Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Cultural Contributions
(The following is a guest post by Tracy North, reference specialist in the Library of Congress Hispanic Division.) As Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) comes to a close, now is an excellent time to reflect on the many ways in which Hispanic Americans have contributed to our nation’s cultural and political landscape. […]
A Sampler of Luso-Hispanic American Music and Song | Folklife Today
The collections of the American Folklife Center reflect a long history of ethnographic interest in Luso-Hispanic American music and song. Much of the early collecting work focused on peoples of the regions that formerly belonged to Spain. In this post I’ll provide a quick overview of the Hispanic-American music in AFC’s online collections. Spanish Songs […]
Gracias por su servicio! | Folklife Today
The Veterans History Project (VHP) joins the nation in recognizing September 15 through October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. In so doing, VHP celebrates the heritage and culture of Hispanic- and Latino-American veterans, who number an estimated 1.4 million. A few years ago in an Experiencing War Web Feature, VHP highlighted the digitized collections […]
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Feliz Cumpleaños, Hispanic Division
(Today is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually Sept. 15-Oct. 15. This year, the Library’s Hispanic Division marks its 75th anniversary. The following is an article from the July-August 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine .) Dating back to the middle ages, the Library’s Hispanic world collections are the largest in […]
Mural painting "Discovery of Gold" by Candido Portinari, on the vestibule wall of the Hispanic Reading room, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.
1 transparency : color ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.
[Portrait of Machito, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] (LOC)
Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer. [Portrait of Machito, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] 1 negative : b&w ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. Notes: Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 221 Purchase William P. Gottlieb Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress). Subjects: Machito Jazz musicians--1940-1950. Latin jazz--1940-1950. Percussionists--1940-1950. Glen Island Casino Format: Portrait photographs--1940-1950. Film negatives--1940-1950. Rights Info: Mr…
[Portrait of Machito and Graciella Grillo, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] (LOC)
Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer. [Portrait of Machito and Graciella Grillo, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] 1 negative : b&w ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. Notes: Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 222 Purchase William P. Gottlieb Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress). Subjects: Machito Grillo, Graciella Jazz musicians--1940-1950. Latin jazz--1940-1950. Women jazz musicians--1940-1950. Percussionists--1940-1950. Jazz singers--1940-1950. Glen…
The Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS Online) is an annotated bibliography on Latin America consisting of scholarly resources selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers…
Chola Woman, Full-Length Portrait, Standing, Facing Right, La Paz, Bolivia
This photograph of a Bolivian woman is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855-1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Consisting of photographs taken and gathered by Carpenter and his daughter Frances (1890-1972) to illustrate his writings, the collection includes an…
Urban Landscapes - Exploring the Early Americas | Exhibitions
The Aztec of Mexico and the Inca of Peru flourished during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries before being destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors. These and other civilizations built sophisticated and complex cities comparable to urban centers in other parts of the world at that time. This section compares views of two Native American cities, the Inca capital, Cusco, and the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City), with fifteenth- and sixteenth-century urban…
Ritual, Ceremonies, and Celebrations - Exploring the Early Americas | Exhibitions
Cultures across the world and throughout time have marked life’s important moments by rites of passage, special celebrations, and ceremonies. In this section a select number of pre-Columbian artifacts provide glimpses into the diverse ways that native cultures held such observances.
Language and Context - Exploring the Early Americas | Exhibitions
Writing was independently invented in five areas of the ancient world: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, the Indus Valley, and Mesoamerica. Maya writing was recorded on a wide variety of media that include ceramics, stone, wood, shell, textiles, animal hides, and screen-fold codex books.
Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Division, Area Studies)
Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Division, Area Studies, Library of Congress).
Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers (The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress)
The Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress have launched a collaborative series of recorded interviews, "Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers." This series is co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. This series features emerging and established American poets and prose writers of Hispanic descent who write predominantly in English. In each segment the featured poet or…