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Duke University

Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Since 1940, the libraries of Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have divided collecting responsibilities for the countries of Latin America. Both institutions collect general materials from all countries, but have divided responsibilities regarding comprehensive coverage at the sub-national level and items such as government documents and large microform sets according to individual countries. Thus, Mexico, Central America, the Andean region (except Venezuela), Brazilian social sciences and history, and the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean fall under the purview of Duke. Additional collection strengths include cultural studies from most countries; Mexico within the North American context; Brazilian and Argentine labor history; and colonial Peru.

Contact: Holly Ackerman

Emory University

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Past collection strengths at Emory University Libraries have included colonial Argentine history, and Spanish American literature.

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Florida International University

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Over 67,000 volumes, greatest strengths in history, language and literature, economics, political science and international relations. Regionally strongest on Cuba and Central America, with substantial holdings on the Caribbean. Collections of note include: archival records of Dr. Levi Marrero from the Archivo de Indias in Sevilla, Miguel González-Pando's Cuban Living History Project video archives, and over 2000 Cuban exile pamphlets written between 1960-1963.

Contact: Gayle Williams

Tulane University

Stone Center for Latin American Studies
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The Tulane Latin American collection numbers nearly 400,000 volumes relating to the social sciences, literature and the arts. Since its inception in 1924, the collection has focused on Mesoamerica, an area encompassing Mexico from the Central Valley south, the trans-Caribbean region and Central America. In the last forty years, the collection has expanded coverage to all other areas of Latin America, Brazil, Argentina and Peru in particular. The collection is a separate Latin American Library with open stacks, important rare books and manuscript collections and extensive holdings of broadsides, newspapers, maps, microfilms, photographs, pamphlets, Indian pictorial manuscripts and rubbings of Mayan sculpture.

Contact: Hortensia Calvo
Sean Knowlton

Universidad de Puerto Rico - Río Piedras

Colección Puertorriqueña
Biblioteca Regional del Caribe y de Estudios Latinoamericanos
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The Puerto Rican Collection is a research library which holds publications by Puerto Rican authors, regardless of their place of publication, and that relate to the island and its people. The library holdings consist of books, rare books (published from the nineteenth century to the beginnings of the twentieth), journals, newspapers, government documents, theses, manuscripts, audiotapes, photographs, posters, graphic art works, microfilms, post cards and other materials. Subject matter ranges from philosophy to social sciences, as well as literature, language, science, music, art and history.

Comprehensive (f. 1946). Special emphasis on the Caribbean islands and Central America, including the Yucatan Peninsula and the Guyanas. Unique archival collections include documents of the first integration organizations in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Commission and the Caribbean Organization, as well as papers pertaining to UNICA (1969-1975) and ACURIL (1969- ). Statistics: 90,515 books, periodicals and pamphlets, 1,433 maps, 57,800 items in other formats. Special collections include gazettes from the Caribbean islands.

Contact: Victor Torres

University of Florida

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The great depth of book, journal, newspaper, manuscript, map and other library holdings at the University of Florida relate to the Caribbean & Circum-Caribbean. These materials include all subjects and themes, with deepest coverage in the areas of the social sciences and humanities. There are also important holdings in areas of life sciences, such as tropical agriculture and conservation. UF's collections also have very good strength in Brazilian, Andean and Southern Cone topics.

Contact: Richard Phillips

University of Georgia

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The University of Georgia Libraries began acquiring Latin Americana more intensively about 30 years ago. Strengths are in literature, history, and anthropology with particular emphasis on Brazilian literature, Latin American cinema, and Inter-American relations. The Peabody Awards Media Archives contains over 2000 radio and TV entries on Latin American and US Latino topics. At least 100 new entries are added yearly from the national and international nominations

Contact: Laura Shendenhelm

University of Miami

Cuban Heritage Collection
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The Cuban Heritage Collection is one of the largest repositories of materials about Cuba and Cuban-Americans outside the island nation; the collection spans nearly 300 years and contains over 250,000 items, including rare books, periodicals, manuscripts, illustrations, maps, posters, personal papers, and photographs from the early colonial period to the present.

Contact: Lesbia Varona
Meiyolet Mendez

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Institute of Latin American Studies
Latin American and Iberian Resources
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Contact: Teresa Chapa

University of Texas at Austin

Institute of Latin American Studies
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
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Comprehensive (f. 1926). Special emphasis on Mexico, Brazil, the Río de la Plata countries, and U.S. Latino culture. Unique archival collections for sixteenth-century Mexico, hacienda and mining studies (esp. Mexico and Brazil), and Mexican American organizations and individuals. Statistics: 800,000 books, periodicals, and pamphlets; 2,500 linear feet of manuscripts; 93,500 photographs; 19,000 maps; 60,500 items in other media. 14,000 volumes added annually.

Contact: Adan Benavides

Vanderbilt University

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A collection of long-standing strength, the geographic focus throughout the disciplines in this interdisciplinary field has been on Brazil and Colombia, with a secondary emphasis on Mexico and Venezuela. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth-century Colombian and Brazilian history and mesoamerican anthropology and archaeology. A recent area of development is in the field of Chilean history. The library has a special strength in eighteenth and nineteenth-century travel accounts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Contact: Paula Covington

     
           


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May 16, 2008