Latin America

Available biographical dictionary coverage for Latin America is very uneven, so general and historical encyclopedias with biographical content for the various countries are especially useful.  See Sectiion     There is a list of biographical dictionaries by country on pp. 28-38 of Latin America and the Caribbean: a critical guide to research sources.

 

Latin America and the Caribbean : a critical guide to research sources / edited by Paula H. Covington ; DavidBlock ... [et al.], associate editors. New York : Greenwood Press, 1992. xvi, 924 p. Note: There is a list of biographical dictionaries on pp. 28-38. Widener | RR 3653.8

 

Indexes

 

Mundo Lo, Sara de. Index to Spanish American collective biography. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1981-1985. LOCATION: Widener: RR 1731.5

 

Contents: v. 1, The Andean countries; v. 2, Mexico; v. 3, The Central American and Caribbean countries; v. 4, The River Plate countries.

 

Essentially a bibliography of works of collective biography (including encyclopedias, anthologies, general and specialized histories, as well as biographical dictionaries and "who's who" type publications), with annotations and detailed contents notes, followed by an index of persons mentioned in the notes. In general, works containing information on fewer than 300 people are fully analyzed; more comprehensive works are not analyzed. Locates copies in U.S. and Canadian libraries.  Z1609.B6M86   SUBMITTED

 

Bibliography

 

Toro, Josefina del. A bibliography of the collective biography of Spanish America. The University of Puerto Rico Bulletin. series ix-no. 1. September 1938. Rio Piedras, P. R., The University [1938]. LOCATION: Widener: SA 998.2  NIS          OK In

 

A very useful annotated list of 488 works of collective biography, arranged by country with author index. Repr.: Detroit : Ethridge Books, 1971. Z1609.B6T6   SUBMITTED

 

Collective Biography

 

Archivo biografico de Espana, Portugal e Iberoamerica       OK In

 

OUT???Biographical dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean political leaders. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. LOCATION: Widener: RR 1531. 5     Indexed in 160047 Biography and genealogy master index 160047  NIS   CJ306

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. NY : Oxford University Press,  2016, 6 v.  Online
HOLLIS Record http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:GEN_9780199935796

Dictionary of Hispanic biography. New York: Gale Research, c1996. 

LOCATION: Widener: RR 1731     NIS     OK In Primary

 

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. NY : Oxford University Press,  2016, 6 v.
HOLLIS Record http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:GEN_9780199935796

Latin American lives : selected biographies from the five-volume Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture. New York : Macmillan Library Reference USA, 1998, 1189 p.   OK In

 

About 3000 articles, with source lists. Includes persons from the pre-U.S. Spanish borderlands as well as Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.  Appendix groups names by broad activity/occupation and lists women. Name/subject index.  Indexed in 160047 Biography and genealogy master index 160047. Full text in Spanish, Portuguese 280864 , and Latin American biographical archive.

 

Brief biographies of 300  persons are included in Notable Figures of Latin American History, Part III (pp. 422-553).  of James D. Henderson’s  A reference guide to Latin American history.  286919    OK In ZA

 

Contemporary

 

Contemporary Hispanic biography : profiles from the  international Hispanic community.   Detroit : The Gale Group Inc., 2002-      

Widener | Harvard Depository | F1407 .C66x  OK In Pimary

 

Biographies of mainly living persons with a few deceased individuals of continuing influence.  Three-four page articles include portraits, lists of works, and source lists of books, articles in popular periodicals and web sites.  No contact information.  Cumulative nationality, occupation, subject and biographee indexes in each volume.  Persons in volumes 1-2: Latin America (71), U.S. (53), Spain (7). Indexed in Biography and genealogy master index 160047. Full text in Biography resource center. 160013   SUBMITTED

 

Who's who in Latin America: government, politics, banking & industry 

 

Supplies biographical sketches for more than 2,000 leaders in 36 countries. Includes politicians, legislators, diplomats, bankers, economists, trade unionists, lawyers, writers and journalists, engineers, and religious, business, and military leaders. Entries are grouped by country. Personal name index. Diacritics lacking. Brazil section lists compound surnames under first, rather than last, element. Title varies, 1st ed., 1984; 2nd ed., 1989; 3rd ed., 1993; 4th and final ed., 1997.  Arranged by country with general index. Full text of 1993 ed. in Spanish, Portuguese 280864 , and Latin American biographical archive. For political figures, see also {i}Biographical dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean political leaders{/i}, 139655 (1988) which provides fewer but more detailed entries.

 

Earlier sources include:

 

Dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean biography, 1971/72. 286944  (1st ed. titled Dictionary of Caribbean biography, 1969/70).

 

Who's who in Latin America: a biographical dictionary of notable men and women of Latin America. (1st ed., 1935; 2nd ed., 1940; 3rd. ed., 1945-51.  3rd ed. in seven volumes by country; earlier eds. (1935, 1940) in one vol. with geographical index). Full text of 3rd ed. in Spanish, Portuguese 280864 , and Latin American biographical archive, and in Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org.    286952  SUBMITTED

 

Who's who in Latin America: government, politics, banking & industry. 3rd ed.- New York, N.Y.: Norman Ross Pub., c1993- 

LOCATION: Widener: RR 1531.10        MISSING-Replaced

 

Dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean biography. London : Melrose Press, c1971/72.  Widener | SA 998.11   NIS   OK In ZA

 

Who's who in Latin America : a biographical dictionary of notable men and women of Latin America / Founded in 1935 by Percy Alvin Martin. Edited by Ronald Hilton. 3d ed., rev. and enl. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1945-1951 [v. 1, 1946] 7 v. Widener | SA 998.35.3    OK In ZA

Reprinted in 2 v. B. Ethridge, 1971

1. Mexico

2. Central America, and Panama

3. Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela

4. Bolivia, Chile, and Peru

5. Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruquay

6. Brazil

7. Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Haiti