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Black and white photo of Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda recording for the Library of Congress in 1966. The poet is sitting in a recording booth in front of a microphone and holding his book. The photo is from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The PALABRA Archive in the Classroom

Posted by: Alyson Williams

Former Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LAC&E) Intern, Natté Fortier introduces his project “PALABRA in the Classroom” a new resource designed to bring the PALABRA Archive into the classroom through curated lesson plans for teachers.

Black and white collage - portrait photos of Mexican authors: Elena Poniatowska, Esther Seligson, Carmen Boullosa, Inés Arredondo, and Cristina Rivera Garza

Mexican Women in the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Alyson Williams

Former Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LAC&E) Intern, Maria Rebecca Escamilla introduces her Storymap “Mexican Women Authors,” a multimedia journey through the works and lives of five seminal Mexican women authors: Inés Arredondo, Elena Poniatowska, Esther Seligson, Carmen Boullosa, and Cristina Rivera Garza.

Travesía de Palabras Indígenas entre México y el Archivo de la PALABRA

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

To read this post in English, click here. Quiero compartir con ustedes la estimulante experiencia de poder conectar el Archivo de la PALABRA con poetas en lenguas originarias de México. Junto con la curadora de este histórico archivo sonoro, Catalina Gómez, hemos estado trabajando para ampliar las voces representadas en este importante recurso de la …

Journey of Indigenous Words between Mexico and the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. I want to share with you the stimulating experience of being able to connect the PALABRA Archive with Indigenous authors from Mexico and their various Indigenous languages. Together with the curator of this historic audio archive, Catalina Gómez, and the authors highlighted, we have been working to expand …

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Writing Until Her Last Day: Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska at 91

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a guest post by journalist, Alice Driver, who interviewed Mexican author Elena Poniatowska for the Library of Congress’ PALABRA Archive in March of 2023. “I have one good eye,” said Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, 91, when I interviewed her at her home in Mexico City in March 2023 for the Library of …

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O Arquivo PALABRA lança 50 gravações disponíveis online

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

Esta postagem de Catalina Gómez, Bibliotecária de Referência e curadora do Arquivo PALABRA, foi traduzida das versões em inglês e espanhol por Henry Widener, Bibliotecário de Referência da Sala de Leitura Hispânica. Dando continuidade à tradição anual do Mês Nacional da Herança Hispânica a Sala Hispânica de Leitura, da Divisão Latino-Americana, Caribenha e Européia (LAC&E) …

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The PALABRA Archive Releases 50 New Streaming Recordings

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian and Curator of the PALABRA Archive in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division. Click here to read in Spanish. 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 …

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La Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso lanza nuevo material del Archivo de la PALABRA

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

Este artículo fue escrito por Catalina Gómez, bibliotecaria y curadora de Archivo de la PALABRA de la Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso. Para leer en inglés, haga clic aquí. Tal como es tradición durante el Mes de herencia hispana, la Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso (EE.UU.) anuncia …

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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 …