Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson CollectionPhillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection

Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection
Creator: Parkerson, Maria Alicia Crespo
Creator: Parkerson, Philip T.
Dates: 1807-2008
Dates: Bulk, 1965-2004
Extent: 13.0 boxes (14 linear feet, 380 megabytes, 23 audiovisual items)
Collection Number: RBRL/260/PTP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection includes materials related to the diplomatic careers of Philip T. and Maria Alicia and the philanthropic and arts work of Maria Alicia. The collection includes correspondence, press materials, family papers, and artifacts from the Parkerson family and their life in Latin America in the 1970s until the 2004.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Phillip Taylor Parkerson was born in Eastman, Georgia in 1946. He grew up in Southeast Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1968 with an ABJ Degree and an MA in History in 1973. He completed his Ph. D. in History and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida in 1979. Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson was born in Bolivia in 1948. She attended the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru in 1967. She took classes at the University of Florida from 1975-1976 and at Middle Georgia College from 1981-1983.

Phillip and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson lived and worked in many different Latin American countries for over three decades. Mr. Parkerson served as a Press Attaché in Asuncion, Paraguay from 1984 to 1987, as a Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador from 1987-1991, and as a Press Attaché in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 1991-1994. He was Counselor of Public Affairs at the US Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia from 1994 until 1997. He then worked for the United States Information Agency and aided in the organizations’ merger into the Department of State in 1999.

Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson served in numerous arts and outreach organizations. She received the Avis Bohlen Award from the American Foreign Service Association in 1988. The Avis Bohlen Award is given annually to a family member of a Foreign Service employee who has advanced American interests in the American and foreign communities. She was the first foreign born spouse to receive the award and was selected for the work she did in Paraguay, which included organizing and event planning for numerous cultural and charitable programs. Mrs. Crespo Parkerson worked for the US Department of State in Caracas, Venezuela as a Political and Economic Affairs Attaché from 2001-2003.

Phillip and Maria married in 1970 in La Paz, Bolivia. They have three children, Nicholas, Maria Alicia, and John. Both Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson and Phillip T. Parkerson devoted their lives and careers to diplomacy, philanthropy, and outreach in Latin America.

Scope and Content

The Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection includes materials related to the diplomatic careers of Phillip T. and Maria Alicia and the philanthropic and arts work of Maria Alicia. The collection includes correspondence, press materials, family papers, and artifacts from the Parkerson family and their life in Latin America in the 1970s until the 2004.

Organization and Arrangement

The Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection is divided into four series: Series I. Phillip T. Parkerson Papers, Series II. Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Papers, Series III. Parkerson Family Papers, and Series IV. Artifacts.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

The following materials have been restricted according to federal law for the lifetime of the donor: medical clearances and materials related to performance evaluations. Social security numbers have been redacted from the collection.

Series II contains digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.

Preferred citation

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff.


Related Materials

Access Points

Audiovisual.
Bolivia
Brazil
Ecuador
Latin America.
Paraguay
United States--Foreign relations--1981-1989.
United States--Foreign relations--1993-2001.
United States--Foreign relations--2001-2009.
United States. Diplomatic Service
United States. Foreign Service
Venezuela

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series I: Phillip T. Parkerson Papers, 1954-1999

Extent: 1.0 box (1 linear foot)
Scope and Content: Series I. Phillip T. Parkerson Papers contain official reports and evaluations from Phillip Parkerson’s diplomatic work, education, and professional interests. Phillip Parkerson’s papers reflect his early interest in history and Latin America.
BoxFolder
I.11PTP Personal Religious, 1954-1982
I.12PTP Personal Academic "Important Letters to Phil", 1971-1982
I.13PTP Personal UGA AXA Fraternity, 1964-1968
I.14PTP Personal UGA Academic, 1968
I.15PTP Personal Dodge County, GA Public Schools, 1960-1964
I.16PTP Personal, 1958
I.17Philip Parkerson Meretricious Honor Awards, 1986-1996
I.18United States Information Agency: A Commemoration, 1999
I.19Evaluation Papers, 1981-1995
I.110Work Correspondence, 1986-2003
I.111Last Will and Testament, 1984
I.112United States Information Agency (USIA), 1967
I.113Articles, 1984-1989
I.114Parkerson Household Inventory, 1985-1991
I.115Newspaper Articles - Brasil, 1989-1992
I.116Newspaper Articles - Equador, 1990
I.117DOD [Department of Defense] Bureau of Naval Personnel Separation Papers Official Records, 1968-1970
I.118Lt.jg Parkerson, Philip T. DOD [Department of Defense] Bureau of Naval Personnel Separation Papers Officer Servitude Records, 1969-1970
I.119Paraguay, 1987
I.120Phi Alpha Theta Membership Certificate, 1971
I.121Red-Black News Article ca. 1971, 1971
I.122Certificate - U.S. Military Group Bolivia, 1997
I.123Parkerson PF Reunion de Esposas de Presidentes "Primeras Damas,"La Paz Bolivia, 1996
 

