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Daniel Schávelzon Papers

Identifier: MSS-1026-BC

Scope and Content

The Daniel Schávelzon Papers document the activities of Schávelzon and his family between 1890 and 2017. The papers are separated into five series. These series are grouped around larger themes which occasionally overlap in content. The first series includes Schávelzon's archeological articles and excavations. It also includes clippings and articles by other archeologists. The second series is about master and doctoral thesis about archeological sites in various Latin America countries. The third series includes the Schávelzon family's personal documents. It includes his curriculum vitae, doctoral thesis, personal notes and journals, birth certificate, and other Schávelzon family documents such as his grandparents' and siblings' family papers and their genealogy. The fourth series contains Schávelzon's correspondence with friends, colleagues, and institutions. Finally, the fifth series includes maps of various archeological sites and few artworks about Daniel Schávelzon .


  • 1890-2017
  • Majority of material found in 1980s-2017


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

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Biographical Information

Daniel Schávelzon is an Argentinian urban archeologist and architect who was active in archeological research and organizations. He founded and directed the Center for Urban Archeology in Buenos Aires(FADU, UBA, founded in 1991), the Area of Urban Archeology in the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (founded in 1996 - currently under the General Directorate of Heritage), and the Foundational Area of Mendoza (founded in 1988). Schávelzon has developed and promoted the study of Urban Archeology in Buenos Aires and other places in the country and abroad. He has also been working on conservation of cultural heritage, cultural policies and illegal traffic of works of art.

Schávelzon published more than 200 researches and his work is widely recognized. He has been a professor since 1984 in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires and other universities in various countries of America, especially in Mexico (UNAM, ENAH and UAM). He has given more than 200 conferences and presentations at congresses. He is part of postgraduate academic committees.

His works received international awards and scholarships, such as: the Guggenheim Scholarship (New York 1994); the National Gallery of Art-CASVA (Washington, 1995); the Graham Foundation for the Arts of Chicago (1984); the Getty Grant Program (1991); the Dumbarton Oaks (1996) with Sonia Berjman; the DAAD Berlin (1988); the Center for Latin- American Studies of the University of Pittsburgh (2002); the FAMSI, Florida (1995); the Center for Comparative Anthropology, University of Bonn (1998) among others.


12 boxes (13 cu. ft.)


Daniel Schávelzon is an Argentinian urban archeologist and architect who has been active in archeological and architectural research and organizations.

Separated Material

Digital content was removed from this collection and has not yet been processed [Location B3].

Processing Information

Inquire with reference staff for access to unprocessed material, 1 box, 1 binder added 11/30/23, location: B3-6B. Includes biograhical material ad binder titled 'Antecedentes."
Finding Aid of the Daniel Schávelzon Papers, 1890 - 2017
Valerio Di Fonzo
© 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131