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. This fall 2014, the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies contributed over 500 resources to the Stone Center’s Lending Library in an effort to provide better access to diverse films on Latin America. The University of Florida’s contribution to the collection helps to diversify and strengthen the growing collection of film on Latin America available for free access to K-16 educators.

THE LENDING LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. IT WILL RE-OPEN IN AUGUST FOR THE FALL SEMESTER

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 .

Start your search below:

You can also download a PDF of our holdings here, but you will still need to use our online system to submit requests.

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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Work in Progress Talk: Manolo Estuardo Vela Castañeda

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The Latin American Library presents a Works in Progress talk by Manolo Estuardo Vela Castañeda entitled “Hacerse guerrilla o seguir siendo partido: el dilema de los comunistas guatemaltecos.” Manolo Estuardo Vela Castañeda received his doctorate in 2009 from El Colegio de México (Mexico City). He is the author of Los pelotones de la muerte: La construcción de los perpetradores del genocidio guatemalteco (El Colegio de México, 2014) and editor of Guatemala: La infinita historia de las resistencias (Magna Terra, 2011). Within the field of historical and comparative sociology, his research interests have centered on revolutions, Indian and peasant rebellions, social movements and other forms of struggle. He is also interested in everyday and grassroots resistance, and the living conditions of workers and marginalized peoples. He is working on a larger project titled Los años del trueno: La guerra fría en Centroamérica on the Cold War in Central America. In 2011-2012 he taught at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame (U.S.A.) and is currently a Research Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. The talk will be in Spanish.

Talk Description:
En su exposición, Vela Castañeda contará las vicisitudes por las que atravesaron los comunistas guatemaltecos en la implementación de la actividad armada, guerrillera, en contra de los gobiernos autoritarios. El Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo, como muchos otros partidos comunistas en América Latina, fue reacio a seguir al pie de la letra el ejemplo de la revolución cubana. A pesar de desarrollarse una actividad guerrillera desde 1962, no fue sino hasta 1981 cuando, desde dentro del partido comunista, se preparó un “viraje”, como entonces se le llamó. Con ello se buscaba involucrar al partido al accionar militar, lo que nunca iba a terminar de darse. Haciendo uso de la colección de Héctor Alirio Interiano Ortíz, militante comunista y líder estudiantil desaparecido en mayo de 1984 por las fuerzas del Estado, aquí se contará esta historia.

John Edward Heaton's Guatemala: A Photographic Exhibit

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John Edward Heaton’s Guatemala, a photographic exhibit will be on display at The Latin American Library, Tulane University, March 17-May 27.
We are honored to be the first venue in North America to show this exhibit, which debuted in the fall of 2015 in Paris at the Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris’ main museum for photography.
John Edward Heaton’s work documents the fascinating worlds of Guatemala. He has spent 35 years immersed as aphotographer, environmentalist, visual anthropologist, cultural entrepreneur, and curious witness to this Central American nation, among the most historically rich and complex nations of Latin America. Occupying the space between historical documentary and fine art, Heaton’s stunning photographs capture the ironies and poignancy of Guatemala and its people with a penetrating gaze that is nonetheless thoroughly engaged, sympathetic and not without a good dose of humor. The Latin American Library was one of the first to collect Heaton’s published work in 2011. Recognizing and acquiring historically important publications in a timely way allows us to bring to the Tulane campus exhibitions like Heaton’s that usually tour only at large museums.

A night of Argentinian food and culture with Chef Adolfo Garcia

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Delgado Community College Culinary Arts and Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies invite you to a night of Argentinian food and culture with Chef Adolfo Garcia. Cooking Demonstration and Tasting.

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Empanadas Argentinas (Seasoned beef hand pies)
Ñoqui (Handmade potato dumplings with Pancetta cream and peas)
Vacio a la parilla con chimichurri (Grilled flap steak with herb sauce)
Ensalada Rusa (Potato salad “a la russe”)

$45 per person | Register here at the Eventbrite page.
More Information | (504) 810-1020
See the event flyer here.
The Stone Center is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center on Latin America.

Somos Nós: Diverse Brazil, Brazilian Culture and Language for the K-16 Classroom

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Photo taken by Megan Oleson, 2014.

LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese. K-16 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. This program is sponsored by Vanderbilt University, Tulane University and the University of Georgia through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource grant.

Please visit the registration page to register and for more information. Also, check out these photos from last year’s workshop held in New Orleans.

Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 18 – July 2, 2016

The Application Deadline has now passed

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the Institute webpage.