Participating librarians and scholars provide information here about collections, archives and data sets of interest to area and international studies (AIS) research, propose preservation of those collections and the creation of new digital resources from data sets, and vote on the merits of those proposals. Community input provided here informs and guides the building of new AIS resources.
Diario de Pernambuco
Microfilm holdings of Diario de Pernambuco (Brazil) for years 1825-1923 digitized.
The Era of Mexican Liberal Reform and French Intervention in the Genaro Garcia Collection
This project will digitize, to develop metadata, and make openly accessible items from the Genaro García Collection related to the area of liberal reform and French intervention in Mexico (1855-72). This will help us further highlight the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection’s foundational Genaro García Collection ahead of the Benson’s centennial celebration in 2021 while creating a discrete, thematic set of documents for use by researchers, undergraduates, and digital scholarship. We request funding for an undergraduate digitization assistant, a graduate student to create metadata, and basic supplies related to scanning as well as transport and storage of materials between the Benson Latin American Collection and the Perry-Castañeda Library.
Fantoches (Caracas, Venezuela)
Reformatting of the Venezuelan journal Fantoches (May 6, 1924 - April 20, 1927).
Guantanamo Naval Base Newspaper Digitization
Since 2006, The Guantanamo Bay Gazette, the weekly newspaper at the Guantanamo Naval Base (GTMO), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been available as an open access resource via the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Prior to 2006, the base newspaper existed under successive titles only in paper format with the only nearly-complete run held at a small community library located on the Naval Base. The history and chronology of the newspapers was not compiled or explored until 2012 when the Duke Libraries’ Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies...
Illuminating the Lloyd Best Archive in Trinidad and Tobago
The Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago is partnering with Trinity College in Hartford to digitize the Lloyd Best Archive, preserve it according to OAIS standards, and make it accessible. The collection consists of newspapers, research papers, correspondence (personal and professional), hand-written notes in copybooks, speeches, flyers, pamphlets, consultancy reports.
Lloyd Best was a Caribbean man and an economist by training. Best spent his life trying to understand, develop, and integrate the Caribbean. His thinking, writing, teaching, publishing, organising, and political activity were all devoted to these ends. This project seeks to make his work available to a wider audience while preserving his rich contributions to Caribbean history, thought...
Memoria Abierta La historia de las luchas contra la desaparición de personas a través del archivo de la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos
Este proyecto pretende facilitar la comprensión de los efectos de los pasados violentos en América Latina durante las décadas de 1970 y 1980, en especial en lo referente a la desaparición forzada, así como las luchas encabezadas por las organizaciones de familiares de víctimas para visibilizar, juzgar y prevenir este crimen, a través de los documentos de la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos (FEDEFAM). Memoria Abierta fue convocada por FEDEFAM para trasladar su archivo institucional desde la que fuera su sede institucional en Caracas, Venezuela, a Buenos Aires para luego clasificar, ordenar, describir, preservar físicamente, digitalizar y disponer para el acceso en línea el acervo documental de la Federación....
Memory and Cultural Identities: The Newspapers and Historical Documents of Southern Patagonia, Part II
In Southern Patagonia local media, especially newspapers, played a fundamental role in the formation of regional identity. In the early twentieth century the growth of cattle ranching in the south of the country fostered the conditions needed for the growth of an extensive publishing industry particularly in newspapers and periodicals. Local elites founded numerous newspaper outlets whose primary purpose was to defend local interests but also with the intent to define regional identity. Many publications were devoted to the struggle between liberal and conservative ideologies, but ultimately the success of these enterprises depended on how well they were able to represent the interests and needs of the local elite. Local newspapers became a central mechanism in the region for imposing...
Mercurio (Santiago, Chile)
The proposed project aims to fill in the missing microfilm holdings of Mercurio at CRL.
The project would microfilm newspaper holdings from the University of California, Berkeley:Nov. 1 - Dec. 15, 1991 Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 1997
Monographs of Cuban Heritage for Public Access
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, in partnership with the Davis Library at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, request funding to digitize approximately 70,000 pages of Latin American and Caribbean content including approximately 307 titles, including 42 rare Cuban monograph titles held at the Universities of Florida and North Carolina.
Preserving Afro-Brazilian History: Abdias do Nascimento
This project continues the ongoing work, supported by CRL, of organizing and preparing the documents held in the IPEAFRO collection for microfilm and, in partnership with the National Library of Brazil, producing the microfilms. To date, IPEAFRO has delivered a total of 108 films (54 negative and 54 positive) to LAMP through the Library of Congress office at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s National Archive digitized part of the collection, and IPEAFRO has made digitized documents available to the public on its website.
The collection is divided into five sections: Black Experimental Theater Section, Black Arts Museum Section, Abdias Nascimento Political Activity Section, Abdias Nascimento Biography and Intellectual Work Section, and IPEAFRO Section. Two...
Venezuela and The Turbulent 1960s - Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni
The Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni is a collection of personal papers and official documents that is in urgent need of digitization in order to make them more easily accessible to scholars and the community. To this end, the Fundación Red Historia Digital Venezolana (or Venezuela History Network) and the Fundación Raúl y Menca Leoni have been working together on the development of a digital repository for these documents in order to preserve this invaluable cache of cultural heritage. We propose to digitize the entire archive, generate the corresponding metadata for each document at the item level, and promote the archive’s content online through the creation of an open-access repository hosted by the Venezuela History Network website. All members of the team proposed in this...
Las Voces de las Abuelas
“The voices of the grandmothers” is a project that aims to (1) restore, (2) create metadata, (3) preserve and (4) open the access to a collection of audio interviews made to mothers of disappeared, at the same time grandmothers of appropriated children during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. The content of this collection is 144 interviews made between 1998 and 2006 to 126 mothers/grandmothers that live in different parts of the country. They were taken by the oral history archive of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, the Family Biographical Archive, in order to deliver them to their grandchildren once they were found and restored. In their interviews, each one of these women reconstruct the life story of their disappeared children, the story of their family -before and...
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