The library's collections in the previously mentioned areas also support interdisciplinary programs, centers and/or institutes at Dartmouth College, including Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Comparative Literature, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences, Medieval and Renaissance Studies as well as the Leslie Center for the Humanities. Moreover materials collected under the framework of this policy support some courses and faculty research in the departments of History, Art History, Religion, Government, Geography, Anthropology, Philosophy, Film studies and Theater.
In May of 1979, the faculty of Romance Languages, at that time one of the largest departments on campus, submitted a recommendation to the Dartmouth Arts and Sciences faculty for the creation of two separate Departments. That recommendation was approved, and in the summer of 1979, Spanish and Portuguese came into existence as a separate department in the Humanities Division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is fair to say that the Department of Spanish and Portuguese is a comparatively young department, with a long and distinguished history at Dartmouth.
* Section taken from the Spanish and Portuguese Department 2000 Report
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese has 28 faculty members, ranging from lecturer to full professor, and offers four types of programs in Spanish to students (a major in Spanish, a major in Romance Languages, a modified major, and a minor). The Department also offers 8 off-campus programs in the following locations: Barcelona, Madrid, Santander, Cuzco, and Buenos Aires).
Masters students pursuing a Master of Arts Liberal Program or a Master of Arts Program in Comparative Literature are required to take masters courses organized in the Spanish Department. Students pursuing a major or a minor in Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies or in Women's Studies may be required to take specific courses offered by the department as part of their programs.
Typically the advanced courses center around the specializations of the faculty and cover a broad spectrum of areas. Support of student and faculty research requires a broad understanding of what Hispanism means in the 21st century, and materials purchased for Hispanic Studies reflect a wide range of research interests and foci.
|Spanish Languages and Philology||PC 4001-4977||Library of Congress|
|Galician Languages and Philology||PC 5411-5414||Library of Congress|
|Catalan Languages and Philology||PC 3801-3899||Library of Congress|
|Basque Languages and Philology||PH 50001-5259||Library of Congress|
|Spanish Literatures (Spain & Spanish American)||PQ 6001-8999||Library of Congress|
|860-868.9 and 897-898.99||Dewey|
|Galician Literatures||PQ 9450-9469.2||Library of Congress|
|Catalan Literatures||PQ 9900-9976||Library of Congress|
|Basque Literatures||PH 5280-5490||Library of Congress|
General literary theory and criticism are classed in PN. Relevant materials in support of the program are also found in the appropriate sections of history, geography, sociology, anthropology, music, art, and bibliography
Two full major collections in Hispanic Studies are located in Special Collections:
The Quixote Collection is "An extensive collection of nearly two thousand volumes consisting of editions of Miguel Cervantes Saavedra' Don Quixote de la Mancha was acquired in 1963 by a gift of Norman Frederic Page, 1927. This comprehensive gathering of Quixotes includes not only Spanish imprints of the work but also translations in some sixteen languages. The earliest imprint in the collection is a Spanish text of the first Brussels edition part one printed by Roger Velpius in 1607 and part two by Huberto Antonio in 1616…". **
The Bryant Spanish Collection consists of almost 3,000 volumes from the William L. Bryant Foundation. This collection covers a broad historical period from the 16th to the 20th (222 titles were published before1700) and a broad list of topics as well. The collection catalog listed the titles in seventy different categories; There is an emphasis on regional material, archaeology, relations between Spain and her neighbors (France, Portugal, Italy), Spain's former African possessions, the Arabic culture, philology, art, travel, Basque culture, many other aspects of Spanish Culture.
The Spanish plays collection--located in the Treasure Room--is another major collection. In 1929 the College acquired a collection of about 10,000 Spanish plays from a Madrid bookseller, Garcia Rico & Cia,. By 1931 another 10,000 plays were collected and delivered to the library. This large collection covers a comprehensive collection of plays, written by well-known and obscure authors, published in Spain between 1800 to 1930 and, including theatrical productions of every type, such as, monologues, parodies, farces, zarzuelas, and a large number of short works belongings to the popular dramatic genre, the so-called "genero chico". ***
** Taken from The Brief Guide to Printed Books in Special Collections. Dartmouth College Library 1995.
*** The only narrative found about how Dartmouth College gathered this collection is an article published in Dartmouth Library Bulletin, Vol 1, No 1 April 1931.
September 1992 [Luis Villar]
October 1994 [Luis Villar]
October 2000 [Miguel Valladares]
September 2016 [Jill Baron]
Last Updated: 9/28/16