UC Santa Cruz: Grant supports project to digitize, preserve materials at Biblioteca Amazónica

UC Santa Cruz: Grant supports project to digitize, preserve materials at Biblioteca Amazónica. “In 2011, Amanda M. Smith, assistant professor of literature at UC Santa Cruz, was regularly haunting the stacks of the Biblioteca Amazónica, an archive located in Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, as she researched what would become her first book, Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography after the Rubber Boom (Liverpool University Press, 2021). And during one of her visits, the librarian Julio Ramírez beckoned her to a room at the back of the building.”