Various Latin American Countries and the Caribbean Periodical Collection

Custodial History

Collected by the CSD. The Collectie Sociale Documentatie (Collection Social Documentation [CSD]) was part of the University Library Amsterdam from 1973 until 1990. It has since passed to the IISH.


The collection is a combination of several previous collections that were too small (less than 12 cm) to include in the IISH catalogue individually. There were no lists of titles available and countries were fragmented across different collections. Inconsistencies in dealing with non-sovereign entities, like the French overseas departments, have been resolved by including these as separate countries, to respect their difference / autonomy from the metropoles to which they are aligned, and their similarity to nearby (in)dependent states. Countries have been brought together and fully alphabetized, and a comprehensive list of “title; subtitle (year): no.” has been made. Like with the other CSD collections, duplicates of items already in the IISH catalogue have been removed, while additional nos. of periodicals already present at the IISH have been added there.


Collection of about 90 periodicals from Latin America and the Caribbean, 1967-1990. As follows naturally from its vast geographical span, the collection is incredibly diverse. It ranges from anti-colonialist periodicals published in creole to governmental publications dealing with social planning, and from magazines dealing with underground poetry to newsletters of revolutionary communist groups.

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List by Simon Huber, 2019