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Guide to Latino Holdings In The Microform Reading Room

Compiled by Teresa Victoriana Sierra and Pablo A. Calvan


Following is a list of materials in the Microform Reading Room which are of interest to readers doing research on or about Latinos in the United States. Latinos are a very diverse group including different races and "parent" countries. They also share common Amerindian, Iberian and African roots, and, in recent years, a hightened awareness of being a distinct group of Americans with a history and culture which is rich and abundant.

Items in this list are briefly annotated to highlight relevance as deemed necessary. Guide numbers for collections have also been included. _Quicksilvers_ (microform finding aids located in the
MicRR) nos. 7, 9, 10, and 12 may also be of interest to resarchers in this field. Other relevant materials in other parts of the Library can usually be identified using standard research techniques and the assistance of reference librarians.


ASI [American statistics index microfiche library]. -- [Washington, D.C. : Congressional Information Service], 1974- microfiches : negative, ill. ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche (o) 90/6986

Monthly. Each report has a unique number which indicates issuing government agency and accession no. Each report also has a distinctive title.

Indexed in _American Statistics Index_ in hard copy or on CD-ROM.

Full text statistical information from federal sources. Key subject headings are "Hispanic Americans" and "Mexicans in the U.S." In general many categories of statistics are broken down by race, geographic area, and ethnic group.

GUIDE: No guide.

AMERICAN CULTURE SERIES. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1956-1976. -- 643 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 02191 (E)

Various items in this collection are relevant to the Latino experience in the United States.

GUIDE: Accompanied by guide with title: _American Culture Series, 1493-1875_.
MicRR guide no. Z1215.A5 B3.

ARCHIVO BIOGRAFICO DE ESPANA, PORTUGAL E IBEROAMERICA / direcion y redacion Victor Herrero Mediavilla, L. Rosa Aguayo Nayle. -- [Munchen ; New York : K.G. Saur, 1990]. -- 1,144 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 90/12 (Z)

A compilation of 300 biographical works, of which the more important were published between the 15th and early 20th centuries.

GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed guide in 4 vols., with title: _Indice Biografico de Espana, Portugal e Iberoamerica = Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Biographical Index_ / edited and compiled by Victor Herrero Mediavilla, Lolita Rosa Aguayo Nayle.
MicRR guide no. CT1345.I53 1990 .

EL ARCHIVO DE HIDALGO DEL PARRAL, 1631-1821. -- Wooster, Ohio : Bell & Howell Micro Photo Division, 1971. -- 324 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 1553 (F)

Contents: Section 1. Causas administratiyas y de guerra -- Section 2. Minas solares y terrenos -- Section 3. Protocolos -- Section 4. Causas civiles -- Section 5. Causas criminales.

A collection of documents of the Spanish colonial government in Mexico, extending as far north as Santa Fe, New Mexico.

GUIDE: Accompanied by guide: _Index to El Archivo de Hidalgo del Parral, 1631-1821_.
MicRR guide no. CD3676.P313 1631.

[ARCHIVO FRANCISCANO] / Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (Mexico). -- Mexico City : Instituto National de Antropologia e Historia, El Centro Documentacion Historia, [197-]. -- 19 microfilm reels.
Microfilm 83/143 (F)

Includes both Franciscan and non-Franciscan sources from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries dealing with activities in Mexico, California, and the Southwest.

GUIDE:
MicRR guide no. 104.

COLECCION DE DOCUMENTOS INEDITOS RELATIVOS AL DESCUBRIMIENTO, CONQUISTA Y ORGANIZACION DE LAS ANTIGUAS POSESIONES ESPANOLAS DE AMERICA Y OCEANIA. -- Madrid : M.B. de Quyros, 1864-1884. -- 42 v. -- Washington : Library of Congress Photoduplication, 1978.
Microfilm 38868

This collection includes previously unpublished documents from the Royal Indies Archives and other royal archives, covering the period from the thirteenth through the eighteenth centuries. It contains numerous printed documents relating to the discover, conquest, and organization of former Spanish possessions in the Americas and East Indies. There is no systematic arrangement for the documents.

GUIDE: No guide.

There is an index to documents at the end of each volume. Volume 33 contains a retrospective index arranged chronologically covering the years 1474-1660.

COLECCION DE DOCUMENTOS INEDITOS RELATIVOS AL DESCUBRIMIENTO, CONQUISTA Y ORGANIZACION DE LAS ANTIGUAS POSESIONES ESPANOLAS DE ULTRAMAR. -- Madrid : Publicade por la Real Academia de la Historia, 1885-1932. -- 25 v. -- (Segunda serie) -- Washington : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1971. -- 4 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 30103

Contains transcripts of previously unpublished documents relating to the discovery, conquest, and organization of former Spanish possessions, especially Cuba, the Philippines, and Mexico (Yucatan). In addition to letters, reports, and memos of Don Gabriel Fernandez de Villaloba, the collection contains a "general index" to the papers of the Council of the Indies. Other items include documents relating to the ecclesiastical and civil administration of the Indies.

