LAMP Digitizes Two Nineteenth Century Peruvian Newspapers

February 21, 1829 issue of el Republicano

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Judy Alspach -

The Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) has digitized two nineteenth century newspapers from Arequipa, Peru. The newspapers are el Republicano (1825-1855) and la Bolsa (1884-1910).

Arequipa is the second-largest city in Peru, and has long been an important regional center for industry and commerce. A vast number of regional and local events registered in both these dailies show different leanings, controversies, assumptions, biases and reactions in the national and regional political debate over nine decades (1825-1915). Photographs, international news, advertisements, obituaries, illustrations and biographical notes reveal significant information about the people’s everyday life.

The newspaper holdings were kept in three separate libraries in Arequipa: Seminario de San Jeronimo, Biblioteca Municipal de Arequipa and Convento de La Recoleta. Staff at the Center for Peruvian Studies of Universidad Católica of San Pablo in Arequipa, Peru proposed the project and then aggregated the holdings and digitized them for hosting on CRL's platform, as well as their own website.

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