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Princeton University.
Environment and Ecology in Colombia and Venezuela
Latin American Ephemera Collections
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3 boxes and 1.0 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • review: Box 1-3
Spanish; Castilian


This collection of ephemera on the environment and ecology in Colombia and Venezuela contains flyers, pamphlets, booklets, reports, and periodicals.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection of ephemera on the environment and ecology in Colombia and Venezuela contains flyers, pamphlets, booklets, reports, and periodicals. Published between 1988 and 2007 by both governmental and non-governmental organizations, topics addressed include agriculture, community involvement, conservation of land and species, eco-tourism, environmental education, national parks, natural disasters and the environment, pollution, solid waste and recycling, sustainable development, as well as water issues. The collection is arranged by country and thematical subject area. Within each subject area, the materials are alphabetically organized by publisher.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University.

The Princeton University Library has developed numerous collections of Latin American ephemera that are unique in their depth and scope. Privileging the popular voices of the region, the collections document numerous political and social movements, and a wide variety of key socioeconomic and cultural developments. Some particularly well-documented topics are grassroots organizing, human rights, electoral politics, indigenous issues, women and gender issues, youth, the environment, health, education, and religion. Types of primary materials collected include pamphlets, non-commercially produced and distributed serials, flyers, posters, working papers, government publications, and other non-traditional formats. Most of the documentation in the collections was produced after the mid 1960s by Latin American nongovernmental organizations of all types, interest groups, political parties, research institutes, and government agencies. The intensive collecting of ephemera was initiated by Barbara Hadley Stein, the University's first Bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal (1966-1977). She sought to document some of the major political developments of the period, including the rise to power of military dictatorships, coup d'états, the institutionalization of the Cuban Revolution, and the popular responses to those developments. Her successor, Peter T. Johnson (1977-2003), expanded the geographic and thematic scope of the collections and systematized the process of organizing, cataloging, and preserving them. Intensive collecting in this area continues to this date. Over the years, materials have been grouped and organized by country or region, and by topic or subject area. Once collections are fully organized, they are cataloged and microfilmed. A complete list of collections appears in the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collection (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993) and subsequent supplements. Many of the collections' finding aids are available online. Original print materials have been preserved in many cases.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by María Eugenia Cárdenas, Anna Moccia-Field, and Diego Vargas in 2008. The finding aid was written by Anna Moccia-Field and Gabrielle Winkler in 2009.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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 Governing Use

Photocopies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Credit this material:

Environment and Ecology in Colombia and Venezuela; Latin American Ephemera Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-5964
Storage Note:
  • review: Box 1-3

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Existence and Location of Copies


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

Related Materials

Researchers are encouraged to consult Princeton University Library's Finding Aids Site at, as well as the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collections and its supplements.

Subject Terms:
Ecology --Colombia.
Ecology --Venezuela.
Ecosystem management --Colombia.
Ecosystem management --Venezuela.
Ecotourism --Venezuela.
Environmental education --Colombia.
Environmental education --Venezuela.
Environmental protection --Colombia.
Environmental protection --Venezuela.
Fumigation --Colombia.
Natural resources --Colombia.
Natural resources --Venezuela.
Pollution --Colombia.
Sustainable development --Colombia.
Sustainable development --Venezuela.