Projects

Below you will find an alphabetical list of ongoing digital humanities projects that come out of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage archives.

Do you have a project that utilizes our archives that you would like for us to include? Contact us via our contact page, Facebook, or e-mail.


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ALONSO S. PERALES CORRESPONDENCE

Using a sampling of the correspondence in the Alonso S. Perales collection, this map visualizes the extent of the civil rights activist and LULAC Co-founder's reach.

Project Managers: Lorena Gauthereau, Ph.D. and Theresa Mayfield, M.L.S.


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Arte Público Press Digital

Created on the Manifold Scholarship platform, APP Digital provides iterative texts, powerful annotation tools, rich media and robust community dialogue, that transforms scholarly publications into living digital works.


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Are We Good Neighbors?

This project maps cases of discrimination against people of Mexican descent in Texas during the 1940s as documented by affidavits collected by Alonso S. Perales.

Project Manager: Lorena Gauthereau, Ph.D.


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Delis Negrón Digital Archive

This digital archive highlights the life and work of Delis Negrón, a Puerto Rican writer who was also a director, editor, English professor and activist in south Texas and Mexico City.

Student Lead: Sylvia A. Fernández
Collaborators: Isis Campos, Victoria Moreno, and Annette Zapata


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Día de los muertos: Altar digital

This digital altar provides information about Día de muertos/Day of the dead, including the important elements for an altar. It also highlights several Arte Público Press authors with short biographies and calavera poems.

Created by Roselia Bañuelos, Chris Flakus, Julio Antonio Molinete, Elías David Navarro, María Sánchez Carbajo, Alonzo Silavong and Katerin Zapata.


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Entre Balas y Rugidos: Leonor Villegas de Magnón Exhibit

Entre Balas y Rugidos is an online exhibit that explores the various roles of Leonor Villegas de Magnón during the Mexican Revolution, her indispensability to the cause, and her wider significance in history.

Entre Balas y Rugidos (español)

Project Manager: Melinda Mejia, Ph.D.


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MUSEUM SURVEY

In 2017-2018, Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage conducted a survey of small historical societies, libraries and museums in the Southwest that might hold Hispanic archival materials and to assess how they were preserved and made accessible. The results were digitally mapped as part of this survey to serve as a guide to Hispanic materials at small institutions.


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Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Blog

This blog is dedicated to highlighting archival documents, digital humanities projects, resources, workshops, events, and news.

Project Manager: Lorena Gauthereau, Ph.D.


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Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage DIGITAL ARCHIVES

This digital archive contains a sampling of some of Recovery's collections, such as that of Alonso S. Perales and Ángela de Hoyos. The digital collections include photographs, correspondence and other documents. 

Project Manager: Lorena Gauthereau, Ph.D.


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Twitter Bots

@AlonsoSPerales
Tweets out quotations from Alonso S. Perales’ writings, information regarding Perales, and news regarding his collection. Created by Lorena Gauthereau, Ph.D. and Theresa Mayfield, M.L.S.

@Fillingthe_gaps
Unveils Latino authors’ written legacy recovered in newspapers published in the United States from 1808 to 1960. The bot asks people to contribute by responding with any additional information they’ve come across in their research. Created by Isis Campos and Sylvia Fernández.


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visual bibliography of hispanic periodicals in the us

The purpose of this visualization is to reveal the written legacy of US Latinos in serial publication form and create awareness of the historical extent to which the Latino community has made their presence in the United States. The information is based on the book Hispanic Periodicals in the United States: Origins to 1960 A Brief History and Comprehensive Bibliography by Nicolás Kanellos and Helvetia Martell. 

Project Manager: Isis Campos


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1918 Influenza Epidemic Collection

This digital collection includes a sampling of archival newspaper clips in Spanish-language newspapers about the 1918 Flue Pandemic. Included are advertisements and personal accounts of how the flu has impacted people within the Latino community.

Student Lead: Julia Goodley


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Network of women in hispanic periodicals

This project visualizes the vast network between women writing in the early Hispanic press in the United States.

Project Manager: Isis Campos


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Printed pathways in us latino periodicals

This is a comprehensive authority list that contains robust bibliographic information about US Latina/o authors and poets who published in US Latino periodicals.

Student Lead: Isis Campos


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Emilio Sarabia and the Latino History of Houston

This project highlights historic spaces important to the Houston Latino community.

 


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Shifting Demographics in Houston

This project focuses on the shifting demographics of the Houston area in order to trace the growth of Latino neighborhoods and changes due to gentrification.