The results of our Survey of Small Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums for Hispanic Materials and Their Management, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are now available on our website. Click on MUSEUM SURVEY in our menu bar to access the grant narrative, a digital map that locates all the institutions we identified as containing Hispanic materials, downloadable raw data, results (graphs), survey questions, protocols, and resources.
In summary 358 surveys were distributed. Of these, 59 were completed and returned. This effort was followed up with phone and email contacts to 36 institutions. Of the final list of 36 organizations reporting fully, we invited 18 to come to Houston for a full-day conference; of these 8 attended and participated in the conference. The final “Guide” published herein includes the full report of holdings of these institutions, the types of institutions and their needs; in these, there was a considerable amount of Hispanic archival materials identified, so as to justify the need for this project.
-Nicolás Kanellos, Ph.D.
Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies
Director, Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage
Please visit our Museum Survey page to read more.