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People, Places, and Things
The following links will direct you to some carefully selected resources found on the open internet. These resources may contain text, images, audio and video or all of the above and cover a wide swath of history. By exploring these resources, you should gain a deeper understanding of Hispanic heritage and the connections between the United States and other parts of the world.
Documentaries and Personality Profiles from PBS
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn more about the diverse cultures and experiences of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. Explore a special collection of stories that highlight their voices and contributions.
Hispanic Heritage LibGuide from Ivy Tech
A new libguide for HIspanic Heritage Month from Ivy Tech libraries.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 from the Census Bureau
Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture.
Hispanic Heritage Month from the Library of Congress
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
Latinx Art at the Smithsonian
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s pioneering Latinx art collection represents a profound commitment to building a great national collection reflecting the rich contributions of Latinos to our country, from the colonial period to the present. Artists featured in the collection reflect the diversity of Latino communities in the United States, including artists of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican descent, as well as other Latin American groups with deep roots in the United States.
National Archives Hispanic Heritage Month
We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.