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COLLECTION — Multiple Containers Identifier: MS Am 3331

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library audiovisual materials


Contains audiovisual materials collected by the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library, usually audio recordings related to drugs and counter-culture, including phonograph records, beta cassettes, video cassettes, published DVDs, and more.


  • circa 1965-2009

Language of Materials


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.


9.37 linear feet (9 boxes)
Contains audiovisual collected by the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library, including phonograph records, beta cassettes, video cassettes, published DVDs, and more. usually audio recordings related to drugs and counter-culture. Julio Mario Santo Domingo collected mainly materials relating to drugs and counter-culture throughout the 1980s up until his death in 2009, but the phonograph records may include materials from beyond that time period, dating earlier in the twentieth century. Many of the video cassettes are taped recordings of television broadcasts.
Scope and Contents Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: ; VHS tapes, beta tapes, cassette tapes, and DVDs.

Biographical / Historical

The Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library is the world’s largest private collection of material on altered states of mind. The collection was formed by Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr. (1957–2009), an investment advisor who resigned his business interests to devote himself to collecting.


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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff.

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 and new number at the time of processing.
Link to catalog
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario, collector. Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library audiovisual materials, circa 1965-2009 (MS Am 3331): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 July 29
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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