LAMP Business Meeting

Event Logistics

Saturday, May 20, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern time
Ann Arbor, MI
Judy Alspach -

LAMP’s annual business meeting will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Vanderberg Room of the Michigan League, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

LAMP member libraries fund projects to acquire and/or preserve rare and at-risk research materials related to the study of Latin America through an annual membership fee. Representatives of member institutions meet annually to discuss current and future projects and set priorities for additional acquisitions.

The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Vanderbilt University digitizes Afro-Colombian oral histories with LARRP grant

The pilot project digitized tapes of interviews conducted by anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, and physician Manuel Zapata Olivella, often dubbed the “dean of Black Hispanic writers.”

Guantanamo and Caribbean Newspapers Expand Research and Teaching Opportunities

Professor Sharika Crawford was excited to see the collection of several newspapers published at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba preserved by the Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) and available openly through the Digital Library of the Caribbean. These Guantanamo newspapers include Gitmo Review (1963-1964), Daily Gazette (1980-1987) and others, which offer articles on national and foreign news as well as local events and sports.