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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 …

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 …

Happy 500th Anniversary, Old San Juan! Acquisitions about Puerto Rico at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

Puerto Rico is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the founding of Old San Juan, the oldest city in the United States, and we could not be more excited to share two recent acquisitions by the Latin American, Caribbean & European Division (LAC&E) which shed light on the historical details of Old San Juan and the …

Lembrando a Escritora Brasileira Lygia Fagundes Telles

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

An English version of this blog post is available here.  Esta postagem é de Henry Granville Widener, Bibliotecário de Referência de Língua Portuguesa, da Sala de Leitura Hispânica da Divisão Latino-Americana, Caribenha e Européia.  No dia 3 de abril de 2022, encerrou-se uma monumental carreira nas letras brasileiras com o falecimento da escritora Lygia Fagundes …

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Celebrating Indigenous Voices: New Poetry and Literature Recordings in the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress launches The PALABRA Indigenous Voices Project, a new initiative to increase the presence of Indigenous poetry and literature in the historic PALABRA Archive. Through partnerships with scholars and organizations with direct access to Indigenous communities around Latin America, curators hope to shine a light on a formerly under-represented group in this collection.

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Hispanic Audio Archive Rebrands as the PALABRA Archive and Releases New Recordings

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

Effective September 2020, the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) will become the PALABRA Archive. With the new brand, the Library of Congress marks this archive’s transition from an analog archive to a digital one. Fifty new audio recordings from the PALABRA Archive will be made available for online streaming.

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Celebrating the Library’s 220th Anniversary with Open Access Digital Gifts from the International Collections

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

To honor the Library’s 220th anniversary, this blog looks at some freely accessible digital collections and projects from four divisions: African & Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.