Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Charting the Gulf: Tri-Centennial Connections at the Latin American Library

March 20th, 2018

As the city of New Orleans celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding, it also commemorates a three centuries long relationship with its neighbors in the Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The Latin American Library celebrates this history with an exhibit entitled Charting the Gulf: Tricentennial Connections. The exhibit is a tribute to the historical relationship between New Orleans and places in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a series of six cabinets, there will be displays of images of maps, photographs, print ephemera, and manuscripts from the Library‘€™s collections that document three historic moments in the evolving relationships in this region:

  • Early European charting of the Gulf, including the future territory of Louisiana, 16th-18th centuries
  • 19th century travel and commerce between New Orleans and the circum-Gulf region
  • Tulane University‘€™s John Geddings Gray Memorial Archaeological Expedition to Middle America in 1928.

The exhibit is located at the Latin American Library, on the 4th floor lobby of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

The exhibit will be on display through 2018.

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Carolina Caballero
Professor of Practice - Spanish and Portuguese
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