Latin American Collection Guidelines
The Latin American Collection is the primary location for ALL materials in the humanities and social sciences dealing with Latin America. This includes publications from Latin America and those published elsewhere. This does not mean that all publications from Latin America belong in the LAC. For publications in the sciences (LC classification Q and S), materials are housed in both the LAC and the Marston Science Library. General materials may be sent to the LAC but the more technical works are sent to MSL. (e.g. Books on coffee growing go to science, but those on the coffee industry go to LAC) Please contact the LAC or Science cataloger with any and all questions.
This is NOT a complete list but books in the following ranges belong in the LAC.
HC121-239.5 Economic conditions
PQ3940-3949.3 French language literature from the Caribbean Area (including
PQ7081-8560 Spanish language literature from Latin America
(Note: PQ7070-7079 belongs in Main)
PQ9500-9693 Portuguese language literature from Latin America (chiefly Brazil)
PR9200-9333 English language literature from Latin America (chiefly the British
West Indies and Guyana)
ML (Literature on music) and MT (Musical instruction and study) material may go to the LAC when bought on LAC funds. M (Musical scores) material would normally go to the Music Library. Consult the Music Cataloger with any and all questions.
Materials bought on funds for the branch libraries go to those libraries.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS IN THE LAC
Latin America refers to all the following:
Belize (British Honduras), Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama (originally part of Colombia, and thus South America)
West Indies/Caribbean Area
Bermuda (in the Atlantic Ocean) but included because of classification in both Dewey and LC), Bahamas, Turks and Caicos.
Greater Antilles: Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Navassa
Lesser Antilles: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Désirade, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Les Saintes, Marie Galante, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis and Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saba, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts), Saint Croix, Saint Eustatius, Saint John, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (Sint Maarten), Saint Thomas, Saint Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands (British and U.S.)
Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana (Guyana [British Guiana], Suriname, French Guiana), Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina (La Plata Region), Ascension Island, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Chile (includes Easter Island), Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador (includes Galápagos Islands)
Material from and about the Caribbean (including Belize, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) should receive priority treatment.
Indexed: Latin American Collection Guidelines
Guidelines: Latin American Collection
Prepared by: Peter Bushnell
Last updated: March 11, 2003