Digitized books in the Benson’s Rare Book Collection encompassing a wide variety of topics relating to Spanish and Latin America, including literature, histories, travel accounts, and secondary sources.
Original manuscripts and maps created in response to the first survey of New Spain mandated by King Philip II. They include historical, cultural, and geographical information about the region in the 16th century.
Ephemeral publications collected by Guatemalan bibliophile Arturo Taracena Flores. Most of the publications are “street literature” intended to be read or distributed widely and/or posted in public places, representing a broad range of organizations and interest groups.
Graphic documents acquired by Genaro García, Mexican historian, educator, lawyer, politician, and bibliophile, relating primarily to the history, politics, and culture of Mexico.
The collection contains information on the organizational activities of black communities in Colombia claiming ethnic rights over territories.
This archival collection documents the founding and history of Movimento dos Ameaçados por Barragens (MOAB)/Equipe de Articulação e Assessorias às Comunidades Negras do Vale do Ribeira (EAACONE), and the social and political organization of quilombola communities in the Ribeira Valley in their struggle for the guarantee of their territorial rights.
The Royal Archive of Cholula contains the documentation of the old Corregimiento of Cholula, one of the nine “Cities of Indians” that existed in New Spain. This colonial institution functioned as a district seat and had the powers of government, law, finance, and war over Indigenous villages and the Spanish, Black, Mestizo, and Creole populations.
This digital collection contains documentation for the study of Guatemalan history and human rights in the region.
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.
Students will learn about how Indigenous and Spanish women navigated Spanish colonization and patriarchy in Latin America. This unit explores women’s agency through the figures of Malintzin (Malinche), Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Catalina de Erauso.