By Thomas Whigham, Jerry W. Cooney
This quantity presents the researcher with a superb software for investigating the background, politics, and tradition of Paraguay. even though a number of libraries, museums, and data within the U.S. comprise documentary collections of curiosity to Paraguayanists, they're little recognized and hence underutilized. Whigham and Cooney support right this challenge. not just do they describe the main recognized collections in such libraries because the collage of Texas at Austin, the Library of Congress, and the Oliveira Lima Library at Catholic collage, they've got additionally exposed a few vague fabrics. From the Museum of Norwegian-American ancient organization documents in Minnesota to the Mennonite documents at Bethel collage in Kansas, they've got run the gamut of obtainable assets.
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Government Reports The Kansas holdings also include a series of Government Reports (Mss. E225-229), consisting of a January 1926 Direccion General de Estadistica report to the Treasury Minister; a 1926 report of the Direccion de Ganaderia e Inspector de Carnes; and an August 1935 naval report regarding a "Proyecto de Limpieza del rfo Paraguay" (includes some curious photographs of buoys and dredges). There is also an interesting 1951 mforme sent to Minister Tomas Romero Pereira from a special commission for the rehabilitation of the Paraguayan State Railway, and an incomplete 1953 series of the Boletin Informativo, issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Useful sources on the Chaco War and on President Morfnigo's role in national politics are here included. 34 Archives and Manuscripts 66. Original and Copied Nineteenth Century Material This collection (Ms. E222) contains some interesting documents from the 1860s, including procesos of criminals and materials detailing the Uruguayana and Corrientes campaigns during the Triple Alliance conflict. Though possibly not as important as the Francia or L6pez archival transcripts, these various letters will interest scholars of the Paraguayan War.
Perhaps because of this, the University of Kansas Libraries boast some surprisingly rich holdings in Paraguayana. The great strength of the Kansas holdings can be seen in very impressive documentary collections —most originally assembled by an eminent Paraguayan, Juan Natalicio Gonzalez (1896-1966). Gonzalez acted as the chief spokesman for the nationalist wing (Guion Rojo) of the Colorado Party in the post-Chaco War era. He served briefly as president of his country during the late 1940s. He also received wide recognition, even from his political opponents, as one of Paraguay's key intellectuals during the same period.