History & Literary Arts, Library, and Archives
Resources, Programs, and Events
Episode 5 (May 22, 2020) – Teens: A Conversation About COVID-19
Episode 4 (May 8, 2020) – Healing Ourselves: Ancestral Traditions
Episode 3 (April 24, 2020) – The 1918 Pandemic: What Does History Teach Us
Episode 2 (April 9, 2020) – Poetry in a Time of Crisis: COVID 19
Episode 1 (April 2, 2020) – La Hilacha: Words and Memories
PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
HLA Weekly Newsletter – May 24, 2020
Latinx Book Review (blog)
Voces Summer Writing Institute for Teens June 2020
National Latinx Writers Gathering October 16-18, 2020
NHCC History Festival (February)
Children’s Bilingual Book Festival (April) postponed, date TBD
NHCC Book Club (more info below)
La Canoa Legacy Talks – in partnership with UNM’s Center for Regional Studies, monthly (September-May) talks by Hispanic/Latino academic and community researchers with long-standing and distinguished records of research and teaching about New Mexico and the region. (View previous La Canoa talks)
DCA Educates: HLA in the Virtual Classroom
DCA Educates! gives teachers an opportunity to supplement lesson plans by inviting an educator from DCA into their virtual classrooms. HLA is visiting classes with enthusiastic results:
“Thank you so much…I know my students loved it…It really did feel like a virtual tour, like we were entering the center, viewing different areas and exhibits, getting a personal tour, and leaving.” –Gladys A. Delgado Ordonez, Sanchez Collaborative Community School, after a visit from HLA to her 8th grade class.
The NHCC Library holds over 13,700 titles. We have a large Latinx poetry collection of over 700 titles; children’s bilingual books; popular novels by Latinx authors; history materials encompassing the US Southwest, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. We also hold numerous volumes of literature from the international Hispanic diaspora.
NHCC Library Catalog
NM Digital Collections
Rocky Mountain Online Archive
NMSU Online Archives
El Palacio (1913-present)
NM History in 10 Minutes (Rob Martinez)
Nuestras Madrecitas (Rob Martinez)
Hispanic Reading Room (LC)
Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents (LC)
Hispanic Country Guides (LC)
Handbook of Latin American Studies
Mexican Cookbook Collection (UTSA)
Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press (UA)
Latino Center (Smithsonian)
Latino Cultures in the US (Google Arts & Culture)
Biblioteca Digital Hispánica (Biblioteca Nacional de España)
Bilingual Children’s Books @ NHCC
Pura Belpré Award Winning Books
International Children’s Digital Library
Unite for Literacy (children’s books read in different languages)
The Fable Cottage (bilingual tales)
ABDO Books (free K-12 ebooks thru June 2020)
Children’s Poetry Archive
TumbleBook Library (K-6 ebook database)
Teen Book Cloud (7-12 ebook database)
Girls Who Code: code at home activities, including digital storytelling
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
NM Poetry Center
US Latinx Voices in Poetry
Blank Verse Films: A Video Magazine about Poetry
Spotlight on US Hispanic Writers (LC)
Archives of Hispanic Literature on Tape (LC)
Audio Book Cloud (all ages audio book database)
Ancestry Library Edition (available in the library)
HeritageQuest (available in the Library)
FamilySearch (free, online)
Hispanic Genealogical Center of NM
NM Genealogical Society
Researching NM Families
Enciclopedia Heráldica Hispano-Americana (Index)
EXHIBITS @ HLA
January 24 – June 30, 2020
“El Voto Femenino: sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto”
Celebrating the U.S. centennial of the Women’s Vote, this exhibit features Latinas from the international Hispanic diaspora who were instrumental in women’s suffrage worldwide.
Online Tour of El Voto Femenino
February 18 – June 30, 2020
Three murals in conversation with “Mundos de Mestizaje”
For the NHCC History Festival, artists Reyes Padilla, Helen Atkins, and Ruben Olguin created three temporary murals in dialogue with the famous “Mundos de Mestizaje” buon fresco, by master artist Frederico Vigil, located in the Torreón on the NHCC campus. Free and open to the public. (HLA Northeast hallway)
EXHIBITS @ HLA
Coming Summer 2020
“¡Mira! Nuestra Arquitectura: An Architectural Journey”
An architectural history of the NHCC in celebration of our 20th anniversary.
