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Our Interns’ Favorite Collection Items from Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents

As part of the anniversary celebration of Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, we recruited seven remote interns to transcribe, review, and conduct research on this unique collection of materials from the 15th to 19th centuries. If you want to learn more about this remarkable group of undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals, who are the […]

Recap: First Library of Congress All-Virtual Transcribe-a-thon for Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with By the People, the Digital Collections and Management Services Division, the Hispanic Division, and the African, Latin American, and Western European Division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate , held the first ever all-virtual Transcribe-a-thon to celebrate the launch of our new crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries […]

Join the Library’s Herencia Campaign to Improve Access to Spanish Legal Documents

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post/Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] We are excited to launch, in late February, the Library’s first crowdsourcing project dedicated to papers in languages other than English, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. The Law Library of Congress invites you to help improve access to […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Miscellaneous (and Beyond!)

The following post was written in collaboration with Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Today we bring you the final collection update from our Spanish Legal Documents series. For more on the history of this collection, as well as our efforts to present the full collection online, see our previous posts […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Laws and Statutes; Notarial Instruments

The following post was written in collaboration with Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Today we bring you another big update from our Spanish Legal Documents series. For more on the history of this collection, as well as our ongoing efforts to present the full collection online, see our previous posts describing […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Briefs

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. During this celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you the latest—and by far the largest—update from our Spanish […]

Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Canon Law

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress.  Today we bring you the latest update from our Spanish Legal Documents series. For more information about the history of this collection, as well as our ongoing work to make it fully available […]

Introducing Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Opinions and Judgments

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress.  The Law Library of Congress is proud to share the first of six subsections that comprise our Spanish Legal Documents collection (also known as the “Hispanic Legal Documents” collection, and often discussed […]

RECAP: Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns

In March 2021, the Law Library of Congress celebrated the first anniversary of the crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Herencia became the first ever crowdsourcing campaign in By the People in a language other than English. This rare collection of Spanish legal documents from the 15th to 19th centuries includes royal decrees, […]

An Interview with Aranza Obscura, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Aranza Obscura, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I was born in Mexico City and grew up in a border town called Laredo in South Texas. Being steeped in both Mexican and American values allowed me […]