This section contains information on New Orleans archives and special collections with holdings related to the presence of Spaniards, Latin Americans, and Latino communities in New Orleans, as well as to relations between New Orleans and Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.
Please note that the guide below constitutes an expanded and updated version of the "Libraries and Collections" chapter of Patricia de los Heros and Patricia O'Connor's Guide to Hispanic Resources in New Orleans/ Guía de fuentes hispanas de Nueva Orleans. (New Orleans: Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 1984).
Explore the tabs in this section for summaries of the Latin American Library's Special Collections relevant to the topics of:
For more in-depth information, contact the LAL Curator of Special Collections, Christine Hernández.
The Pan-American Life Insurance Group Collection (MSS Collection 179) of corporate papers, publications, and memorabilia was generously donated by PALIG in 2016. The collection documents the history of the Pan-American Life Insurance Company, founded in New Orleans in 1911, and its historic transnational business operations between the United States and Latin America. The Latin American Library launched the opening of the collection to the public with an exhibition co-sponsored by PALIG on November 21, 2019. You can explore the exhibit online: https://exhibits.tulane.edu/exhibit/pan-american-life-in-new-orleans/. Contact Christine Hernández for more information.