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Latinx History Primary Sources: Home

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


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 
  • Statisitics
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Early works to 1800
  • Facsimiles
  • Pamphlets
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Songs and music
  • Treaties

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 a 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!

For more digital primary sources please see the Latinx Studies research guide.

Arte Publico Historical Documents

Archives Outside of Yale

Librarian for the Latin American and Iberian Collections, Latinx Studies

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Jana Krentz
313 Sterling Memorial Library
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Primary Source Material