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Movimiento San Antonio: The Forgotten Activists of the Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement @ Mexican American Studies at SAC

Movimiento San Antonio: The Forgotten Activists of the Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement is an ongoing oral history project where activists are finally being recognized for the work they did for Chicana and Chicanos from the 1960s to the ’80s. Students have interviewed over a dozen activists, including Mariano Aguilar, Sr., Rudy Sauceda, Evelyn García, Maria Berriózabal, Mario Compean, Efaín Gutiérrez, and Rosie Castro.


Onda Latina: The Mexican American Experience

The Onda Latina Collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series “The Mexican American Experience” and “A esta hora conversamos” the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.


Digital Resources on Latin American Studies @ The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Includes:

  • Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN)
  • Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA)
  • Latin American Network Center (LANIC)
  • Primeros Libros de las Américas

U.S. CENSUS DATA FOR SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND HEALTH RESEARCH @ IPUMS USA

IPUMS USA collects, preserves and harmonizes U.S. census microdata and provides easy access to this data with enhanced documentation. Data includes decennial censuses from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Surveys (ACS) from 2000 to the present.


Texas Digital Archive @ Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas Digital Archive (TDA) manages, preserves, and facilitates access to the electronic records collections of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, including those transferred by State agencies or digitized by the State Archives. All records visible in this portal are unrestricted and available for public use.


Texas Newspaper Archives (1813-2019)

Now with 5,873,789 Texas obituaries and 24,209,847 Texas historical newspapers.


Texas Archive Resources Online

TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public. The site consists of the collection descriptions or “finding aids” that archives, libraries, and museums create to assist users in locating information in their collections. Consider these an extended table of contents which describe unique materials only available at the individual repositories.


Hathi Trust Digital Library

Full-text government documents, primary sources, and some secondary sources.


Digital Collections @ UTSA Special Collections

We provide public access to the unique historical and cultural resources held by UTSA Special Collections. These materials represent a selection of our growing collection of photographs, archival documents, oral histories, rare books, and University Archives.


Dumbarton Oak’s Pre-Columbian Collection

The Pre-Columbian Collection includes objects created during three thousand years of history in Mesoamerica, the Andes, and the Intermediate Area of Latin America. Its holdings of over 700 objects include stone sculpture, ceramics, architectural panels, small metal objects and textiles. Selected objects from this collection are on exhibition in the Pre-Columbian Gallery designed by Philip Johnson. Organized by region and culture.


New Mexico Digital Collections @ The University of New Mexico

New Mexico Digital Collections is the central search portal for digital collections about New Mexico. A service of the University of New Mexico Libraries, we provide access to digitized photographs, manuscripts, posters, oral histories, videos, maps, and books from libraries, museums, and cultural centers across the state.


University of Arizona Institutional Repository

Among UAiR’s collections are several image and document collections and the DRSW and Biofile data resources of the Arizona State Museum.


The South Texas Border, 1900-1920 | Photographs from the Robert Runyon Collection @ The University of Texas at Austin

The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection of the South Texas Border Area, a collection of over 8,000 items, is a unique visual resource documenting the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s. Donated by the Runyon family to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in 1986, it includes glass negatives, lantern slides, nitrate negatives, prints, and postcards, representing the life’s work of commercial photographer Robert Runyon (1881-1968), a longtime resident of South Texas. His photographs document the history and development of South Texas and the border, including the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. military presence at Ft. Brown and along the border prior to and during World War I, and the growth and development of the Rio Grande Valley.


Bracero History Archive

The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.


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