History & Literary Arts, Library, and Archives
Resources, Programs, and Events
K-12 Curriculum for Mundos de Mestizaje (Social Studies, Language Arts)
¡Mira! Nuestra Arquitectura: An Architectural Journey
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the History and Literary Arts program presents “!Mira¡ Nuestra Arquitectura: An Architectural Journey,” an architectural history of the Center’s past, present and future. This is an outdoor exhibit on the Bosque Trail west of the NHCC in the Bosque Gallery and opens October 23, 2020.
Woman of the Week (Zolia Ugarte de Landívar)
Zolia Ugarte de Landívar, also known by her pseudonym Zarelia, (June 27, 1864 – November 16, 1969) was an Ecuadorian writer, journalist, librarian, suffragist, and feminist. She was the first female journalist in Ecuador. Together with Hipatia Cárdenas de Bustamante, she was a key defender of women’s suffrage in Ecuador.
As an early figure in the realm of female Ecuadorian journalists, her career began in the late 1880s. She began to use the journalistic pseudonym Zarelia in the weekly publication Tesoro del Hogar. She also became the first female director and editor of the political newspaper La Prensa in 1911.
Between 1895 and 1912 there was a boom of feminist writing in Ecuador, and Zoila Ugarte was one of the major figures of that movement. In 1905, she founded La Mujer, the country’s first women’s magazine. The magazine contained articles about women’s rights and their political, social, and workplace accomplishments. It also published stories, essays, and feminist articles written by women.
From 1911 until 1920, Ugarte worked as the director of the National Library of Ecuador in Quito. Much of her literary and historical work was published in the bulletin of the library, known as El Boletín, which she founded in 1918.
Ugarte was one of the earliest figures in Ecuador’s liberal feminist movement in the early 20th century, as well as the growing workers’ movement and broader class struggle. She founded the Anti-Clerical Feminist Center and fought for that movement alongside fellow feminists such as Hipatia Cárdenas de Bustamante, Mercedes Gonzáles de Moscoso, and Delia Ibarra. She not only fought for women’s right to education, equality, and economic emancipation, but also for their right to vote and hold political office.
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)
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VOCES SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE
(Anne Lechuga-Kanapilly and Carmen Canela)
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SELECTED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
Podcast, La Hilacha/The Unraveling Thread
Latinx Book Review (blog)
National Latinx Writers Gathering (October 16-18, 2020)
Voces Summer Writing Institute for Teens (June 2020)
NHCC History Festival (February)
Children’s Bilingual Book Festival (April 2021)
NHCC Book Club (more info below)
La Canoa Legacy Talks (Archives) – 2017-2019 – A partnership between the HLA and UNM’s Center for Regional Studies, these monthly talks were presented by Hispanic/Latino academic and community researchers with long-standing and distinguished records of research and teaching about New Mexico and the region.
SELECTED ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS
Mari-Luci Jaramillo: First Latina Ambassador of the US (podcast episode from KUNM)
The NHCC Library holds over 13,700 titles, including a large Latinx poetry collection of over 700 titles; children’s bilingual books; popular novels by Latinx authors; history books and 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 Foundation Members are able to check out books from the NHCC Library.
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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 23: Berta Isla, Javier Marías
February 27: Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli
March 26: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, Sergio Troncoso – postponed
April 23: The Heart of the Artichoke, Elena Poniatowska – online
May 28: The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea – online
June 25: The Death of Artemio Cruz, Carlos Fuentes – online
July 23: The Ladies of Managua, Eleni N. Gage – online
August 27: A Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende
September 24: Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, Jacquira Diaz
October 22: Into the Beautiful North, Luis Alberto Urrea
November 19: Lost City Radio, Daniel Alarcon
December 17: Sabrina and Corina: Stories, Kali Fajardo-Anstine
INSTITUTO CERVANTES BOOK CLUB
Pre-registration is required for this book club conducted in Spanish. More information.
ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES
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)
Latin American History (Newberry Library)
Chicana por mi Raza: Digital Memory Collective
Pura Belpré Award Winning Books
Latinxs in Kid Lit
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)
La Bloga (Chicana/o, Latina/o Literary Blog)
Audio Book Cloud (all ages audio book database)
Latinx Podcasts (list of podcasts with Latinx themes)
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Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, our facilities our currently closed to the public. When we re-open:
Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Library & Genealogy Center Hours
Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
1st Saturday of each Month, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
By Appointment with Anna Uremovich
NHCC Library: 505-383-4778