Here are some leading collections of colonial primary sources in English.
Here is a small selection of the many colonial primary sources collections in Spanish or Portuguese available here.
Additional published primary sources, collections of primary sources, and guides to primary sources may be retrieved systematically by subject keyword searches on Roger and Melvyl/WorldCat. One generally effective initial search syntax is: [country or region] [history] [sources], as in peru history sources or central america history sources or latin america history sources. To find specific types of published primary sources in subsequent search approaches, replace sources with one of these subject terms: diaries, correspondence, narratives, catalogs, manuscripts, archives, archival.