FIU Libraries has added to its collection the Bulletin of the Pan-American Union, some of the earliest serial publications from the organization that eventually became the Organization of American States. The Pan American Union is an excellent primary source for anyone doing historical research on the Republics of the Americas during the first half of the 20th Century. Each volume of the monthly publication included articles on a number of subjects both historical and contemporary. These subjects included cultural relations, agricultural information, political articles, economics, etc., and are well illustrated.
These bulletins were originally under the name of the Monthly Bulletin of the Bureau of the American Republics. The Organization of American States originated in 1889-90, changed its name to the International Bureau of the American Republics, and became the Pan American Union in 1910. The organization’s goal was to promote trade, peace, cooperation, and good will between all the Republics.
The serials make up a complete set from July 1897 to December 1948. The serials can be found on the 2nd floor in the International Documents department of Green Library. Call number: F1403 .B955