LAL Past News

Image of the Latin American Library's Day of the Dead offering in 2020

The Day of the Dead at The Latin American Library

Every year, The Latin American Library puts up a Day of the Dead offering to remember the deceased who live on in our memories. In 2020, we dedicated our offering to those who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

In this video, LAL staff member Verónica Sánchez gives us an overview of Day of the Dead traditions in… (read more)

Poster advertising the exhibit opening of Pan-American Life in New Orleans

Pan-American Life in New Orleans

Pan-American Life in New Orleans unveils the Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) Collection, generously donated to The Latin American Library. The PALIG Collection documents the company’s 109 years connecting New Orleans with Latin America.  The exhibit features photographs, manuscripts, and other materials from the PALIG archives as well as other holdings from the LAL that shed… (read more)

What Language Should I Use to Search?

What Language Should I Use to Search?

Have you ever wondered what language you should use to search for academic resources on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain and Portugal?

In this new video tutorial, Rachel Stein, Latin American Library Research & Instruction Librarian, breaks down the benefits and drawbacks of searching in English vs. Spanish, Portuguese in Tulane's… (read more)

Image of a radio soap opera advertisement from the Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban-American Radionovelas, 1963-1970

Bringing Back the Soaps!

Did you know that The Latin American Library has been working to digitize its incredible collection of audio files of Cuban-American radio soap operas from the 1960s?

Christine Hernández, Curator of Special Collections, gives us an overview of this fascinating and entertaining collection in a new video on TU Libraries' YouTube Channel.

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Violeta Barrios de Chamorro on the campaign trail

The Latin American Library Acquires Chamorro-Barrios Family Papers

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is pleased to announce that it has acquired by donation the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers (1767-1997).  This substantial documentary collection (approximately 175 linear feet) relates to one of Latin America’s most influential families at the forefront of Nicaragua’s political and national life since the 18th century.  The collection consists of… (read more)

Latinx Heritage Month at The Latin American Library

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

The Latin American Library celebrated Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month 2020 with our TU community online!

Students, faculty, librarians, and alumni shared recommendations for books, films, TV shows, podcast, and music related to Hispanic and Latin American heritage in the United States.

Check out submissions on our (read more)

LAL Reading Room-new procedures

COVID-19 Procedures at The Latin American Library

*Last updated in January 2021*

In compliance with mandated protocols and guidelines at Tulane University and Howard-Tilton Memorial Library to protect staff and users in the building during the pandemic, we have instituted some changes to our office hours and services at The Latin American Library.

For updated general policies on building hours, circulation, ILL, and more, see… (read more)