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Latin American Studies

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Each item in the Library is assigned a call number which designates both its subject and also its place on the shelf.

The listing of Library of Congress classification numbers below suggests where to find materials relevant to Latin American Studies on the Library shelves.



Call number range

Subject area

Chifley F1201 - F3799 History of Latin America
Hancock GB144 - GB169 Geography of South America
Menzies GN562 - GB564 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology of Latin America
Menzies GR114 - GR133 Folklore of Latin America
Chifley HC121 - HC239.5 Economic History and Conditions of Latin America
Chifley HJ799.53 - HJ999

Public finance in Latin America

Chifley JL950 – JL3899 Political institutions and public administration in Latin America
Law KS Latin American law
Art & Music  700 – 780  Latin American Art & Music
Chifley PC4001 – PC4977 Spanish language
Chifley PQ7020 - PQ8929  Spanish literature outside Spain


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