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Argentina: Political Pamphlets

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 3032 N 320 PAM
Held at: Institute for the Study of the Americas
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Full title: Argentina: Political Pamphlets
Date(s): 1944-
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Institute for the Study of the Americas


Administrative/Biographical history:

In the post-war era Argentina was governed mainly by either the military (1943-1946, 1955-1958, 1966-1973 and 1976-1982) or the authoritarian populist Juan Domingo Perón (1946-1955, 1973-1974), himself a prominent army figure in the 1943 coup. Only after the Falklands War did Argentina embark on a more democratic course, and the new presidential democratic federal republic has been since been beset by severe economic problems culminating in the 2001 collapse. This collection contains two pamphlets authored by Perón himself in the 1940s, but the majority of the material covers either the torture and disapperances that occurred during the 1970's `dirty war' between the state and armed organisations of both the left and right or the attempts to account for these human rights abuses in the 1980s.


Scope and content/abstract:

Argentina: Political Pamphlets Collection comprising reports, conference reports, pamphlets and histories, 1944- issued by Anglican Council of South America, Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos (Argentina), Asociación de Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, Comisión Argentina para los Refugiados, Comité de Défense des Prisonniers Politiques Argentins, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Southern Cone, Foro de Buenos Aires por la Vigencia de los Derechos Humanos and Juan Domingo Perón.

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.

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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