Series II: Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Papers, 1965-2008 (Bulk, 1980-2004)

Extent: 3.0 boxes (3 linear feet and 380 megabtyes)
Scope and Content: Series II. Maria Alicia Parkerson Papers are related to her professional diplomatic and philanthropic career. Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson served on numerous arts related committees and philanthropic organizations.
Access Restrictions: This series contains digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.
BoxFolder
II.21Family Correspondence, 1999-2001
II.22Family Letters, 1984-2008
II.23Family Papers - Letters, 1989-2005
II.24Family Papers - Letters, 1986-2002
II.25South America Souvenirs - Postcards, 1998
II.26Parkerson - Paraguay Newspaper Articles, 1986-1987
II.27Paraguay, 1984-1987
II.28Centro Culturo Paraguayo Americano, 1985-1987
II.29Paraguay - Ecuador, 1984-1989
II.210Zipoli Barroco, 1988-1996
II.211Quito, Ecuador, 1989
II.212Equador - Maria Alicia Parkerson, 1987-1991
II.213Bolivia Newspaper Articles, 1995-1998
II.2Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Scrapbook, 1987-1990
BoxFolder
II.31Bolivia, 1995-1996
II.32Bolivia - Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson, 1994-1997
II.33Clemente McNaspy S.J., 1991-1995
II.34Smithsonian Institute, 1998
II.35[Parkerson - Pamphlets, Programs], 1989-1991
II.36Caracas - Venezuela, 2001-2003
II.37Caracas, Venezuela, 2002-2003
II.38Caracas - Venezuela, 2001-2003
II.39Caracas - Venezuela, 2001-2003
II.310Venezuela, 2002-2004
II.31111 de Abril, 2002, 2002
II.31211 de Abril - 2002 [News Magazines], 2002
II.31311 Set., 2001, 2001
II.314Caracas, Venezuela, 1999-2003
II.315[Political/Economic Associate] Maria Alicia Parkerson, 2000-2002
II.316Parkerson - Venezuela - Newspaper Articles, 1999-2003
BoxFolder
II.41American Embassy Certificate of Commendation, Paraguay, 1987
II.42Notebook, Washington D.C., 2009
II.43PF, Edward Villella, Autographed, circa 1965-2004
II.44Jose Luis Roca "La Convencion Preliminar de Paz de Buenos Aires de 1823", 2004
II.45[Associated Loose Papers from Datebook 2001], 2001
II.46[Datebook 2002], 2002
II.47Record Book - 2002, 2002
II.4Record Book, 2002
II.4Calendar, 2002
II.4Calendar, 2001
II.4Directory, 2004
II.4Telephone Numbers Book, 1994-1997
II.4Telephone Numbers Book, 1999
II.4Address and Phone Number Book, 1997-1999
II.4Telephone Number Book, Sao Paulo-Brasil, circa 1965-2004
II.4Date Book, 1998
II.4Date Book, 1997
II.4"Memoranda" Book, circa 1965-2004
II.4Constitucion de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, 1999
II.4Calendar, 2003
[Caracas Venezuela] [digital files]
Digital
ER 1Emails [digital files], 2003
Digital
ER 211 de Abril Pruebas de Violaciones a Derechos Humanos y Crimenes de Lesa Humanidad [digital files], 2002
Digital
ER 3[El Instituto de Formación Gerencial en Transparencia] [digital files], 2004
 

