- Features hundreds of fully searchable newspapers published in the United States by Hispanics
- Based on the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project,” a national research effort
- Offers unabridged voices, ranging from intellectuals and literary notables to politicians, union organizers and grassroots figures
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. It is based on the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project,” a national research effort directed by Nicolás Kanellos, Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston.
New research and teaching opportunities
Including many newspapers published bilingually in Spanish and English, Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, offers a diversity of unabridged voices, ranging from intellectuals and literary notables to politicians, union organizers and grassroots figures. Available online for the first time, these American newspapers published by Hispanics can now be easily browsed, searched and read. Users can compare and contrast Hispanic views on nearly every major theme in American life, beginning in 1808 when the first Spanish-language newspaper in the United States was printed in New Orleans.
Explore Hispanic American history, culture and daily life
These Hispanic American newspapers reflect a long tradition of Spanish-language press in the western hemisphere. In the United States, the Hispanic press has played a vital role in the lives of immigrants, exiles and native Hispanic peoples alike. Often illustrated with photographic documentation, Hispanic American newspapers reveal the rich history of a people who have long resided in and contributed to the American public sphere. For more than two centuries, they have united Spanish speakers and preserved their cultural heritage through news, editorials and literature as well as by providing leadership, solidifying communities and spearheading social movements. They have covered every major theme in American history and culture and reported on events in Spanish-speaking countries not always available in traditional U.S. newspapers.
An Archive of Americana ® collection
Hispanic American Newspapers is the first collection in the Readex American Ethnic Newspapers series, which also includes African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, and Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971. It can also be cross-searched with all other America’s Historical Newspapers series, including Early American Newspapers and Caribbean Newspapers.