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Donald E. Terpstra Photographs of Latin America

Identifier: PICT-2019-010

Scope and Content

The collection includes Terpstra's own photography, along with visual material he collected. Subject locations include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay, in formats including postcards, posters, slides and negatives.


  • 1975-2005

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Donald E. Terpstra served as a diplomat in several Latin American countries, particularly along the Andes.


12,000 items (5 boxes) : 12,000 Photographic prints, postcards, slides, negatives and graphic materials

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


Donald Terpstra served in the US diplomatic corps, 1975 - 2005, in several Latin American countries along the Andes. He collected visual material and photographed many scenes during his work and travel.

Physical Location

B2. Filed with Unprocessed Pictorial Collections.

Separated Materials

South American Explorer (issues #1 - 87) transferred to the CSWR Library catalog.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed
Donald E. Terpstra Photographs of Latin America, 1975-2005
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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