Online from the Smithsonian
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 Poster Exhibition
(Note: NHCC-HLA exhibited “Braceros: Photographed by the Hermanos Mayo”, January- June 2019) This exhibit explores the little-known story of the Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Between 1942 and 1964, millions of Mexican men came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts.
Woman of the Week – from “El Voto Femenino”
Visitación Padilla was an educator and feminist activist. She organized mutual aid societies in Honduras, strengthened anti-alcohol leagues, and fought for the rights of Honduran women.
Padilla became a teacher in 1909. In 1913, she became a member of the organization named “Ateneo de Honduras”. In 1917, she founded the liberal newspaper Juan Rafael Mora in Tegucigalpa.
During the Civil War of 1924, Padilla expressed her ideas in Boletín de la Defensa Nacional, and at the same time founded “Sociedad Cultural Femenina”, a group of women from Tegucigalpa led by Padilla. In 1926, the group received governmental funding to decree the “day of the mother”.
Padilla retired from teaching in 1929. The following year she was invited to the commemoration of the foundation of the newspaper La Gaceta.
A formal act was passed on January 25, 1954, when the president of the time, Julio Lozano Díaz, recognized the rights of women and allowed them to vote for the first time in the Republic of Honduras. Padilla, the tireless activist, was there.
She wrote several books, among them a children’s book titled Azucenas and a novel titled Del mundo a Cristo. She also wrote several essays and stories for books used in the public education system, as well as being a regular contributor to the newspaper El Nacional.
The Movimiento de Mujeres por la Paz Visitación Padilla (Honduran Women’s Committee for Peace “Visitación Padilla”) was founded in 1984 and named after Padilla, in order to advocate for gender equality, work against gender violence and support women’s participation in public life.
NHCC BOOK CLUB
Meets in the Library from 5:30 pm-7 pm the 4th Thursday of the month.
All are welcome!
Book selections for 2020, January-June
January 23: Berta Isla, Javier Marías, 2017
February 27: Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli, 2019
March 26: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, Sergio Troncoso, 2019 – postponed
April 23: The Heart of the Artichoke, Elena Poniatowska, 2012 – online
May 28: The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005
June 25: The Death of Artemio Cruz, Carlos Fuentes, 1962
Tres Cuentos Bilingual Podcast
A bilingual podcast dedicated to the diverse narratives of Latin America.
A podcast for intermediate to advanced Spanish language learners looking for a place to master Spanish.
Latino USA (NPR)
With Maria Hinojosa, check out this Latino-focused program, the longest running on U.S. public media.
Latinos who Lunch
Favyfav and Babelito engage in conversations about everything from pop culture to art and identity politics.
In the Thick with Maria and Julio
Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news with conversations about race, identity, and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.
Latina to Latina
Alicia Menendez and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as Latinas.
Locatora Radio [A Radiophonic Novela]
An independent multimedia production company committed to archiving and celebrating the brilliance of womxn of color through podcasting, film making, educational workshops, and live events.
NPR Music’s program dedicated to Latin Alternative music and rock in Spanish is hosted by Felix Contreras.
A lighthearted show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino.
Wait, Hold Up!
A lifestyle podcast where Yarel Ramos and Jessica Molina talk careers, spirituality, self-care, personal improvement and so much more!
Latinos Out Loud
A weekly podcast hosted by sketch comedians with each episode presenting listeners with a slew of funny voices, jokes on everything from our personal lives to pop culture, uplifting and empowering stories, and more.
Radio Ambulante (NPR)
An NPR podcast that tells uniquely Latin American stories.
Midwest Latinx Maria Isa & Jessica Lopez Lyman cover everything from current events, race, and gender to edutainment, chisme y musica, all in one Spanglish podcast.
A podcast that celebrates a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin & Latino musical universe.