Series III: Parkerson Family Papers

Extent: 8.0 boxes (9 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Series III. Parkerson Family Papers contain materials related to the Parkerson’s three children Nicholas, Maria Alicia, and John as well as Phillip Parkerson’s parents Anne and Avery Parkerson. These materials include education materials and related materials of the Parkerson family when they lived in Eastman, GA. The bulk of these papers include correspondence between family members from the 1980s-2000s.
BoxFolder
III.51Parkerson, Avery F. - Property Deeds, Eastman, GA, 1948
III.52Anne T. Parkerson - Certificate DFACS [Department of Family and Child Services], 1976
III.53[Parkerson Family Correspondence], 1998-1999
III.54Parkerson - Avery - Family, 1992-1993
III.55Avery F. Parkerson - Family, Wade-Parkerson, 1907-1939
III.56[Family Photographs], circa 1890-1970
III.57Nicholas Parkerson - Paraguay, 1984-1987
III.58Anne T. Parkerson - Personal, 1944-1994
III.59Anne T. Parkerson - DFACS [Department of Family and Child Services] Employment, 1939-1975
III.510Anne T. Parkerson - Palm Drive Residence, 1950- 1963
III.511Anne T. Parkerson - HS [Cochran High School] Diploma 1934 and Poem, 1934
III.512Land Grant and Deeds, A.M. Taylor Farm, Empire, GA, 1807-1936
III.513Avery F. Parkerson Funeral, 1994
III.514Avery F. Parkerson - Employment, 1948-1980
III.515Avery F. Parkerson - Campaigns, 1951- 1956
III.516Avery F. Parkerson - Military Service, 1940-1959
 

Series IV: Artifacts, 1960-2003 (Bulk, 1965-1996)

