UdeSA - Universidad de San Andrés
Biblioteca Max von Buch

Colecciones Especiales y Archivos

We receive, collect, organize, and preserve original documents related to the history of the British and Irish communities in Argentina as well as of their local businesses. 

Documents are donated by families, individuals or institutions who trust our strong commitment to preserving documents in "state of the art" condition. We seal our commitment by signing a deed of gift to our donors. 

Users may consult the files that we hold, and detailed descriptions here: (please click):                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                               Consulting a document on a Microfilm Scanner        


We are in the process of microfilming and digitalizing all our documents in order to preserve them and allow for ease of consultation

Access to the archive is free of charge to all users (local and international), but a prior appointment is required. 

The library is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:30 hs.

                                 Canon Microfilm Scanner

Some of the archives that we hold

Business archives:
  • Blue Star Line, 1927-1988, Shipping (Buenos Aires)
  • Demarchi, Alfredo, 1833-1945, Business man (Argentina)
  • Hume Hermanos, 1916-1971, Building (Buenos Aires) 
  • Hume y Milia, 1957-1983, Operating company’s Alumina and Titanium (Buenos Aires y Santa Fe) 
  • Johnson Line, Shipping (Buenos Aires)
  • Western Telegraph Company, Ltd., 1900-1962 (Argentina)

Collection of British and Irish communities in Argentina: 
  • The Standard newspaper collection, 1861-1959. (Buenos Aires) 
  • Correspondence with the Foreign Office, 1836-1847 (British Consulate in Buenos Aires) 
  • Club de Residentes Extranjeros Archives, (Stranger’s Club) 1841-1981 
  • Club Inglés Archives (English Club) 1889-1993 
  • Royal British Legion Archives, 1933-2001 
  • British Engineering Association of the River Plate Archives, 1898-1988 
  • James Niven photograph collection, 1870 
  • Anastasia Joyce collection, 1844-1881 
  • XXth. Century Club, 1943-1983 
  • St John’s Anglican Church, Buenos Aires, 1824-1915 
  • William Norris family’s letters, 1836-1921 
  • Cecilia Grierson papers, 1859-1934

A copy of "The Weekly Standard" published 18 September 1861