La Casita’s provides artists, scholars and researchers the opportunity to engage with the local Hispanic Community and use the various resources in our Library and Archives.
La Casita has established close relations with members of the Hispanic community and community partner organizations across the city of Syracuse and the CNY region. La Casita engages with artists, scholars and researchers locally, statewide and nationally to help facilitate focus groups, interviews, community art projects, and more.
The Bilingual Library houses a collection of scholarly books that examine Latin American and US Latino Communities through music, theatre, politics, economics, history, art, sociology, anthropology, literature, religion and more. The library also has a collection of classic and contemporary Literary works by Spanish, Latin American and US Latino authors. The Library is also the home to Corresponding Voices, a poetry collection published by Point of Contact (Punto de Contacto) that brings poets from different backgrounds together in a dialogue. There is also a substantial collection of bilingual books for children and La Casita’s own children’s publications, written and illustrated by the young participants enrolled in the center’s Dual-Language Literacy Programs.
Cultural Memory Archive
The Cultural Memory Archive houses a collection of artifacts and primary documents loaned or donated by the local community. La Casita has compiled a collection of photographs, audio and video recordings, as well as digitized documents that examine the Latino-American experience in the region. Artists and scholars can use the archive as a resource to advance their research.