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Latinx History Primary Sources: Home

A guide to Yale primary source collections that support teaching and research in Chicano History.


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Welcome and Description

  • This guides assembles a selection of Yale's primary source holdings on Latinx History. Included under this heading are topics such as American westward expansion and its impact on local Hispanic groups; Hispanic migration to the U.S. and U.S. foreign relations with Spanish-speaking North American countries; the Civil Rights movement within the US; and local Yale/New Haven Latino-American History.
  • Yale has an especially rich collection of sources pertaining to Mexico and Mexican Americans, although researchers will also find sources involving Latinos from other ethnic and political groups.
  • The tabs above are organized chronologically and topically. Just click on a tab that interests you!

How to Find Primary Sources

To find primary sources while searching in Orbis, the Yale online catalog, use the following keywords with your searches: 

  • Sources
  • Archives
  • Diaries
  • Personal narratives
  • Correspondence
  • Interviews
  • Speeches
  • Statistics
  • Pictorial Works
  • Quotations
  • Collections 


Librarian for the Latin American and Iberian Collections, Latinx Studies

Jana Krentz
313 Sterling Memorial Library
PH: 203-424-1845

Primary Source Material