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Hispanic and Portuguese Collections:
An Illustrated Guide
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Exhibits and Digital Collections
The Hispanic Reading Room turns 75!
Thomas Jefferson Bldg (LJ240)
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4850
Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:00pm
and Federal Holidays
The Hispanic Reading Room was designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret. It opened in 1939.
The Hispanic Reading Room serves as the primary
access point for research relating to those parts of the world encompassing
the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous
cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced
by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S. and peoples of
Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
NEWS: The Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape has launched Online
For the first time, a select number of recordings from the Archive of Literature on Tape (AHLOT) are available for streaming online. The AHLOT is a collection of nearly 700 recordings of critically acclaimed writers from Iberia and Latin America together with Hispanic/Latino writers reading selections from their work.
An annotated bibliography covering 1936 to the present.
LC Online Catalog
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Archive of Hispanic
Literature on Tape