An Archive Covering Hispanic American History, Literature and Culture

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 is an archive of historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States.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.

The archive includes historical articles, complete texts of historical books of Hispanic literature and culture, plus hundreds of political and religious pamphlets and broadsides. Content is written in Spanish (80%) and English (20%).

The U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project

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.

Sources Include:

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

Explore the Past in a New Way

EBSCO’s Digital Archives Viewer replicates the experience of browsing and reading original archive material and enhances it with keyword search, note-taking tools and other useful features.

Learn about Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2.