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Merle Greene Robertson Collection at Tulane

The Latin American Library is very pleased to announce a new collection guide and web site for the Merle Greene Robertson Collection, Latin American Library Manuscripts, Collection 133.  The guide was prepared by Christine Hernández and David Dressing with assistance from Victoria Lyall and Lori Dowell.

Spanning the period from the 1920s to 2010, the papers of this art historian, archaeologist, artist, teacher, and writer consists of material related to the study of the ancient Maya gathered and produced over a lifetime of activity in the field. The collection includes correspondence, publications, photographic material, rubbings and line drawings of Maya relief sculpture, art work, and information on exhibits and conferences.

To access the guide and other information on the collection and on Merle Greene Robertson, see http://lal.tulane.edu/collections/manuscripts/robertson_merle


Hortensia Calvo
Tulane University

 

David Dressing, New Librarian at Notre Dame

I am delighted to announce that David Dressing has been appointed to the position of Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian at the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. David is coming to us from the Latin American Library at Tulane. He brings with him considerable experience in curating exhibits, collection building, and collection management. He received a PhD in History from Tulane University, and has also worked at The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Library of Congress. David will begin work at Notre Dame on April 1st, and can be reached at 1201A Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.

Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements
Notre Dame

 

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