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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLINE! While our physical spaces remain closed, the CCNY Libraries team is working remotely to make library resources and services available online.
The dLOC provides free access to digitized newspapers; photographs; government and historical documents; and literature of the English, French and Spanish speaking Caribbean from the 18th century to the present.
"The purpose of this web tool is to instruct users in how to decipher the handwriting styles prevalent in 16th and 17th century Spanish handwritten documents. The tool draws from archival documents of the Spanish colony of La Española (today’s Dominican Republic). Since the same dominant handwriting styles of the time were followed throughout the Spanish world, practicing the reading of these basic styles on early Dominican manuscript documents can familiarize users with the handwriting from all Spanish language countries during the period."