Aztec Poster From UK Makes Cover of National Library Publication

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2014)College & Research Libraries News, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), currently is featuring a familiar image as its January 2014 issue cover photo — an Aztec tribute poster from "A Glimpse into Ancient Mexico: Writings of the Aztecs, Mixtec and Maya" exhibit at the University of Kentucky's William T. Young Library.

The exhibit at Young Library is one of many events presented by UK Libraries as part of UK College of Arts & Sciences "Passport to the World: ¡Viva México!," which encourages the campus and community to embark on year-long explorations of the culture and history of a particular region or country. This particular exhibit is on display through Jan. 31.

Adrian Ho, director of Digital Scholarship at the University of Kentucky Libraries, submitted two images last December to College & Research Libraries News and the tribute poster was immediately chosen for the January 2014 cover.

College & Research Libraries News is the official news magazine and publication for ACRL and is published 11 times per year. The publication features columns on the latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries.

The Aztec tribute poster submitted by Ho is a page from the Codex Mendoza, a work commissioned by Antonio Mendoza, the first Viceroy of New Spain, around 1541, just 20 years after the conquest of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. Intended to inform King Charles V of Spain about his recently conquered subjects, the Codex Mendoza was painted by indigenous scribes under the supervision of Spanish clerics, who wrote Spanish glosses for the Aztec characters. The page documents the semi-annual tribute owed to Spain by the province of Tochtepec in the Gulf coastal lowlands of northern Oaxaca and southern Veracruz. The codices are housed in UK Libraries Special Collections.

UK's Special Collections is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center. The mission of Special Collections is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 29, 2014) –La publicación College & Research Libraries News de la Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) tiene como portada de la edición de enero 2014 un poster Azteca de la exhibición en William T. Young Library: "A Glimpse into Ancient Mexico: Writings of the Aztecs, Mixtec and Maya".

Esta exhibición es solamente una de muchas presentadas por UK Libraries en colaboración con el programa del departamento de Arts & Sciences UK College of Arts & Sciences "Passport to the World: ¡Viva México!". El programa Passport to the World tienen como objetivo expandir los horizontes culturales y comunitarios—tanto en el campus como en la comunidad de Lexington—a través de diferentes eventos y actividades. La exhibición “A Glimpse into Ancient Mexico” estará abierta al público hasta este 31 de enero.

El director de Digital Scholarship en University of Kentucky Libraries, Adrian Ho fue quién presentó dos imágenes al College & Research Library News este último diciembre. El poster fue inmediatamente escogido para la portada.

La publicación College &Research Libraries News es una revista que contiene en sus páginas columnas sobre las últimas tendencias y prácticas en el ámbito académico y de investigación. La revista, publicada para ACRL es impresa 11 veces al año.

La imagen publicada es un tributo Azteca de las páginas del Codex Mendoza, una pieza de arte comisionada por el primer Viceroy de Nueva España—Antonio Mendoza—alrededor de 1541, unos 20 años después de la conquista de la capital Azteca, Tenochtitán. El Codex, creado por escritores indígenas bajo el mando del clero español, tenía como propósito informar al Rey Carlos V sobre la nueva conquista. El documento contiene documentación semi-anual de los tributos que la provincia de Tochtepec (Norte de Oaxaca y Sur de Veracruz) le rendía a España. Los códices se encuentran en el Special Collections de las bibliotecas de UK.

La Special Collections de UK incluye libros únicos, Kentuckiana the Archives, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, King Library Press y Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center. Special Collections busca localizar y preservar materiales que contienen información social, cultura, económica sobre la Commonwealth de Kentucky.  

 

 

 

 

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