Brazilian Collections of the Latin American Library

Compiled by Steven P. Sloan
Spring, 2002


This project was thought of by Professor Anthony Pereira of the Department of Political Science, after having been shown some of the Brazilian collections by Bill Nañez of the Latin American Library. Working as Professor Pereira's research assistant throughout the spring of 2002, I have attempted to compile an extensive guide to the most important Brazilian collections (mostly serial publications) of Tulane's Latin American Library. To our knowledge, there has never been such a guide available. Hopefully this compilation will fill an important void and be of use to many people, within and outside of the Tulane community.
Steven P. Sloan Spring, 2002

Notes on Compilation

This guide does not claim to be an exhaustive compilation of all the Brazilian journals of the Latin American Library. Due to the vast number of collections that the library has obtained over the years, some have invariably been left out, especially those published over a relatively short period of time. It is the intention of the compiler that this guide be seen as an open-ended project. It can be amended as needed. In order for future improvements to be consistent with the original compilation, and in order for users of this guide to be able to understand certain details of the compilation, the following explanation of the methods devised for this project is provided below.

  • Author: Entries are listed alphabetically by main author. In some cases, there are multiple or secondary authors. These are listed on subsequent lines below the main author. For some entries, the spelling has been updated to reflect contemporary Portuguese. In these cases, the main author with the original, i.e. not contemporary, Portuguese spelling is in parentheses. In most cases, the author matches the Voyager (Tulane's online library program) main author entry. For some journals, Voyager has no main author, yet has “other authors” listed, in which case the first “other author” is listed as the main author in this guide. Journals for which there is no known main author are listed at the end of this guide, alphabetically by title.
  • Title: The spelling has been updated to reflect contemporary Portuguese. Original spelling of titles and alternative titles in some journals are in parentheses. When a journal is titled Revista, Relatório, or Boletim + (name of author), it may be listed simply as Revista, Relatório, or Boletim. For example, the Relatório do Ministério da Fazenda is listed as follows:
    • Author: Brazil. Ministério da Fazenda.
      Title: Relatório

      In other cases, the complete title is listed. For example:
    • Author: Instituto do Ceará
      Title : Revista do Instituto do Ceará

      It has been done in this way in an attempt to match these records as closely as possible with Voyager's records
  • Call number: The initials LAL follow each call number, indicating “Latin American Library.”
  • Years of collection: Years of publication that the library has.
  • Missing volumes: Rather than list which volumes the library has, this guide lists the volumes missing from the period indicated by “ Years of collection.
  • Frequency: Frequency of publication.
  • Index? Indicates whether or not there is an index.
  • Microfilm? Indicates whether or not Tulane's Howard-Tilton Library has the journal on microfilm. If so, the number(s) of the microfilm(s) is/are provided.
  • Condition: A general assessment of the condition of the collection: Good, Fair, or Poor. Some explanations are provided where appropriate.
  • Description: A general description of the type of journal and its contents.
  • Sample titles: Sample titles of articles found in the journal. In most cases, there is one sample title from the first year of publication and one from the last or most recent volume. In some cases, more information is provided under “ Notes, ” “ See also, ” and “ Continued by ” entries.
  • Author index: Either the author is listed under a slightly different name, or the author is a secondary author of one or more of the collections listed. In the latter case, the main author is listed with the title of the collection in parenthesis. See also: Main author of one or more of the collections is also a secondary author of (an)other collection(s).