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Hispanic Heritage Month

This guide serves as an introduction to library resources and information in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to a month-long celebration by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

The Consortium Library has a great collection of materials pertaining to Hispanic/Latinx history and culture as well as books written by Hispanic/Latinx authors. This guide provides a sampling of the variety of materials we have available. For more information or for help in locating materials, please contact a librarian.

Check out the UAA events calendar for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations throughout the month!

Latino Americans: PBS Series Trailer

Latino Americans is a six-episode documentary series that aired on PBS in 2013. You can view all of the episodes on the series website.

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