Scope and Content: Series IV: Artifacts contains oversized posters, framed and unframed awards and certificates related to the Parkerson’s activities as diplomats in Latin America. It contains oversized posters and art images, framed and unframed awards, plaques, and engraved commemorative trays. The Artifacts series also includes souvenirs related to the travels of the Parkerson’s over the years. This series includes materials that are signed originals.
Box
IV.6Plaque- Potosi Patrimonio Natural y Cultural de la Humanidad, Febrero 12, 1997., 1997
IV.6Plaque Centro Boliviano Americano 1946-La Paz- 1996, 1996
IV.6Plaque OYE 2000, 1991
IV.6Gold frame, Presented by FEBI, Federacion Boliviano de Instituciones Binacionales Boliviano Americanas, 1999
IV.6Wood plaque; "For friendship given and received; thanks Maria Alicia, thanks Phillip", 2003
IV.6Wood plaque "In recognition of " 2003, 2003
IV.6Wood plaque; Sociedad Feminina de Cultura, 1991
IV.6Plaque wood; "Universidad Privada Franz Tamayo", 1996
IV.6Pewter frame"La Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador Y" 1991, 1996
IV.6Wood plaque; Consejero de Prensa y Cultura (1999-2003), 2003
IV.6Wood plaque; Consorcio Desarrollo y Justicia Asociacion Civil Reconocimiento A, 2003
IV.6Gold frame, La Ascoiacion de Entrenadores de Basquetbol de Ecuador al Sr., 1990
IV.6Wood plaque F.E.N.A.P.I.U.P.E., 1989
IV.6Black wood plaque; Federacion Deportiva del Azuay, 1991
IV.6Brass plate; "La Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales A Philip Parkerson en Reconocimiento por su invalorable Apoyo" 1991, 1991
Box
IV.7Spent tear-gas canister Paraguay, circa 1984-1987
IV.72 medals- Catholic University of Guayaquil and Sports Federation of Pichincha Department, 1987-1991
IV.7USNR, 1968-70 National Defense medal set, 1968-1970
IV.710K gold UGA class ring (PP), 1968
IV.7Gold service pin; Office-National Drug Control Policy, circa 1965-1990
IV.7US Navy items: Patches stamped P. T. Parkerson ENS USNR; Set of Ensign bars; Set of Lt. j. g. bars; ¾ x 3" name bar, blue w/white inset letters-PARKERSON; Set of dog tags., 1968-1970
IV.7Meritorious Honor Award, USIA, 3-piece set: cloth covered stick pin, Pendant with Suspension ribbon w/ medal, tie clip bar w/ medal, circa 1983-1996
IV.7Meritorious Honor Award, USIA, 3-piece set: cloth covered stick pin, Pendant with Suspension ribbon w/ medal, gold and enamel stick pin for Department of State Service, circa 1983-1996
IV.7American Consulate General playing cards, circa 1983-1996
IV.7Epaulettes, 1965
IV.7wooden clown, Che Rojhaijhu, Paraguay, circa 1960-2004
IV.7Silver tray; "with affection and gratitude to our friends Phillip and Maria Alicia Parkerson Radio San Gabriel Bolivia", 1996
IV.7Pewter tray; "The Bolivian-American Alliance to Phillip Parkerson U S Cultural Attache in recognition of his friendship to La Paz", 1995
IV.7Gold metal tray; "Bolivian Federation of Binational Institutes to Phillip T. Parkerson, PAO, expresses profound recognition and appreciation, Sucre", 1997
IV.7Pewter tray; "to Parkerson Phillip T. , director of U S USIS, thanks for giving communication to radio station Kollasuyo 105.1 FM Potosi", 1997
IV.7Pewter tray; "Coca-Cola A nuestros amigos Phill y Maria Alicia deseandoles exito en su Nuevo destino" 1997, 1997
IV.7Business Cards, circa 1960-2004
IV.7Name Tags and Identification Cards, circa 1960-2004
IV.7Passports, circa 1970-2003
IV.72004 Calendar "Homenaje al Bravo Pueblo Venezolano", 2004
Box
IV.8Wood plaque, Department of State, USA, 2003
IV.8Wood plaque; Concentracion Deportiva de Pichincha, 1991
IV.8Wood plaque, University Award, 1991
Box
IV.9Photograph of US Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela, 1999-2003 signed on verso by Public Affairs Section Staff, 1999-2003
IV.9T-Shirt "Bolivar es de Todos Ciudadano Democratico", circa 1999-2004
IV.9T-shirt "Yo Marche El 11A", 2002
IV.9Scrapbook of Georgia History made by Phillip Parkerson, circa 1960
IV.9Certificate from US Embassy Ecuador, 1991
IV.9Lambda Chi Alpha Photographs, 1965-1968, 1965-1968
IV.9Lambda Chi Alpha, Caricatures of Phillip Parkerson, 1964- 1966
IV.9Original Art, Pencil, "La voz del silencio", J. Mogrovejos, 1996, 1996
IV.9Commonwealth of Kentucky Commission of Honorable Phillip Parkerson, Miami, Florida as a Kentucky Colonel, 1989
Box
IV.10Poster glued to black wood frame 15 1/8 x 23 3/8" Banco de Credito de Bolivia S.A. Presenta: Coral Nova y Orquesta de Camara, Musica de visperas en las Misiones de Chiquitos…., circa 1985-1990
IV.10Poster glued on wood, 16 ¾ x 21 ¾", Wayne Toups ZyDeCajun…A Cultural Presentation of the United States of America [Asuncion Paraguay] Signed by performers, 1987
Box
IV.1113 7/8 x 23," Poster orange, purple, black and white colors in Spanish—Paraguay-American binational cultural center presents S.O.S. Yaguaron, cultural year of help for the restoration of the temple, 1986/87, 1986
IV.11Poster 17 x 22" Hartford Ballet USA presentado por sociedad Filamonica de Quito Embajada de Estados Unidos de America 17 Abril A Cultural Presentation of the United States of America., 1990
IV.11Poster 19 ½ x 26 " Miami city Ballet, Edward Villella Artistic Director presenta: Sociedad Filamonica de Quito y Embajada de los Estados Unidos de America, 8-9 febrero. Autographed to MACP by Villella and other artists., 1990
IV.11Poster 18 x 28" Gerry Mulligan and The Gerry Mulligan Quartet una presentacion cultural de los Estados Unidos de America 14 August [1985] Paraguay. Signed by the performers, 1985
Box
SR 1Custom framed, red painted wood, 16 7/8 x 20 ¾" (2 photographs and crew patch) first night launch and flight of space shuttle Challenger STS-8, August 8 – September 5, 1983 Signed to Phillip. Alicia, Nicolas, Maria Alicia, John by NASA Astronaut William Thornton, M.D., 1983
SR 18 x 10 7/8"in pale red mat, original drawing of Edward Villella as Harlequin New York City Ballet, 1965. Signed by Villella on front and handwritten note by Marcia & Edward on verso, 1965
SR 1Original ink and watercolor on textured paper 13 1/8 x 20" including margins "Hombre, Careta y Bandera" by PA 12A – 90-, circa 1965-2004
SR 1Framed US Presidential appt by William J. Clinton (signed) to PTP as a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service and Consular in the Diplomatic Service, Nov. 18, 1999, 1999
SR 1Framed US Presidential appt to PTP as a Foreign Service Officer, a Consular Officer, and a Secretary in the Diplomatic Service of USA May 7, 1987, 1987
SR 1Framed White House letter (ALS) Hillary Rodham Clinton to PTP January 14, 1997 and (8 x 10) color photograph of HRC, signed. [Bolivia event], 1997
Box
SR 2Framed Avis Bohlen Award presented to Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson for relations with the American and foreign communities at a Foreign Service post that have done the most to advance American interests Washington, DC, 1988
SR 2Framed US Presidential appt by Ronald Reagan (signed) to PTP as a Consular Officer and a Secretary in the Diplomatic Service of the USA November 14, 1983, 1983
 

