In the Archives Dept., we provide access to many collections that are helpful for research of recent Latinx local history. Topical strengths of our collections include education and civil rights, especially the rights of migrant workers.
A list of pertinent collections follows. We have many other collections on the general topic, which you may explore by using the search strategies described elsewhere in this guide, or by asking an archivist.
Search the library catalog to locate archival and manuscript collections which pertain to the local Latina/o community. In the box below, search by keyword/s. This search box is already limited to the Archives Department's holdings. Note that these results will include some books that we hold here in the Archives, but most of the results will describe archival or manuscript collections.
Here are five examples of simple keyword searches. Note that the boolean operator and is not necessary between keywords.
1. Hispanic Americans
2. Spanish speaking
3. Puerto Ricans
If your search doesn't produce relevant results, try again with different keywords, or contact us for help.
A general search hint: when reading any catalog record, follow the links found at "Subjects" to locate other material in the UWM Libraries on that same subject.
Use Archivegrid to find archives and collections in your geographic area.
The Library of Congress has a wealth of digital collections, which you can search right from their homepage.
If you're not sure where to start, you can also browse their collections by topic.