Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!
From September 15th through October 15th we celebrate the contributions and cultures of a very diverse people known as Hispanic Americans. The resources below provide information on Hispanic Americans in the U.S. and Kansas as well as a link to a display on Spanish speaking peoples around the world constructed by Kansas library volunteers within the virtual world, Second Life.

National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15, 2009
(Web pages celebrating the month and the people)

National Hispanic Heritage Month (

National Archives (Hispanic records)

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (National Park Service)

National Register of Historic Places (Hispanic heritage properties)

Facts for Features (U.S. Census Bureau)

Information on Hispanic Americans

Wikipedia article

A Cultural Identity, by Richard Rodriguez (1997)

Latino Legacies, by Lawrence M. Small (2002)

Who Are Hispanic Americans?, by Dr. José Jaime Rivera (1996)


Hispanic Americans in Congress

Hispanics in the U.S. Army

Hispanic American Veterans: Answering the Call

Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients

Demographics (U.S. Census Bureau)

U.S. Hispanic or Latino Origin by Specific Origin (2006)

Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals By Race, 1790 to 1990, and By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For The United States, Regions, Divisions, and States

Kansas Resources

Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission (KHLAAC)

Hispanic Americans: 2009 Statistical Profile for Kansas
(Information sheet provided by the Kansas State Data Center, State Library of Kansas)

Hispanic American Heritage Month Celebrated at the University of Kansas

Hispanics in Kansas (Kansas State Historical Society)

Kansas Memory Resources on Hispanics

Kansas City Hispanic News

Second Life

Visit a special display on Hispanic American Heritage Month constructed by Kansas library volunteers within the virtual world/game, Second Life, by clicking on this link:
(NOTE: You must be a registered member of Second Life to enter Second Life. Click here for information on how to join Second Life.)

State Library of Kansas

Library resources on Hispanic Americans at the State Library of Kansas:
Hispanic Americans
Hispanic Americans in Kansas
Hispanic American Biography

Article contact: Bill Sowers
(Check out recent additions to our collection here)

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