In light of the President’s recent comments about Africa, Haiti, and Latin America, we would like to highlight resources related to those geographical areas. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but it is meant to be a starting point for learning more about these areas of the world.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American, and Caribbean Collections at KU Libraries include nearly 500,000 titles; its collection on Central America alone is among the top three in the nation with 106,000 titles. It contains particularly strong holdings on Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Cuba, Haiti, and Mexico. The collection has extensive breadth in literature, language, culture, history, political science, economics, geography, and other fields in the social sciences and the humanities.
Recent Information on Haiti and El Salvador
Africana collections at KU Libraries include approximately 80,000 printed volumes. The Libraries receive over 1,000 serial publications, the predominant majority of which are available electronically. In addition to the regular collection of printed holdings, the Africana collections include maps and atlases, U.S. federal and international documents, microforms, videocassettes and DVD’s, digital resources, and several special collections of note.
Librarians have created several research guides related to African Studies.
The following resources are related to social justice issues in African countries:
Crimes against Albinos in Africa
LGBTQI in Africa
God loves Uganda / a film by Roger Ross Williams ; a Full Credit Productions and Motto Pictures production ; Ford Foundation, ITVS and Independent Lens present ; directed and produced by Roger Ross Williams ; producer, Julie Goldman ; writers, Roger Ross [other, other]