Latin American and Caribbean digital primary sources hub


Rafael Tarrago reminds us of a list that includes digital primary source collections created through the efforts of institutions associated to SALALM—Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Material—an association of librarians specialized in Latin America. Several librarians in the seminar have worked together in creating this list of links to open access digitized collections of primary sources that relate to Latin America and the Caribbean.

The sources linked range from collections of Mexican incunabula (1559-1600), to Latin American posters. The site is organized by format “Historical Texts by Country“, “Historical Texts General“, “Statistics“, “Visual Material by Country“, “Visual Material General“, and “Miscellaneous.”

To access this site go to

Mr. Tarrago, librarian for Iberian, Ibero-American and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries, writes: “In order to preserve reliability and accountability, the collections in the
list above are limited to digital projects created and maintained by SALALM member academic libraries and institutes. Questions about the collections or links should be directed to the host library or archive. Please note that content is being continuously added to this site. You are encouraged to revisit it for updates and for added content to existing collections.”

Rafael E. Tarrago
Librarian for Iberian, Ibero-American & Chicano/Latino Studies
University of Minnesota Libraries
Minneapolis, MN 55455


[Post above accessed via John Schwaller (on Monday, June 6, 2016) via H-LatAm notifications.]

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