History & Literary Arts, Library, and Archives
Resources, Programs, and Events
EXHIBITS @ HLA
Available currently online.
“El Voto Femenino: sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto”
Celebrating the U.S. centennial of the Women’s Vote, this exhibit features Latinas from the international Hispanic diaspora who were instrumental in women’s suffrage worldwide.
Online Tour of El Voto Femenino
EXHIBITS @ HLA
Coming Summer 2020
“¡Mira! Nuestra Arquitectura: An Architectural Journey”
An architectural history of the NHCC in celebration of our 20th anniversary.
Online from the Smithsonian
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 Poster Exhibition
(Note: NHCC-HLA exhibited “Braceros: Photographed by the Hermanos Mayo”, January- June 2019) This exhibit explores the little-known story of the Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Between 1942 and 1964, millions of Mexican men came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts.
Woman of the Week – from “El Voto Femenino”
Elena Caffarena was a Chilean lawyer, jurist, feminist, and politician. Contemporary historians consider her to be one of the most important 20th-century Chilean public figures. Caffarena devoted much of her life to the struggle for women’s emancipation.
Caffarena help found the Movimiento Pro-Emancipación de las Mujeres de Chile (MEMCh, Pro-Emancipation Movement of Chilean Women) in 1938. MEMCh fought for many different women’s rights and women’s issues including, female workers’ rights (including working mothers), reproductive rights, breastfeeding, and decreasing infant mortality rates.
In Chile, the right to vote/stand for election in municipal elections was granted to women on May 30, 1931. The right to vote/stand for election in legislative and provincial elections was granted May 15, 1949.
Learn more about Elena Caffarena, as well as the Chilean suffrage movement, from the National Library of Chile: http://www.memoriachilena.gob.cl/602/w3-article-100606.html
Episode 8 (July 28, 2020) – A Tribute to Rudolfo Anaya
Episode 7 (June 26, 2020) – “Mundos de Mestizaje”, World-Famous Fresco
Episode 6 (June 5, 2020) – A Vaccine Primer
Episode 5 (May 22, 2020) – Teens: A Conversation About COVID-19
Episode 4 (May 8, 2020) – Healing Ourselves: Ancestral Traditions
Episode 3 (April 24, 2020) – The 1918 Pandemic: What Does History Teach Us
Episode 2 (April 9, 2020) – Poetry in a Time of Crisis: COVID 19
Episode 1 (April 2, 2020) – La Hilacha: Words and Memories
PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
HLA Bi-Weekly Newsletter – June 28, 2020
Latinx Book Review (blog)
Voces Summer Writing Institute for Teens June 2020
National Latinx Writers Gathering October 16-18, 2020
NHCC History Festival (February)
Children’s Bilingual Book Festival (April) postponed, date TBD
NHCC Book Club (more info below)
La Canoa Legacy Talks – in partnership with UNM’s Center for Regional Studies, monthly (September-May) talks by Hispanic/Latino academic and community researchers with long-standing and distinguished records of research and teaching about New Mexico and the region. (View previous La Canoa talks)
DCA Educates: HLA in the Virtual Classroom
DCA Educates! gives teachers an opportunity to supplement lesson plans by inviting an educator from DCA into their virtual classrooms. HLA is visiting classes with enthusiastic results:
“Thank you so much…I know my students loved it…It really did feel like a virtual tour, like we were entering the center, viewing different areas and exhibits, getting a personal tour, and leaving.” –Gladys A. Delgado Ordonez, Sanchez Collaborative Community School, after a visit from HLA to her 8th grade class.
The NHCC Library holds over 13,700 titles. We have a large Latinx poetry collection of over 700 titles; children’s bilingual books; popular novels by Latinx authors; history books and materials encompassing the US Southwest, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. We also hold numerous volumes of literature from the international Hispanic diaspora.
NHCC Members are able to check out books from the NHCC Library.
– Learn more about becoming a NHCC Member.
