University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies

Chicago Archive of Indigenous Literatures of Latin America

The Chicago Archive of Indigenous Literatures of Latin America (CAILLA) seeks to increase access to published literary works appearing in the indigenous languages of Latin America after 1900. About the Project

The Archive contains three parts:

  • A searchable database of known works
    Extensive data has been gathered on each item. You can search by keyword or browse by language.
  • A library collection of original and facsimile copies held at the University of Chicago
    Entries with U of C library catalog numbers can be accessed in the library or via interlibrary loan.
  • Downloadable copies of some works
    If available, simply click the download link.

CAILLA collaborates with the University of Chicago Language Laboratories and Archives, which preserves audio and video recordings of indigenous languages.