MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIONS
HISTORY AND ART HISTORY RESOURCES
PRIMARY DOCUMENT COLLECTIONS ON-LINE
ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES

MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIONS
 

Instituto Latinoamericano de Museos/Latin American Institute of Museums
http://www.ilam.org/
Links to home pages of Latin American museums (art, archaeology, history, and natural history) organized by country. Primarily Spanish.

ICOM: Virtual Library Museum Pages: Museums in Latin America http://icom.museum/vlmp/latin-america.html
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.

Cultural Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas/Penn Library Exhibitions
http://www.library.upenn.edu/special/gallery/kislak/index/cultural.html
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.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
http://www.spanishcolonial.org/index.shtml
General information page for the Santa Fe museum, including brief discussions of media and production techniques accompanied by small images. In English.

Mexico: From Empire to Revolution
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/digital/mexico/flash_english/intro.htm
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 English.


HISTORY AND ART HISTORY RESOURCES
 

Sources and General Resources on Latin America
http://www.oberlin.edu/~svolk/latinam.htm
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
http://latcar.rutgers.edu/lauria/advanced/index.htm
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. Mainly English.

Study of Colonial Latin America
http://gopher.fsu.edu/~sarias/colonial.html#complete
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.

E-Journal: UNAM
http://www.ejournal.unam.mx/
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.

Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas
http://www.analesiie.unam.mx/
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.

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/
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.

Arts and History: Virtual Forum of Mexican Culture
http://www.arts-history.mx
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.

CLASE: Citas Latinomericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
http://ahau.cichcu.unam.mx:8000/ALEPH
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.


PRIMARY DOCUMENT COLLECTIONS ON-LINE
 

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Colonial Latin America
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook08.html
Includes many primary documents on colonial Latin America. A good place to look for primary sources in translation. In English.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Project at Dartmouth
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sorjuana/
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 Spanish.

Colonial Latin America
http://faculty.smu.edu/bakewell/
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.

The Mapas Project
http://whp.uoregon.edu/mapas
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: swood@darkwing.uoregon.edu).


ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
 

Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain.
http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html
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.

John Carter Brown Library
http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_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
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/
Catalogue 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 Portuguese.

UNESCO Archives Portal for National Archives in Latin America
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/portal_archives/pages/Archives/
National_Archives/Latin_America/index.shtml
UNESCO's portal to the web sites of national archives from 17 Latin American countries. In English.

Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/index.html
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.



 
 
 


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Please credit as: Leibsohn, Dana, and Barbara Mundy, Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820.
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