Sydney S. Keil collection of Latin Americana
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Jeffrey Keil, a 1965 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, purchased a portion of the collection of Bernardo Mendel, a Latin Americana collector and dealer. In 1986, Keil donated the collection to the University of Pennsylvania in memory of his father, Sydney S. Keil (a 1933 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania). In addition to the collection, which consisted of about 1,450 items, Jeffrey Keil also established the Sydney S. Keil Collection fund, which is used to acquire additional materials on Latin American history.
The broadsides described in this finding aid may also be searched in the Franklin Catalog along with the remainder of the Sydney S. Keil Collection.
The Sydney S. Keil Collection of Latin Americana contains broadsides and other printed material from Latin America dating from the 17th to 19th centuries with the majority dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The majority of these items were printed in Mexico, but the collection also includes material printed in Spain, Peru, and Columbia. The collection is particularly strong in printed novenas and other devotional work, as well as government decrees and laws.
Gift of Jeffrey D. Keil, Wharton '65, in memory of his father, Sydney S. Keil, College '33.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Date
- 2018 July 23
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.