Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol. 2 - No. 1
Spring, 1998

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The Biblioteca Popular ‘Jose Ingenieros’

Entrance to the Biblioteca 
Popular ‘Jose Ingenieros’

The Biblioteca Popular ‘Jose Ingenieros’ in Buenos Aires is a remarkable counter-institution dedicated to popular education, the preservation of anarchist history, and radical opposition.

Founded in 1935, it has served as a consistent center for anarchist activity in Buenos Aires and Argentina as a whole. It provides meeting space for anarchist groups, a lending library for neighborhood children, and a film program now in its thirtieth year. It also holds what is probably the second largest archive of anarchist material in South America (surpassed only by the Arquivo Edgard Leuenroth at Brazil’s Universidade Estadual de Campinas).

The Archive has been open and functioning for five years. It holds material dating from 1895 to the present and in thirteen languages. They also have a particularly large collection of anarchist material in Yiddish.

You can help the library by sending anarchist publications of any sort, books for their lending library, as well as financial contributions. Contributions can be made in U.S. dollars and correspondence can be handled in most major languages. Please make sure to enclose a contribution if you are requesting information or photocopies.

Please contact the library at:
Biblioteca Popular ‘Josť Ingenieros’
J. Ramirez de Velasco #958
(1414) Buenos Aires