Holdings include the personal library of Jaime H. Arjona internationally known expert on Lope de Vega; the Madrid Collection which comprises books, pamphlets, magazine and newspaper articles, broadsides, ephemera, maps and pictorial works relating to the history of Madrid formed by Jose Luis Oliva Escribano of Madrid; the Spanish periodicals and newspapers collection of Duque de T’Serclaes documents reports of events in Spain’s overseas empire, particularly Latin America and Mexico covering the years 1800-1840.
Arjona Collection: Professor Jaime Homero Arjona, a former chair of the Spanish Section's the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, donated to his extensive collections of 1st editions and other rare books of novels and plays from Spanish writers such as Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, etc.
- A listing of the books can be found here.
- Items related to Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega can be found in our digital repository.
The Madrid Collection consists of more than 2,000 books, pamphlets, magazine and newspaper articles, broadsides, ephemera, maps and pictorial works relating to the history of the city of Madrid.
Spanish Periodicals and Newspapers: Collected by the late Duque de T'Serclaes, the collection spans three centuries. The bulk of the materials cover the years 1800-1840, with emphasis on the Napoleonic period and the Wars of Independence in Spain.