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La convocatoria para hacer estancias de investigación en la Biblioteca John Carter Brown está abierta. La JCB se especializa en la historia y cultura de las Américas durante el periodo colonial y virreinal (1492-1825), y recibe cada año a investigadores de todas partes del mundo...

     When Lawrence C. Wroth published Some reflections on the book arts in early Mexico, in 1945, he didn’t know that one of the images included in this little book would catch the eye of an American anthropologist living in Mexico City. Robert...

As an opening event to kick off the Library's fall programming, members of the curatorial staff will join Director and Librarian Neil Safier for a whirlwind introduction to the renowned "Americana" collection of John Carter Brown, begun in 1846 and housed since 1901 in a stately...

Digital Item-of-the-Month

Taking advantage of our digital moment this month, we are inaugurating a monthly series that highlights a newly digitized item that has special historical significance and relevance across many fields of the JCB's collection – and that is not available elsewhere in digital form. 

Our first item is the Instructio[n]...

Map of the Month

The JCB’s cartographic collections contain a significant number of manuscript maps, which often tell a very different story about place-making in the early Americas than those maps that entered into the circuit of print. One such manuscript is a large, beautifully colored chart made in...