The Mexico Center at UTSA

UTSA Accessible Resources

Chicano Database

Selectively indexes materials, including more than 125 journals, on Mexican-American topics and about Chicanos from 1967 to the present. Incorporates the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, an indexing and abstracting resource covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature. From 1992 on includes the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants.

Early Encounters in North America: People, Cultures, and the Environment @ Alexander Street Press

Painstakingly assembled from hundreds of sources, Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. The project brings coherence to a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.

World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean (Historical Collections)

World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean serves the needs of students and researchers by bringing together in a single place a rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more.

ProQuest Search

Primary and secondary materials, including government and institutional archives, historical periodicals, audio and video works, conference papers, and more.

Digital National Security Archive @ ProQuest

From the award-winning, nongovernmental National Security Archive, this resource consists of expertly curated, and meticulously indexed, declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present. Each collection is assembled by foreign policy experts and features chronologies, glossaries, bibliographies, and scholarly overviews to provide unparalleled access to the defining international issues of our time.

Ethnic NewsWatch @ ProQuest

Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.

GenderWatch @ ProQuest

This is a database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women’s movement, men’s studies, the transgender community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.

Latin American Women Writers @ ProQuest

What we call “Latin American culture” is a composite of the rich and diverse output of 20 sovereign countries. This collection comprises 100,000 pages of literary works, along with memoirs and essays, in their original language, by Latin American women from the colonial period in the 17th century to the present. It brings together all the voices of Latin American women and presents a tool for understanding the diversity and development of Latin America through a feminine perspective.

Open Access Resources

Open and Free content on JSTOR and Artsor

Resources include journals, books, images and media, research reports, resources for librarians, community collections, and JSTOR Daily.

Open Access Books on JSTOR

More than 6,000 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press, are now available at no cost to libraries or users.

JSTOR Collaboration with El Colegio de México

Thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we’ve digitized more than 600 out-of-print books published by El Colegio de México and made them available on an Open Access basis on JSTOR. We are delighted to work with this important research center to make its scholarly works freely accessible to researchers.

JSTOR Collaboration with Partership with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLASCO)

Books at JSTOR has begun a pilot project led by the Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) in collaboration with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), and Latin American bookseller García Cambeiro. This project has made 200 of CLACSO’s frontlist titles, published in Argentina in 2018-2019, available.

Luminos Open Access at University of California Press

Luminos is University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.

Oxford University Press Open Access

A free PDF version of each title is available to download from our website. This version is free to read and share according to the terms of the Creative Commons publication licence, provided that the author is properly cited. Please note that third party materials included in the publication may be subject to copyright restrictions; proper permission to reuse this material should be sought from the rights holder. Print and eBook versions of these titles are available to purchase.

Cambridge University Press Open Access Journals and Books

At Cambridge University Press, Open Access submissions are accepted in more than 350 of our journals.

MIT Press Open Access

The MIT Press has been a leader in open access book publishing for two decades, beginning in 1995 with the publication of William Mitchell’s City of Bits, which appeared simultaneously in print and in a dynamic, open web edition. We support a variety of open access funding models for select books, including monographs, trade books, and textbooks.

Open Access Digital Archives

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


  • 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


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.

Resources for Education