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Archive: 2021 (39 Posts)

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Gas Balloons, Continental Maps and an 18th Century Armenian Engraver

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

This blog tells the story of Father Elia Endasian, an engraver, mapmaker, and a keen follower of the scientific advances of his time. The 6 maps (world, continental, and regional) Endasian engraved within 4 years (1784-1787) made an indelible mark on Armenian cartography. The Library of Congress houses these maps and many works by Endasian.

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Cordel, crafts, cooking and Caribbean poets: Meet the Hispanic Reading Room Junior Fellows

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

Each summer, a talented and motivated group of Junior Fellows brings fresh eyes and enthusiasm to projects around the Library of Congress. Three Junior Fellows interning virtually with the Hispanic Division will explore the Library’s Brazilian cordel and the PALABRA Archive recordings of women writers, helping to provide digital access to these unique collections.

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Road to LC’s Rio Office! Meet Paul Losch, new Field Director, Overseas Operations Office, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Library of Congress has six Overseas Offices. Meet Paul Losch, the new Field Director of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Overseas Operations Office. His early interest in Spanish and then Portuguese led to a career in librarianship. Learn about the Office’s projects, including cooperative acquisitions and collecting materials from popular culture and grassroots organizations.

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Celebrating Indigenous Voices: New Poetry and Literature Recordings in the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress launches The PALABRA Indigenous Voices Project, a new initiative to increase the presence of Indigenous poetry and literature in the historic PALABRA Archive. Through partnerships with scholars and organizations with direct access to Indigenous communities around Latin America, curators hope to shine a light on a formerly under-represented group in this collection.