The J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana at Vanderbilt University includes unique primary sources on 17th to 20th-century Colombian history and culture. The result of a half-century of collecting on three continents, the collection is one of the largest and most wide-ranging in the United States. The collection includes books, manuscripts, broadsides, pamphlets (including novenas), royal cedulas, programas, and newspapers.

The database includes a selection of full text searchable broadsides, pamphlets, and programas. Some additional records for materials that have not yet been scanned are also included in the database.

Online exhibits and corresponding essays are linked below.

For questions about the collection, please contact Paula Covington, Bibliographer for Latin American and Iberian Studies and Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies.

Colombia in the 19th Century

Rebellion and Nation Building in 19th-Century Colombia

Colombia in the Early 20th Century

Colombian Independence

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Al sagrado corazón de Jesús. Plegaria. (1879) full description of this item
Petitionary verse prayer to the sacred Heart of Jesus.

Don Manuel Torres, primer diplomático colombiano en los Estados Unidos (1976) full description of this item
A sketch of Dr. Manuel de Torres (1762-1822), Colombia's first envoy to the United States.
Fr. José María Valdéz, Novena en honor del glorioso Padre San Antonio Abad, 1843 Helguera Coat of Arms J. León Helguera Muchos Catolicos, 'Espantoso Sacrilejio' Bogotá, 1866. 'El Huzar de Buenavista Sale Cantando la Acción de la Culebrera' Bogotá, 1852. 'Julian Trujillo' 1860 'Carta de la República de (la Gran) Colombia dividida en 12 departamentos en 1824' _Atlas físico y político de la República de Venezuela_, 1840 '¡¡¡ Neira Ha Muerto !!!'  Bogotá, 1841. Colección de Asertos o Programas... por los Alumnos del Colejio de Panamá...  1848