GUIDE: No guide.

A chronological index of documents, a name index, and a place index appear at the end of each volume (where appropriate).

CIS [Congressional Information Service microfiche library]. -- Washington : Congressional Information Service, 1970- . -- microfiches : negative, ill. ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche (o) 91/10016

Monthly.

Each report also has a distinctive title.

Indexed in _CIS annual_.

A comprehensive collection of congressional publications indexed by author, subject, title, and document number. Significant amounts of material of relevance to Latino affairs and issues are discussed, resolved, and acted up by Congress. Relevant subject headings are Hispanic Americans, Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans, and Puerto Ricans.

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION SERIES. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1938- . [ ] microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfiche 1006
Microfilm 0306

A collection of dissertations from most U.S. universities from the late 1940s to the present, which are listed in _Dissertation Abstracts International_ (DAI). A few dissertations from _DAI: European Abstracts_ are also included. Dissertations cover a variety of relevant topics including the immigration of particular groups, their cultural traditions, their history and literature, and their assimilation into American society.

GUIDE: _Comprehensive Dissertation Index_ (Z5053.X472) indexes authors and keywords from the dissertation titles. _UMI Dissertation Abstracts Ondisc_ (CD-ROM) permits keyword search, by the name of particular groups for example. Many dissertations are in Spanish.

DOCUMENTARY RELATIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST. -- [Tucson, Ariz. : available from DRSW Project Director, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, 1974-<198->]. -- <98 > microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 89/9032 (Z)

Contains bibliographies of documents that deal with the greater Southwest, together with indexes arranged by personal names, place names general subjects key terms, ethnic groups, and archives. Also included are special data files entitled: Biodex Southwest, Biofile Southwest, and Geofile Southwest.

GUIDE: _Northern New Spain, A Research Guide_ / by Thomas C. Barnes.
MicRR guide no. Z1251.S8 B37.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER : ERIC educational documents : series ED 1 - . -- Alexandria, Va. -- [300,000] microfiches ; negative ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 1007

This collection includes thousands of documents compiled under the aegis of the federal government by 16 clearinghouses in universities nd professional organizations relating to education. A significant amount of material in this collection deals, both broadly and specifically, with issues, projects, programs, achievements, problems and concerns in the field of education as it relates to Latinos.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CONFIDENTIAL FILES. The J. Edgar Hoover official and confidential file / edited by Athan Theoharis. -- Bethesda, Md. : University Publications of America, c1990. -- 17 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 91/7410 (H)

Includes a few items dealing with Cuban immigrants and with Puerto Rico.

GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide compiled by Martin P. Schipper.
MicRR guide no. 278.

THE GREEN RISING, 1910-1977 : a supplement to the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union papers / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection. -- 17 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 88/2023 (H)

Parts of this collection deal with the problems of the Mexican and Chicano migrant workers in the Southwest and California.

GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed reel guide, HD1511.U5 U54.

GOLDEN BOOK OF THE MINORCANS.
Microfilm 1335

Selected baptismal records from the St. Augustine Cathedral archives of primarily Minorcan colonists who settled at New Smyrna, Florida in 1767.

GUIDE: No guide.

HOOVER INSTITUTION SUPPLEMENT TO UNDERGROUNG PRESS COLLECTION. -- [Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1988?]. -- 16 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 90/8024 (P)

A number of titles published in the U.S. and other countries are in Spanish.

GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide entitled _Underground Newspaper Collection_
MicRR guide no. 274.

IIS MICROFICHE LIBRARY. [IIS microfiche library of statistical publications identified in the Index to international statistics. - - [Washington : Congressional Information Service], 1983-
Microfiche (o) 83/402

Monthly.

A collection of statistics from major intergovernmental organizations. Statistical information is indexed by subjects, names, and titles. Look under appropriate headings such as "Mexicans in the United States."

IMMIGRATION : special studies, 1982-1985 / [edited by Michael Davis]. -- Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, c1986. -- 4 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 90/7012 (H)

Many of the studies concern immigration from Latino countries.

GUIDE: Accompanied by printed guide, compiled by Mike Acquaviva,
MicRR guide no. 105-243.

Supplement: Special studies, 1985-1988. -- 12 microfilm reels
Microfilm 90/8043 (J)

GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide.
MicRR guide no. 105-245.

MAJOR STUDIES AND ISSUE BRIEFS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE. Supplement. -- Washington : University Publications of America, 1978- . -- microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm (o) 87/203

Annual.

GUIDE: Z733.U63 C653

Reports and working papers by experts at the Library of Congress's Congressional Research Service to fill the research needs of Congress in a wide range of fields. Many items in the collection deal with a variety of Latino topics.

