Margarita Melville Papers, 1964 - 2003 (MSS 272)

Extent: 5.6 Linear feet (14 archives boxes)

Papers of Margarita Melville, a former Maryknoll sister and human rights activist, that document revolutionary movements in Guatemala from the 1960s through 1993. Revolutionary groups represented in the collection include Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes (FAR), Guatemala Human Rights Commission and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG). The collection mainly consists of subject files, fliers and newsletters published by activists and revolutionary groups, with an additional series related to Thomas Melville's book about Ron Hennessey, Through a Glass Darkly: The U.S. Holocaust in Central America.

Margarita Melville (née Marian Peter) was born in 1929 in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. She joined the Catholic Maryknoll Sisters in St. Louis, Mo. in 1949; attended Mary Rogers College in Ossining, N.Y. and graduated with a bachelor of education degree in 1954. She was sent by her order that year to Jacaltenango, a remote community in Huehuetenango in Guatemala's western highlands. Melville started a number of the Maryknoll Sisters' key social programs including Girl Scout troops and an experimental school called Monte Maria. Beginning in 1966, she began to associate with members of rebel groups in Guatemala, including FAR (Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes), the military wing of the Guatemalan Labor (Communist) Party or PGT. Her work with these groups continued until 1967, when the Maryknoll Sisters supervisor expelled Melville and a few others from Guatemala for their activism.

She married Thomas R. Melville, a former Catholic Maryknoll priest, who had worked in Guatemala for ten years before also being expelled in 1967 by Guatemalan and Church authorities for his role in planning the formation of a Christian unit to graft onto the guerrilla movement that was fighting Guatemala's military rulers. Together the Melvilles participated in anti-war activities, burning selective service records in Baltimore, Md., and became part of a group known as the Catonsville Nine. Melville graduated with a M.A. in Latin American studies and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the American University, Washington, D.C. She joined the University of Houston in 1976, where she continued her work as an activist for women's and Chicano causes. She left the University of Houston for the University of California, Berkeley in 1986, where she has been a Professor and Associate Dean. Melville is the author of Twice A Minority: Mexican American Women (1980), while Thomas Melville wrote Through A Glass Darkly: The U.S. Holocaust in Central America (2005), the story of Ron Hennessey, an American Catholic priest in Guatemala.

Papers of Margarita Melville, a former Maryknoll sister and human rights activist, that document revolutionary movements in Guatemala from the 1960s through 1993. Revolutionary groups represented in the collection include Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes (FAR), Guatemala Human Rights Commission and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG). The collection mainly consists of subject files, fliers and newsletters published by activists and revolutionary groups, with an additional series related to Thomas Melville's book about Ron Hennessey, Through a Glass Darkly: The U.S. Holocaust in Central America (2005). Some of the materials are in Spanish.


Container List


Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Miscellaneous personal correspondence from 1985 to 1986.

Box 1 Folder 1
Carmen to Melvilles, 1985 - 1986
Box 1 Folder 2
Cruz, Willy and Gustavo, 1972
Box 1 Folder 3
Eugenia, Caly, 1986
Box 1 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 5
Vasquez, Miguel and Marina, 1986


Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) ORGANIZATIONS: Contains manifestos, founding documents, and other materials (1967-1993) on revolutionary groups in Guatemala, including the Centro de Derechos Humanos de Guatemala (CDHG), the Ejercito Guerrillero de los Pobres (EGP), the Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes (FAR), the Guatemala Human Rights Commission (CHRCC), the Guatemala News and Information Bureau (GNIB) and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG).

Box 1 Folder 6
Agencia Centroamericana de Noticias ACEN-SIAG, June, 1986
Box 1 Folder 7
Amnesty International, 1984
Box 1 Folder 8
Amnesty International

"Guatemala: Extrajudicial Executions and Human Rights Violations Against Street Children", July, 1990.

