Latin American Studies
The Benson Latin American Collection supports teaching, learning and research through the Ph.D. level in Latin American Studies and Latino Studies. We acquire library materials which relate to Latin America, or which are written by Latin American authors, with special emphasis on the social sciences and humanities. We also collect library materials which relate to Latinos in the US, with an emphasis on immigration, education, and borderland issues.
Spanish, Portuguese and English are the primary languages of the collection. We also collect recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America, particularly through the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA).
Electronic and print format materials are collected to meet the needs of users, including archives, manuscripts and serial publications.
Christina Bleyer, Head of Special Collections
Melissa Guy, Head of Collection Development
AJ Johnson, Head of Public Services, Librarian for Caribbean Studies
José Montelongo, Librarian for Mexican Studies
|Call Number Range||Subject|
|F 1201-2250||Latin America|
|F 2251-3799||South America (individual countries)|
|GR 114-134||Folklore of Latin America|
|GT 623-719||Clothing of Latin America|
|HB 122-124||Latin America|
|HC 121-239||Economic History and Conditions - Latin America|
|HD 1790.5-1915||Land Use - Latin America|
|HN 110.5-369||Social History and Conditions - Other regions or countries - Latin America|
|JL 1-3899||Political Institutions and Public Administration - Latin America|
|LA 420-619||History of Education - Latin America|
|LE 1-78||America (except United States)|
|PM 3001-7356||Native American languages|
|PQ 1-9999||Romance Literatures|