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Latin American Studies Center records

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Identifier: UA-

Scope and Contents

The Latin American Studies Center records include project records, correspondence, special bulletins, as well as newsletters, brochures, and reports about the center. The project materials on Michigan State University partnerships in Argentina, Ecuador, and Brazil include correspondence, U.S. Agency of International Development (AID) contracts, and reports. Of particular note is the Programa de Educação Agrícola Superior (PEAS) project with Brazil’s Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC). The project also included partnerships with over 25 different U.S. universities. Additionally, there is information about the Peace Corps Training Program in Chile (1964-65), Graduate Education in Agriculture in Brazil, and Business Administration in São Paolo. The material related to the center includes newsletters, brochures, a comprehensive summary of MSU’s cultural centers and international education focus from 1973. There are also special bulletins on topics related to Latin American studies, Peace Corps Training Program syllabi for Chile, as well as reports on various Latin American issues. The collection also includes a photograph of the MSU survey team in Balcare, Argentina and reel-to-reel tapes. Of note in the reel-to-reel tapes is audio of the Latin American Studies Conference in October 1966. There is also Relacion de Objetos Etnograficos que Salen a la Exposition de Monterey from 1968 which includes photographs and descriptions of items exhibited.


  • Creation: 1960 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) was founded as the Latin American Studies Center in 1963.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Latin American Studies Center Records
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US