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The University of Arizona

History—Latin American

We designed this research guide to introduce you to the field Latin American history. You'll find the materials, search tools, and other resources you need to start your research.

Finding primary sources

Use our advanced library search to find interviews, personal narratives, statistics, diaries, correspondence, biographies, and archives.

     Search example: sandinista AND "personal narratives"

To locate archival library catalogs in a specific country when the name of an archive or library is unknown, use advanced library search and limit your search to "Subject contains." See search examples below.

  • Archives [Country]
    • e.g. Archives Spain
  • Archives [Country] Catalogs
  • Historical museums [Country]
  • [Country] Manuscripts
  • [Country] History Manuscripts
  • [Country] History Sources

Primary source collections