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Latin@ Heritage Month

By Michael Yunkin on September 17, 2015 10:03 AM | Permalink

Photos from the Celia Rivero Grenfeld Photo Collection (PH-0052) in Special Collections. The Riveros were a pioneering Mexican-American family who settled in Las Vegas in 1917 from Aquascalientes, Mexico. Francisco “Frank” Rivero was the owner of the popular Frank’s Café on South First Street in the 1930s. Read more about the Riveros and other Mexican-Americans in Las Vegas in Mexican Identity in Clark County, Nevada: A Visual Ethnohistory 1829-1960 by Corinne Escobar.


UNLV Libraries Databases

  • Acceda Noticia: Provides convenient access to the complete electronic editions of more than 100 Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities from Florida to Nevada to California. It also includes tens of thousands of current and archived full-text articles from other news sources from across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Spain.
  • Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Secondary sources in Hispanic-American history and culture. Historical books, essays, periodicals, pamphlets and ephemera historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture. Written in Spanish (80%) and English (20%); searchable in Spanish and English.
  • Collins Bilingual Dictionaries:  English translation dictionaries including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin and Portuguese. The Dictionary of Spanish Law and dictionaries of business terms for French, Spanish and German are also available.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980: Newspapers published by Hispanic-American communities, 1808-1980.
  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI): The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is the source for over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world (covering 1970-onward).
  • Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction:  1872-. Novels, short stories and poems, and plays written by Americans of Spanish or Latin American heritage.
  • Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers:  Primary sources related to Hispanic-American writers and activists in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Oxford Bilingual Dictionaries: A collection of English translation dictionaries including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin and Portuguese (current edition).

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