to Mexico, including Guyamas and Hermosillo areas. (SC 280).
  • [Mexico]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • [Mexico]. Vera Cruz, Mexico Photograph Collection, 1914. 30 b/w photographs of the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, April 1914, including picture postcards and panoramas, with images of U.S. troops, ships, Vera Cruz Harbor, Vera Cruz street scenes and prisoners, recreational activities of sailors (many from the U.S.S.Arkansas), and one image of President Taft arriving on board the U.S.S. Arkansas. (Bernath Mss 32).
  • [Mexico]. Zihuatenejo Railroad [Michoacan, Mexico] Photograph Album, 1936. (Bernath Mss 266).
  • Mexico Subject Collection. (Bernath Mss 259).
  • Mexico Photograph Album, 1898. 132 sepia albumen prints in an album of Isabel Nesmith, who left San Francisco on the Pacific Mail boat SS San Blas and traveled to Mazatlan, Manzanilla, Acapulco, Tehauntepec, Amatė, Minatitlan, Vera Cruz, Orizaba, and Mexico City, as well as visiting friends, the Macfarlands, and their neighbors at a rubber plantation on the Coatzacoalcos River. (Bernath Mss 191).
  • Mexico Photograph Album, 1910. (Bernath Mss 302).
  • Mexico Photograph Postcards, ca. 1940s-1950s. 56 b/w photograph postcards, some stamped and with messages; images of street scenes, people, churches and other buildings, waterways, gardens. Locations include Acapulco, Cuernavaca, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Popocatepetl, Taxco, and Xochimilco. (SC 967).
  • Mexico – Regimentos Manuscript Documents, 1806-1809. Lists, notices, payments pertaining to the royal army in Mexico. (SC 903).
  • [Nicaragua]. Bittmann (Miss M. C.) Photograph Album, ca. 1905-1906. 96 black and white snapshots, captions in English, with images of Italy (Florence, Venice, Milan), England (London), New York City, Panama Canal, Nicaragua (Corinto), Mexico (Mazatlan), California (Nordhoff – Ojai Valley many on horseback, Santa Barbara), and Alaska (Inland Passage, Kenai Peninsula, Seward, Fort Gibbon). (SC 1048).
  • [Nicaragua]. Brenan, J. C. W. One letter (ALS) to his father re joining General Walker’s army in Nicaragua. New Orleans, 6 Aug. 1856. (Wyles SC 36).
  • [Nicaragua]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Nicaragua]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • [Nicaragua]. [Walker, William]. First-hand account (pencil on paper), n.d., by unknown shipmate of William Walker (American filibuster), re Walker’s last expedition to Central America, ending with his capture by Captain Salmon of the British Royal Navy. Salmon subsequently turned Walker over to the Honduran authorities who executed him by firing squad on Sept. 12, 1860. (Wyles SC 221).
  • Nicaragua. Four cyanotype picture postcards, Bluefields, Nicaragua, 1909. (SC 1008).
  • [Panama]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Panama]. Fisher [Wesley M. and Leona A.] Colombia Photograph Album, 1938-1939. More than 500 black and white photographs, most snapshots, with extensive captions in English, taken by an American couple who spent a year in the area around San Pablo and Concepcion, where Wesley Fisher apparently worked for the South America Gulf Oil Co. (SAGOC), building pump stations for the 263 mile oil pipeline stretching from the Barco Oil Fields in the Colombian jungle at Petrolea, over the mountains, to the Colombian coast. Includes many images of pump station and related road and bridge construction, laborers’ camps, family, friends and colleagues, local population including Matilone Indians; also images of Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, cable car from Gamarra to Ocaña, Magdalena River, Panama Canal Zone, Arhuaco Indians and area by Santa Marta on the north coast of Colombia, the capital Cartageña, and magazine articles about the history of the project. (Bernath Mss 365).
  • [Panama]. Gourinsky [Anthony H.] Panama Canal Zone Photograph Album, ca. 1935-1937. (Bernath Mss 303).
  • [Panama]. Keller Latin America Diary, 1895. Manuscript pocket diary of U.S. citizen [?] Keller, traveling by steamship, with numerous stops at ports from Valparaiso, Chile, to Panama and Colon, recording impressions of shipboard life, fellow passengers, sights and customs observed along the way, sometimes interspersed with prejudicial comments. (SC 852).
  • [Panama]. Olson [Donovan] Colombia Photograph Album, ca. 1935-1943.Album compiled by the son of a missionary family posted to Colombia. Includes many images, with captions, of Cali area; also some of Bogota, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama Canal; school days back in the U.S., including Minnesota, and ending with marriage and military service during World War II. (Bernath Mss 252).
  • [Panama]. South America Photograph Album, 1914. 250+ b/w photos, with captions in English, mainly Bolivia, Chile, and Peru, also a few of Panama and Havana. (Bernath Mss 235).
  • [Panama]. South America Photograph Album, 1926. 209 black and white photographs, captions in English, by unknown individual touring several South American countries. Many images of local residents, street scenes, buildings (cathedrals, residences), markets, and day to day activities, starting in Valparaiso (Chile), La Paz (Bolivia), Lake Titicaca, Cuzco (Peru - Inca palace and stone construction), Arequipa (Peru), Quayaquil and Quito (Ecuador), Panama City, and Jamaica, apparently enroute home to New York on the S.S. Pastores. (Bernath Mss 364).
  • [Panama]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • Panama and Southwest U.S. Photograph Collection, ca. early 1900s. 31 b/w images, including snapshots of Canal Zone, 1909; unidentified mounted albumen prints of apparently a Southwest town and inhabitants (signs are in English); and two of a boy on horseback. (Wyles Mss 132).
  • Panama Canal Photograph, n.d. One black/white panoramic photographs: Cucaracha Slide – Culebra Cut. (Wyles SC 958).
  • Panama Canal Photograph, n.d. One black/white panoramic photograph of Panama Canal under construction, showing equipment used in excavation. (Wyles SC 960).
  • Panama Canal Photographs, ca. 1904-1914. Eleven black and white photographs, including picture postcards and one stereoview, of Panama Canal construction, hotels, Hospital Ancon, Santa Anna Church, and Cathedral Plaza. (Wyles SC 1051).
  • Panama Canal Picture Postcard Collection, ca. 1908-1910. 77 picture postcards, most in color with printed captions. Includes images of Gatun Locks, Culebra Cut, Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks, Cristobal, Ancon Hospital, Empire Bridge, Panama City, Naos Island, and the Pacific Coast entrance to the Panama Canal. (Wyles SC 627).
  • Panama Canal / Southwest U.S. / Europe Photograph Album, 1926. 250+ b/w snapshots, apparently of a family’s 1926 travels, including the Panama Canal, Texas, New Mexico, Grand Canyon, and Europe. Includes shots of ships and locks (Panama Canal); Elliott family and oil wells (Brady, Texas); Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Indian pueblos at Taos and [Bandelier?] (New Mexico); Grand Canyon and Colorado River views; Isle of Mull, Isle of Skye, west coast and lochs of Scotland; Verona and Italian Alps. (Bernath Mss 71).
  • Panama Canal Stereo Glass Slide Set, 1910. Stereo viewer and 48 accompanying black and white stereo glass slides, with views of the Panama Canal and its environs. (Bernath Mss 167).
  • Panama Subject Collection, ca. early 1900s. Maps, brochures, and other printed ephemera. (Bernath Mss 186).