Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC)
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Ancient books from Mesoamerica
from Mesoamerica are part of
special collection at University Library (Cal State
Thousands of antique books about colonial Mexico and Mesoamerica are now part of a unique collection at the University's John F. Kennedy Memorial Library. The collection, "Transcultural Dialogues: The Books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico," was on display at the conclusion of the two-day Mesoamerican Symposium sponsored by the Art History Society of Cal State LA and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The collection features approximately 6,000 books that were produced between the 15th and 20th centuries, said Cal State LA Professor Manuel Aguilar, who organized the symposium. "These new collections mean that scholars from all over, members of the community, and Cal State LA students can study these topics without needing to use any other library in the United States," Aguilar said.