Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lending Library

The Latin American Resource Center’s Lending Library maintains the most comprehensive lending collection of educational materials about Latin American topics available for classroom use. The library holds over 4,000 films, culture kits, curriculum units, games, and miscellaneous print items. New items are added on a regular basis thanks to the generous support of a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant and the support of the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies.

Start Requesting Items Now:

  • Review the appropriate Borrowing Policies
  • Search for items in the lending library catalog making sure to select the appropriate ‘media type’
  • Start adding items to your request list, “view” request list and submit the form as directed. You must agree to the borrowing policies in order to submit the form.
  • Once your request is submitted, you will see a message that says “Your request has been submitted.” Also, a copy of your request will be sent to your email address for your own records.

Please understand and respect our borrowing policies. We will only contact you if we do not have the item available. We will only be able to fill requests with proper advance notice (Standard Borrowing Policies = 3 weeks & Tulane/Loyola users = 1 week) as our items are rare and in high demand by all educators throughout the year. Please contact us if you have any questions 504-862-3143 or .

To search the Lending Library, enter any combination of keywords, media type, language

Call Number Abbreviations

The Latin American Resource Center uses a call number system developed specifically for this collection. Each call number includes a topic or subject, the country or origin of the material, an item number, the medium (video, slide, unit, kit, map, game, CD/cass, or book), and a copy number. Below are the call number abbreviations.

Subject/Topic

Country/Region/Language

A = Art History

AC = Art, Colonial

AFLA = African Influences in Latin America

AM = Art, Modern

AP = Art, Precolumbian Anthropology, Archaeology (general)

AZ = Aztec

C = Curriculum Packets

DEV = Economic Development

DF = Dance and Festivals

E = Education (general)

EB = Education, Bilingual

EC = Education, Cross-cultural

EI = Education, International

FA = Folk Arts

FD = Food and Drink

FF = Feature Film

GE = Geography and Environment

H = History (15-19th centuries)

HC = History & Politics, Contemporary

HISP = Hispanics in the United States

I = Introductory Materials

INC = Incas

IND = Contemporary Indigenous Peoples

LAN = Language

LC = Literature, Colonial

LG = Literature, General

LM = Literature, Modern

LN = Literature, 19th Century

LP = Literature, Precolumbian

M = Markets

MU = Music

MY = Maya

R = Religion

SI = Social Issues and Human Rights

AND = Andean region

ARG = Argentina

BAR = Barbados

BEL = Belize

BOL = Bolivia

BRA = Brazil

CA = Central America

CARIB = Caribbean

CHI = Chile

COL = Colombia

COS = Costa Rica

CUB = Cuba

DOM = Dominican Republic

ECU = Ecuador

ELS = El Salvador

GRE = Grenada

GUA = Guatemala

HAI = Haiti

HON = Honduras

JAM = Jamaica

LA = Latin America

MES = Mesoamerica

MEX = Mexico

NA = North America

NIC = Nicaragua

PAN = Panama

PAR = Paraguay

PER = Peru

POR = Portuguese

PUE = Puerto Rico

SA = South America

SPA = Spain, Spanish

TNT =Trinidad and Tobago

US = United States

VEN = Venezuela

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Upcoming Events

Before Structuralism and Dependency: What did Latin America contribute to International Political Economy?

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Eric Helleiner, Profeesor and Faculty of Arts Chair in International Political Economy at the University of Waterloo, presents a talk titled “Before Structuralism and Dependency: What did Latin America contribute to International Political Economy?” on Friday, September 30 at 1:30 PM.

Dr. Helleiner holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and researches international political economy, international money and finance, North-South economic relations, and the history of political economy. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

The talk is sponsored by the Tulane Political Science Department and the Murphy Institute

Ixcanul Screening and Educator Reception

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The Latin American Resource Center and the Broad Theater are hosting a screening of Ixcanul, an educator reception, and discussion about the film. Ixcanul follows the life of a young Kaqchikel Maya woman as she grapples with problems in the modern world. The film was Guatemala’s entry in the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Category at the Oscars. The discussion following the film will include a discussion of how to use the film in the classroom.

The event is FREE for educators who REGISTER below. The public may purchase tickets to attend the screening and discussion.

Event Schedule:

4:30 Reception
5:00 Film
6:30 Discussion

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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In collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Stone Center presents the annual K-12 teacher workshop exploring the cultural and artistic elements of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. The workshop will focus on the Ogden Museum’s altar exhibition, celebrating the life Allen Toussaint, on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8. The event will discuss altar traditions and how to integrate altars into the classroom.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Workshop Schedule

5:30 – 5:45
Welcome and Introduction
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

5:45-6:00
Day of the Dead Altars: Allen Toussaint
Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans

6:00 – 6:15
Day of the Dead Altars in the Classroom: the ISL Altar to Benny Andrews
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

6:15 – 7:00
Hands on Activities for the Classroom: Building Altars and Retablos
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

7:00 – 7:30
Discussion and Evaluation

Celebrating the Dead in Peru: A Teacher Workshop

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This workshop examines traditions of Dia de los Difuntos, as Day of the Dead is called in Peru, and the ways in which this pan-American tradition is celebrated in Peru. This workshop will highlight the pre-Columbian roots of the tradition and the music which accompanies the celebrations. This workshop is the third installment in LARC’s series on Day of the Dead Across the Americas. View resources from the previous workshops here.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)

10:00 – 10:30
Introduction to LARC’s Day of the Dead Across the Americas
Denise Woltering Vargas and Rachel Horowitz

10:30 – 11:30
Celebrating the Dead in Peru
Jason Nesbitt and Bebel Chavin

11:30 – 12:30
Andean Musical Traditions
Javier León

12:30 – 1:00
Discussion and Lunch

See Photographs from the 2015 workshop on Barriletes and Day of the Dead in Guatemala.

Celebración Latina 2016

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 12 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out these pictures of past celebrations!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Audubon Zoo and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

Entertainment Lineup TBA.

Honduran Indigenous Environmental Rights Activist Speaks on Behalf of her Mother, Berta Cáceres

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Environmental Studies program, and the Newcomb College Institute are pleased to present a lecture by Olivia Marcela Zuniga Cáceres, the daughter of Berta Cáceres the Honduran environmental activist assassinated in 2014. Zuniga Cáceres will discuss her mother’s legacy and plans to continue work on environmental issues in Honduras particularly among indigenous peoples.