The NACLA Archive of Latin Americana is a historic documentation project that grew out of NACLA's research, publications, and activist network and is now administered by the New School for Social Research in New York City. The materials in the archive were collected during the first twenty years of NACLA's history (1966-1986). Now on microfilm, the Latin Americana archive is an unparalleled source of primary historic documents for students, academics, and region researchers in university libraries across the country.
The NACLA Archive of Latin Americana at the New School on microfilm is the largest and most extensive collection of its type. The special reports, newsletters, and eventually, magazines appearing under the NACLA imprint were the outcome of research and writing done by members of the collective. The materials that we amassed in our files ranged from newspaper clippings and original government documents to revolutionary communiques and corporate proxies. Spanning the period of the late 1950s through the early 1990s, with the greatest emphasis on 1965-1985, the archive brings together publications from and about all Latin American countries.
Predominant throughout are primary sources, with secondary sources consisting mainly of research institutes' working papers and other similar types of scholarship. The original collection consisted of many thousands more documents than what became the microfilmed archive. The result of steady acquisition over several decades, the collection had by 1994 grown to include substantial holdings of serials, government documents, monographs, working papers of research institutes, fliers, and various types of materials issued by political movements, churches, solidarity groups, and a wide range of non-governmental organizations.
Subjects covered by the archive are: politics, government, socioeconomic conditions, agriculture, solidarity groups, human and civil rights, race, culture, church and religion, and environment and ecology.
Libraries holding the NACLA Archive of Latin Americana include:
Fogelman Library, The New School, New York, NY
Truman Library, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Archibald S. Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Boston College Library, Chestnut Hill, MA
Colby College Library, Waterville, ME
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Illinois Library, Urbana, IL
Bizzell Library, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Anshutz Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA
Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX
J.F.K. Memorial Library, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Doe and Moffitt Libraries, University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of Alberta Library, Edmonton, Canada
McGill Univeristy Library, Montreal, Canada
Simon Fraser Univeristy Library, Burnaby, Canada
*More to come as we update our listing, so please check back soon for a library in your area.
Access to the NACLA Archive of Latin Americana can also be purchased through GALE.