Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (Primary Sources)

Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (Primary Sources)

The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. AILLA’s mission is to preserve these materials and make them available to Indigenous Peoples, researchers, and other friends of these languages now and for generations to come.

Fidel Castro’s Building Inauguration Speeches (Exhibition)

Fidel Castro’s Building Inauguration Speeches (Exhibition)

This exhibition explores the themes of revolution, national autonomy, and anti-capitalism in a set of inauguration speeches delivered by Castro. The selected texts highlight how the rhetoric of the Cuban Revolution shaped the built environment of the island and how these advances complicated the polarized representations of Castro’s government.

Remembering Ernesto Cardenal: Selections from His Archive (Exhibition)

Remembering Ernesto Cardenal: Selections from His Archive (Exhibition)

On March 1, 2020, prominent Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal passed away, leaving an indelible legacy behind. He was a multi-faceted man: He was a poet, priest, revolutionary, liberation theologist, sculptor, and activist. This exhibition seeks to trace and reflect on key moments in his life.

Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question (Exhibition)

Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question (Exhibition)

The exhibition focuses on three distinct moments when maps played an integral role in the transformation of Mexico and its political geography. In the sixteenth century, early colonial pictographic maps drawn by indigenous artists reflect the growth of Spanish colonial administration. In the eighteenth century, new maps of Mexico’s principal cities serve as both representations and instruments of the viceregal government’s efforts to re-order and regulate Mexican social life and public spaces. In the nineteenth century, maps are central to the military struggle for independence and the defense of contested national borders.

Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996 (Primary Sources)

Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996 (Primary Sources)

This collection contains full-text English translations of speeches, interviews, and press conferences issued by Fidel Castro from 1959 to 1996. These are based on the records of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a U.S. government agency responsible for monitoring broadcast and print media in countries throughout the world. The Department of Research of the Radio Martí Program, part of the U.S. Information Agency, undertook the task of digitizing FBIS reports from 1959 through the end of the 1980s.

Armed Conflict Collection (Primary Sources)

Armed Conflict Collection (Primary Sources)

The digital collection consists of political propaganda from the period of the Salvadoran armed conflict (1980-1992), produced primarily by clandestine groups and solidarity organizations, as well as the military. The posters contain artwork and photos criticizing U.S. intervention in the conflict, announcing protests, and calling attention to government atrocities.