Latinoamericano de Museos/Latin American Institute of
Links to home pages of Latin American museums (art,
archaeology, history, and natural history) organized
by country. Primarily Spanish.
Virtual Library Museum Pages: Museums in Latin America
Index of links to Latin American museums (art, archaeology,
history, and natural history) organized by country.
Home page is bilingual Spanish and English; most of
the links are in Spanish.
Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas/Penn
Overview of University of Pennsylvania's exhibition
on the collections of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation and
the Rosenbach Museum and Library. Includes dozens of
images from the exhibition (in thumbnail-expandable
format) as well as commentary on the exhibition and
associated lectures. In English.
of Spanish Colonial Art
General information page for the Santa Fe museum, including
brief discussions of media and production techniques
accompanied by small images. In English.
From Empire to Revolution
Overview of two Getty exhibitions of nineteenth- and
early twentieth-century Mexican photography. High-quality
scans of 75 photographs, accompanied by historical information.
Focus is largely post-colonial. Bilingual Spanish and
AND ART HISTORY RESOURCES
and General Resources on Latin America
Extensive index of links to Latin America-related databases
and informational sites, as well as to bibliographic
information. Home page is in English; links may be either
English or Spanish.
Advanced Research in Latin American Studies
Index of links to dozens of sites in the United States,
Latin America, and Europe. Includes links to microfilm,
manuscript, newspaper, and periodical collections from
national archives, libraries, and government sites.
of Colonial Latin America
Index of links to a small number of primary sources
(in both Spanish and English), as well as a more extensive
list of Internet projects, journals, libraries, museum
exhibitions, and organizations. Mostly English.
An electronic library with full-text access to selected
journals published by Universidad Nacional Autonóma
de México. Journals of particular interest include
Estudios de Cultural Nahuatl and Estudios
de Historia. In Spanish.
del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas
Current and previous issues of this journal online.
Full text and image available for essays on visual culture
of the viceregal period, particularly the art and architecture
of New Spain. In Spanish.
Latin American Network Information Center
Index of links regarding a variety of topics within
Latin America. See especially the categories of Libraries,
Social Sciences, and Society and Culture. LANIC itself
is in English, but many of the links are in Spanish.
and History: Virtual Forum of Mexican Culture
Index of links regarding various aspects of Mexican
culture and history, including archives, archaeological
sites, timelines, and brief articles on topics ranging
from textiles to the Mexican Revolution. Mainly Spanish.
Citas Latinomericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
Searchable index of 1300 journals from Latin America
and the Caribbean, based at the Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México. Index includes links
to full-text articles. In Spanish and English.
DOCUMENT COLLECTIONS ON-LINE
Modern History Sourcebook: Colonial Latin America
Includes many primary documents on colonial Latin
America. A good place to look for primary sources in
translation. In English.
Juana Inés de la Cruz Project at Dartmouth
Contains the complete works and chronology of the life
of the “Poet Nun” Sor Juana Inés
de la Cruz, as well as a digital reconstruction of the
first (non-textual) pages of Fama, y obras posthumas
(1700). The site is in English, her works in the original
Extensive collection of documents and images from the
colonial period, navigable by period, creator/author,
and media (object, sound, text). Also includes a timeline
of significant events up to 1825. In English.
Site devoted to indigenous histories from Mesoamerica.
Includes database of pictorial and textual manuscripts
(Nahua, Zapotec, Mixtec). Site includes some digital
facsimiles and explanatory texts for the manuscripts.
In English. Password required (write to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
General de Indias, Seville, Spain.
Main repository for Spanish government documents
pertaining to, and produced in, Spanish America. Virtual
exhibitions of images from AGI collections, information
on the holdings and history of the archive, a link to
Archivos Españoles en Red, which allows registered
users (registration forms are on-line) to remotely access
scans of archival documents in the AGI. In Spanish.
Carter Brown Library
One of major US collections of documents from the
colonial Americas. Site includes a catalog of the JCB
Library holding, and an under-construction, searchable
collection of 5000 documents in "The Archive of
Early American Images." In English.
Library of Congress: Hispanic Reading Room
of collections of the Hispanic Reading Room, a series
of online exhibitions on colonial Latin America, and
links to other Library of Congress resources, including
"The Handbook of Latin American Studies" and
"Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier:
Historias Paralelas." In English, Spanish, and
Archives Portal for National Archives in Latin America
UNESCO's portal to the web sites of national archives
from 17 Latin American countries. In English.
Latin American Collection, University of Texas Austin.
A major US collection of documents about Latin America,
both pre- and post-Independence, with emphasis on Mexico.
Includes links to online databases on Latin American
scholarship and Benson collections. In English.
2005, Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy
Please credit as: Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture
in Spanish America, 1520-1820.