Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
UCI Libraries Resources and Materials
This Hispanic Heritage Month, UCI Libraries is spotlighting some of its relevant resources and collections. Find films, books, and research guides as well as archival items for your celebrations, academic studies, and/or learning. Unless they specify a UCI login, these materials are generally available year-round to the public at no cost.
It is important to note that the term "Hispanic" is used in the United States to describe a diverse group of people with ties to Latin America and other Spanish-speaking regions, and that not all people in this group identify with the label. This broad mosaic of people is inclusive of many different ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, and identities.*
AWARD WINNING BOOKS
- MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies Winner: Awarded to a member of the association for an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture published in the past year.
- International Latino Book Awards: Recognizes both Latino writers and non-Latinos who are writing on Latino topics. More than 3,000 authors and publishers have been honored over the years.
- Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize: Awarded to an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures.
- Spanish and Portuguese Research Guide
- Chicano/Latino Studies Research Guide
- Celebrating One and All: Hispanic Heritage Research Guide
- Hispanic Heritage Month related ebooks on Overdrive (requires UCI login)
- Hispanic Heritage Month film collection on Kanopy (requires UCI login)
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES
- Online Archive of California local Latino history: Expand your knowledge of local Latine history and Latine student organizations by browsing some of Special Collections and Archives’ physical collections. You can also try different search terms for additional collections.
- Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) records: Scrapbooks, organizational files, and more in this collection form the records of MEChA, a Chicanx and Latinx organization, at UCI.
- Latin American artist books: This collection contains artist books, or art fashioned from books (see the Special Collections and Archives webpage, What are artist books?, for more information about artist books), by Latin American artists.
- United Farm Workers Information Fair collection: During 1969, there was a United Farm Workers Organizing Committee Information Fair in San Fernando, California. Collection includes photographs, fliers, and other ephemera intended for the event.
DIVERSITY OF UCI LIBRARIES’ COLLECTIONS
UCI Libraries collects materials in all formats to support the university’s research, teaching, and public service mission.
We believe it is crucial that our collections reflect the diversity of our students, faculty, staff, and larger Orange County community. Thus, we are making an effort to collect materials that consider the needs and perspectives of historically under-represented, marginalized, and oppressed groups. For more information, please refer to our Diversity Statement and Plan.
For additional information about UCI Libraries’ efforts to celebrate diversity in its users, staff, collections, and resources, visit the UCI Libraries Diversity webpage.
* Communities continue to change how they identify. For clarity and historical context, the original names of resources have been used in this article.