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Latino Studies: Primary Sources

This guide serves as a general starting point for research in Latina/o Studies.

Document Collections

Helpful hint: You can find these and other document collections by using an Advanced Search in the Library Catalog: use a subject keyword search for "sources" in addition to your other keywords, such as "Hispanic Americans."

General Sources

Voices of the U.S. Latino experience. Rodolfo F. Acuna and Guadalupe Compea, eds. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008. 3 vols. Alexander  E184.S75V65 2008

The Spanish in America, 1513-1979 : a chronology & fact book. Compiled and edited by Arthur A. Natella, Jr. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, 1980. Alexander E123.S762

Latino education in the United States : a narrated history from 1513-2000. Victoria-María MacDonald. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Alexander LC2670.M33 2004

Presente! : U.S. Latino Catholics from colonial origins to the present. Timothy Matovina, Gerald E. Poyo, editors ; in collaboration with Cecilia González Andrieu, Steven P. Rodríguez, Jaime R. Vidal. Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2000. Alexander BX1407.H55P74 2000

Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. Primary documents. Edited by Jeffrey Lehman. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999.  Alexander Ref E184.A1G15 1999


Sources on Mexican Americans

The Chicanos in America, 1540-1974 : a chronology & fact book. Compiled and edited by Richard A. Garcia. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, 1977. Alexander E184.M5G38

Foreigners in their native land; historical roots of the Mexican Americans. Edited by David J. Weber. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press [1973] Alexander, Douglass, Carr & Camden E184.M5W42 1973

Telling identities : the Californio testimonios. Rosaura Sánchez. Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, c1995. Alexander F864.S235 1995

Testimonio : a documentary history of the Mexican American struggle for civil rights. Edited by F. Arturo Rosales. Houston, Tex. : Arte Público Press, 2000. Alexander E184.M5R638 2000


Sources on Puerto Ricans in the US

Documentos de la migración puertorriqueña. [New York] : Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños. Vol. 1, 1877-1901. Alexander JV7381 .D6 no.1

Despachos de los cónsules norteamericanos en Puerto Rico.  [Río Piedras] : Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1982- . Vol 1. 1818-1868. Alexander HF3356.U55 1982 v. 1