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As libraries continue to develop the power of digital technologies for archiving and outreach, scholars are leveraging these platforms for language valorization and community building across continents. The JCB recently hosted Dr. Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics at Haverford College, and...

New Acquisitions

In 1974, former JCB Librarian Thomas R. Adams produced a volume that listed the 101 most coveted books, maps, and prints that were *not* at the JCB. In carrying out the work of the Library, he wrote, “we have found it impossible not to dream...

Supported by a generous “Sawyer Seminar” grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center for Latin American Studies at Brown convened a series of seminars and workshops in 2018-19 on the theme of “Race and Indigeneity in the Americas.” Although the JCB was not...

Meet a JCB Fellow

Tara A. Bynum, Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Hampshire College and the 2018-2019 Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellow, spent her two-month fellowship refining Reading Pleasures, her forthcoming manuscript from U of Illinois Press. Reading Pleasures "invites scholars, students, and anyone else...

New Acquisitions

In the revolutionary spring of 1789, France and its colonies were undergoing separate although intertwined political and economic crises, and the JCB just purchased a key document that sheds light on the rapid development of one of these crises. Because of its recent explosive growth,...

The connections between the JCB and Mexico extend at least as far back as 1846, the year that saw John Carter Brown make several important purchases that related directly to the complex and colorful history of one of Spain’s most important colonies in the Americas....