NHCC Library Catalog
NM Digital Collections
Rocky Mountain Online Archive
NMSU Online Archives
El Palacio (1913-present)
NM History in 10 Minutes (Rob Martinez)
Nuestras Madrecitas (Rob Martinez)
Hispanic Reading Room (LC)
Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents (LC)
Hispanic Country Guides (LC)
Handbook of Latin American Studies
Mexican Cookbook Collection (UTSA)
Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press (UA)
Latino Center (Smithsonian)
Latino Cultures in the US (Google Arts & Culture)
Biblioteca Digital Hispánica (Biblioteca Nacional de España)
Bilingual Children’s Books @ NHCC
Pura Belpré Award Winning Books
Latinxs in Kid Lit
International Children’s Digital Library
Unite for Literacy (children’s books read in different languages)
The Fable Cottage (bilingual tales)
ABDO Books (free K-12 ebooks thru June 2020)
Children’s Poetry Archive
TumbleBook Library (K-6 ebook database)
Teen Book Cloud (7-12 ebook database)
Girls Who Code: code at home activities, including digital storytelling
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
NM Poetry Center
US Latinx Voices in Poetry
Blank Verse Films: A Video Magazine about Poetry
Spotlight on US Hispanic Writers (LC)
Archives of Hispanic Literature on Tape (LC)
La Bloga (Chicana/o, Latina/o Literary Blog)
Audio Book Cloud (all ages audio book database)
Ancestry Library Edition (available in the library)
HeritageQuest (available in the Library)
FamilySearch (free, online)
Hispanic Genealogical Center of NM
NM Genealogical Society
Researching NM Families
Enciclopedia Heráldica Hispano-Americana (Index)
NHCC BOOK CLUB
Meets in the Library from 5:30 pm-7 pm the 4th Thursday of the month.
All are welcome!
Book selections for 2020, January-June
January 23: Berta Isla, Javier Marías
February 27: Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli
March 26: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, Sergio Troncoso – postponed
April 23: The Heart of the Artichoke, Elena Poniatowska – online
May 28: The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea – online
June 25: The Death of Artemio Cruz, Carlos Fuentes – online
July 23: The Ladies of Managua, Eleni N. Gage – online
August 27: A Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende
September 24: Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, Jacquira Diaz
October 22: Into the Beautiful North, Luis Alberto Urrea
November 19: Lost City Radio, Daniel Alarcon
December 17: Sabrina and Corina: Stories, Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Tres Cuentos Bilingual Podcast
A bilingual podcast dedicated to the diverse narratives of Latin America.
A podcast for intermediate to advanced Spanish language learners looking for a place to master Spanish.
Latino USA (NPR)
With Maria Hinojosa, check out this Latino-focused program, the longest running on U.S. public media.
Latinos who Lunch
Favyfav and Babelito engage in conversations about everything from pop culture to art and identity politics.
In the Thick with Maria and Julio
Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news with conversations about race, identity, and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.
Latina to Latina
Alicia Menendez and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as Latinas.
Locatora Radio [A Radiophonic Novela]
An independent multimedia production company committed to archiving and celebrating the brilliance of womxn of color through podcasting, film making, educational workshops, and live events.
NPR Music’s program dedicated to Latin Alternative music and rock in Spanish is hosted by Felix Contreras.
A lighthearted show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino.
Wait, Hold Up!
A lifestyle podcast where Yarel Ramos and Jessica Molina talk careers, spirituality, self-care, personal improvement and so much more!
Latinos Out Loud
A weekly podcast hosted by sketch comedians with each episode presenting listeners with a slew of funny voices, jokes on everything from our personal lives to pop culture, uplifting and empowering stories, and more.
Radio Ambulante (NPR)
An NPR podcast that tells uniquely Latin American stories.
Midwest Latinx Maria Isa & Jessica Lopez Lyman cover everything from current events, race, and gender to edutainment, chisme y musica, all in one Spanglish podcast.
A podcast that celebrates a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin & Latino musical universe.