LAMP (formerly known as the Latin American Microform Project) acquires, preserves, and maintains microform collections of unique, rare, and bulky or voluminous Latin American research materials for its subscribers. The project emphasizes original filming, though it may also purchase existing microfilm. The project bases its activities on annual subscription fees, plus outside resources including grant funds.
LAMP has conducted projects in cooperation with Latin American repositories and now devotes greater attention to filming primary source materials, such as political archives. While LAMP’s holdings are widely representative of the region, its Brazilian materials, Haitian imprints, and annual ministerial reports from all countries are particularly extensive. LAMP has digitized a substantial body of Brazilian materials already in microform to expand access.
LAMP was formed in 1975 and currently has 48 institutional members.
Some LAMP microfilm is available for purchase. For more information, see Microform Sales.
For questions or information about LAMP, contact simon [at] crl [dot] edu (James Simon).
Meeting Minutes and other information related to the ongoing work of LAMP may be found in the LAMP workspace.
The LAMP Workspace is a wiki tool that members can access to review and edit or add content. It is open only to LAMP Members. simon [at] crl [dot] edu (Contact) the CRL representative for information on access to the Workspace.