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Latino Studies

Primary Sources & Statistics

Bracero History Archive

  • Digitized documents, oral histories, and photographs about the Bracero program, a guest worker program that brought millions of workers from Mexico to the United States from 1942-1964.

Center for Disease Control

  • Information (mostly from the US Census) about healthcare issues that are directly relevant to the Latino population in the United States. They also have a "Fast Stats" sheet.

A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War  

  • Digitized primary source materials from UT-Arlington Library. From the website: "Given the archive's strengths in U.S. and Mexican materials, UT Arlington is uniquely positioned to take on this project. Though fought entirely on soil claimed by Mexico, the war remains very much an American story for historians in the United States. This website, as its title suggests, seeks to address this imbalance, adopting a binational focus to examine the war as part of a larger and more integrated North American narrative." There are materials for researchers, students, and educators.

National Council of La Raza

  • This organization also compiles statistics from other sources and produces fact sheets about different issues relevant to the Latino population.

Smithsonian Latino Center

  • Virtual exhibits focusing on Latino art and artists.

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States

  • Each year, the Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project pulls together statistics and publishes a report. 

El Teatro Campesino Collection

  • Over 100 videos including El Teatro Campesino plays, television specials, concerts, interviews, news footage, commercials, and workshops. The series includes the first known film that has a segment about the Teatro, "Huelga," narrated by Cesar Chavez. Some are available online (and are clearly linked); others are in the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

U.S. Census Hispanic Origin 

  • Researchers can start on that main page or go directly to the Data tab to get statistics. It is interesting to note that the US Government is re-evaluating how to determine Hispanic Origin and other ethnicities (see this Pew Report and this New York Times article for more information).