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Patricia Figueroa
Curator of Iberian and Latin American Collections
Brown University Library, Box A
Providence, RI  02912

Phone (401) 863-9666
Fax (401) 863-2093

John Hay Library, 3rd Floor
Room 311/309, off Anne S. K. Brown Military Gallery

The Curator of Iberian and Latin American Collections is responsible for planning and carrying out the effective development of the Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American, and Caribbean collections at Brown University Library. The geographical coverage of the collection expands beyond the present boundaries of Ibero-America in an effort to unify bibliographic resources concerning other Iberian former colonies, travels of exploration, and religious missions world-wide.

The collection supports the research needs of faculty, students and scholars, and contains a wide range of library materials in a number of Western European and Ameridian languages. The Curator selects and acquires materials in various formats—chiefly in the social sciences and the humanities—published mainly in the United States, Europe and Latin America. The Curator also provides advanced reference services to students and faculty, assists in the use of print and online information resources, and provides sessions for orientation and bibliographic instruction.

Certains subjects concerning Hispanic and Lusophone cultures are managed by other subject specialists (i.e., art, architecture and music). You may consult our directory of library specialists to contact the appropriate librarian.

Top left: Original watercolor of an Inca (possibly Manco Capac) found in vol. 2 of Borrones: un recuerdo para la historia del Alto Perú. Undated. Church Collection. John Hay Library.

Bottom: "The city of Cusco capital of Peru" from Seventeen years travels of Peter de Cieza, through the mighty kingdom of Peru, and the large provinces of Cartagena and Popayan in South America: from the city of Panama, on the isthmus, to the frontiers of Chile by Pedro de Cieza de León. London, 1709. Church Collection. John Hay Library.

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