To fulfill its research, archival, and library missions, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute has a state-of-the-art facility housing the Dominican Archives and the Dominican Library. The facility is used primarily to preserve and provide access to the archives and library collections and to support the Institute’s research program and activities. The facility is climate-controlled (temperature and humidity) and features a reference/gallery area with seating, videoconferencing, and computer equipment for meetings related to the work of the Institute and to showcase exhibits.
Thanks to Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, our beloved Assistant Director and colonial history specialist, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library has received hundreds of books donated by the Academia Dominicana de la Historia and the Archivo General de la Nación (please visit their excellent new site: http://new.agn.gov.do/
These are four of their recent donation:
The 4th edition of Constanza, Maimón y Estero Hondo: la victoria de los caídos. Delio Gómez Ochoa. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Academia Dominicana de la Historia, 2010.
El exilio republicano español en la sociedad dominicana. Seminario internacional, marzo 2010. Coordinated by Reina C. Rosario Fernández. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Archivo General de la Nación and Academia Dominicana de la Historia, 2010.
La Real Audiencia de Santo Domingo (1511-1799). La justicia en Santo Domingo de la época colonial. Américo Moreta Castillo. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Academia Dominicana de la Historia, 2010.
We are very grateful to our friend Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, for his recent donation of two classic collections of "perioco ripiao" one of the traditional dances from the Dominican Republic.
Eduardo is now "un dominicano adoptivo."
Ripiando el perico [sound recording]: antología del merengue típico. By Huchi Lora. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Grupo León Jimenes, 2005.
La India Canela: Merengue típico from the Dominican Republic [sound recording].Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008. 1 sound disc
We are excited to welcome you to our Dominican Library blog where we are going to share with you information about our current collection, new acquisitions of books, films, and music of Dominicans everywhere. The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library is the only university-based research collection dedicated to documenting and disseminating primary and secondary materials about the Dominican people. We look forward to your comments, suggestions, posts, links and your visit to our beautiful new library facility at The City College of New York.
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