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A.B. Bejar, 2022 Junior Fellow, comparte Historias Familiares y sobre su Herencia Andina

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

An English version of this blog post is available here.  Este es un artículo de A.B. Bejar, 2022 Junior Fellow, quien tiene una licenciatura en Relaciones y Asuntos Internacionales de la Universidad George Washington y un máster en Educación Internacional y Multicultural de la Universidad de San Francisco. Trabajar en la Biblioteca del Congreso este …

Finding Latina/o Graphic Art

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

(The Hispanic Reading Room joined forces with the Prints and Photographs Division to explore the Library’s Latina/o visual collections as part of the Finding Pictures webinar series. In this post, Hispanic Reading Room Reference librarian, Dani Thurber reflects on this collaboration and shares the link to the webinar recording for those interested.) Happy Hispanic Heritage …

Rolando Estévez and the Making of Otra Piel

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

(This is a guest post by Cuban-American author and anthropologist Ruth Behar. “Lucky Broken Girl,” the winner of the Pura Belpre Award, was her first book for young readers. She stopped by the Hispanic Reading Room to perform Otra Piel before the National Book Festival. In this post, she shares its creation story). As soon …

Monica Soto on creating “Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library’s Collections” Research Guide

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

La versión en Español de este artículo puede leerla aquí. This is a guest post by Monica Soto, 2022 Junior Fellow, who has a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary and is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Denver. This interview was previously published …

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 …

Print Culture and Brazilian Independence: 200 Years of Cultural Diplomacy

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

The following is a post by Henry Granville Widener, Portuguese Language Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division. September 7, 2022 marks 200 years since Pedro I declared Brazil’s independence from Portugal on the banks of the Ipiranga River. Similarly to its sister nations of the former Spanish, French …

A short story about Potosi—the largest South American silver mine—in the Library’s Collections (Part 2)

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York.  Click here for the first part of Pamela’s research project. At one point one …

A short story about Potosi—the largest South American silver mine—in the Library’s Collections (Part 1)

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York. Please check back at the end of the week for the second part of …