The J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana At Vanderbilt University includes unique primary sources on 19th-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, 1825-1972; pamphlets (including novenas), 1785-1969; programas, 1819-1914 and 19th and 20th century newspapers.

The database includes a full text searchable selection of the collection's 19th century broadsides and pamphlets and two exhibits and corresponding essays are linked below.

Colombia in the 19th Century

Rebellion and Nation Building in 19th-Century Colombia

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El protestantismo (1863) full description of this item
The basic tenets of the protestant faith, as articulated by the first Presbyterian missionary in Bogota.

La iglesia de San Francisco; su valor en la historia y en el arte bogotano. (1936) full description of this item
An historical sketch of the handsome altars et al of the Church of San Francisco of Bogotá, by the city's Sociedad de Mejoras y Ornato commission.
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