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Category: Hispanic Reading Room

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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 …

Reflections on Brazil-Africa Relations: Higher Education, Diplomacy and Development

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a guest post written jointly by Tiffany Brown-Louis and Crispin Beyogle, graduate students from the Center of Latin American Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, who completed capstone research in consultation with staff in the Hispanic Reading Room.  Tiffany In the Fall of 2022, we were preparing for our capstone …

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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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Developing Connections, not just Collections, at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post by Alyson Williams, Head of Communities of Practice and Publication in the Latin American, Caribbean and European division. Shortly after her arrival at the Library in late February, Alyson who was serving as Co-Chair of local arrangements for the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Conference …

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Cite This!: The Hispanic Reading Room Has a New Website

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

It has been a long time coming, but the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress has a new website! We hope you find the design more streamlined and accessible! We are especially excited to invite you to explore all of the content at your fingertips including featured collections, featured blog posts, Research Guides, …

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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 …

“Aquí pero allá”: Telling the story of Chileans in the United States through the Library’s Collections

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a guest post written jointly by Tatiana Cherry Santos and Melissa Flores, graduate students from the Center of Latin American Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.   Tatiana “El pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido,” I chanted into the buzzing crowd around me. Even as a young child I knew these words, …

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 …

A.B. Bejar, 2022 Junior Fellow, on Family (His)Stories and Andean Heritage

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

La versión en Español de este artículo puede leerla aquí. This is a guest post by A.B. Bejar, 2022 Junior Fellow, who holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from The George Washington University and Master’s degree in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. Working at the Library of Congress this …