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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with resources and items from the Library of Congress collections

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Joseph Hernandez, first delegate to Congress from the Florida Territory and brigadier general of the Militia of Florida. Between 1850 and 1857. Prints and Photographs Division. From the LC Blog - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Cultural Contributions Cultural Assimilation, Joseph, Hispanic Heritage Month, Portraits, Art Archive, Politicians, Gifts In A Mug, Photo Puzzle, Poster Prints

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Cultural Contributions

(The following is a guest post by Tracy North, reference specialist in the Library of Congress Hispanic Division.) As Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) comes to a close, now is an excellent time to reflect on the many ways in which Hispanic Americans have contributed to our nation’s cultural and political landscape. […]

Folk Music and Song: American Folklife Center Hispanic American, Mexican American, American Songs, American History, Puerto Rican Music, Spanish Songs, Secondary Source, Hispanic Heritage Month, History Images

A Sampler of Luso-Hispanic American Music and Song | Folklife Today

The collections of the American Folklife Center reflect a long history of ethnographic interest in Luso-Hispanic American music and song. Much of the early collecting work focused on peoples of the regions that formerly belonged to Spain. In this post I’ll provide a quick overview of the Hispanic-American music in AFC’s online collections. Spanish Songs […]

Eva Romero Jacques. Eva Romero Jacques Collection, AFC/2001/001/18443. From the Folklife Today blog - Gracias por su servicio! College Success, Hispanic Heritage Month, American Veterans, History Projects, Library Of Congress, Student Life, Diversity, Childrens Books, Military

Gracias por su servicio! | Folklife Today

The Veterans History Project (VHP) joins the nation in recognizing September 15 through October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. In so doing, VHP celebrates the heritage and culture of Hispanic- and Latino-American veterans, who number an estimated 1.4 million. A few years ago in an Experiencing War Web Feature, VHP highlighted the digitized collections […]

“Entry into the Forest” is one of four murals by Brazilian painter Cândido Portinari in the Hispanic Reading Room. Photograph by Carol Highsmith. From the LC Blog - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Feliz Cumpleaños, Hispanic Division. Hispanic Heritage Month, Library Of Congress, Reading Room, Middle Ages, Division, Murals, Photograph, Celebrities, Blog

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Feliz Cumpleaños, Hispanic Division

(Today is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually Sept. 15-Oct. 15. This year, the Library’s Hispanic Division marks its 75th anniversary. The following is an article from the July-August 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine .) Dating back to the middle ages, the Library’s Hispanic world collections are the largest in […]

Discovery of Gold by Cândido Portinari - is the fourth of four murals that he painted for the Hispanic Reading Room in the Library of Congress in Pagan Symbols, Social Realism, Hispanic Heritage Month, Mural Painting, Paintings, Art Database, Library Of Congress, Figurative Art, Modern Art

Mural painting "Discovery of Gold" by Candido Portinari, on the vestibule wall of the Hispanic Reading room, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

1 transparency : color ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.

Machito, Glen Island Casino, New York, N. July 1947 (William P. Raul Perez, Make Mine Music, Afro Cuban, Hispanic Heritage Month, History Images, Jazz Musicians, Library Of Congress, African American History, Pop Music

[Portrait of Machito, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] (LOC)

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer. [Portrait of Machito, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] 1 negative : b&w ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. Notes: Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 221 Purchase William P. Gottlieb Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress). Subjects: Machito Jazz musicians--1940-1950. Latin jazz--1940-1950. Percussionists--1940-1950. Glen Island Casino Format: Portrait photographs--1940-1950. Film negatives--1940-1950. Rights Info: Mr…

Machito and Graciela, Glen Island Casino, New York, July 1947 by William P. Jazz Artists, Jazz Musicians, Famous Cubans, College Essay Examples, Make Mine Music, Lady Sings The Blues, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Historia Universal, Hispanic Heritage Month

[Portrait of Machito and Graciella Grillo, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] (LOC)

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer. [Portrait of Machito and Graciella Grillo, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] 1 negative : b&w ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. Notes: Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 222 Purchase William P. Gottlieb Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress). Subjects: Machito Grillo, Graciella Jazz musicians--1940-1950. Latin jazz--1940-1950. Women jazz musicians--1940-1950. Percussionists--1940-1950. Jazz singers--1940-1950. Glen…

