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Durand Family Papers

Identifier: MSH/LAT 0002

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of members of the Durand family, including Augusto Durand and José Durand. Also included are papers of Augusto’s friend and colleague, Dr. Ricardo Flores. The collection spans from the mid-nineteenth century to José Durand’s death in 1990. Materials include correspondence, postcards, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, literary drafts, notebooks, and certificates.


  • Creation: 1858 - 1990


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials 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 Durand was born in Lima, Peru, in 1925. In 1942, he received the diploma “Licenciado en Letras” from the National University of San Marcos in Lima. In 1949, the same university awarded him the degree of “Doctor en filosofía.” Durand then held a series of teaching positions in Mexico, Peru, France, and the United States before settling at the University of California, Berkeley until his death in 1990. Durand taught and studied Latin American history and literature with an emphasis on colonial Peru.

Biographical / Historical

Augusto Durand (1871-1923) was a Peruvian politician and businessman who served as representative of Lima for multiple terms under various presidents.

Biographical / Historical

Ricardo Flores (1854-1939) was a Peruvian politician, scientist, and physician, and close friend of Augusto Durand.


1 Cubic foot

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


This collection is unarranged.

Durand Family Papers
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Hannah E. 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