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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 …

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 …

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 …

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Taytu Betul: The Cunning Empress of Ethiopia

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

This blogpost uses the Library of Congress’ resources to introduce Empress Taytu Betul, spouse of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia, who occupies an important page in the history of Ethiopia. She is remembered for her towering contributions in time of war, such as in the Battle of Adwa, and in the process of modernizing the country. Empress Taytu follows the example of her titanic women ancestors such as the Candaces, the Queen of Sheba, Queen Yodit [Judith], to name a few, who provided a legacy of excellence to the womenfolk of today’s Ethiopia.