Our Americas Archive Partnership (OAAP) is a digital archive supported by search tools and teaching materials that provides open access to historical documents on the Americas, which are housed at collaborating institutions.

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Contributing Collections

Rice University - Americas Archive

Material selection is primarily from the Rice University Woodson Research Center's Americas Collection, which specializes in multilingual materials dating from 1811 to 1920 that span Canada, the Caribbean, the United States, and Latin America. (Learn more)

University of Maryland - Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA)

EADA is a collection of electronic texts of transcribed literary-historical narratives written in or about the Americas from 1492-1820. Many of the texts are not available to scholars elsewhere or are not available open access. (Learn more)

Instituto Mora - Fondo Antiguo Biblioteca Ernesto de la Torre Villar

Instituto Mora houses a collection of rare materials, including handwritten manuscripts, from the XVI to XIX centuries. It includes manuscripts, photographs and other visual materials that were originally part of the of the Fondo Jose Ignacio Conde with duplicates from the "Cervantes" and "Iberoamericana" libraries. (Learn more)