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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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In the summer of 1939 the library of the University of Texas
acquired from the heirs of Manual E. Gondra, the author of the
now famous Gondra Pact for the peaceful settlement of disputes
between the American states, his collection of books and manu-
scripts. It comprises a total of 7,283 printed books, 2,633 pam-
phlets, and over 2o,ooo pages of manuscript sources besides 270
Professor Carlos Eduardo Castafieda of the University of Texas
and Professor Jack Autrey Dabbs of A. and M. College of Texas
have prepared a calendar of the manuscript collection. Included
are 2,876 items and maps covering the sixteenth, seventeenth,
eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Not only is the
origin and physical description of each document given but also
a brief and concise analytical summary of the contents.
This calendar represents a most painstaking and valuable
contribution to the history of the Americas.
A foreword explaining the organization of the material and a
sketch of Manuel E. Gondra's career by Professor Castefieda pre-
cede the documentation. The index alone covers more than one
hundred double column pages.
It is published by Editorial Jus. Mexico and dedicated to the
founder of the Institute of Latin-American Studies, the late Dr.
Charles Wilson Hackett of the University of Texas.
The Handbook of Latin American Studies for 1949, edited by
Francisco Aguilera, is a guide to all materials published in 1949
on anthropology, art, economics, education, geography, govern-
ment, history, international relations, labor and social welfare,
language, and literature. Nearly 2,700 entries for one year is
indicative of the literary activity in the Latin-American
The publications are arranged in topical sections corresponding
to the several scholarly fields. Within each field they are listed
according to the countries of origin. A brief description of con-
tents follows each entry.
This volume is No. 15 of a series prepared and published under


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