Early Spain and Castile in the Special Collections

September 20-29, 2010
Williston Library Court

Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst are hosting the tenth biannual GEMELA Conference on women in pre-1800s Spain and colonial Latin America on September 23-25.

Mount Holyoke College’s Archives and Special Collections has on display the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a facsimile of the thirteenth-century manuscript; Noticia del establecimiento y poblacion de las colonias inglesas, a 1778 volume describing the English colonies in America; Coplas por la muerte de su padre, an early Spanish volume of poetry; Diccionario de la lengua castellana, the first dictionary published by the Real Academia Espanola. 

On Display in the Willison Library Court:

  1. Cantigas de Santa Maria, Alfonso X, King of Castile an Leon (Madrid: Edilan, 1979)
  2. Noticia del establecimiento y poblacion de las colonias inglesas, Francisco Alvarez Asturian (Madrid: Antonio Fernandez, 1778)
  3. Coplas por la mute de su padre, Jorge Manrique (Madrid: por don Antonio de Sancha, 1779)
  4. Diccionario de la lengua castellana, Real Academia Espanola (Mdrid: F. Del Hierro, 1726-39)

Selections and installation by Archives and Special Collections Student Assistant Alena McNamara