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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.

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Latin American and Latina/o Radio Broadcasts at the Benson Latin American Collection

The result will dramatically increase access to perhaps the most well-known Latina/o and Latin American current affairs and culture program in the United States (Latino USA) and a lesser-known but important series dedicated specifically to Latin American events and culture (Latin American Press Review/Latin American Review). Created by UT Austin’s Institute of Latin American Studies, the Latin American Review radio program was broadcast as part of the Longhorn Radio Network. Covering all of Latin America and the Caribbean, the program aired from 1973 to 1984 (this proposal covers all episodes through the end of 1980). The program was primarily divided into two segments: a news 2 segment, dealing with reports from different parts of Latin America, and an interview segment, in...

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Aug 1, 2023 4:07pm


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...

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Sep 11, 2019 3:41pm

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