Series Descriptions

Series I, Latin American Countries , is divided into two subseries. Both subseries contain collected tourist pamphlets, fact sheets, magazine and newspaper articles, and books.

Subseries B, organized alphabetically by country, ranges from the late nineteenth century to mid-1986. Although not every Latin American country is documented, those that are include insightful background information on each country's history and their current economic and political status.

The most extensive profile is given to Panama in Subseries A. Arranged chronologically with videocassettes appended, the topics in this subseries range from the early construction of the Panama Canal to its present maintenance, traffic, and strategic importance. Maps and photographs from the Canal's construction to its current use are included.

Series II, General Latin America, contains material, which for the most part, deals with Latin America as a general area and does not treat specific countries. Through these books, photocopied texts, a guide to literature on Latin America, etc., Anderson reflects his intense interest in researching any disputes/conflicts in the area. Of special interest also are Anderson's 1983 Defense Orientation Conference Association (D.O.C.A.) Latin America trip records. The Series is organized alphabetically by folder title.

Series III, Miscellaneous, also organized alphabetically by folder title, contains slide presentations, books, booklets, intelligence digests, etc., concerning transoceanic voyages, communism as a threat to world security, the Suez Canal, and U. S. westwards

Nils Anderson, Jr. (1914-2000) Papers, 1888-1988