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Mes de la Herencia Hispana


Hispanic Heritage Month mural


Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Entertainment: closeup view of vocalists Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.]Celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana (del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre) en reconocimiento de los logros y contribuciones de los líderes hispanoamericanos que han inspirado a otras personas a lograr el éxito. Esta celebración empezó en 1968 como la Semana de la Herencia Hispana, bajo el presidente Lyndon Johnson, y fue expandida por el presidente Ronald Reagan en 1988 a un periodo de 30 días. Se promulgó como ley el 17 de agosto de 1988.

Vea registros relacionados en la página de recursos de la herencia hispana y latina y en el catálogo de los Archivos Nacionales. Los temas incluyen:

Entretenimiento | Deportes | Arte y Cultura | Puerto Rico | Hispanoamericanos destacados | Asuntos hispanos y latinos en los Estados Unidos

Sylvia y Aki: una pijamada virtual

El sábado 25 de septiembre de 2021, organizamos una pijamada virtual. Este evento en línea para niños de 8 a 12 años y sus familias se centró en Sylvia y Aki, un libro inspirador basado en una historia verdadera—con activista de los derechos civiles y personaje principal del libro, Sylvia Méndez, y la aclamada escritora Winifred Conkling. Aunque el evento en vivo ya pasó, puedes ver una grabación de la pijamada.




An Examination of Hispanic and Latino History

A discussion of documents from the Hernandez v. Corpus Christi, Texas (1959) case. As part of their Documented Rights exhibit, the National Archives at St. Louis hosted a distinguished panel of scholars and legal experts to discuss the historical significance of documents from this landmark case.


Hispanic Americans in Congress 1822–2012

A lecture hosted by the Center for Legislative Archives.


President Reagan's Briefing for Hispanic Appointees

President Reagan's remarks at a White House briefing for Hispanic appointees and members of the Hispanic community in the East Room on July 20, 1982.

The Spanish Earth

The Spanish Earth (Reel 2 of 6) - National Archives and Records Administration 1937. This documentary film uses footage of war and glimpses of rural Spanish life in its portrayal of the struggle of the Spanish Republican government against a rebellion by right-wing forces led by Gen. Francisco Franco and backed by Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. The film was written by Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos (among others) and was narrated by Hemingway.


Related Articles

Monuments, Manifest Destiny, and Mexico (Prologue magazine, Summer 2005) - The survey of the U.S.-Mexico borderline, which followed the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, is sometimes disparagingly referred to as the stuff that "dime novels" are made of. Dime novel it's not; it is more a narrative of nation-building, centered in President James K. Polk's vision of manifest destiny.

The United States Armed Forces and the Mexican Punitive Expedition (Prologue magazine, Fall 1997) - In February 1917, the last of the U.S. troops serving in the Mexican Punitive Expedition recrossed the border from Mexico into United States, nearly a year after Pancho Villa had raided Columbus, New Mexico. 

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The Disturnell map of 1847

The Disturnell map of 1847 was appended to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. (General Records of the U.S. Government, RG 11)

Kennedy Library

Documents related to a White House dinner honoring Severo Ochoa, winner of the Nobel Prize and the U.S. National Medal of Science

LBJ Library

Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights History

LBJ and Hispanic Heritage Month

Ford Library

Documents regarding the Forum of National Hispanic Organizations

President Ford '76 Campaign Fact Book—Hispanic Americans

National Hispanic Heritage Week proclamations by President Ford

Carter Library

Notes on a 1980 meeting with Hispanic leaders

Clinton Library

Records on the Mexican Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Presidential Proclamations

Lyndon B. Johnson: Proclamation No. 3869-September 17, 1968(inaugural proclamation)

Ronald Reagan: Proclamation 5859-Sep. 13, 1988(last proclamation for National Hispanic Heritage Week)

George H.W. Bush: Proclamation 6021-September 14, 1989(first proclamation about National Hispanic Heritage Month)

Annotations: Hispanic Heritage Month/The Herman Baca Collection

Forward with Roosevelt: From the Museum: “Holy Family” Carving

JFK Library Archives: Pedro Sanjuan, Insider for Integration

Pieces of History: Frida Kahlo

Pieces of History: Wedding in Rural Queretero

Pieces of History: Simón Bolívar, Latin American Revolutionary

Pieces of History: The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana (2018)

Pieces of History: Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Archives | Mes de la Herencia Hispana en los Archivos Nacionales (2018)

Pieces of History: Kicking Off Hispanic Heritage Month | Empezando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana (2018)

Pieces of History: Origins of National Hispanic Heritage Month (2017)

Pieces of History: Hispanic and Latino Organization (HALO) at the National Archives

Pieces of History: Roberto Clemente: A Legacy Beyond Baseball

Pieces of History: Rudy Martinez: The Beginning of the Latino Impact in World War II

Pieces of History: National Hispanic Heritage Month/Mes de la Herencia Hispana (2014)

Pieces of History: Modesto Cartagena, the most decorated Hispanic soldier of the Korean War

Pieces of History: President Nixon and the Hispanic Strategy

Pieces of History: Rita Moreno, first Hispanic actress to win the Academy Award

Pieces of History: Fidel Castro’s childhood plea to President Roosevelt

Pieces of History: Bienvenidos!

Rediscovering Black History: Historical Background of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

Text Message: Castro, Cuba, and a Fleet of Fishing Boats: The Causes and Effects of the Mariel Boatlift

Text Message: Ellen Ochoa: A Pioneer on Land and in Space

Text Message: “Lucy, I’m Home!”…from the Army

Text Message: “I’m Counting on You” by Leon Helguera: A Mexican Artist Puts His Stamp on Uncle Sam

Text Message: Americans All by Leon Helguera: Appealing to Hispanics on the Home Front in World War II

Text Message: The Great “Adobe Inn” Move of 1962

Text Message: Towards a History of Mexican American Participation in World War I

Text Message: “Arias Bernal’s Trip to Washington”: a Mexican Cartoonist Joins the War Effort

Text Message: Spanish and British Explorations of the Pacific Northwest and the Nootka Sound Controversy

Unwritten Record: Recognizing and Celebrating Hispanic Culture