Latin American Serials Collection Available through LAMP

August 2, 1885 issue of El Bromista (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Judy Alspach -

LAMP and the University of Texas at Austin have recently completed the duplication of 600 serials from across Latin America. These rare materials from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection include government publications and other serials published primarily from 1821 to 1982.

Sample titles include:
El Bromista (Montevideo, Uruguay)  April 1884-January 1886
El Gŕafico (Bogota, Colombia) July 1910-May 1941
La Revista Agricola:  Organo oficial de la Direccion de Agricultura (Mexico City, Mexico) 1917-1922
Revista de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Córdoba, Argentina) 1914-1978, and
Revista do Instituto Archeológico e Geográphico Pernambucano (Recife, Brazil) 1863-1919

The rare and endangered titles were originally captured in microfilm in the early 1980s through a U.S. Department of Education Title II-C grant. The Benson Library created archival-quality master negatives, but were unable make these accessible until print masters and catalog records could be created. The LAMP effort supported the duplication of film, which included a copy to be held at the Center for Research Libraries, and Texas supported the cataloging of the resources. This eight-year effort has added approximately 900 reels of microfilm to LAMP’s collection.

A finding aid listing the individual titles is available in the Guide to LAMP Collections.

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