There is no one-stop database for discovering all the physical materials held in the Latin American Library (LAL) collections. Read on and/or watch this video to learn about the variety of tools at your disposal.
Use ArchivesSpace to discover manuscripts, ephemera, and images in The Latin American Library Special Collections.
Please note that not all archival materials have been processed and made discoverable in ArchivesSpace. Email LAL@tulane.edu to ask about archival collections we may have on a certain topic.
Library Search is the main discovery tool for newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals available at Tulane Libraries in print and on microfilm.
In addition, there are two special resources for LAL newspapers:
Contact LAL@tulane.edu to ask about consulting newspapers in special collections or storage.
For newspaper databases and online platforms, see News & Newspapers: Latin America & the Caribbean Library Guide.
There are two searchable PDF lists of Maps in the LAL Special Collections:
Find microforms in Library Search. AND/OR use this list to browse Latin American Library holdings: Microform Inventory (Searchable PDF).
LAL microforms can be consulted in Media Services on the 6th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Contact email@example.com for assistance.
There are more than 1,000 Brazilian chapbooks (literatura de cordel) in The Latin American Library Special Collections.
The Collection of Brazilian Cordel Literature has a single call number: Latin American Library (Rare) PQ9691.N59 C65.
Use these resources to locate individual titles within the collection:
- Brazilian Cordel Literature Inventory, Boxes 1-6
- Brazilian Cordel Literature in Library Search (only includes acquisitions made since 2019)
Email LAL@tulane.edu for assistance and to make an appointment to consult cordel collections.