Iberian Studies

The University of Texas Libraries has a solid collection on all the major literary figures of every period and genre of Spanish literature, including bibliographical and bio-bibliographical reference materials.

The emphasis of collection development for Spanish and Portuguese literature has reflected the scholarly pursuits of the university community: medieval drama and poetry, including a rich collection of the Cantigas and 16th century plays; Golden Age literature; the picaresque novel and contemporary fiction and poetry; and representative selections in Catalan, Basque and Gallegan literatures.

All literary periods and genres of Portuguese literature are represented in the collection, beginning with the Troubadour poets of the 12th century; but the major strength of the Portuguese collection is the 20th century. Linguistic studies form a strong part of our collection efforts.

The Perry-Castañeda Library also has a well-rounded collection dealing with Spanish history, from medieval times to the present, including historical sources on the Spanish Civil war.

Materials on Spanish and Portuguese language and linguistics are also held by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC) and the Benson Latin American Collection.

Our collection includes works in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Gallegan languages. It is interdisciplinary, integrating many subject areas other than language and linguistics and sharing many with Latin America, especially through the Approval Plan. Formats include print, e-books, videos, CD-ROMS, DVDs and very selectively, maps.

The geographic area covered by this collection includes Spain, Portugal, Azores, Balearic Islands, and very limitedly: Philippines, Angola, East Timor, Macau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe.

Contact Merry Burlingham, Librarian

Call Number RangeSubject
B 4561-4568Philosophy
B 4568 A4-Z8Selective Spanish philosophers
CT 500-758Biography, Latin America
CT 1340-1358Biography, Spain
DP 1-950History (Include Spain local history only to reflect archaeological excavations for Roman or Greek antiquities in Iberian soil)
F 1401-3799History, Latin America
GN 585 S7Ethnology
GR 230-233Folklore
HC 381-390Economic conditions, Spain
HC 121-239.5Economic conditions, Latin America
JL 950-3899Political institutions, Latin America
JN 8103-8395 A3-ZPolitical institutions, Spain
NA 385-387Architecture
NA 702Architecture, Spanish
NA 854-935.5Architecture, Latin America
NA 1301-1313.3Architecture, Moorish
ND 801-812Painting (Exclude art exhibition catalogs)
ND 813.A-ZPainting (Exclude art exhibition catalogs), Selective painters
PC 3801-3976Language. Linguistics. Philology, Catalan
PC 4001-4977Language. Linguistics. Philology, Spanish
PC 4813Language. Linguistics. Philology, Ladino
PQ 6001-8929Literature, Spanish, History
PQ 6056Literature, Jewish-Spanish
PQ 6269.A-Z-6729Literature, Authors
PQ 7081-8560Literature, Latin America
Z 173, Z 2681-2709Printing