In the 1960s, Barbara Hadley Stein, the University’s first Bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal (1966–1977), began intensively collecting ephemera 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, and Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, current Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies, has recently published a comprehensive LibGuide to the collections:
The guide lists, by country and subject area, all of the collections of Latin American ephemera that the Princeton University Library has developed since the late 1960s (approximately 350 collections). A corresponding call number is provided for each collection, as well as links to finding aids or to catalog records that for the most part describe in considerable detail the contents of the collections.
Those seeking further assistance and information to this abundant collection can reach Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609–258-3193.