Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

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. Content is written, indexed and searchable in Spanish and English. 

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At a Glance


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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
  • Content written in Spanish (80%) and English (20%)
  • Content indexed and searchable in Spanish and English

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Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 is an archive of historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States.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

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.

Learn about Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2.