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Archive: October 2023 (8 Posts)

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Writing Until Her Last Day: Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska at 91

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a guest post by journalist, Alice Driver, who interviewed Mexican author Elena Poniatowska for the Library of Congress’ PALABRA Archive in March of 2023. “I have one good eye,” said Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, 91, when I interviewed her at her home in Mexico City in March 2023 for the Library of …

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US and Philippine Panelists Discuss Mangyan Scripts, Literary Heritage, and Collections: a Recording and Resources

Posted by: Joshua Kueh

This blog post highlights a video recording and resources related to a virtual panel event hosted by the Library of Congress Asian Division entitled "Mangyan Scripts, Literary Heritage, and Collections," which took place on September 20, 2023. The event featured presentations on Mangyan writing and literary culture, as well as Mangyan collections at the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), the Mangyan Heritage Center (Mindoro, Philippines), Newberry Library (Chicago), and Yale Peabody Museum (New Haven). Audience members interacted with speakers in a Question and Answer session following the presentations.

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Agriculture, Foodways and Contemporary Art: Creative Collaborations with the MexiCali Biennial

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is guest a post by MexiCali Biennial curator and project coordinator April Lillard Gomez. During the COVID 19 lock down, the Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room invited the MexiCali Biennial to interact with the library’s digital collections and archival materials to inform resources relating to Border Art. To date, this contemporary arts and …

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O Arquivo PALABRA lança 50 gravações disponíveis online

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

Esta postagem de Catalina Gómez, Bibliotecária de Referência e curadora do Arquivo PALABRA, foi traduzida das versões em inglês e espanhol por Henry Widener, Bibliotecário de Referência da Sala de Leitura Hispânica. Dando continuidade à tradição anual do Mês Nacional da Herança Hispânica a Sala Hispânica de Leitura, da Divisão Latino-Americana, Caribenha e Européia (LAC&E) …

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The PALABRA Archive Releases 50 New Streaming Recordings

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian and Curator of the PALABRA Archive in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division. Click here to read in Spanish. Following its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month tradition, the Hispanic Reading Room in the Latin American, Caribbean and European division (LAC&E) announces the digital release …

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La Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso lanza nuevo material del Archivo de la PALABRA

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

Este artículo fue escrito por Catalina Gómez, bibliotecaria y curadora de Archivo de la PALABRA de la Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso. Para leer en inglés, haga clic aquí. Tal como es tradición durante el Mes de herencia hispana, la Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso (EE.UU.) anuncia …