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Special Collections in Vanderbilt's Library houses a premier collection of late 18th century to mid-20th century Colombian manuscripts, newspapers, For more details of the materials in the collection please inquire of Paula Covington, the Latin American and Iberian Liaison Librarian.broadsides, pamphlets and books. A selection of these are included in the database linked above.
Zapata Olivella, noted Afro-Colombian novelist, anthropologist, folklorist, physician and playwright was known throughout Latin America as the “Dean of Black Hispanic Writers.” The Vanderbilt University Library acquired his papers which provide a unique window on the history and society of Colombia and on people of African descent in the Americas as a whole. It includes his papers, literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, interviews, radio programs, street theater, etc. A selection of his correspondence and other materials are linked to the site listed above.
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