Box 1 Folder 9
Association in Solidarity with Guatemala (ASOGUA), "The Voice of the Quetzal", 1980 - 1981
Box 1 Folder 10
Central America Research Institute (CARIN), Central America Bulletin, June, 1986
Box 1 Folder 11
Centro Exterior de Reportes Informativos sobre Guatemala (CERI-GUA), 1987 - 1988
Box 1 Folder 12
CERI-GUA, 1988
Box 1 Folder 13
CERI-GUA, 1989 - 1990
Box 1 Folder 14
Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Guatemala (CDHG), 1982 - 1986
Box 1 Folder 15
CDHG, Testimonials about the Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil (PAC) en Huehuetenango, November, 1985
Box 1 Folder 16
Comité Indio, 1984
Box 1 Folder 17
Comité Interamericano de Desarrollo Agricola (CIDA) - Tenencia de la Tierra - Guatemala, 1967
Box 1 Folder 18
El Comité Nacional de Unidad Sindical en el Exterior (CNUS-EX), 1985
Box 1 Folder 19
Convergencia Revolucionaria, 1987 - 1988
Box 1 Folder 20
Ejercito Guerrillero de los Pobres (EGP)
Box 1 Folder 21
EGP, Estrategia y Tácticas, 1975
Box 1 Folder 22
EGP, Lecturas y Testimonios - El Camino de Paxil, Sebastian Guzman: Principal de Principales, 1982
Box 1 Folder 23
EGP - Los Pueblos Indígenas y la Revolución Guatemalteca, 1982
Box 1 Folder 24
EGP, Manifesto, 1979
Box 2 Folder 1
EGP - Various
Box 2 Folder 2
Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes (FAR), 1967 - 1969
Box 2 Folder 3
FAR, 1982 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 4
FAR - Contribución al Analisis de la Situación Actual
Box 2 Folder 5
FAR - Cuestión étnico-Nacional, 1987
Box 2 Folder 6
FAR - Guatemala en Lucha, 1982
Box 2 Folder 7
FAR Statement, 1984
Box 2 Folder 8
FAR Statement - Pablo Monsanto, February, 1986
Box 2 Folder 9
Grupo Crater, Directorio
Box 2 Folder 10
Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC), 1986 - 1988
Box 2 Folder 11
GHRC, 1989 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 12
Guatemala News and Information Bureau (GNIB), 1986
Box 2 Folder 13
GNIB, 1987
Box 2 Folder 14
GNIB, 1988
Box 2 Folder 15
GNIB, 1989
Box 3 Folder 1
GNIB Contacts
Box 3 Folder 2
GNIB Grants
Box 3 Folder 3
GNIB Land Reform articles, 1986 - 1987
Box 3 Folder 4
GNIB Newsletters, 1976 - 1992
Box 3 Folder 5
GNIB, "Report on Guatemala", Vol. 14, Issue 1, 1993
Box 3 Folder 6
Guatemala Scholars Network, 1984 - 1985
Box 3 Folder 7
La Iglesia Guatemalteca en el Exilio - Iglesia de Guatemala: "Apprendiendo de la Historia", January, 1987
Box 3 Folder 8
La Iglesia Guatemalteca en el Exilo, Publications, 1984 - 1989
Box 3 Folder 9
Informador de Guatemala, October - December, 1982
Box 3 Folder 10
Integración de Indigenas Mayas (IXIM), 1988
Box 3 Folder 11
IXIM, Movimiento Revolucionario del Pueblo, 1983
Box 3 Folder 12
Justicia y Paz - Inter-Religious Task Force, Central America
Box 3 Folder 13
El Movimiento Campesino Indigena
Box 3 Folder 14
Movimiento Cooperativista Guatemalteco (MCG), Testimonio, 1984
Box 3 Folder 15
Movimiento Indio de Guatemala, "Ch'olnoj Maya", 1984
Box 4 Folder 1
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NSIGUA), 1981 - 1987
Box 4 Folder 2
Octubre Revolucionario
Box 4 Folder 3
Octubre Revolucionario, Opinion Politica, 1985 - 1990
Box 4 Folder 4
Guatemala - Organización del Pueblo en Armas (ORPA)
Box 4 Folder 5
Panorama Nacional, 1986
Box 4 Folder 6
Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo (PGT), 1987 - 1988
Box 4 Folder 7
Programa de Ayuda Para los Vecinos del Altiplano (PAVA) - Displaced Report, 1984
Box 4 Folder 8
Reivindicaciones Indígenas Revolucionarias
Box 4 Folder 9
Servicio de Información de Análisis de Guatemala (SIAG), El golpe de Mejia Victores, 1983
Box 4 Folder 10
Taller Artesanal JA C'amabal I'B, 1986
Box 4 Folder 11
TEMAS, 1982 - 1987
Box 4 Folder 12
Turcios/MR13, 1965
Box 4 Folder 13
Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG), Boletín Internacional, 1986 - 1987
Box 4 Folder 14
URNG - Various informational materials


Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) NEWSLETTERS AND BULLETINS: Partial and incomplete runs of miscellaneous rare small publications published by revolutionary and activist groups, including: Boletín del Comite pro Justicia y Paz, Boletín Internacional, Centro Exterior de Reportes Informativos sobre Guatemala (CERI-GUA), Centro Regional de Informaciones Ecuménicas (CARE), Ch' Abuj ri Lxoc (The Voice of the Women), Coyuntura, Enfopresa, Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes Guatemala (FAR), Guatemala en Lucha, Iglesia Guatemalteca en el Exilio (IGE), In Communion: Fellowship of Evangelicals for Guatemala, Informador Guerrillero (EGP), El Tayacán, Lucha Struggle (by New York CIRCUS Collective), and others. A more complete run of Noticias de Guatemala was removed from the papers in 2015 and added to the general collection of the University Library.

Box 5 Folder 1
Boletin del Comite pro Justicia y Paz, 1980
Box 5 Folder 2
Boletín Internacional (Frente Popular 31 de Enero), 1983
Box 5 Folder 3
Católicos de Nicaragua - "Santo Padre, Esto es Nicaragua", 1983

The fourth part of a popular newsprint folio set issued by CP on the occasion of Pope John Paul II's visit to Nicaragua.

Box 5 Folder 4
Centro Exterior de Reportes Informativos sobre Guatemala (CERI-GUA), 1985
Box 5 Folder 5
Centro Regional de Informaciones Ecuménicas (CARE), 1981-1982
Box 5 Folder 6
Challenge: Faith and Action in the Americas, 1993 Summer
Box 5 Folder 7
Ch' Abuj ri Lxoc (The Voice of the Women), 1983-1985
Box 5 Folder 8
Coyuntura, 1984
Box 5 Folder 9-13
Enfoprensa: Information on Guatemala, 1984-1987
Box 5 Folder 14
Focus: Newsletter of the Office of the Americas, 1997 July
Box 5 Folder 15
Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes Guatemala (FAR), 1983-1985
Box 5 Folder 16
Guatemala en Lucha, 1984 March
Box 5 Folder 17
Guatemala Report, 1973
Box 5 Folder 18
Guatemala Vencera, 1984-1986
Box 5 Folder 19
Iglesia Guatemalteca en el Exilio (IGE), 1980-1984
Box 5 Folder 20
Infopress: Centroamericana, 1988 April
Box 5 Folder 21
In Communion: Fellowship of Evangelicals for Guatemala, 1985
Box 5 Folder 22
Informador Guerrillero (EGP, Ejercito Guerrillero de los Pobres)
Box 6 Folder 1
El Tayacán, 1984 May
Box 6 Folder 2
Lucha Struggle (by New York CIRCUS Collective), 1984 July
Box 6 Folder 3
New Perspectives on Chile, 1984 April
Box 6 Folder 4
Opinion Politica, 1985
Box 6 Folder 5
U.S. newsletters (miscellaneous)


Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4) SUBJECT FILES: Includes information on the Central America Peace Plan in 1988, files on the Catholic Church in Central America, information collected on the Indians of Guatemala, human rights issues, and the testimonies of refugees from Guatemala.

