The USP IEB Archive was created in 1968, integrated into the Library. Since 1974, with the arrival of successive personal archives, the growth of the collection motivated its establishment as an independent sector. With the objective of receiving, organizing, preserving and disseminating its documents, aiming to offer primary sources for research for several areas, the IEB Archive currently gathers about 500 thousand documents.
Personal archives guarded by the IEB Archive are sources of research for Brazilians and foreigners, besides subsidizing publications and large audiences exhibitions throughout the country and abroad. Within its precious collection it is possible to find documents from Alberto Lamego, Anitta Malfati, Caio Prado Jr., Camargo Guarnieri, Graciliano Ramos, João Guimarães Rosa, Literatura Popular de Cordel, Marcelo Tupynambá, Mario de Andrade, Milton Santos, Roger Bastide, Yan de Almeida Prado, among others.
Some of its funds are listed by Brazilian National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute (Portuguese: Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, IPHAN) and recognized as Memory of the World by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
To access our collection, we ask you to prearrange your arrival by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (+55 11) 3091-3427
Online consultation of documentary data through the Electronic Catalog
CAUTION: In compliance with the Brazilian Copyright Law, digital documents are not available in our online databases. To access them it is necessary to schedule an in person consultation.
Technical visits previously scheduled by e-mail email@example.com