The Latin American Library (New Orleans)

Tulane University

Established in 1924, The Latin American Library at Tulane University is among the world's foremost collections of Latin Americana. The collection consists of more than 540,000 volumes, including over 830 current periodical subscriptions, and is one of the most comprehensive of its kind, including materials from the contact period to the present. It is one of only three stand-alone Latin American research collections in United States universities.

The Latin American Library houses an impressive collection of rare printed materials, 6,600 linear feet of manuscripts, including eighteen Mexican painted manuscripts, an image archive with over 125,000 items, and over 2,000 rubbings of Maya relief sculpture. Among many other unique holdings, the collection includes over 4,500 maps and broadsides, a large number of historic newspapers, and substantial collections of printed ephemera.