Series V: Audiovisual Materials

Extent: 23.0 items
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/Bmax_0001Naciones Unidas 260 - Asuncion, 1987 June
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/Bmax_0002Jesuit Republic of Paraguay, McNaspy, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/Bmax_0003Label on top of tape says: "HE-MAN;" Label on side of tape says: "Ma. Alicia" [Maria Alicia], undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/Bmax_0009Richard Boroto: Director, Binational Center, Parkersons with the Borotos at Ingapirca, Merida, Ecuador, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/Bmax_0010Entrevista a Dona Maria Alicia Crespo Por Su Trabajo Cultural y Don Alberto Crespo Rodas Por Su Ingreso A La Academia De La Lengua Por: Canal 9 y la Red A.T.B. L.P., 1988 April 29
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/Bmax_0011Aqui - R.T.P., Bolivano Notable Don Alberto Crespo Rodas, LP 7-II-88, 1988 February 7
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0004Maria Alicia Parkerson Coreography (sic)/Nicolas Rodriguez, Maria Alicia's Ballet, Asuncion, 1985
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0005Programa No. 1, Deciamos Ayer, 24 Hora, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0006Franco Manzoni, Video Record, Misa De Domenico Zipoli, "Editado", Paraguay, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_00071198, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0008Untitled VHS, 2002 April 11
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0012WorldNet #5639/ARNET 1877, Conversemos: #150/Hispanic Religious Imagery, Guests: Mbretos/Alicia Crespo de Parkerson, Language: Spanish only, Producer: Nancy Riley, 1998 May 7
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0013Concierto Musica Barroga en la Chiquitania, 1996 April
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0014TV Quito, Ecuador, Cultiyo Hoja de Coca Chochabamba, Christian Johnson - Teleamazonkas, 1991
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0015Christopher Columbus, Part II, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0016Felisoada para (illegible) Consulado (ed. Suzy), Ubatuba, 1993 January
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0017Futures. "Cuidado Animal," "Estado Fisico," "Energia Renobable," "Technologia Cientifica y Technologica," "Medio Ambiente," "Transporte Avanzado", Spanish, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0018Our House, Ascuncion, 1985
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0019Ballet, Nicolas Rodriguez (from Puerto Rico), Bolivia - Bolivian Baroque Music, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0020Ballet, Nicolas Rodriguez, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0021Caracas (Marks), 2003 May 13
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0022Coral Nova, Orquesta de Camara de Lapaz, Musica del Archivo de Chiquitos sta. cru, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC RBRL/260/PTP/VHS_0023Phil en quito, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image