Latin American Studies Center Records
UA.2.9.3.9

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Latin American Studies Center.
Title
Latin American Studies Center records
ID
UA.2.9.3.9
Date [inclusive]
1960-2010
Extent
5.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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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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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  November 2010

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Brazil. Ministerio da Educacao.
  • Michigan State University. Argentina Project (Balcarce).
  • Michigan State University. Brazil Project.
  • Michigan State University. Latin American Studies Center.

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Latin America
  • South America

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural education
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher -- Brazil
  • Education, Higher -- International cooperation
  • International education

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence by Date 

Box Folder

Correspondence, Miscellaneous circa 1960-1968 

2719 1-3

 Circa 1963-1969, undated 

2719 4

 1963 

2719 5

 1964 

2719 6

A-F 1965 

2719 7

G 1965 

2719 8

H 1965 

2719 9

I-M 1965 

2719 10

N-R 1965 

2719 11

S-Z 1965 

2719 12

A-C 1966 

2719 13

D-G 1966 

2719 14

H 1966 

2719 15

I-L 1966 

2719 16

M 1966 

2719 17

N-S 1966 

2719 18

T-Z 1966 

2719 19

A-C 1967 

2719 20

D-F 1967 

2719 21

G-J 1967 

2719 22

K-L 1967 

2719 23

M-O 1967 

2719 24

P-R 1967 

2719 25

S 1967 

2719 26

T-Z 1967 

2719 27

A-E 1968 

2719 28

F-H 1968 

2719 29

I-L 1968 

2719 30

M-Q 1968 

2719 31

R-Z 1968 

2719 32

A-Z 1969 

2719 33

Correspondence by Subject 

Box Folder

Alten, Ivan. Correspondence December 1964 - 1966 

2719 34

Aitken, Percy. Correspondence 1967 

2719 35

Brazil. Correspondence May 1968 - June 1968 

2719 36

Cobb, John Jr. Correspondence June 1967 - April 1968 

2719 37

Currie, Lauchlin. Correspondence January 1965 - July 1966 

2719 38

Faunce, William. Correspondence 1966-1968 

2719 39

Freyre, Gilberto. Correspondence April 1964 - May 1965 

2720 1

Gebhart, George. Correspondence October 1965 - June 1966 

2720 2

Grant, C.H. Correspondence, British Honduras November 1966 - Febraury 1967 

2727 19

Hispano-Luso-Americano-Filipino de Municipios. Correspondence May - June 1967 

2720 3

Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) Colombia. Correspondence December 1964 - July 1966 

2720 4

International Manpower Institute. Correspondence January 1967 - October 1968 

2720 5

Saunders, Dr. Richard. Correspondence, Futures for Children, Inc. April 1963 - October 1967 

2720 6

Smuckler, Ralph. Correspondence January 1964 - July 1966 

2720 7

Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies (SECOLAS). Correspondence December 1967 - February 1969 

2720 8

The United Campus Ministry. Correspondence November 1965 - November 1966 

2720 9

Subject Files 

Box Folder

Agency for International Development (AID) Contracts, Linking Agricultural Markets to Producers (LAMP) & LAFS [Correspondence] May 1965 - December 1967 

2720 10

AID Contract for Comparative Study of Food Marketing Systems in Latin American Countries, Effective Apr. 1965 

2720 11

Balcarce [Report: "A Project for the Creation of a Land Grant Type College of Agriculture at Balcarce, Argentina" by the Pre-Contract Survey Team of MSU, Preliminary Proposal Research on Institutional Building, undated, Project Agreement, 1964] 1964 

2720 12
Box Folder

Correspondence 1967-1968 

2720 13

Institution Building 1965 

2720 14

Personnel undated 

2720 15

Balcarce, Argentina 

Box Folder

Project 1964 

2720 16

Project 1967 

2720 17

Richard Miller 1966 

2720 18

Brazil – Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) of the Federative Republic of Brazil Partnership with MSU 

Box Folder

AID Contract [Karen Krymis] 1966 

2720 19

Graduate Education in Agriculture, Part 1 [correspondence] April 1973 - February 1975 

2720 20
Box Folder

Part 2 [correspondence] June 1874 - March 1977 

2720 21

Part 3 [correspondence] September 1976 - August 1978 

2720 22

Personnel. [Newspaper clippings, grant details from Government of Brazil to MSU, various correspondence/memorandum] 

2720 23

Short Course [Participant list, correspondence, orientation for Brazilian educators, librarians] 1977 

2720 24

Programa de Educação Agrícola Superior (PEAS) 

Box Folder

Applications for Paulo Robert, [Compiled Applications for individuals who would be sponsored by Unidade Central de Avaliação e Planejamento de Ciências Agrárias (UCAP) as part of the PEAS/Programa de Desenvolvimento do Ensino de Ciências Agrárias (PRODECA) Program] 

