South American Collection includes materials with a geographic focus on South America. This selection of digitized materials serves to illustrate deep intellectual coverage of South America in the University of Florida Libraries. For decades the Libraries have acquired books, journals, newspapers, maps and other materials in print and computer based formats covering all countries and cultures of the region. These holdings are primarily housed in the University's Latin American Collection, but also include important resources in the other units of the UF Libraries, such as the Science Library, Map & Imagery Library, the Art Library, and the Legal Information Center.
Patrons principally interested in locating physical materials should consult the UF library catalog, which contains many more South American items that those digitized here.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Latin American and Caribbean Collection for further information about resources available at UF for the study of South America. Researchers can study a wide range of diverse topics including Southern Cone literature and politics, Andean indigenous societies, Brazil’s creative expressions, and South America’s vast natural resources. Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas are also very well represented.
Some materials found here are also included in the Digital Library of the Caribbean.
Related to this collection, see the South America Map Collection.>
The Charles Wagley Papers Digital Collection documents anthropological field work in the cultures of South America, especially Guatemala and Brazil. Charles Wagley was born November 9, 1913 at Clarksville, Texas. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1941. He served as Professor of Anthropology, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. He was a staff member of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Brazilian Field Party and held several positions, including directorships, with various programs to the Brazilian-American Public Health Service. He worked with the Guggenheim Foundation, the Social Science Research Council and was the Graduate Research Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. In 1982-1983 he was named the University of Florida's Teacher/Scholar of the Year.
Charles Wagley Papers Digital Collection
The gift of Ralph della Cava to the University of Florida Libraries (henceforth designated as the RDC Collection) consists of varied holdings on the social, religious and political history of the Brazilian Northeast. Among its more prized components and dimensions are hundreds of late 19th-century and early 20th-century archival and printed sources, many rare and unique, that deal with the life and times of Padre Cícero Romão Batista (1844-1934) and the popular religious movement he inspired.
Ralph della Cava
The collection contains Rolfs' publications and unpublished papers, some written in collaboration with Clarissa Rolfs. Also included are photographs taken by the Rolfs, correspondence with Professor Rolfs and Clarissa Rolfs, and administrative reports written by Rolfs during his years in Brazil. Peter Henry Rolfs was born April 17, 1865 in Le Claire, Iowa. He received his B. S. from Iowa State College of Agriculture in 1889 and a M. S. from Iowa Agricultural College in 1891. He began his career at the Agricultural Experiment Station at the Florida Agricultural College in Lake City as a researcher and instructor in Botany and Horticulture. He remained at Lake City from 1892 to 1899. From 1899 to 1901, he served as a botanist and bacteriologist at the Clemson Agricultural College and Experiment Station. He returned to Florida in 1901 as head of the USDA's Plant Introduction Station and Subtropical Laboratory in Miami. In 1906, he was asked to serve as the Director of the Florida Agricul
Peter Henry Rolfs