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Notable Acquisitions

  • Alegria Latin American Collection

    The personal library & papers of Fernando Alegria, Chilean literary critic, consist of more than 4,000 volumes of Latin American literature and correspondence with many Latin American writers. Rare materials are located in Special Collections; the remainder has been integrated with the circulating collection.

  • Gay Latin American Literature
    More than 600 titles of unique gay Latin American works since the 1930s have been acquired, many are unique works of small runs from independent presses. It complements the extensive English-language holdings of the Flounders/Gay Fiction Collection.
  • Mexican Graphic Art
    Includes a large collection of José Guadalupe Posada and Taller de Gráfica Popular pieces (posters, broadsides, lithographs, etc.). A selection of 100 works was exhibited from Nov. 2002 to Mar. 2003 in Green Library.

The Papeles privados collection is made of fine art books printed by Ediciones Papeles Privados, a fine arts press in Mexico City. This is the only complete set available in the United States.

  • Juana de Ibarbourou Archives
    The Collection of 5,000 items covers the years 1915-1960. It includes manuscripts and corrected proofs of several works, as well as personal correspondence with other Latin American Writers.

  • Lauerhass Braziliana Collection
    Includes 4,500 volumes on 20th century Brazilian politics and history, over 1,000 titles on bibliography and reference, travel accounts from the 19th century and approximately 1,500 other rare books, including a 1792 first edition of Tomas Antonio Gonzaga's Marilia de Dirceo.

  • Leal Latin American Collection
    The personal library and papers of literary critic Luis Leal consist of 1,400 volumes on Mexican & Latin American Literature.

  • Mexican Films and Movie Poster Collection
    This collection of more than 300 films in video format documents the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, 1930s-1950s. In addition, 454 film posters, 2, 048 lobby cards and 7,585 photographic stills provide a rich cinematic archive covering the 1930s-1970s.

 

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