LARRP Members Meeting May 29, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Judy Alspach -

The annual Members Meeting for the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) will be held on Sunday, May 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Walnut Room of the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. The meeting will be part of the 56th annual Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) conference, which brings together librarians who specialize in Latin American materials.

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.