Using UNC Libraries
Like many academic library systems, UNC maintains a number of different libraries and collections. Because of its size and the breadth of its collections, Davis Library is often considered the main UNC library. It offers a wide assortment of materials for Latin American Studies. However, there are other libraries on campus to consider as well.
Wilson Library serves as the main special collections library for the University, and it houses a number of collections of interest to Latin Americanists:
- The Bernard J. Flatow Collection of Latin American Cronistas is a collection of rare books on the discovery, conquest, and colonization of the New World, consisting largely of original 16th, 17th, and 18th-century editions of the accounts of the New World by Spanish chroniclers, or cronistas. This collection can be found in several libraries on campus. Please view all our holdings for a complete list of locations with this colleciton.
- The Popayán Papers consist of 12,000 items of correspondence, dated chiefly from 1750-1860, between several interrelated aristocratic families whose members were prominent in business, the church, and government of Popayán, Colombia.
- The Spanish and Catalan Drama Collection, located in the Rare Book Collection, contains over 25,000 separately published Spanish and Catalan plays and spans the period from the late 17th century to the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939.
Other campus libraries include the House Undergraduate Library, which maintains the print reserves collection and the Media Resources Center (audio-video materials), the Health Sciences Library, the Music Library, Art Library, and the Law Library. Consult the comprehensive list of campus libraries for locations and hours.