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Mexican retablo and ex-voto paintings

Identifier: MS 00362
Content Description 5 Retablo or ex-voto paintings depicting themes that include Covid-19, immigration, migration, illness and traditional dance. Retablo is the Spanish term for relatable or reredos above an spiritual, often Catholic, altar. Retablo paintings are a form of folk art that depict iconography including saints and other religious figures derived from the Catholic church. Ex-voto paintings are votive paintings offered to a saint or divinity. Ex-voto paintings typically depict oppressive incidents in...
Dates: 2021

Mexican Satirical songsheets

Identifier: SC 01790
Content Description

28 illustrated songsheets that use verse to satirize news stories from Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th century. The sheets credit Antonio Vanegas Arroyo as publisher, while the accompanying illustrations are attributed to José Guadalupe Posada.

Dates: 1899-1918

Notice of sale of enslaved man, Manuel

Identifier: SC 01635
Scope and Contents

Cuban document that confirms the sale of Manual from Antonio Maria Hernandez to D. Vacemcelo, signed in the city of Alacranes. Translation of document included in the collection.

Dates: 1877 November 26

Peru legal document

Identifier: SC 01634
Scope and Contents

Two page leaf from a Colonial Peru legal document which includes a hand stamp.

Dates: 1648-1649

Petition by Indians in Western New Spain Accusing a Friar of Having a Lover

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 119
Identifier: SC 01736
Content Description A petition by Indians living in Valladolid (now Morelia) against a friar, whom they claim has a lover named Rosalia living with him. Rosalia is accused of having relations with multiple men besides the friar, and of killing her own children. The petition contains signed statements by several Indians, and a request that he be fired from his position. The fiscal writes in response that the claims need to be investigated, and that the friar needs to be punished if found guilty....
Dates: 1805

Selfie Cuban posters collection

Identifier: MS 00336
Content Description

"Selfie" series of Cuban art posters. Collection consists of 20 seriagraph posters, including one by Alucho, one by Laura Llopiz, one by Pepe Menendez, one by Cuba's leading graphic designer Nelson Ponce, and 17 additional works by male and female graphic designers at various stages of their careers.

Dates: 2019

Puerto Rico Slave Documents

Identifier: SC 01347
Content Description

Three slave registries from Puerto Rico written in Spanish dated 1868, 1869, and 1871. The names of the enslaved individuals is not known, but a full description of each, including race and age as well as who they belonged to is on the documents.

Dates: 1868-1871

Spanish Language Legal Document

Identifier: SC 01644
Scope and Contents

One page document written in Spanish in 1642.

Dates: 1642

Últimas Escenas (Final Scenes) Posters

Identifier: MS 00104
Content Description Collection of 30 Cuban film posters, titled "Últimas Escenas", was created to commemorate Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, an acclaimed Cuban film director known also as "Titon". These were films that he envisioned but never completed before his death in 1996. Alea was an active supporter of socialism and used his film work to espouse positive change in Cuba. A link to these posters, which includes robust descriptions, translations, and citations of each poster is included in the digital objects of...
Dates: 2007-2015

Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark papers

Identifier: MS 00349
Content Description

The Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark papers contains papers and notebooks belonging to Martha Washington College students Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark. Papers include classroom notes, booklets from the Locker Easy Writing Method System, poems and short stories.

A note on names, Clark is occasionally spelled with an “e” for both students. Tillie is sometimes spelled with a "y" instead of an "ie."

Dates: Circa 1920-1941

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