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Category: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Monica Soto nos cuenta su experiencia creando la Guía de Investigación “Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library’s Collections”

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

An English version of this blog post is available here.  Este es un artículo de Monica Soto, 2022 Junior Fellow, quien tiene una licenciatura en historia de College of William and Mary y está cursando un máster en bibliotecología y ciencias de la información en la Universidad de Denver. La entrevista se publicó anteriormente en …

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PALABRA Archive Launches 50 Previously Unpublished Audio Recordings

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room.) The Hispanic Reading Room is happy to announce the release of 50 previously unpublished recordings from the PALABRA Archive for online streaming. Every year, as is tradition, a brand new batch of material from this historic literary collection is made …

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

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

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.

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

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

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.

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Shout Out to Young People Learning in El Monte, California

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

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.

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A Tribute to Community and Chicano Writer Rudolfo Anaya

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

A celebration of the life of Rudolfo Anaya (1937-2020), author of the 1972 book, “Bless Me, Ultima” and many other stories that honored New Mexico and Chicano Culture. The voice of this National Humanities Medal recipient resonates far beyond New Mexico and may also be found in the PALABRA Archive at the Library of Congress.

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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/20/2019

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]. Directions Floor Plans Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT Lecture: Investing in Culture: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability in the Kingdom of Bahrain Free tickets available via Eventbrite link Former Minister of Culture and current President of …