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Researching the Catholic Inquisitions in the Penn Libraries Collections

Posted on by Joseph Holub
Looking down from a balcony at a wood-paneled room with built-in bookshelves

Since the beginning of 2021 the Penn Libraries has added over 200 works about the the  Catholic Inquisitions, which complement and support the extraordinary text and manuscript holdings of the  Henry Charles Lea Library.

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Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library

Posted on by Joseph Holub
Woodcut of Prester John of the Indies

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library consists of over 5,700 items nearly evenly divided between those characterized as monographs and the rest as pamphlets (nomenclature is a question of length: monographs have more than 50 pages).

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Ethnohistory of Latin America

Posted on by Joseph Holub
Book cover featuring photo of Latin American women in brightly colored dresses

In 1994, Penn joined 30 other North American libraries to found the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP). Participant institutions committed to devoting increased resources to particular countries or themes in order to better represent the “diversity of Latin American cultural and scholarly­ production.” 

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