Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Library Welcomes Back its Collections: A New Wave Article

September 23rd, 2015

By Carol J. Schlueter.

“For more than a decade, the Latin American Library at Tulane University has held an open house each fall, but this year’s event also celebrates a homecoming, welcoming back the most precious parts of its collection from two years of protective off-site storage. Doris Stone Director Hortensia Calvo sent the special collections away while a construction project added two new floors to Howard-Tilton Memorial Library directly above the Latin American Library’s fourth-floor location. Now the Latin American Library will have lots to celebrate at the open house and book sale on Friday (Sept. 25) from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

‘We are ecstatic that the special collections are back uptown,’ Calvo said. ‘You can imagine the care you have to take when transporting materials that have been kept in dark, quiet, climate-controlled places.’ Workers moved over 8,000 volumes of rare books; more than 5,000 linear feet of manuscripts; 4,300 rare maps; 112,500 rare images from the library’s photographic archive; and nearly 2,000 rubbings of Mayan stelae or monuments from archaeological sites.”

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