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Ernesto Alvarado García collection

Call Number: MS 64


Correspondence, notes on law and history, financial records, and scrapbooks, etc., belonging to Ernesto Alvarado García (1904-1972) of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


  • 1939 - 1966


Language of Materials

Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Ernesto Alvarado García

Ernesto Alvarado García was an attorney, civil servant, historian, and professor. He was born on January 21, 1904 in Tegucigalpa, Copan, Honduras and held several positions in education, as well as serving in the Department of Justice of the Ministry of War and Navy. In 1931, he earned a law degree from the Universidad Central, now the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. He was appointed consul of Paraguay in Tegucigalpa from 1939-1941. From 1950 through 1953, he was Head of the Biblioteca España, and in 1958 Head of the National Archives of Honduras, where he remained until 1961.

Between 1952 and 1966, Alvarado García was a member of the Geography and History Society of Honduras, as well as member of the Geography and History Society of Guatemala, the Academy of Cuban History, the American Writers and Artists of Cuba, Sociedad de Estudios Internacionales Coloniales (Madrid), and the Sociedad de Abogados de Honduras. García authored several books on history, law, and biography, including La discutida personalidad de don Pedro de Alvarado, y la fundación de San Pedro Sula (1936), Los forjadores de la Honduras colonial, la conquista pacífica de Honduras, héroes y mártires (1938), La odisea de Leoncio Prado en Honduras (1944), and Legislación indigenista de Honduras (1958).

Alvarado García died in his home city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on November 26, 1972.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 document cases + 3 oversize folders)

Scope and Contents

The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, academic curriculum, research documents, speeches, and poems, as well as some financial documents and accounting books, photograph albums and scrapbooks, and some newspaper clippings. The collection concerns García, as well as his family, but provides an incomplete picture of both his professional and personal life.

Physical Location

MS 64

Physical Location

MS Qa26

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase via Charles Stansifer, probably between 1966-1968.

Guide to the Ernesto Alvarado García Collection
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Preferred citation
Ernesto Alvarado García collection, MS 64, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States