The Benson Latin American Collection

Coleção de Literatura de Cordel

Preliminary Inventory

Descriptive Summary

Creator Brazil
Title Coleção de Literatura de Cordel
Dates: 20th cent.
Abstract Collection of literatura de cordel publications from Brazil.
Accession No.
OCLC Record No.
Extent approx. 3,000 items
Language Portuguese
Repository Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Literatura de cordel, or "string literature" are popular and inexpensively produced chapbooks of poetry, songs, or folk narratives that are sold in fairs and by street vendors in the Northeast of Brazil.

Scope and Contents Note

Contains approximately 3,000 examples of literatura de cordel from Brazil. The collection is not fully cataloged but is arranged alphabetically by author and is available for use in the Benson Collection rare books and manuscripts reading room.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Coleção de Literatura de Cordel is classified under the following Subject Headings:
Chapbooks, Brazilian
Street literature -- Brazil

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Coleção de Literatura de Cordel, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

Literatura de Cordel

box folder
1-15 Cataloging of individual items is not complete, but the collection is arranged alphabetically by author.