The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a bibliography on Latin America, made up of articles that are annotated by scholars. Latin American Studies, Annotated Bibliography, College Success, Hispanic Heritage Month, Online Logo, Library Of Congress, Student Life, Social Science, Life Quotes

HLAS Online

The Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS Online) is an annotated bibliography on Latin America consisting of scholarly resources selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers…

Photo Print Celia Cruz, Full-Length Portrait, Facing Front, On Stage. Size: 8 x 10 inches. Proudly made in the USA by ClassicPix. See more details below. Cuba History, Women In History, Trinidad, Afro, Salsa Music, Cuba Music, Hispanic Heritage Month, Black Image, African Diaspora

[Celia Cruz, full-length portrait, facing front, on stage]

1 photographic print : gelatin silver.

Photograph of a Bolivian woman from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855-1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Photograph, between ca. 1900 and 1923. Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Bolivian Women, Hispanic Heritage Month, South Of The Border, World Geography, Library Of Congress, World History, Portrait, American, Face

Chola Woman, Full-Length Portrait, Standing, Facing Right, La Paz, Bolivia

This photograph of a Bolivian woman is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855-1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Consisting of photographs taken and gathered by Carpenter and his daughter Frances (1890-1972) to illustrate his writings, the collection includes an…

Urban Landscapes - Exploring the Early Americas South American History, Canadian History, Hispanic Heritage Month, North And South America, Conquistador, Library Of Congress, Early American, Urban Landscape, Art

Urban Landscapes - Exploring the Early Americas | Exhibitions

The Aztec of Mexico and the Inca of Peru flourished during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries before being destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors. These and other civilizations built sophisticated and complex cities comparable to urban centers in other parts of the world at that time. This section compares views of two Native American cities, the Inca capital, Cusco, and the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City), with fifteenth- and sixteenth-century urban…

 Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. South American History, Canadian History, Maya Civilization, Hispanic Heritage Month, Occult Art, Mesoamerican, Rite Of Passage, Arts Ed, Library Of Congress

Ritual, Ceremonies, and Celebrations - Exploring the Early Americas | Exhibitions

Cultures across the world and throughout time have marked life’s important moments by rites of passage, special celebrations, and ceremonies. In this section a select number of pre-Columbian artifacts provide glimpses into the diverse ways that native cultures held such observances.

Large vase with glyphs and eleven characters. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. Hispanic Heritage Month, Arts Ed, Library Of Congress, Glyphs, Elementary Art, Highlands, Fossils, Division, Egypt

Language and Context - Exploring the Early Americas | Exhibitions

Writing was independently invented in five areas of the ancient world: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, the Indus Valley, and Mesoamerica. Maya writing was recorded on a wide variety of media that include ceramics, stone, wood, shell, textiles, animal hides, and screen-fold codex books.

The Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) Photo: Francisco Aguilera, founder of the archive. Library of Congress Hispanic Division. Archive Library, Hispanic Heritage Month, Library Of Congress, Reading Room, Division, Tape, Literature, Masks, Design

Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Division, Area Studies)

Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Division, Area Studies, Library of Congress).

Spotlight on U. Hispanic Writers from the Library of Congress Poetry & Literature Center Hispanic Heritage Month, American Poets, Library Of Congress, Will Smith, Literature, Poetry, Celebrities, Spotlight, Writers

Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers (The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress)

The Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress have launched a collaborative series of recorded interviews, "Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers." This series is co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. This series features emerging and established American poets and prose writers of Hispanic descent who write predominantly in English. In each segment the featured poet or…

Videos of some of the Library of Congress curators highlighting a few of the Library’s Mexican treasures. This material was developed as part of the Celebration of Mexico held in the Library on December College Success, Hispanic Heritage Month, Arts Ed, Library Of Congress, Student Life, Elementary Art, Childrens Books, Mexico, December 12

Multimedia - A Celebration of Mexico

Videos, Podcasts and Interviews for A Celebraton of Mexico