Ronald H. Chilcote Collection on Latin America

Located in: Special Collections & University Archives

The collection contains material on the politics, economy, and history of Latin America, Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking Africa collected by Dr. Ronald H. Chilcote, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UC Riverside.

Highlights include:

  • books and periodicals on leftist movements in Brazil
  • approximately four thousand cordel, literary pamphlets of social poetry drawn from the singing and writing of troubadours)
  • books, ephemera, and written and audio interviews, about Northeast Brazil, in particular its hinterland or sertão
  • books and pamphlets on the Portuguese revolution of 1974-1975 and its aftermath, including audio interviews and transcripts with participants
  • writings by and about the revolutionary, Amílcar Cabral
  • pamphlets, leaflets, films, and newspaper clippings on covert and overt cases of intervention in Latin America
  • books, audiocassettes, and videotapes on the Iran-Contra Affair (1985-1987)