Combining work at Arizona State University Library and the Library of Congress, this post discusses contemporary Brazilian woodblocks, chapbooks, and artists books to illuminate contemporary Brazilian reflections on the Canudos War (1896-1897), Black Brazilian heroines, and the important connections between graphic design, poetry and small press publications in Brazil.
(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 The Hispanic Reading Room is happy to announce the release of 50 previously unpublished recordings from the PALABRA Archive for online streaming.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 …
Nathalie Garcia, rising junior at the University of Notre Dame, spent 8 weeks interning in the Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room through her school’s Cross Cultural Leadership Program. During her time, she focused on highlighting the intersection of Blackness and Latinidad through the Afro-Latinx Bibliography.
The Hispanic Reading Room is excited to announce the launch of Season 2 of La Biblioteca Podcast, Exploring Latinx Civil Rights in the United States. Catch the six new episodes coming out each Tuesday, starting on October 5th.
The Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room is joining forces with the MexiCali Biennial to develop a series of electronic resources exploring Border art, artists, and Borderland studies. This blog covers the history of the MexiCali Biennial, including their mission and past exhibitions, and outlines the projects to come.
Cole Blasier (1925-2021) was chief of the Hispanic Division from 1988 to 1993. He spent several years as a foreign service officer for the US State Department. Under his stewardship, the Hispanic Division deepened its regional expertise and began developing digital projects that endure to this day.
The Summer 2021 Junior Fellows who interned virtually with the Hispanic Reading Room shone a light on Caribbean women poets featured in the PALABRA Archive and contextualized Brazilian cordel through audio recordings of Brazilian artist J. Borges and photographic images of Andre Cypriano.
Each summer, a talented and motivated group of Junior Fellows brings fresh eyes and enthusiasm to projects around the Library of Congress. Three Junior Fellows interning virtually with the Hispanic Division will explore the Library’s Brazilian cordel and the PALABRA Archive recordings of women writers, helping to provide digital access to these unique collections.
Starting July 12, the Library will reopen four additional reading rooms – African & Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic – for a limited number of registered readers by appointment only. This blog will guide you through the process of making advance appointments.