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November 10, 2016

ULS donation

Hillman Library has become the first U.S. library to own a complete collection of the Biblioteca Punena, a collection of some 200 volumes relating to the cultural history of the Andes.

The collection, donated by José Luis Velásquez Garambel on behalf of the Universidad Nacional del Altiplano-Puno, was presented at the end of a two-day international symposium held here on the work of Peruvian philosopher and cultural activist Gamaliel Churata (1897-1969), recognized as one of the greatest Andean writers of the 20th century.

Photo by Marsha Lee/University Times

Photo by Marsha Lee/University Times

Pictured: Garambel discusses the collection with Martha Mantilla, librarian for Latin American studies and the Eduardo Lozano collection.

A partial catalogue of the collection is available at


Filed under: Feature,Volume 49 Issue 6

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