Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will meet with leading university officials in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The trip to these South American countries, the first by a sitting IU president in nearly 40 years, will result in new academic partnerships that will increase study abroad opportunities for IU students and collaborative research possibilities for IU faculty.
Nearly forty years ago, in 1972, the Lilly Library at Indiana University organized a special exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Brazilian independence. Titled Brazil from Discovery to Independence, it was the sixteenth volume in the Lilly Library Publications Series, which began with a series of unnumbered issues in October 1960. This year Indiana University is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Lilly Library and it seems an opportune time to reissue the Brazil catalogue. But it is also important to note that since 1972, the Brasiliana collection has grown considerably. The first part of the publication is a digitized copy of the original 1972 catalogue. The second part, titled Brasiliana at The Lilly Library, provides a broader view of pre- and post-independence materials from the library's collections, with a special eye to more recent acquisitions focusing on U.S.-Brazil cultural relations in the twentieth century.