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Art & Architecture: Latin America & the Caribbean

Latin American Art and Architecture Research Guide


The Latin American Library Special Collections hold a rich array of primary sources for the study of art and architectural history. 

To search finding aids of manuscript, ephemera, and image collections, use Tulane's Archival Collections Search

Rare books, journals, pamphlets, and microforms are cataloged in Library Search.

Below are key collections and discovery tools. Contact for more information or to set up an appointment in the reading room.

Digital Collections

Image Archive

The Latin American Library Image Archive, one of only a handful of such collections in the United States, holds over 110,500 individual images from virtually every country in Latin America.

Holdings in the Image Archive are searchable via Tulane University's online instance of ArchiveSpace.

You can also browse the following collections inventories:

William Spratling & Silver Design

Art Ephemera

Ephemera are a class of print collectible materials that defy a precise definition but in general, ephemera pieces are made of paper, printed (though sometimes handwritten); two-dimensional; transient and incidental; and often visually attractive or unique. Ephemera can therefore appear in a variety of formats such as broadsides, brochures, flyers, posters, souvenir cards, pamphlets, invitations, certificates, menus, announcements, and ballots to name just a few examples.

Among LAL printed ephemera holdings is a thematically focused collection of Latin American Art Ephemera from the 20th and 21st centuries:


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