2727 20

Background Information, 1973-1975[U.S. Department of State – Agency for International Development – proposals for loan to Government of Brazil, Distribution of National Resources for PEAS in 1975, reports in both Spanish and English] 

2727 21-22

Brazilian Office Census of Participants 1976 

2727 23

Colorado State University. [correspondence, June Mills' visit summary] 

2727 24

Cooperating University Liaison Group. [correspondence concerning PEAS/CAPES, health insurance concerns, memo: projects to be supported in 1976, amendment no.3, contract between the Republic of Brazil and MSU] 

2727 25

Cornell University. [correspondence, June Mills' site visit summary] 

2720 25

Iowa State University. [site visit summary, correspondence] 

2720 26

Kansas State University. [correspondence, site visit summary] 

2720 27

Mississippi. [correspondence, site visit summary ] 

2720 28

North Carolina. [correspondence, site visit summary] 

2720 29

Brazil - Programa de Educação Agrícola Superior (PEAS) 

Box Folder

Ohio State University. [Smith, Mervin, Agreement document between MSU and OSU, correspondence, participant list, travel vouchers, travel itinerary] 

2720 30

Oregon State University. [participant information, program cost information, correspondence, site visit summary] 

2720 31

Participant Addresses, Birthdays. [participant birthdays, PEAS participant information sheets] 

2720 32

Participant Insurance. [correspondence, financial] 

2720 33

Participants – Listing of Various Categories. [Listing of U.S. University Contacts and participants from various universities] 

2720 34

Penn State University. [Correspondence] 

2720 35

Problems [list of names] undated 

2720 36

Purdue University – Thomas, Woods. [financial records - invoices, correspondence, site visit summary, insurance claim forms, Report: “Experience in Higher Education and Research in Brazilian Agricultural Sciences”,insurance information] 

2720 37

Texas A&M University System [participants, correspondence] 

2720 38

Transition Period. [Correspondence, Course Descriptions, providing health insurance for PEAS participants, partnership agreement forms, inter-institutional correspondence] 

2720 39

United States Institutions. [Memos] 

2720 40

United States Universities. [Correspondence and forms] 1974-1975 

2721 1

University of Arizona (Stairs, Gerald R. & Matlock, W.G.) [correspondence (business and personal, 1978, travel vouchers, participant training progress reports 1978, circa 1975-78] 1975-1978 

2721 2

University of Arkansas [Correspondence] 1977 

2721 3

University of California/Berkeley. [correspondence, site visit summary] 

2721 3a

University of California/Davis. [correspondence, travel vouchers, detailed account of June Mills site visit, circa 1977] 

2721 4

University of California – Riverside. [correspondence, site visit summary] 

2721 5

University of California at Santa Clara. [Correspondence] 

2721 6

University of Florida 

2721 7

University of Illinois. [Financial records, correspondence, site visit summary, memos] 

2721 8

University of Missouri. [correspondence, site visit summary] 

2721 9

University of Nebraska 

2721 10

University Participant Models. [Correspondence, memos: "Alternative Models for U.S. Inter-University Cooperation on Brazil Contract", 1974, "Models for U.S. Inter- Institutional Participation in the Brazil Project",. 1974] 

2721 11

University of Southern California. [correspondence, site visit summary] 

2721 12

University of Washington. [correspondence, participant list, site visit summary] 

2721 13

University of Wisconsin – Murdoch, John. [Correspondence, memo: Termination of MSU/Brazil – MEC Project] 

2721 14

University System of Georgia. [correspondence, visit notes/summary, travel vouchers] 

2721 15

Utah State University. [correspondence, site visit summary] 

2721 16

Vanderbilt University. [correspondence] 

2721 17

Semester Program circa 1969 

2721 18-19
Box Folder

Brochure, Latin American Studies Center circxa 1966 

2721 20

Brochure, Undergraduate Specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

2721 21

Business Administration, São Paolo 1964 

2721 22

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Newsletters Fall 2003 - Spring 2005 

2721 23

Center for Latin American Studies, Newsletter September - October 1971 

2721 24

Comprehensive Summary of MSU's Centers/International Education Focus. Prepared for the Northwood Institute Planning Seminar May 21-22, 1973 

2721 25

Courses Offered Relating to Latin America winter 1968 - Fall 1969 

2721 26

Detroit Geographical Expedition & Institute 

2721 27

"Development, Unemployment, and Marketing in Latin America" by Kelly Harrison, Occasional Paper No. 2 April 1972 

2721 28

Diffusion Project by Everitt Rogers 1965 

2721 29-30

Ecuador 

Box Folder

Bibliography 

2721 31

Correspondence June - July 1966 

2721 32

Mission to. [Background information, outline] 

