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Costa Rica: Political Pamphlets

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 3032 ET 320 PAM
Held at: Institute for the Study of the Americas
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Full title: Costa Rica: Political Pamphlets
Date(s): 1966-
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Institute for the Study of the Americas


Administrative/Biographical history:

Costa Rica's political stability during the period covered here stands in marked contrast to the situation in other countries in the region. Since 1949 it has been a relatively successful presidential democracy. The materials here tend not to originate from the major political parties but instead mainly come from organisations concerned with social and economic conditions in Costa Rica, particularly the problems of land reform and the countryside. Internal and external, academic and practical and Christian and secular bodies are all represented.


Scope and content/abstract:

Studies, pamphlets, reports, factbooks, manifestos, platforms, proposals and other miscellaneous materials from 1966, issued by ALOP, Centro de Capacitación Campesina (Costa Rica), Centro de Capacitación para el Desarrollo, Centro Nacional de Acción Pastoral (Costa Rica), Centro Victor Sanabria, Encuentro Nacional de Pescadores Artesanales, Equipo Pastoral Puntarenas, Institute for the Comparative Study of Political Systems (U.S), Partido Democrático del Pueblo, Presidential Commision on the University for Peace, Programa Centroamericano de Desarrollo de las Ciencias Sociales, Soberanía.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Spanish and English

System of arrangement:

Randomly within boxes (at present)

Conditions governing access:

Open for reference purposes to all researchers and postgraduate students.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can usually be obtained - apply to library staff.

Finding aids:

Records at item level on library catalogue (SASCAT)

Archival Information

Archival history:

The majority of the materials held in the political archives of the Library Institute of Latin American Studies originate from the Contemporary Archive on Latin America (CALA), a documentation and research centre on Latin America which donated its holdings upon its closure in 1981. This core collection has continued to be supplemented by further donations and by materials acquired through the visits of Institute staff and their contacts to the relevant countries.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Political Pamphlet material for the rest of Latin America, as well as related material in the library's main classified sequence, all held in the ILAS library.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description compiled by Daniel Millum, Political Archives Project Officer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Institute for the Study of the Americas for the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Created 01/02/2005 AIM25

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