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The library of the Alvargonzález Foundation is constituted by a collection of more than 5,000 monographs and more than 120 titles of periodic publications, as result of the aggregation of the different libraries from different members of the Alvargonzález family and some other from people related to the institution.

As consequence of this union of different libraries, the collection is made of books of different subjects. This collection can be organized in four parts:

  1. The General Collection, made of the library related to the maritime history together with an Asturian collection and a library devoted to literature.
  2. The Family Collection made of books written from a member of the family or where any of them collaborated. It can be highlighted the cooking books from Calixto Alvargonzález Landeau.
  3. The Deposit, where there are gathered books of different subjects such as Ethnography, History, Biography, Medicine, Art and works made before 1900- In this collection there can be highlighted some donations, like the ones made by Brigida Hoene, Claudio Alvargonzález Sánchez-Barcáiztegui or Mateo Alvargonzález.
  4. The Collection "Miguel Díaz Negrete", made of the professional library of the Gijón-born architect, with works devoted to the architecture, construction and art, there can be highlighted more than 100 titles from specialized architecture and construction magazines.
Biblioteca Fundación Alvargonzález


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