Newly Digitized CRL resources for research on Latin America

Cover image from Bohemia (Havana, Cuba), 2 July 1961. Scanned from CRL's collection.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Contact: 
James Simon - jsimon@crl.edu
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In 2016, with the launch of the Global Collections Initiative, CRL began emphasizing the digitization of primary source material from Latin America and the Caribbean to support research and teaching for scholars at CRL institutions and partners in Europe, U.K. and Latin America. During the next two years CRL is prioritizing scanning Latin American resources from its collections in response to scholars' requests, and is focusing on the region in its strategic scanning as well.

The recent effort is already generating new digital resources for scholarship, including: 

Latin American materials newly digitized by LLMC in partnership with CRL includes significant runs of legislative series, including:

CRL's 2017 Global Resources Collections Forum will highlight these and other CRL initiatives that are generating new digital resources.

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