Top of page

Category: Hispanic Reading Room

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

Robin De Los Bosques in the Spanish Civil War

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Juan Manuel Pérez, reference specialist, Hispanic Division. Patricia Penon, technician, Hispanic Division also contributed to this blog.) When we think of Errol Flynn (1909-1959), the first image that pops up is that of a swashbuckling hero leading his band of merry men through Sherwood forest fighting against social injustice, …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

National Museum of Brazil: Remembering Its Past

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Talía Guzmán-González, reference librarian and Luso-Brazilian specialist, Hispanic Division.) Museums, like libraries, feed our curiosity, connect us with the past, and inspire us to imagine a possible (and better!) future. They are also lasting emblems of a nation’s cultural capital. The Portuguese King, D. João VI (1767-1826), understood this …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

Archive of Hispanic Literature launches new online recordings

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, reference librarian in the Hispanic Division.) Among the various ways that the Library celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) is by launching, during this special commemoration, new digital material on the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT). For the past three years, …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

Trivia, Bookmarks, and Websites, Oh My!

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

 (The following is a post by Tracy North, reference librarian and co-editor, HLAS, Hispanic Division.) Which Latin American country grows over 4,000 kinds of potatoes? How many countries are in South America? Who wrote Don Quixote?* At the 2018 National Book Festival, the Hispanic Division’s table, at the Library of Congress’ pavilion, hosted a trivia …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

Good Neighbors: Stories from Latin America in World War II

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The is a repost from the Headlines & Heroes Blog. The author is Victoria Giron, an intern in the Serial & Government Publications Division from the University of Virginia. Victoria majors in Foreign Affairs and is fluent in Spanish. She spent her summer working with the Latin American newspaper portfolios.) Many people who learn about World …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

Batting 1000: The Influence of Latinos and Latin Americans in MLB

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Marcos Castillo, Junior Fellow, Hispanic Division, Summer 2018.) The opening of the new “Baseball Americana” exhibit here at the Library of Congress, prompted me to think about the origins of our national pastime. The exhibit highlights the history of baseball in the Library’s collections. Baseball is not only a national …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

The Hispanic Division Celebrates the Career of Chief Georgette Dorn

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Kaydee McCann, Humanities Editor of HLAS and reference librarian in the Hispanic Division.) The Library of Congress tends to inspire devotion and loyalty among its employees, many of whom spend decades classifying, describing, and revealing its vast and growing collections to ensure that as many researchers, scholars, and students …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

Six Portuguese Authors Join the Archive of Luso-Hispanic Literature on Tape

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Talía Guzmán-González, reference librarian and Luso-Brazilian Specialist, Hispanic Division.) Portuguese literature is currently experiencing one of its most exciting moments in recent history. This is not a statement one can make lightly, as this is the country that has given us celebrated poets such as Luís de Camões (1540-1580) …

Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

New Acquisition: Leo Matiz, History and Fiction through Photography

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a repost by Catalina Gomez, a reference librarian in the Hispanic Division, and Adam Silvia, an assistant curator of photography in the Prints and Photographs Division. The post originally appeared on the Library of Congress Blog.) This past year, photography enthusiasts celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Leo Matiz (1917–98), …