The Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection was established in 1964, the same year that the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh was created. As research and studies developed in this discipline, the need emerged at the University to create a robust library collection devoted to Latin America. To undertake that task, Eduardo Lozano moved to Pittsburgh from his native Argentina in 1967. This timing coincided with the transfer of the library from quarters on several floors of the Cathedral of Learning to the newly constructed Hillman Library building. Thirty years later, in 1997, the collection was named the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection, honoring his extraordinary legacy.
The dramatic growth of our collection, along with extensive library resources and computerized information services, reflects the development of the University of Pittsburgh into one of the world’s major centers for teaching and research on Latin America.
The Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection holdings have been systematically and comprehensively collected through individual purchases and periodic buying trips. One of our primary material sources has been the vast exchange program. We maintain exchange agreements with other libraries, research centers, universities, and governmental institutions all over the world. Emphasis on the acquisition of archival and special collections materials has grown over the last years.
In addition to serving the University community, our collection serves as a local, regional, national, and international resource center and clearinghouse for information on Latin America. It is the sole Latin American resource in Western Pennsylvania.
The Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection is accessible during Hillman Library hours.
For more information, please visit the University of Pittsburgh Library System's Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection page.