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Archive: 2024 (5 Posts)

Photo of overlook from Ponte du Hoc off the Normandy Coast of France with barbed wire in the foreground and cliffs in the background. April 2022.

June 6th, 1944: 80th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy Landings

Posted by: Alyson Williams

It was 80 years ago today that American troops launched one of the most daring seaborne invasions in history: the Invasion of Normandy. In honor of D-Day, we have an interview with Erika Hope Spencer, Reference Specialist, French Collections, Latin American, Caribbean & European Division and Megan Harris, Reference Librarian, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center.

Black and white photo of Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda recording for the Library of Congress in 1966. The poet is sitting in a recording booth in front of a microphone and holding his book. The photo is from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The PALABRA Archive in the Classroom

Posted by: Alyson Williams

Former Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LAC&E) Intern, Natté Fortier introduces his project “PALABRA in the Classroom” a new resource designed to bring the PALABRA Archive into the classroom through curated lesson plans for teachers.

Black and white collage - portrait photos of Mexican authors: Elena Poniatowska, Esther Seligson, Carmen Boullosa, Inés Arredondo, and Cristina Rivera Garza

Mexican Women in the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Alyson Williams

Former Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LAC&E) Intern, Maria Rebecca Escamilla introduces her Storymap “Mexican Women Authors,” a multimedia journey through the works and lives of five seminal Mexican women authors: Inés Arredondo, Elena Poniatowska, Esther Seligson, Carmen Boullosa, and Cristina Rivera Garza.