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The PALABRA Archive Turns 80

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian and Curator of the PALABRA Archive in the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE). It all started in the Library’s recording studio in 1943. Then Librarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish, who was a prominent American poet, asked Francisco Aguilera, who was serving as the Hispanic …

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Girl Scouts Get a Treat in the Hispanic Reading Room

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post by Nanette Gibbs, a Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room, who enjoys sharing Library resources with researchers of all ages. With their trip funded entirely from the proceeds selling Girl Scout Cookies, the Chesapeake Bay Troop 333 of the Girl Scouts of The Chesapeake Bay Council in Delaware, visited …

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Commuter Scientist’s Approach to a Coloring Book: have we missed anything?

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is question and answer guest post by Marcellus Anthony Wilson — a DC local who is currently a student at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Marcellus was selected for an Internship in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LACE) as a part of the Cross Cultural Leadership Program organized …

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Pride and Belonging: A Journey to Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore in the European Reading Room

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is question and answer guest post by Adelaide Willis — an intern in the European Reading Room. In honor of Pride Month, Adelaide wanted to share what brought Adelaide to the French language, the European Reading Room and an appreciation for the creative genius of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, a romantic pair of …

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: PALABRA Archive Releases 50 New Streaming Recordings

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

(This is a guest post by Catalina Gómez, Curator of the PALABRA Archive in the Latin American, Caribbean and European division) 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 of 50 new streaming audio recordings in the PALABRA …

Rolando Estévez and the Making of Otra Piel

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

(This is a guest post by Cuban-American author and anthropologist Ruth Behar. “Lucky Broken Girl,” the winner of the Pura Belpre Award, was her first book for young readers. She stopped by the Hispanic Reading Room to perform Otra Piel before the National Book Festival. In this post, she shares its creation story). As soon …