Box 6 Folder 6
Alvarez-Marroquin, Maria Concepción - Request for Asylum in the U.S.
Box 6 Folder 7
Anthropology Resource Center (ARC) - Sandy Davis
Box 6 Folder 8
Captura de E. Toj, 1981
Box 6 Folder 9
Central America Peace Plan, 1988
Box 6 Folder 10
Central America Resource Center
Box 6 Folder 11
Church History in Costa Sur, Guatemala
Box 6 Folder 12
Declaración de Jeronimo Camposeco Rojas
Box 6 Folder 13
Declaration of the Meeting of Communist Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1975
Box 6 Folder 14
Farnsworth Interviews, 1987- "Voices from Guatemala"
Box 6 Folder 15
Father Giron and the Land Movement in Guatemala, 1987
Box 6 Folder 16
FTN Development Project, 1975
Box 6 Folder 17
Guatemala Land Reform
Box 6 Folder 18
Guatemala's Bureaucracy of Death - G-2
Box 6 Folder 19
Guatemalan Co-ops
Box 6 Folder 20
Guatemalan Evangelicals, 1988
Box 6 Folder 21
Guatemalans "Disappeared", 1984 - 1985
Box 6 Folder 22
Historia de la Iglesia desde 1954
Box 6 Folder 23
Iglesia Guatemalteca en el Exilio (IGE)
Box 6 Folder 24
Indian Question - ORPA, EGP, PGT
Box 6 Folder 25
Indian Refugees - Articles
Box 6 Folder 26
Interview: Lider Movimiento Pro - Tierra/Manz
Box 6 Folder 27
Ja C'Amabal I'B Cultural Center
Box 7 Folder 1
Jesuits in Zone 5 of Guatemala
Box 7 Folder 2
Legislative Update on Guatemala, 1989
Box 7 Folder 3
Letter to the Friends of EGP, February, 1984
Box 7 Folder 4
Luya/Talks - Newsclippings
Box 7 Folder 5
Massacres and Human Rights
Box 7 Folder 6
Mayan Revitalization
Box 7 Folder 7
Military in Guatemala (various)
Box 7 Folder 8
El Movimiento Indígena - Tojil
Box 7 Folder 9
Responses to "Bureaucracy of Death" - The New Republic, 1986
Box 7 Folder 10
Socialization Interviews
Box 7 Folder 11
Story of Antonio Alvarado - Sr. Marian Pahl
Box 7 Folder 12
Testimonios de Refugiados Guatemaltecos en México - Raquel Saravia
Box 7 Folder 13
Testimony of Rene de Leon Schlotter
Box 7 Folder 14
Testimony of Soldado via Chavez, 1986 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 15
Vatican, 1991


Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS: The Melvilles' collection of writings on the situation in Guatemala from the 1960s to the 1980s. The writings include articles on the indigenous people of Guatemala, the background of the conflict between the government and the rebel groups, land issues, and racism. Additonal works by others may be found in the subject files in Series 7.

Box 7 Folder 16
"II Consulta Ecuménica. Aporte de los Pueblos Indígenas de America Latina a la Peologia Cristiana", 1986
Box 7 Folder 17
Alvarez, Francisca. "Derechos Indígenas en Guatemala," December 1, 1986

Ponencia Presentada.

Box 7 Folder 18
Barros, Sally Margaret. "International Aid: An Indigenous View"

"The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Guatemala, 1950-1960", May, 1983.

Box 7 Folder 19
Bodenheimer, Susanne. "Crucifixion By Adams", BERKELEY JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 1971 - 1972
Box 7 Folder 20
"Breve Análisis Sobre la Situación en Guatemala", January, 1986
Box 8 Folder 1
Brockett, Charles D. "Background to the Conflict: The Right to Food, Agrarian Change and U.S. Aid Policy...", 1983
Box 8 Folder 2
Brown, Charles E. "Motivation for Guerilla Warfare", August 20, 1973
Box 8 Folder 3
Camposeco, Jeronimo. "El Movimiento Indígena Frente a la Represión en Guatemala"
Box 8 Folder 4
Carmack, Robert M. "Indians and the Guatemalan Revolution", Cultural Survival, Inc., 1983
Box 8 Folder 5
Cojti-Cuxil, Demetrio. "Problemas de la Identidad Nacional Guatemalteca"
Box 8 Folder 6
Dennis, Philip A., Gary S. Elbow and Peter L. Heller. "Development Under Fire: The Playa Grande..."

Texas Tech University, 1984-1986.

Box 8 Folder 7
History of "Diocesis de Huehuetenango"

In Spanish.

