By Thomas Whigham, Jerry W. Cooney
This quantity offers the researcher with a great device for investigating the historical past, politics, and tradition of Paraguay. even if quite a few libraries, museums, and records within the U.S. include documentary collections of curiosity to Paraguayanists, they're little identified and therefore 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 college, they've got additionally exposed a few vague fabrics. From the Museum of Norwegian-American historic organization documents in Minnesota to the Mennonite records at Bethel university in Kansas, they've got run the gamut of obtainable assets.
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Correspondencia de Asunci6n y del gobernador (borrador). 36 Archives and Manuscripts This microfilm is held by multi-media of the Ekstrom Library and is available on interlibrary loan. Borrowers should identify their needs by volume number from Francisco Sevillano Colom, "Lista del contendio de los volumenes microfilmados del Archivo Nacional de Asunci6n," Hispanic American Historical Review, 38:1 (February, 1958), pp. 60-120. In addition, the Patterson Rare Book Collection of Ekstrom Library possesses a typescript "Archivo Nacional Libro No.
His classical study on Paraguayan national character, Proceso y formaoon de la cultura paraguaya (Asuncion, 1948), even today is still widely read. The various twists and turns of national politics kept Gonzalez out of the public eye after he resigned the presidency. When Alfredo Stroessner came to power in a 1954 golpe, however, he appointed Gonzalez Paraguayan ambassador to Mexico. Almost certainly, General Stroessner thought it advisable to send the alwaysimpressive guionista out of the country rather that permit him to reestablish himself as a possible rival.
They are all clearly marked as to their location in the Paraguayan archive (though it should be noted that documents marked as being in the SJC — Seccion Judicial Criminal — generally have been assigned new legajo numbers in Asuncion). In the end, it took nearly thirty years after Gonzalez departed Paraguay for photocopies of the Francia and Lopez compilations to return to the Archivo Nacional thanks to a contribution by North American historian Richard Alan White. C. C. Los Angeles, and the University of Georgia (in the case of the latter library, only the Francia materials are present).