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Princeton University
Human Rights in Mexico and Central America
Latin American Ephemera Collections
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5 boxes and 1.9 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • review: Box 1-5
Spanish; Castilian


This collection contains pamphlets, flyers, working papers, reports, and periodicals pertaining to human rights in Mexico and Central America during the past thirty years, from 1979 to 2008.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection contains pamphlets, flyers, working papers, reports, and periodicals pertaining to human rights in Mexico and Central America during the past thirty years, from 1979 to 2008. Published by government agencies, human rights activist groups, church and municipal agencies, and a wide range of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the materials cover subject areas such as political violence and civil war, police brutality, political disappearences, social and indigenous struggles, peace negociations, as well as children's, women's, workers', and immigrants' rights. The collection is arranged by geographical area: first Mexico, then Central America and its respective countries. Within each country, items are alphabetically organized by publishing organization.

Collection Creator Biography:

Princeton University

The College of New Jersey was initially chartered in 1746. The first classes were held in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in the parsonage of the president, the Reverend Jonathan Dickinson. Upon his death, the College moved to Newark, New Jersey, and was headed by the Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr. Since 1756, the College has been located in Princeton, New Jersey. For the first fifty years, nearly all College operations took place within Nassau Hall. Fires, fundraising difficulties, low student enrollment, and the Civil War challenged the vitality of the College in the early and middle nineteenth century, but the College grew vigorously under the leadership of President James McCosh, and it was renamed Princeton University in 1896. The Graduate School was established in 1900, although a limited graduate program had existed since the 1870s. Princeton enthusiastically supported the country (living up to its informal motto, "Princeton in the Nation's Service") during the First and Second World Wars, offering the expertise of faculty and campus space for training, as well as facilitating the early graduation of students so they could enlist. The post-World War II years brought dramatic changes to Princeton. The size and strength of the University's facilities and academic programs—especially for the applied sciences and public policy—were increased dramatically. Under President Robert Goheen, Princeton began to admit minority students in greater numbers in the 1960s and admitted women undergraduates in 1969. Today, Princeton is widely regarded as one of the top universities in the world.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David Michael Ponce, Gabrielle Winkler, in 2009. The finding aid was written by David Michael Ponce 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

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Human Rights in Mexico and Central America; 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 1-5

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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.

Additional material related to the subjects addressed in this collection may also be found in the following collections: Civil war, society and political transition in Guatemala: the Guatemala News and Information Bureau Archive, 1963-2000 • Human rights in Nicaragua: pamphlets • Human rights in Nicaragua, II: pamphlets • Publications of the Comisión Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Nicaragua, 1979-1990 • Nicaraguan human rights: publications distributed by Comisión Nacional de Promoción y Protección de los Derechos Humanos, 1981-1983 • Women in Central America, I, 1960-2004

Subject Terms:
Human rights -- El Salvador.
Human rights --Costa Rica.
Human rights --Guatemala.
Human rights --Honduras.
Human rights --Mexico.
Human rights --Nicaragua.
Human rights --Panama.
Central America