Box 8 Folder 8
"Documento Básico del FGEI (Frente Guerrillero Edgar Ibarra) de las FAR y que origino el EGP", 1967
Box 8 Folder 9
Elbow, Gary S. "Determinants of Land Use Change in Guatemalan Secondary Urban Centers"


Box 8 Folder 10
Falla, R. "Análisis de la Declaración de la Urng Con Ocasión de la Vista del Papa a Guatemala", 1983
Box 8 Folder 11
Falla, Ricardo. "El Movimiento Indígena", GUATEMALA: DRAMA Y CRISIS SOCIAL, June, 1978
Box 8 Folder 12
Falla. "Situación del Movimiento Revolucionario Guatemalteco", November, 1984
Box 8 Folder 13
Feder, Ernest. "The New Penetration of the Agricultures of the Underdeveloped Countries..."


Box 8 Folder 14
Galileo, Jacinto. "La Hora de Nuestro Pueblo", 1982
Box 8 Folder 15
Green, Linda. "Fear as a Way of Life", CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 1994
Box 8 Folder 16
Greenlee, Mel. "Asylum Policy in Action: The Case of Guatemala's Kanjobals", May, 1990

International Development Policy and Law Final Paper.

Box 8 Folder 17
Gruzmán, Sebastián. "Camino de Paxil"
Box 8 Folder 18
"Guatemala 1984-1986: Un Pronóstico Sobre el Acontecer Economico y Politico", INFOPRESS CENTROAMERICANA, 1984
Box 8 Folder 19
"Guatemala: Crisis Social y Actualidad de la Revolución"
Box 8 Folder 20
"Guatemala Indian Problem"
Box 8 Folder 21
Guatemalan Military in Quiche...

Article in Spanish.

Box 8 Folder 22
Guerra-Borges, Alfredo. "La Cuestión Agraria, Cuestión Clave de la Crisis Social en Guatemala", November, 1983
Box 8 Folder 23
Guerra-Borges, Alfredo. "La Politica Agraria de la Reforma Liberal en Guatemala, 1871-1885", 1983
Box 8 Folder 24
Horizontes, Colectivo. "Las Corrientes Politico-Ideologicas Dentro del Movimiento Indio Guatemalteco", 1988
Box 8 Folder 25
Instituto Nacional de Transformación Agraria (INTA). "Proyecciones del INTA en el Agro Guatemalteco", 1968
Box 8 Folder 26
Lopez y Rivas, Gilberto. "Programa de la Materia Sobre la Cuestión Etnico-Nacional de la Maestria..."
Box 9 Folder 1
Lovell, W. George, Christopher H. Lutz. "The Primacy of Larger Truths: Rigoberta Menchu..."
Box 9 Folder 2
Lykes, M. Brinton. "Speaking Against the Silence: One Maya Woman's Exile and Return", 1994


Box 9 Folder 3
Lykes, M. Brinton. "Terror, Silencing and Children: International, Multidisciplinary Collaboration...", 1994


Box 9 Folder 4
Lykes, M. Brinton, Mary M. Brabeck, Theresa Ferns and Angela Radan. "Human Rights and Mental Health..."


Box 9 Folder 5
Maloney, Thomas J. "EXMIBAL/INCO: Regional and National Impact of Nickel Minting in East-Central..."

November 20, 1983.

Box 9 Folder 6
Manger C., Sebald G. "Land Relationships and Development of the Agricultural Sector in Guatemala"
Box 9 Folder 7
McCreery, David. "An Odious Feudalism: Mandamiento Labor and Commercial Agriculture in Guatemala, 1858-1920"


Box 9 Folder 8
Melville, T. "Insurgency in the Modern World" (Review), August, 1981
Box 9 Folder 9
Moore, Alexander G. Jr. "Old and New Patterns of Leadership in a Guatemalan Town", December, 1967

A Paper for the American Anthropological Association.

Box 9 Folder 10
Moors, Marilyn. "Work and Fieldwork: American Anthropologists Look at the Migratory Labor of Guatemalan...", 1986

Draft, prepared for NEH Summer Seminar.