2727 26

Project Background 1966 

2721 33

Reactions 

2721 34

Report of the MSU Study Mission July 1966 

2721 35
Box Folder

Evaluation of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2010 

2727 30

Funding Sources, Study &Research Grants & Vocational Opportunities in the Latin American Area, Special Bulletin circa 1969 

2721 36

Gull Lake Conference April 1972 

2721 37

Harvard Development Advisory Service 

2721 38

Hawkins, Carroll. Jáuregui & Maspero: Two Democratic Labor Leaders in Conflict undated 

2721 39

"Improving Internal Marketing Systems as Part of National Development Systems" by Harold M. Riley, Occasional Paper No. 3 May 1972 

2721 40

Inter-American Development Bank. Ecuadorian Project 

2721 41

Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers (ORIT) – Mexico City 

2727 27

LAFS Proposals to USAID 

2721 42

LAMP & LAFS (Notes, memos, etc.) 1964-1965 

2721 43-45
Box Folder

 1966 – present 

2727 1

LASC – Position Paper, New Director 

2727 2

Latin American Teaching Fellowships. [Correspondence] 

2727 28

MSU Semester Abroad Programs, Bogotá and São Paolo 

2727 3

Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA) Grant to LAMP January 1968 

2727 4

Museum – Cámara 1969 

2727 5

Oakland University, Mrs. Priscilla Jackson 1965-1966 

2727 6

Otros Mundos, Otros Fuegos: Fantasía y realismo mágico en Iberoamérica, (in Spanish), edited by Donald A. Yates 1975 

2727 7

"An Overview of the American Schools in Mexico" undated 

2727 8

Peace Corps Training Program Syllabus: Chile August 31 - November 12, 1964 

2727 9

Peace Corps Training Program Syllabus: Chile June 19 - September 21, 1965 

2727 10

"Planning for the Future", Education in Latin America Series 3 June 1962 

2727 11

Ramparts Attack 1966 

2727 12

"Role of Food Marketing in the Economic Development of Puerto Rico" Seminar – San Juan, Puerto Rico June 1966 

2727 13

Rollin Baker, "Distribution of Recent Mammals Along the Pacific Coastal Lowlands of the Western Hemisphere" 

2727 14

Smuckler, Ralph. Report, 1st draft 1966 

2727 15

"Summary of Attitude Statistics from a Research Study of Puerto Rican Market Participants", survey included 

2727 29

Special Bulletins 

Box Folder

Acquisition List for the Latin American Studies Center October 1969, March 1970 

2727 16

"Alliance for Progress: Review of the Year" April 1970 

2727 16

Commission on International Development (Pearson Commission) Recommendations November 1969 

2727 16

European Centers for Latin American Studies" August 1969 

2727 16

"Grants for Study Available" April 1970 

2727 16

"International '69: Latin America", Latin American Studies Center Event August 1969 

2727 16

"Language and Area Studies Review" November 1969 

2727 16

"Latin America" May 1970 

2727 16

Latin American Studies Resources from the Latin American Studies Institute at Louisiana State University November 1969 

2727 16

"Mexico – Institutions of Higher Education" 1969 

2727 16

"The National Consortium for Latin American Studies" from the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C. August 1969 

2727 16

"Overseas Foreign Language and Area Studies: A Consultant's Commentary" by F. Taylor Peck 1969 

2727 16

"Principles Underlying External Aid to Latin American Institutions" November 1969 

2727 16

Remarks of Felipe Herrera, President of the Inter-American Bank at Meeting of the Bank's Board of Governors, Guatemala City April 1969 

2727 16

"Roster of Scholarly Visitors" May 1970 

2727 16

"Sources of Information for Tourists Planning a Trip to Latin America" November 1969 

2727 16

16 "Study in Latin America" – Information from the Institute of International Education, May 

2727 16

U.S./ Latin America Governmental Meetings, "On Procedural Travel to Cuba, and Acquisitions of the Center 1970 

2727 16

Photographs 

Box Folder

MSU Survey Team at Balcarce, Argentina. Wood, Lassiter, Perkins, and Ralston 

2727 17

Sawmill and Medellin, Colombia, College of Agriculture, Gift of Kellogg Foundation, Dr. Wood and Son 1962 

2727 18

Audio- Reel to Reel tapes 

Box
2728
Box

Unlabled reel to reel tapes (2) 

2728

Latin American Studies Conference (2 reels) October 20, 1966 

2728

Latin American Studies Conference - Introduction, Sternber's speech, Paulson's speech, McDermott's speech (2 reels) October 21, 1966 

2728

Ambassador from Argentina January 20, 1967 

2728

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Volume on Shelf 

Volume

Relacion de Objetos Etnograficos que Salen a la Exposicion de Monterrey. Volume includes photographs and descriptions of items exhibited. 1968 

1

Annual Reports 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

1970-1971 

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Serials 

#408: Latin American Studies Center Monograph Series 

#409: Latin American Studies Center Newsletter 

#411: Latin American Studies Center Research Report 

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