13 Latinx Works Preserved in The Library of Congress


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Established on April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, holding over 167 million items that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” These works include books, printed materials, audio recordings, sheet music, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and films. If a work is selected, it means that it is an integral part of the country’s history and culture.

The Library’s collections of Latin American and Caribbean (and Iberian) works, containing over 10 million items, are “the largest and most complete in the world.” The following 13 works (many are a recognizable part of Latinx culture—all you should know!) by Latinxs were added to the Library of Congress, ensuring their preservation for generations to come.

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