Box 9 Folder 11
Paul, Benjamin D. "Fifty Years of Religious Change in San Pedro La Laguna, A Mayan Community...", November, 1987

Prepared for meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

Box 9 Folder 12
Payeras, Mario. "Que Implicaciones Tendria para el Actual Regimen Guatemalteco la Consumación..."


Box 9 Folder 13
Payeras, Mario y Hector Diaz-Polanco. "Dialogo Sobre la Cuestión Etnico-Nacional", 1990
Box 9 Folder 14
"Peasant and Worker Organization in Guatemala"
Box 9 Folder 15
Peckenham, Nancy E. "Land Colonization in the Peten", August 6, 1979
Box 9 Folder 16
"Pueblos Indigenas y la Revolucíon Guatemala", 1982
Box 9 Folder 17
Racismo, 1978
Box 9 Folder 18
Santos, Agustin. "La Nueva Politica Centroamerica de la Administration Bush", June 21, 1989
Box 9 Folder 19
"La Segunda Fase de la Politica de la Administración Bush", CENTROAMERICANA, February 14, 1990
Box 9 Folder 20
Sintesis de 3 Textos Indigenistas - Guatemala, 1985
Box 9 Folder 21
Smith, Carol A. "Economic Reorganization as a Continuation of War: Military Impact...", September, 1987
Box 9 Folder 22
Smith, Sheldon. "Plantations and Underdevelopment: The Views from Jardin and Westby", 1983
Box 9 Folder 23
"Testigos Del Reino Para Los Hombres de Hoy, Breva Historia de la Confrerencia de Religiosos de Guatemala..."
Box 9 Folder 24
Trudeau, Robert H. "The Recent Restructuring of the Guatemalan Political System", September, 1983

Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.

Box 9 Folder 25
"Violencia Politica en Guatemala", September - October, 1977

Typed report in Spanish.

Box 9 Folder 26
Whetten, Nathan L. "Land Reform in a Modern World". RURAL SOCIOLOGY, vol. 19, no. 4, December, 1954
Box 9 Folder 27
Woodward Jr., Ralph Lee. "Liberalismo, Conservadurismo y La Actitud de Los Campesinos de La Montaña..."


Box 9 Folder 28
Originals of Preservation Photocopies


Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY: Thomas Melville's correspondence and research files for his book on Ron Hennessey, an American Catholic priest in Guatemala, published in 2005. Arranged in three subseries: A) Publisher Files, B) Correspondence, and C) Research Files, Notes and Drafts.

Publisher Files

Box 10 Folder 1-4
Correspondence and photographs, circa 1981-2003


Box 10 Folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1982-1986
Box 10 Folder 6-16
Hennessey letters, 1964-1988

Arranged in approximate chronological order, with some files containing letters Melville associated with specific topics or regions, including Quetzaltenango and El Salvador.

Research Files, Notes and Drafts

Box 11 Folder 1
Ad Hoc Committee on Guatemala (LASA) report, 1973 April 15
Box 11 Folder 2
Amnesty International - Guatemala, 1985-1986

Memorandum and report on disappearances.

Box 11 Folder 3
Arevalo notes
Box 11 Folder 4
Armas, Castillo and Rios Montt
Box 11 Folder 5
Calder, Bruce. Historical patterns of foreign influence in the Guatemalan Catholic church, 1991
Box 11 Folder 6
Canciones revolucionarias del grupo Guatemala
Box 11 Folder 7
Cardinal Mario Casariego chapter - Draft
Box 11 Folder 8
Cardinal Mario Casariego chapter - Notes and ephemera
Box 11 Folder 9
Chapter IV: Politics, Vatican and Guatemalan Style
Box 11 Folder 10
Chapter XII: The Pressure Builds
Box 11 Folder 11
Chapter XIX: Plan Desarrollo notes
Box 11 Folder 12
Chapter XVI: U.S. Embassy to the Rescue
Box 11 Folder 13
Chapter XXVIII: Finale

Children of war

Box 11 Folder 14

Short interviews with children.

Restrictions Apply

Box 11 Folder 15-16
Research materials
Box 11 Folder 17
Photos and negatives
Box 12 Folder 1
Coca-Cola worker's trade unions in Guatemala

Includes article by Henry J. Frundt.

