The Latin American and Caribbean Center will offer Library Travel Grants to the University of Florida’s (UF) Latin American Collection for faculty members and graduate students. This is an excellent opportunity for researchers from FIU to use the extensive resources of the UF Collection, one of the finest in the US.
Focusing on all disciplines, the UF Libraries Latin American Collection consists of over 325,000 volumes, 55,000 reels of microfilm (many rare), and newspaper and government document holdings which are renowned. Other Library units contain important resources as well, such as the UF Map Library (with some 50,000 maps and atlases of Latin America), the Science Library which has important book and journal holdings dealing with agriculture, tropical conservation, and development issues, as well as the Special Collections Department which includes manuscript holdings such as the Rochanbeau, Jeremie, Braga Bros, Sugar Co. and Dussell papers. Additionally, the PK Yonge Library of Florida History has important microfilm and Photostat holdings from Spain’s Archivo General de Indias in Seville that document early Spanish Florida and the Southeast.
The UF Libraries are available on the Internet at the following URL: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu. Email for further information regarding the Latin American Collection may be sent to Richard Phillips, Head of the Latin American Collection.
To apply for a Library Travel Grant, send a letter of intent, brief library research proposal, travel budget and curriculum vitae to:
Latin American and Caribbean Center
University Park, DM 353
Miami, FL 33199
To discuss how the UF LA Collection can support your research, please contact Catherine Marsicek, Latin American & Caribbean Information Center Librarian at FIU Libraries, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-348-2228.
Application Deadline is March 26, 2003.