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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3329

Julio Mario Santo Domingo collecting papers


Contains papers related to Julio Mario Santo Domingo's collecting of rare books, manuscripts, papers, ephemera, and more focused on drugs and counter culture topics.


  • circa 1980-2009

Language of Materials

English and multiple other languages.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


16 linear feet (16 boxes)
Contains papers relating to Julio Santo Domingo's collecting of books, manuscripts, posters, ephemera, objects, and more focused on drugs and counter culture topics. Among these are book sales catalogs and papers relating directly to his acquisitions for his private collection, which became the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library.

Biographical / Historical

Julio Mario Santo Domingo (Braga) (1958-2009) was a Colombian businessman who served the director of the Santo Domingo Group. He retired early from his career in order to collect books, manuscripts, art and graphic materials, objects and ephemera mainly on topics related to drugs, sex, and counter culture. He amassed the largest collection on these topics in the world, naming it the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library.


Collection has been minimally processed. Materials have not been arranged.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2012M-76. On deposit by the Julio Santo Domingo Braga Estate, April 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2019.
Processing Information Boxes were not relabeled with call number or new numbers at the time of processing.
Link to catalog
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario. Julio Mario Santo Domingo collecting papers, circa 1980-2009 (MS Am 3329): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 July 26
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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