EBSCO Publishing releases newest digital archive database from Arte Público Press and the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 25, 2013 — The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers, The Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 2 is latest digital archival database to be released by EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). This collection offers a three-themed collection of almost 300,000 pages chronicling Latino-Hispanic civil rights leaders, religious thinkers, and women writers in the United States from the late 19th mid 20th century.

Curated by the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project at the University of Houston, this one-of-a kind archival database is produced through a partnership with Arte Público, the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Latina and Latino authors. EBSCO Publishing’s Vice President of Product Manager Mike Laddin says this is the only digital collection to focus exclusively on the literary history of the Latino-Hispanic population in what is now the United States. “The Latino-Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers is comprised of rare and unique content, some now lost or destroyed so in many cases the content only exists in this digital collection.”

The archive features three major themes: Civil Rights leaders and organizations, religious thinkers, and pioneering Latina writers and poets. Content includes more than 100 unique newspapers, including rare anarchist newspapers of the early 20th century. Over 50 diverse archival and manuscript collections are includes relating to personal documents, photographs, membership records, meeting minutes, sermons, flyers, correspondence, draft manuscripts, dramatic scripts, as well as historical accounts, legends, essays, and more from the Depression-era New Mexico Writer’s Project. The Latino-Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers also includes more than 160 rare books. The archives is made up of 80% Spanish content and 20% English content that is indexed and searchable in Spanish and English.

Designed for colleges and universities with programs in Latino-Hispanic Studies, American History, Civil Rights, Law, Government, Women’s Studies, Literature, Arts, Political Science, and Journalism, The Latino-Hispanic American Experience is also suitable for larger libraries as an excellent source of Spanish language content, with historic and cultural relevance for AP high school/undergraduate students, librarians and researchers.

The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers is available through the state-of-the-art EBSCOhost® Content Viewer, specifically designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers by enabling them to navigate historical content in new ways. The interface was designed to allow researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research. EBSCOhost Content Viewer replicates the experience of browsing and reading original archival material while also allowing users to explore, manipulate, collect, take notes, and export content.

This digital collection adds to a growing collection of historical digital archives from EBSCO Publishing.

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EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 375 databases and more than 350,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

The Recovery Project

About Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project is a national program to locate, identify, preserve and make accessible the literary contributions of U.S. Hispanics from colonial times through 1960 in what today comprises the fifty states of the Union. The project is under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, founder and director of Arte Público Press, the oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic literature in the nation.