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Puerto Rico: Resource Guide

Related Resources

This page includes additional resources on Puerto Rico from the Library's website.

American Folklife Center State Resources

Bibliographies and Guides

Exhibitions Featuring Puerto Rico

The African-American Mosaic

This exhibit marks the publication of The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.

Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop

This exhibition features artwork from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop Archives and Collection, including a selection of Blackburn's work and prints by collaborators, students, personal friends, and colleagues. The Seeds and Collaborations section contains the following items by two Puerto Rican artists.

A selection of highlights from this exhibition includes:

Exploring the Early Americas

This exhibition features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress.

When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood

Captures through photographs the experience of childhood as it is connected across time, different cultures, and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

A selection of highlights from this exhibition includes:

Geography & Map Division

Global Gateways

Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United States in America from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. The project presents in digital format books, maps, prints and photographs, manuscripts, and other documents from the collections of the partner libraries. Search using Puerto Rico to find nine items pertaining to Puerto Rico.

A selection of highlights includes:

Hispanic Division Resources

Historic Newspapers

Law Library

Library of Congress Blog

Selected blog posts include compelling stories and fascinating facts written by Library of Congress curators and librarians.

Resources for Teachers

Lesson Plans


Primary Source set

Today in History

The following dates in history feature significant events in Puerto Rico's history as highlighted in the Library of Congress' collections.

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. Click on the link below to locate veterans from Puerto Rico.