THE PAPERS OF PANTON, LESLIE AND COMPANY. -- Woodbridge, Ct. : Research Publications, 1986. -- 26 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 89/2147 (E)

Includes materials on Spanish Florida where the early trading company was based.

GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide.
MicRR guide no. 212.

PAPERS OF THE SELECT COMMISSION ON IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE POLICY / edited by Randolph Boehm. -- Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, c1983. --
Microfilm 88/252 (H)

Records of research materials gathered by the Select Commission between 1979 and 1981 on all aspects of American immigration policy. Numerous items deal with Latino immigrants.

GUIDE:Accompanied by a printed reel guide, compiled by Robert Lester, Dale Reynolds.
MicRR guide no. 105-117.

RECORDS OF THE STATES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : a microfilm compilation / prepared by the Library of Congress in association with the University of North Carolina ; collected and edited under the direction of William Sumner Jenkins. -- Washington : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1949. -- 1871 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 1550-1551 (E)

Contents: A. Legislative records -- B. Statutory records -- C. Constitutional records -- D. Administrative records -- E. Executive records -- F. Court records -- F.X. Special records -- L. Local records, county and city -- M. Records of American Indian nations - - N. Newspapers -- R. Rudimentary states and courts -- x. Miscellany.

This collection includes early Spanish records from New Mexico, California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona, as well as some issues of a few Spanish language newspapers, broadsides, and other documents.

GUIDE: Accompanied by _A Guide to the Microfilm Collection of Early State Records_.
MicRR guide no. Z663.96.G8.

SRI [Statistical reference index microfiche library]. -- [Washington : Congressional Information Service] -- microfiches ; negative, ill. ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche (o) 90/6763

Monthly, with some quarterly cumulation.

Each report also has a distinctive title.

Fiche for each year are arranged by type of issuing agency: (i.e. Associations, Business organizations, Commercial publishers, Independent research organizations, States and territories, and Universities).

A collection of statistics from state governments, professional, nonprofit, and business organizations and university research centers. Appropriate headings to search under are "Mexicans in the U.S.," Caribbean refugees," and the names of ethnic groups.

GUIDE: Indexed by the _Statistical Reference Index_ in hard copy and CD-ROM.

SELECTED DOCUMENTS FROM RECORDS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES / United States. Committee on Fair Employment Practice. -- Glen Rock, N.J. : Microfilming Corp. of America, 1970.

FIELD RECORDS, 117 microform reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 88/375 (H)

HEADQUARTERS RECORDS, 86 microform reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 88/376 (H)

Index, 3 microfilm reels ; 35 mm
Microfilm 88/377

This collection deals primarily with racial discrimination cases. However, a few items deal with job discrimination (and closely related issues) faced by Mexican-American war workers during and after World War II.

GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide compiled by Bruce I. Friend.
MicRR guide no. CD3041.C65 1970.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS, POLITICS, MIGRATION AND CHANGE / Claremont Graduate School. -- Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corporation of America, 1979. -- 47 microfiches : ill. ; 11 x 15 cm. -- (New York Times oral history program)
Microfiche 2488 (F)

Twenty-nine oral history interviews providing an overview of the development of Southern California in the last fifty years, including the Mexican-American experience. Some interviews were conducted in Spanish but have also been translated into English.

GUIDE: No guide?

SOUTHERN TENANT FARMERS' UNION PAPERS. -- [Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corp. of America, 1971]. -- 60 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 90/8036 (H)

This is a companion collection to _The Green Rising, 1910-1977_ collection described above.

GUIDE: Accompanied by printed reel guide with title _Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union Papers..._
MicRR guide no. Z5057.M5 S67 1971.

SPANISH RECORDS / North Carolina Historical Commission.
Microfilm 1244 and Microfilm 2503

GUIDE: No guide. See shelflist for holdings.

UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPER COLLECTION/ produced by Micro Photo Division, Bell & Howell Co. and the Underground Press Syndicate. -- Wooster, Ohio : The Division, 1970-<1986? >. -- 476 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 02882 (A)

A number of titles published in the U.S. and other countries are in Spanish.

GUIDE: Accompanied by booklet published under title _Underground Newspaper Microfilm Collection_.
MicRR guide no. 34.

VOICES FROM ELLIS ISLAND : an oral history of American immigration : a project of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. -- Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, c1987. -- 185 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm.
Microfiche 91/7049 (J)

Includes the memoir of an immigrant from Spain and of one from Argentina.

GUIDE: Accompanied by a printed guide compiled by Nanette Dobrosky.
MicRR guide no 279.

WESTERN AMERICANA, 1550-1900 : frontier history of the trans- Mississippi West. -- New Haven, Conn. : Research Publication, [1975]. -- 617 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Microfilm 51566 (F)

Many of the books in this collection describe life in the southwestern Spanish borderlands. Most of the works are in English, but there is also material in Spanish and other languages.

GUIDE:
MicRR guide Z1251.W5 W48.

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