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Lilly Library's Mendel and Boxer rare book collections of interdisciplinary works on Andean and South American countries and Brazil, and an internationally recognized array of material resources. A Latin American area specialist librarian (Luis A Gonzalez, luisgonz[at]indiana.edu) is available to assist graduate students in their research. The Main Library also has hundreds of videos and films on Latin America and the Caribbean, which are available to students for in-house viewing.

The Archives of Languages of the World preserve tapes of indigenous languages of Latin America. The Folklore Archives, one of the largest resource and research centers in the United States, contain field collections, bibliographies and articles on Latin America. The Geography and Map Library houses atlases of the region, thousands of flat-file maps, detailed topographical maps and all of the CIA's maps of Latin America. A unique repository of Caribbean and Latin American music is found in the Archives of Traditional Music. Musical scores and biographies of Latin American composers and their discographies can be found in the Music Library and its Latin American Music Center, affiliated with the world- ranked IU School of Music.

Students also have access to Latin American materials at several institutes, including the American Indian Studies Research Institute. The internationally renowned Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction has a strong collection of artifacts from Latin America representing issues of gender and sexuality, to which students who are involved in related research have access. The Art Museum has an outstanding Pre-Colombian collection, most of which is on display. The collection emphasizes Mexico and Peru but includes pieces from other countries such as Panama and Costa Rica. Major periods are represented such as the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec and Mixtec. The William Hammond Mathers Museum also has several Latin American collections.