In this episode of the Benson at 100 podcast, Daniel Arbino and Pilar Zazueta discuss the archive of the St. John d’el Rey Mining Company papers, held at the Benson. The British mining company ran a gold-mining operation out of Belo Horizonte, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, from 1830 until approximately 1957. Arbino and Zazueta discuss the mine and the archive in the context of broader regional history as well as slavery in Brazil, which did not end until 1888. Escuchar en español.
Eakin, Marshall C. A British Enterprise in Brazil: The St. John d’el Rey Mining Company and the Morro Velho Gold Mine, 1830–1960. Duke University Press.
St. John d’el Rey Mining Company Papers https://bit.ly/2ZVcpys
Learn about extractivism: https://bit.ly/306MyDs
John W. F. Dulles Papers Relating to Brazil, 1920–1979 (https://bit.ly/3CQHWjc, Benson Latin American Collection)
Biographical information about John W. F. Dulles: https://bit.ly/2ZUzuAX