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Latin American and Caribbean Materials in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Getting Started

This guide describes major collecting strengths and highlights important collections of manuscript and rare print materials. It is by no means exhaustive.


The manuscript and print collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library include interesting sources related to various aspects of life in Latin America and the Caribbean. A few items date from the 16th century, but the majority are more recent: 19th-21st centuries. The majority of manuscript materials are from an American or British perspective.

This guide is by no means comprehensive, and we continue to acquire new material from various periods. To find more print and manuscript items, use the Advanced Search option of the library catalog, restricting the location to Rubenstein and search our Collection Guides by keyword. Please contact us if you have questions!

Deena Stryker Photo: Fidel Castro, 1964


Research Services Librarian, Rubenstein Library

Elizabeth Dunn
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

316 Perkins Library

+1 919-660-5824