Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lending Library

Requesting Materials Online

  • Click here to search for items in the lending library.
  • For the items you want to borrow, click “+Add to my request list.”
  • When you have finished selecting items you wish to check out, click “View my request list.”
  • If you already have an account (and established a username and password): A form will appear below which asks whether you have an account with LARC Lending Library. If you do have an account and have set a username and password, click “yes” to affirm that you have an account, and then entering your username and password will recall your contact and shipping information.
  • If you do not have an account with us: You should click “No” to confirm that you do not have a preexisting account, choose a username and password that you will use for this and subsequent LARC Lending Library material requests, and then fill in your contact and shipping information in the blanks.
  • Be sure to enter the date(s) on which you plan to use the requested materials in the “Show Date” blank for each item you request.
  • To complete your online request, you must click the box beside the statement, “I confirm that I have read the borrowing policies (Standard, Tulane / Loyola). I agree to follow all regulations outlined within the borrowing policies.” (Clicking here acknowledges that you are responsible for items you have checked out.)
  • You will receive an automatic email with the items you have selected and the show dates you have listed. This email confirms that your request has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive an email containing your request information, contact us immediately. Otherwise, you will not hear from us again regarding your request unless there is a problem with your request or item availability.

Remember, Standard requests must be received at least 3 weeks in advance of your show date and Tulane/Loyola requests must be received at least 7 days in advance of your show date.

Some further considerations when requesting materials are:

Some of our materials do take longer than a day to use. You may specify the entire period you need as the show date when making your original reservation. If you need an extension once you have already received the items, you must contact us within two days of the original show date (at least ten days before the due date).

You will not receive confirmation of your order as we do not have sufficient staffing to do this, but you will receive an automatically generated email copy of the electronic request you have submitted for your records. If you do not receive this email, your request has not gone through, and you should contact us.
We will contact you via email only if an item you request is not available. Feel free to call us at 504-862-3143 or email to confirm your reservation.

As mentioned above, you will be notified if an item you request is not available for the dates you desire.

When to Expect Your Materials

Standard Borrowers

We schedule shipments to arrive at least three days before your show date to give you a chance to preview materials. If your materials have not arrived by 9:00 am on the third day before your show date, contact us immediately. We can trace the package or send a duplicate by express service in time for you to use the items as scheduled.

Tulane/Loyola Borrowers

Your materials will be ready for pick-up the Friday afternoon before your show date on the counter of the LARC office, located in Jones Hall, RM 100 I. Business hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday excluding university holidays. If the LARC office is locked, please ask the secretary to let you in.

Questions? Call 504-862-3143 or email




All Events

Upcoming Events

Lecture with Rafael Ledezma, Greenleaf Fellow

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Please join us for a work-in-progress talk titled, “Nueva cronología del modelo primario-exportador de Honduras, 1880-1930/A New Chronology of the Primary Commodity Exports Model in Honduras, 1880-1930” by Rafael Ledezma, the 2017-2018 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library.

The talk will be in SPANISH. All are invited for refreshments afterwards.

Las explicaciones convencionales sobre la historia política y económica de Honduras sostuvieron que, entre 1880 y 1930, el país fue un simple exportador de banano, y que su economía nacional no se benefició de este sector porque fue controlado por empresas extranjeras (United Fruit Co, Cuyamel Fruit Co y Standard Fruit Co). No sorprende, por lo tanto, que a Honduras se le haya conocido como la “banana republic” por excelencia. En esta ponencia presentaré, como hipótesis, una nueva cronología de la historia hondureña de ese periodo, que consiste en tres fases que definieron modos distintos de vinculación al mercado internacional, y que van más allá de la comercialización del banano. Ahondaré en aspectos tales como la actividad marítima y portuaria, con cuáles otros países, además de Estados Unidos, tuvo relaciones comerciales, y cuáles productos vendió y compró del exterior. Se seleccionó este periodo porque, recientemente, la historia económica en América Latina lo está estudiando desde distintos enfoques, para así aportar nuevas visiones sobre los problemas del desarrollo económico en el largo plazo, y los orígenes históricos de la desigualdad social en la región.

Conventional explanations of the political and economic history of Honduras held that, between 1880 and 1930, the country only exported bananas, and that its national economy did not benefit from this sector because it was controlled by foreign companies (United Fruit Co, Cuyamel Fruit Co y Standard Fruit Co). It is therefore not surprising that Honduras has come to be known as the “banana republic” par excellence. In my talk, I will present as a hypothesis a new chronology of Honduran history of this period consisting of three phases that defined different modes of linkages to international markets and that go beyond the commercialization of bananas. I will examine issues such as maritime and port activity; the countries besides the United States with which Honduras had commercial ties; and the products that were bought and sold abroad. I chose to focus on this period because the economic history of Latin America has recently begun to be studied from new perspectives that have refocused our understanding of long-term economic development and the historical origins of social inequality in the region.

Rafael Ledezma hails from Costa Rica. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica (2006); a Master’s degree in Applied History from El Colegio de México (2016); and is currently a PhD candidate in History from that university. His research and publications focus on the history of agriculture and the environment in 20th century Costa Rica, and the economic history of Honduras between 1880-1930.

Loyola University to host talk by Ward Churchill on Indigenism in North America

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Loyola University is excited to welcome acclaimed activist-intellectual Ward Churchill, author of the new book Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005 and 30 Year Anniversary edition of Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America.

Ward will give an explanation of indigenism, moving from there to the concepts of the Fourth World and the three-legged stool of classic, internal, and settler-state colonialism. He will discuss historical and ongoing genocide of North America’s native peoples and the systematic distortion of the political and legal history of U.S.-Indian relations.

A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights awards.

Please contact Nathan Henne ( for additional information.

Sponsored by
The Loyola Latin American Studies Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola
The Department of Language and Cultures
The Department of English

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so come by to take a load off and chat for a bit. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

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Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never heard of it? Come give it a try! It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before… This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Office of Multicultural Affairs: International Food and Music Festival

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The International Food and Music Festival is a tradition for Tulane University and the surrounding New Orleans community. It is not possible without the participation of the international community at Tulane. We need your help to represent your culture, country, or community. Share food, crafts, cultural history, language, performance, and have fun at this beautiful outdoor festival.

This event is FREE for all Tulane faculty, staff and students. You must present your Splash Card. Non-affiliated Tulane attendees can purchase tickets here.

Interested in being a sponsor? Click here for more information and registration.

If you have questions, email or

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: pave

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Bate Papo! End your Friday afternoon on the Jones Hall patio with a classic Brazilian layer dessert. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at