LAL Past News

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The Annual Open House at the Latin American Library

The Annual Open House at the Latin American Library is back after a three-year hiatus! 

We hope to see everyone on

 

Friday, September 16

Noon to 3pm

 

This is our yearly event to welcome new and returning faculty, students, staff and friends of the LAL.

As always, we will have an exhibit of recent acquisitions… (read more)

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Colloquium Series ft. Tulane Scholars: Relationships Between Latin America and New Orleans

This past Spring, The Latin American Library launched a colloquium series featuring Tulane scholars whose research considers relationships between Latin America and New Orleans.

The inaugural talk, on March 11, was by Marilyn Miller, Professor of Spanish and Sizeler Family Professor in Judaic Studies, who presented new research on a mid-century New… (read more)

Image: Margaret Randall (1936-). 19-7-79 Nicaragua Libre. Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua, 1980. Nicaraguan Sandinista Archive Collection, The Latin American Library.

New Exhibit: Central America at The Latin American Library

A new exhibit, Central America at The Latin American Library, is now on view on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

The exhibit celebrates the histories and cultures of the Central American countries—Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama—through The Latin American Library's unique and special collections. ​

Of special… (read more)

Statue of Benito Juárez in New Orleans

New Orleans and Latin America Colloquium Series

Beginning this spring, The Latin American Library will host a colloquium series featuring faculty whose research considers relationships between Latin America and New Orleans.

Marilyn Miller, Professor of Spanish and Sizeler Family Professor in Judaic Studies, Tulane University, will present new research on a mid-century New Orleans beautification project that immortalized Latin… (read more)

photos of Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Dr. Christine Hernández, and Dr. Rachel Stein

Staff Spotlight: Hortensia Calvo, Christine Hernández, and Rachel Stein

This summer, The Latin American Library (LAL) offered a satellite course for the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School (RBS)—a milestone in expanding the RBS curriculum to incorporate forms of writing, recording, and printing from Mexico and Central and South America. Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Librarian and Director of LAL; Dr. Christine Hernández, Curator of Special Collections at… (read more)

picture of James Morrill (A&S ’69) and Dr. Penny Chittim Morrill (NC ’69)

Alumni couple’s bequest to Tulane’s Latin American Library caps decades of giving

May 4, 2021 by Patrick. J Davis

A couple whose longtime philanthropy has helped solidify the Latin American Library (LAL) as one of Tulane University’s crown jewels is now making it the beneficiary of a large bequest.

The estate gift from Tulane alumni James Morrill (A&S ’69) and Dr. Penny Chittim Morrill (NC ’69) will bolster their two existing funds: the Jim and Penny… (read more)

Image: Rubbing of Lintel 15 from the site of Yaxchilán, Chiapas, Mexico. From the Merle Greene Robertson Collection 133, Manuscripts Collection.

Latin American Library offers Rare Book School course

The Latin American Library (LAL) offered a satellite summer course with Rare Book School (RBS), a leading educational institute for topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections, housed at the University of Virginia.

LAL librarians Hortensia Calvo, Christine Hernández, and Rachel Stein co-designed and taught the course, titled "Spanish American Textualities… (read more)

Hortensia Calvo is the Doris Stone Librarian and director of the Latin American Library. The library has recently acquired the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers and will make these documents of a prominent Nicaraguan family available to scholars later this year. (Photo by Sally Asher)

Tulanian Spring 2021: Family Papers

4/12/21 by Amanda Morlas, photo by Sally Asher

The Latin American Library at Tulane has acquired by donation the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers (1767–1997), one of Latin America’s most influential families and key players in the national life of Nicaragua since the 18th century.

“The collection is rich in previously unexplored documents which will add new insights on the… (read more)

Carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Latin American & Caribbean Carnival 2021: Resources from The Latin American Library

The cancellation of carnival in 2021 due to COVID has been a huge disappointment to the crowds of revelers who line the streets in the company of family and friends. But it is also dealing a heavy economic toll in cities who depend on welcoming crowds of locals and tourists alike, and more specifically to musicians and dancers, to artists who produce the floats, to street vendors, restaurant… (read more)

An array of Latin American print newspapers

Finding Latin American News and Newspapers

The Latin American Library's Research & Instruction Librarian, Rachel Stein, is offering a workshop on March 9, 2021, 12pm-1pm, on finding Latin American news and newspapers. Attendees will learn about key resources and strategies for locating and accessing both contemporary and historical Latin American, Caribbean, Hispanic-American, and Latinx newspapers and news sources in print,… (read more)