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Princeton University. Library and Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Health and Society in Bolivia
Latin American Ephemera Collections
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10 boxes, 3 items, and 5 linear feet
Storage Note:
This is stored in multiple locations. review: Boxes 1-9; 001; 002; 003; 004; 005; 006; 007; 008 : Box 10


This collection contains ephemera concerning healthcare programs and practices in Bolivia from 1986-2003. The materials include flyers, pamphlets, posters, reports and working papers dating mostly from the late 1990s and early 2000s. Most were created and distributed by non-governmental organizations and by government agencies in this country.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of ephemera concerning healthcare programs and practices in Bolivia from 1986-2003. Subjects covered: alternative medicine; children's health; disease; drugs; educational materials; health reports; HIV/AIDS; indigenous medicine; medical infrastructure and resources; mental health and psychology; nutrition; sanitation, housing and water; sexual and reproductive health; women's reproductive health. Much of the material was oublished in coordination and response to the new social programs intitiated by new president Evo Morales. Many of the organizations, both government and non-government affiliated, are concerned with the indigenous Quechua and Aymara populations' autonomy, rights, health, culture and relationship within the developing yet impoverished Bolivia.


The ephemera has been divided into broad subject areas. Within each subject section, materials are grouped alphabetically under the name of the organization that published them.

Organized into the following series:

Note: Posters in Boxes 009 and 010

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Reels 15-21 are part of a set of 24 microfilms under the title: Socioeconomic conditions in Bolivia.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Amanda Post Whitehead, Aimée Contreras, Lauren Hooten and Amity B. Weiss in 2005. Finding aid written by Amanda Post Whitehead, Aimée Contreras, Lauren Hooten and Amity B. Weiss in 2005.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Oversize RA461 .H424 1986q

The Latin American ephemera collections are open for research use.

Originals are stored offsite at the ReCAP facility. Microfilm surrogates can be consulted in Microforms Service, Firestone Library (

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

No restrictions. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Credit this material:

Health and Society in Bolivia; Latin American Ephemera Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-5964

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Alternative Form Available:


MICROFILM 7822 (Master printing copy. Available for reproduction only.)

Related Material:

Additional material related to the subjects addressed in this collection can be found in the collections listed below. For a complete list of Latin American ephemera collections, consult the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collections (call number: Z1610 .G842 1993) and subsequent supplements.

Health and AIDS in Brazil, 1982-1994

Health in Peru, 1991-2003

HIV/AIDS in Latin America, 1988-2000

Human and Civil Rights in Bolivia, 1981-2003

Women and Gender Issues in Bolivia, 1983-1993

Subject Terms:
AIDS (Disease) -- Bolivia.
Birth control -- Bolivia.
Drug abuse -- Bolivia.
Family violence -- Bolivia.
Health education -- Bolivia.
Medical care -- Bolivia.
Nutrition -- Bolivia.
Public health -- Bolivia.
Reproductive health -- Bolivia.
Sex instruction -- Bolivia.