Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 & 2

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection is an archive of publications focused exclusively on U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture from colonial times until 1960. Available in two series, Series 1 focuses on the creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics, while Series 2 centers on Hispanic civil rights, religion and women's rights. Content written, indexed and searchable in Spanish and English. 

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Subject Area: Cultural & Area Studies
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Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1  

Series 1 is an archive of historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. Conveying the creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics, it sheds light on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized them from the earliest moments of this country’s history through contemporary times. Content includes: 

  • Approximately 60,000 historical articles
  • Hundreds of political and religious pamphlets and broadsides
  • Complete texts of over 1,100 historical books of Hispanic literature and culture

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2 

Series 2 is an archive of rare manuscripts, books and newspapers focused on Hispanic American civil rights, religion and women’s rights from the 18th through the 20th century. 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, and are indexed for ease of search and maximum discovery. Content includes:

  • Hundreds of rare books by Latino-Hispanic Americans
  • Photographs, letters, speeches and transcripts, literary manuscripts and other historical materials
  • 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

Sources Include:

  • Advertisements
  • Books/Monographs
  • Broadsides
  • Editorials and essays
  • Letters and telegrams
  • Newspapers
  • Pamphlets
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Poems
  • Reviews
  • Short stories
  • Speeches and transcripts

Arte Público Hispanic Historical 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. 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.