Box 12 Folder 2-4
Church - Religion in Guatemala
Box 12 Folder 5
Civil Patrols

Includes notes on Rios Montt for Chapter 25.

Box 12 Folder 6
Confrontation at the U. S. Embassy
Box 12 Folder 7
Consejo Nacional de Planificación Económica. Guatemala merece mejor destino, 1966
Box 12 Folder 8
Coordinadora Interinstitucional Departamental (CID) - Huehuetenango, 1985
Box 12 Folder 9
Ecumenical Program for Inter-American Communication and Action (EPICA), 1971
Box 12 Folder 10
Box 12 Folder 11
Franja Transversal del Norte colonization, 1979-1986
Box 12 Folder 12
Fundación del Centavo - Voluntary Land Distribution program, 1971-1972
Box 12 Folder 13
Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo por el Aparecimiento con Vida de nuestros Hijos, Esposos, Padres y Hermanos - Open Letter to the people of Guatemala, 1984 November 2
Box 12 Folder 14
Guatemalan military forced recruitments, 1987
Box 12 Folder 15
Box 12 Folder 16
"Hasta encontrarlos: la lucha por los desaparecidos en Guatemala"

Possibly attribution to Regis Debray.

Box 12 Folder 17
Health issues in Guatemala
Box 13 Folder 1
Hennessey family
Box 13 Folder 2
Iglesia Guatemalteca en el Exilio (Guatemalan Church in Exile)
Box 13 Folder 3
Israel and Guatemala
Box 13 Folder 4
Ixtahuacan notes
Box 13 Folder 5
Kennedy, John F. - Notes
Box 13 Folder 6
Massacres - San Mateo and San Francisco

Notes and manuscripts.

Box 13 Folder 7
Mejía Victores, Oscar Humberto - Coup notes
Box 13 Folder 8
Margarito Castañeda and Caminero notes
Box 13 Folder 9
Mullen, Bill. Notes and correspondence re: Hennessey, 1989
Box 13 Folder 10
Munson, Donn. "America's top secret jungle war"
Box 13 Folder 11
National Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA), 1982-1983
Box 13 Folder 12
Negro, Julio
Box 13 Folder 13
Polos de Desarrollo
Box 13 Folder 14
Preface - Notes
Box 13 Folder 15
Program to Assist Victims of the Violence in the Highlands (PAVVA) - Report on the Crisis in the Highlands of Guatemala, 1983
Box 13 Folder 16
Protestant fundamentalists
Box 13 Folder 17
El Quiché
Box 13 Folder 18
Box 13 Folder 19
Religion as a weapon

Includes pamphlet, "El clamor por la tierra" by the Carta pastoral Colectiva del Episcopado Guatemalteco; correspondence re: the Solidarity Plan, and the rise of the religious right.

Box 13 Folder 20
Religious personalities
Box 13 Folder 21
Rother, Father Stanley
Box 13 Folder 22
South Texas Aid to Refugees (STAR)
Box 13 Folder 23
San Juan Acul / Hennessey, 1969-1982
Box 14 Folder 1
Testimonios de la Represion Realizada por el Ejercito en las Aldeas de Patzun (Chimaltenango), 1985 January-February
Box 14 Folder 2
Transcription of Testimonies of Arcatao, 1986 May
Box 14 Folder 3
U.S.-Guatemalan history

Includes correspondence with Ron Hennessey, partial manuscript drafts, and testimony of a survivor from the massacre of Coya (July 1981).

Box 14 Folder 4
United Nations - Programa de Asistencia tecnica - Servicio de Fomento de la Economia Indigena de Guatemala, 1959
Box 14 Folder 5
Vatican politics - Notes
Box 14 Folder 6
Women for Guatemala, 1983-1986

See also the publication Ch' Abuj ri Lxoc (The Voice of the Women). Includes 3 issues of Ixquic: The Woman in Guatemala.

Box 14 Folder 7
Woods, Bill / Hennessey, 1977-1988

Documents on the investigation of the plane crash and death of William (Bill) Woods, a Maryknoll missionary in Guatemala. Includes a pamphlet, "The Bill Woods Story."

Box 14 Folder 8
Yacá incident, 1984