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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 …

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Orchestrating Communities of Practice

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a question-and-answer post with Alyson Williams who started at the Library of Congress six months ago in a brand-new position as head of Communities of Practice and Publications in a relatively new division, the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE), which brought together the former European and Hispanic divisions Wait, Alyson what …

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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, …

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 …