Monday, November 05, 2012
King's College London boosted by Canning House collection (UK)
An evening reception at King's Maughan Library formally marked the transfer of Canning House Library to the College. Described by the historian Hugh Thomas as,'one of the jewels of Latin American Studies in England', Canning House Library possesses 50,000 volumes, which will constitute a major boost to the study of Hispanic and Lusaphone languages, culture and history at King's. Robert Hall, Director of Library Services, said: 'We are delighted that Canning House Library's vast and historic collection is coming to King's. The breadth of its Latin American literature is remarkable, covering film, the visual arts, music, archaeology, the cultures of Latin America's indigenous people, history, politics and geography.'