Complete Collection of Andean Cultural Writings Donated to Pitt

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 at the University of Pittsburgh 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.

A partial catalog of the collection is available online.

This article first appeared in the University Times on November 10, 2016.