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Special Collections: Latin American & Spanish History Collections

A guide to archival and book collections focusing on Latin American and Spanish communities and history

Materials relating to politics and political movements

Crowd holding banners and signs surrounds Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre while standing in truck bed during American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) political rally

[Image from the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance Party (Peru) collection]

These collections document politics, politicians, and political movements in 20th century Latin American and Spain. Particularly rich are materials documenting Peru, its first political party Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (APRA), and its leadership. The Peruvian politician Luis Alberto Sánchez' papers further document the overlapping left-wing political and cultural networks throughout Latin America. Researchers should note that these collections frequently document dictatorships, political repression, and violence. Materials include books, clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, propaganda, and other materials.