News from the Caribbean and Latin American Studies Librarian (FALL 2018)

Welcome to the beginning of the Fall Semester at UC Berkeley, as your librarian for the Caribbean and Latin American Collections at the Doe Library, I wanted to provide you with some information on sources that will aid you in your research. I am here for your reference needs and you may contact me at your convenience.

Please see below for some information about the select Newly Acquired Digital Sources in the Caribbean and Latin America at UC Berkeley. Please authenticate using the proxy or VPN while accessing these sources from an off-campus location.

The Golden Age of Mexican cinema is illuminated in this collection of popular movie periodicals. It includes magazines such as Cinema Reporter (1943-1965), Cine Mundial (1951-1955), and El Cine Gráfico. From the Archives of the Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Primary-source collection of ca. 45,000 fully searchable documents from the Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes articles, newspaper clippings, cable messages, interviews, conference memorabilia, etc. (Brill) [1959 to present]

This collection contains over 930+ periodicals that have been accumulated by the Austrian anarchist, historian and collector Max Nettlau (1865-1944), together with a number of later additions, held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The collection of 971 titles provides a richness of documentation pertaining explicitly to the formative anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist episode in the history of Latin American labor movements. (Brill) [1890-1920]

Spanning more than four hundred years, The Guatemala Collection concentrates primarily on the national era, particularly 1824-1948. [full date range: 1587-1991]


Each week, I try and update this blog to provide information about the newly received books on Latin America. These books will be cataloged and made available for you to use. You can find the latest cataloged books from the Caribbean and Latin America here.

We also are the member of the Center for Research Libraries and our students, and faculty can request materials from their extremely rich collections on the Caribbean and Latin America. One can search their catalog here.

There are three new initiatives, I will be launching this Fall semester.

One of them is starting the collection of the Cartonera books from the region. More information on Cartonera books can be found here. One can locate our current collection of Cartonera books by searching for the title = Latin American cartonera collection. CU.

The second initiative is that of rejuvenating our Latin American Graphic Novels collection. I will be collaborating closely with my colleague who is responsible for Romane language collections and collects the graphic novels from Spain. Stay tuned.

The third initiative is to collect and relaunch our general collection of books from Mexico. If you have any purchase recommendations or need help with orienting your students with our library, its Latin American collections, please drop me a line. I also can provide one on one research consultations as needed.

For your copyright queries, open access publishing and other scholarly communications-related needs please contact library’s scholarly communications team.

I wish you an excellent start of the Fall 2018 Semester!