Library of Congress
Exhibitions and Presentations
Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about Hispanic Americans. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.
- 450 Years of Spanish Poetry in the United States (Webcast) At this celebratory event, poet and translator Moraima de Semprun Donahoe read poems by Odon Betanzos. Tino Villanueva, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Naomi Ayala and Maricel Mayor Marsan read from their own works.
- 1492: An Ongoing Voyage (Exhibition) This online exhibit focuses not only on the Northern hemisphere before 1492, but also on those who arrived from Europe and Africa in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
- The 1562 Map of America by Diego Gutierrez (Presentation) Learn more about this ornate 16th century map of the western hemisphere made by Spanish cartographer - Diego Gutierrez.
- 2006 Jay I. Kislak Lecture: Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas (Webcast) British historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto argues that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time.
- 2007-08 Americas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature (Webcast) View Pat Mora, Rafael Lopez and Laura Resau receiving the Americas Awards for Children’s and Adult Literature. Webcasts are also available for 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 awards.
- Archive of Hispanic Culture (Prints and Photographs) This photographic reference collection documents Latin American art and architecture. Selected images are available online. Thumbnails for others can be retrieved by entering "Archive of Hispanic Culture" in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog search box.
- Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Presentation) This collection includes original voice recordings of selections of the writings of contemporary Hispanic poets and prose writers. To date, about 660 authors have been recorded; among them are eight Nobel laureates. Authors are listed by country and researchers may listen to the recordings in the Hispanic Division Reading Room by appointment.
- Carmen Agra Deedy – 2009 National Book Festival Author (Presentation) Learn about Havana-born author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy in the Kids and Teachers Guide.
- Columbus' Coat of Arms (Presentation) Read about the creation of the mural that adorns the walls of the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress.
- Country Profiles (International) Link to information on a country’s historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications, government and politics, and national security. Updated information is available for Bolivia Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico and Venezuela.
- Country Studies (International) Link to information about countries in the Americas. See also Spain and Portugal.
- Cuarderno de Ortographia (Document) Browse through the pages of the first book published in New Mexico in 1834.
- The Culture and History of the Americas: The Jay Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress (Exhibition) This exhibition focuses on the early Americas from the time of the indigenous people of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean through the period of European contact, exploration, and settlement.
- Exploring the Early Americas (Exhibition) This exhibition features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress.
- Guide to the Law Online: Nations of the World (Internet Resources) Select a nation from the alphabetical listing to learn more about its governmental resources.
- A Guide to the Mexican War (Library of Congress Bibliography) This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the Mexican War that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site.
- A Guide to the Spanish-American War (Library of Congress Bibliography) This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the Spanish-American War that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site.
- Handbook of Latin American Studies (Library of Congress Bibliography) Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library, the Handbook is an annotated, searchable online bibliography on Latin America. The new interface links to items from Volume 50 (1990) to the present.
- Hispanic Americans in Congress (Presentation) This document provides details about Hispanic Americans who served in Congress from 1822 through the present.
- Hispanic and Portuguese Collections: An Illustrated Guide (Presentation) Explore this online overview of the Hispanic and Portuguese Collections at the Library of Congress. Visit the Hispanic Reading Room for additional online resources.
- Hispanic Heritage Calendar (Presentation) Developed by the Federal Research Division, the entries on people and events in this 1997 calendar are keyed to specific dates in history and can be reused year after year.
- Images of Christopher Columbus and His Voyages (Prints and Photographs) This list links to two dozen images related to Columbus.
- Immigration: Mexican (Presentation) Learn about the Mexican American immigrant experience.
- Immigration: Puerto Rican/Cuban (Presentation) Both of these immigrant American groups share Spanish origins.
- The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps (Presentation) This guide includes information about selected pre-1900 cartographic objects depicting portions of five continents created by mapmakers from many countries.
- Marie Arana delivers the 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month keynote address (Webcast) This address was delivered on September 18, 2008, by author Marie Arana.
- The Motion Picture Goes to War: The Spanish-American War and the Philippine Revolution (Presentation)
This presentation can be used as a resource for understanding how Americans experienced the Spanish-American War through the media coverage.
- National Hispanic Heritage Month (Internet Resources) Media-rich presentations and teaching resources from many U.S. cultural institutions, including the Library of Congress, pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation.
- Octavio Paz Symposium (Webcast) This March 2008 symposium was a tribute to Octavio Paz, world-famous Mexican poet, writer and essayist.
- Other Luso-Hispanic Collections (Presentation) Use this online guide to locate Luso-Hispanic materials across the Library of Congress Web site.
- Portinari Murals (Presentation) Learn about the murals that decorate the vestibule walls of the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress.
- The Portuguese in the United States (Presentation) This extensive online collection developed by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress documents the history of Portuguese immigration to the United States.
- Prints and Photographs: An Illustrated Guide (Portfolio 4 The World at Large) (Prints and Photographs) View a sampling of images from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain.
- Rhythms of Flamenco (Presentation) Use these resources to help your students learn about the elements of flamenco dancing.
- Selected Links to Additional Hispanic Reading Room Internet Resources (Internet Resources) The Hispanic Division has compiled this list of links to helpful resources outside of the Library of Congress.
- Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting the Spanish American War from the online version of Pictorial Americana.
- Supreme Court Nominations: Sonia Sotomayor (Library of Congress Bibliography) The Law Library of Congress compiled this bibliography of information about new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Library of Congress Bibliography) Use this bibliography as a guide for locating primary source documents relating to the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican War.
- War with Mexico (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting the Mexican War from the online version of Pictorial Americana.
- The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War (Presentation)
This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it.
- The XVI Poetry Marathon of Teatro de la Luna (Webcast)
View readings of Spanish poetry featuring poets from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean.