Types of content include:
- Letters and telegrams
- Speeches and transcripts
- Literary manuscripts
- Personal records
- Meeting Minutes
- Political papers
- Cultural programs and notices
The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers presents thematic content focusing on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Rare and relevant books and newspapers –including rare anarchist newspapers – are presented in their original form. Extensive manuscript collections of both organizations and individuals are included for viewing, indexed for ease of search and maximum discovery. This collection offers a unique approach, focusing exclusively on the Latino-Hispanic history in the United States.
The Latino-Hispanic American Experience collection draws its content from the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project,” the largest national project ever to locate, preserve, and disseminate Latino-Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form, from colonial times to 1960. The project functions under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, founder and director of Arte Público Press, the oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Latino-Hispanic literature, and includes publications from all regions of the nation.
This collection includes:
- Hundreds of rare books by Latino-Hispanic Americans
- Over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, including over 75,000 pages of content
- Over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscript content
- Content written in Spanish(80%) and English(20%)
- Content indexed and searchable in Spanish and English.