Attention: The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies is again sponsoring Library Travel Research Grants for Spring & Summer 2014
There purpose is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American Collection in the University of Florida Libraries, thereby enhancing its value as a national resource. The grants are funded by a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Four or more travel grants of up to $1000 each will be made to cover travel and lodging expenses. Grantees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2–3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American Collection.
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
We will be accepting applications for Library Travel Grants for Spring & Summer, 2014 until March 20, 2014 ; all travel must be completed by July 30, 2014.
The UF Libraries Latin American Collection
The UF Libraries’ Latin American Collection contains one of the finest collections of Latin American materials in the U.S. It consists of over 500,000 volumes, some 50,000 reels of microfilm (many unique and very scarce), renowned newspaper and government-document holdings, and a growing access to digital & computer-based electronic information resources.
Areas of collection focus include all disciplines, although literature, the humanities, and the social sciences are best represented. All regions of Latin America are also well represented, with the Caribbean, Circum-Caribbean, and Brazil having the deepest holdings, while the Andean and Southern Cone regions are developing strengths. Particularly noteworthy are the Collection's holdings on religion in the Americas, including Santeria, Rastafarianism, and the Ralph Della Cava Collection on Padre Cícero and Brazilian popular religion. Materials on women’s issues are strong.
Other units of the UF Libraries also contain important resources and researchers are encouraged to utilize them as well. The UF Map Library houses approximately 500,000 maps and atlases, some 50,000 of which deal with Latin American topics. The Science Library has important book and journal holdings on agriculture, tropical conservation, and development. The Special Collections Department has manuscript holdings such as the Rochambeau, Jeremie and the Braga Brothers Sugar Company papers, and the newly acquired Ramón Figueroa Collection of Mexican and Cuban film posters.
Information on the UF Latin American Collection is available at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/lac. You can also e-mail Richard Phillips, Director of the Latin American Collection, for further information.
All applications must be filed electronically. To apply for a Library Travel Grant, send a letter of intent, brief library research proposal, travel budget, and CV to:
Center for Latin American Studies
318 Grinter Hall