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Richard E. Greenleaf Library Fellowships for 2023-2024 – NOW OPEN!!

Richard E. Greenleaf Library Fellowships for 2023-2024 – NOW OPEN!!


We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Richard E. Greenleaf Library Fellowships at the Latin American Library, Tulane University, for researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean, for 2023-2024

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Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios addresses the crowd. Photo by Cheryl Gerber.

Chamorro Barrios Family Papers Exhibit Opening & Reception

On November 8, the Latin American Library (LAL) celebrated the opening of the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers with a major exhibit and inaugural address by award-winning Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios. 

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the finished enclosure for the Tulane codex

Collections Highlight: Conservation work on the Codex Tulane

In this spring season of renewal, the Codex Tulane, or Códice Huamelulpan, has had a rebirth of its own. A mid-sixteenth century Mesoamerican painted manuscript on deer hide, the codex consists of inscriptions, pictorial and otherwise, likely used in court proceedings for land litigation.  Recorded pictorially is a mythological origin scene to begin the document followed by the genealogies of… (read more)