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Electronic Resources for Latinx Studies

The purpose of this research guide is to focus on key Electronic Resources for Chicanx and Latinx Studies, with an emphasis on the Latin American experience in the United States.

Images, Sound & Film

Asela Torres Photography Collection

A selection of photographs of Cuban and Hispanic performing artists in Miami as captured by photographer Asela Torres

Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection

The collection consists of approximately 344 sound recordings, 14,141 photographs, 269 folders of manuscript materials, 2 videorecordings, publications, ephemera, administrative files, and field notes produced and collected during the 1977 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project field survey from 1976-1981; but primarily during fieldwork conducted by fourteen folklorists directed by the American Folklife Center in 1977. Recordings and Photographs

California Cultures: Hispanic Americans (University of California)

Photo exhibitions trace the history of Hispanic Americans in California from the Mission system and Californios into the 20th century: Mexican immigration into California, the farmworkers' labor struggles, and the Chicano Civil Rights movement and La Raza and cultural art.

Chicano/Latino digital art online via Calisphere!

Thousands of digital cultural and visual arts images available for online viewing through the California Digital Library.

Chicano Studies Research Center (UCLA)

Several digital collection of photographs are available

Documents of 20th-Century Latin American & Latino Art (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

The ICAA Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art digital archive provides access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States.

Hispanic/Latino Collections (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

These collections consist of personal letters, diaries, photographs, and scrapbooks of immigrant families; the financial records, correspondence, and advertising of businesses; the legal, civic, and organizational records of advocacy groups; the research files of scholars studying specific communities; as well as photographs, prints, posters and broadsides; and in some cases, samples of published and unpublished literature, art, and music.

Library of Congress (Images and Maps)

To search photographs, maps, etc. use the pull down menu to select the format you would like to search.

NYPL Digital Collections Beta

Contains almost 800,000 images from the New York Public Library's Collections, many on Caribbean topics.

Puerto Rican Migration to the US (DPLA)

Photos, maps, newspaper articles and reports

Smithsonian Latino Collections

The Molina Family Latino Gallery will tell U.S. history from the perspectives of the diverse Latinas/os who lived it. 

The United Farm Workers and the Delano Grape Strike (DPLA)

Documents, photographs, and promotional materials that explore the events of the Delano Grape Strike and the formation of the United Farm Workers. Time period: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s).

Survey of Archives of Latino and Latin American Art (MoMA)

In July 2003 the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) sub-contracted The Museum of Modern Art Library to survey archives documenting Latino art in greater New York as part of METRO's Documentary Heritage Project.

Hispano Music and Culute of the North Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection (Library of Congress)

An online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting religious
and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and Southern

Onda Latina Radio Program Digital Recordings

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.

Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings (UCLA)

Over 100,000 songs celebrating North America’s Spanish-language musical heritage. Some include photos

National Hispanic Heritage Month Audio/Video Collection

Audio or video sampling of the available material related to Hispanic American history available from the Library of the Congress and other partner agencies. These include Webcasts (taped recordings of presentations, lectures, performances and speeches that have taken place at the Library) as well as musical recordings and unique sound artifacts from our collections, such as the stories of Hispanic Americans.

The Puerto Ricans: Our American Story (PBS)

Filmed on both the United States mainland and the island of Puerto Rico, the program explores the customs and traditions that have bonded Puerto Rican families for generations.

The Mexican Americans (PBS)

THE MEXICAN AMERICANS looks at the Mexican diaspora and its various waves.

Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (NYU)

Digital video library of performance practices in the Americas provides online access to almost 900 hours of video.

Latino Americans 

is a landmark 6 hour documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of history.

Theater - El Teatro Campesino Video Collection (UC-Santa Barbara)

Contains El Teatro Campesino plays, television specials, concerts, interviews, news footage, commercials, and workshops.


Telemundo is the second-largest Spanish-language television network in the U.S. Their Web site is similar to what you find above.


Univision is the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States. Their Web site provides links to shows, sports, entertainment, music, news and more.