Hispanic American
History Resources



Latin American Studies Resources
This site appears to be created and maintained by students and faculty at Indiana University. It is crammed with information, images, and links. A lot of the links are out of date, but that's quibbling when there's so much to explore and learn from. You could spend weeks just following the live links. Check it out.

National Council of La Raza
The largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States maintains a very active website. Very little of it is strictly historical, but it is excellent for information about Latinos in the U. S. generally.

Handbook of Texas Online
There's a lot of information in such articles as Mexican Americans, Mexican Americans and Religion, and Mexican Texas. Just enter Mexican into the search engine on the site and you'll get a couple of thousand useful entries.


Florida Photographic Collection (State Archives of Florida) There are over 100,000 photographs on the website, and all are in the public domain. Excellent download quality.

Online Archive of California (OAC)-Image Search The OAC is a digital information resource that facilitates and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California, regarding images the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley is of particular importance. The site also states that it allows a "broad spectrum of users: students, teachers, and researchers of all levels." Excellent download quality.

South Texas Border Photographs, The Robert Runyon Collection This is a collection of over 8,000 items, is a unique visual resource documenting the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s. All images in this collection may be used for educational and scholarly purposes, but they do ask that a credit line be included with each image used. Excellent download quality.

Also check out our guide to Image Research Online where there is even more sites with digitized images.



A Mexian American mother and child, July 1935. Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress, neg. #: LC-DIG-fsa-8b26837.