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José Durand Peruvian History Collection

Identifier: MSH/LAT 0001

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Peruvian manuscripts and imprints collected by José Durand over the course of his professional career. These materials date from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, though the bulk of the material pertains to the nineteenth century. This collection covers a wide range of topics relating primarily to colonial and nineteenth-century Peruvian history. Highlights include theatrical works, land documents, Inquisition documents, accounts of the Colegio de Santa Cruz, a collection of love letters, signature books, and collections of print circulars and song and verse. Materials include manuscripts; broadsides, public notices, and decrees; musical verse; and newspapers.


  • Creation: 1544-1964
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1800s


Conditions Governing Access

Folders 138, 141, and 144 are restricted due to fragility.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

José E. Durand (1925-1990) was a Peruvian scholar and professor of Latin American history. His focus of study was colonial Peru.


4.75 Cubic feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


This collection is arranged into five series: I. Historical Manuscripts; II. Serials; III. Circulars and Broadsides; IV. Song and Verse Imprints; and V. Miscellaneous. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Related materials include the Durand Family Papers.

José Durand Peruvian History Collection
Hannah Sabal
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556