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Join us to Celebrate Herencia’s First Anniversary

(The following is a cross-post by Geraldine Davila Gonzalez, Program Specialist at the Office of External Relations of the Law Library of Congress. It originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis: the Law Library of Congress Blog.) The Law Library of Congress is proud to announce our all-virtual festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of […]

Around the World in Research Guides: The Origins of the Hispanic Division Country Guides

The Library of Congress Research Guides provide specialized subject access to a wide-range of collection materials, including books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and much more. The Hispanic Division Country Guides, a subset of the Research Guides, offer linked access to materials in the Library related to Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and areas historically related to those countries and regions.

Mesoamerican Ethnology: Modernity and Tradition in Indigenous Lives

In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, this bibliographic essay on Mesoamerican ethnology by Duncan Earle for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) explores contemporary Indigenous life and cultures of the Americas.

Myths and Realities of the Pre- and Post-Conquest Indigenous World: New Avenues of Mesoamerican Ethnohistory

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, this bibliographic essay on Mesoamerican ethnohistory by Bradley Benton and Peter Villella for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) explores Indigenous life and cultures, particularly Aztec and Maya, before, during, and after the Spanish conquest.

Celebrating D.C. Baltimore Metropolitan youth poetry and Gabriela Mistral with the Gabriela Mistral Youth Poetry Competition

This is a guest blog interview was submitted to the Hispanic Division by patrons Anna Deeny Morales and Nelcy Denice Ávila. It offers context on The Gabriela Mistral Youth Poetry Competition as a legacy to this Chilean poet, who was the first Latin American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945.

Hispanic Audio Archive Rebrands as the PALABRA Archive and Releases New Recordings

Effective September 2020, the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) will become the PALABRA Archive. With the new brand, the Library of Congress marks this archive’s transition from an analog archive to a digital one. Fifty new audio recordings from the PALABRA Archive will be made available for online streaming.

Shout Out to Young People Learning in El Monte, California

Thanks to a partnership with the Upward Bound program at Harvey Mudd College and the Georgetown Internship project, the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress enjoyed the pleasure of working virtually with four high school students from El Monte, California this summer.