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The Gay Freedom Movement of Jamaica

Founded in 1977, the Gay Freedom Movement of Jamaica published a newsletter and provided a gay youth program, prison outreach program, and free STD clinic to the gay community in Jamaica. GYM General Secretary Larry Chang also edited and published a newsletter, the Jamaica Gaily News, from 1977 to…

Paul Losch named LC Field Director, Rio de Janeiro

          Congratulations to former LACC Librarian Paul Losch on his appointment as Field Director of the Library of Congress Overseas Operations Office in Rio de Janeiro! Read more in this interview with the Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room about his…

The Jewish Diaspora Collection

The Jewish Diaspora Collection (JDoC) is a collaborative and cooperative digital library designed to preserve and provide wide access to Jewish heritage materials from Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Modeled on the Digital Library of the Caribbean, JDoC provides a host site and portal for digitized versions…

The Album de Viaje of Eusebio Guiteras (1842-1845)

  Image Gallery Nineteen-year-old Eusebio Guiteras left Matanzas, Cuba, in 1842 for a three-year tour visiting the US, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, and the Ottoman Empire, including Istanbul, the Egyptian pyramids, & Jerusalem. His travel journals are a unique source of observations and the connections that a young Cuban aristocrat…

Virtual Tour of UF Libraries

UF Admissions recently created a virtual tour of the UF Libraries for potential students and anyone else who wants to see our spaces and the people who work there! Watch the embedded video above for more information.

The Haitian American Dream Timeline

The Haitian American Dream Timeline is now live! Created by Alexandra Cenatus, Ivanna Moreno, and Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, the Timeline examines the events and the forgotten stories of Haitian immigrants in the United States. In so doing, it explains the reasons behind the…

Altar del Día de Muertos in LACC

Come visit the beautiful Altar de Día de Muertos that Mexicans in Gainesville has created in LACC dedicated to all victims of COVID-19. Only UF affiliates can enter Smathers Library currently so bring your Gator 1 Card and face covering if you visit us. Mexicans in Gainesville wrote the…

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about Spanish-speaking countries with their different cultures, histories, politics and more. Visit our website for reading resources, with info to request pickup! Visit the Scalar site built by LACC student assistants Ana Mata Preciado and Lauren Justice: https://laccbookdisplays.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/hispanic-heritage-month-2020…