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The following audio or video presentations are a sampling of the available material related to Hispanic American history available from the Library of the Congress and other partner agencies. These include Webcasts (taped recordings of presentations, lectures, performances and speeches that have taken place at the Library) as well as musical recordings and unique sound artifacts from our collections, such as the stories of Hispanic Americans.
Please note: This list represents only a selection of the digital and physical holdings of the participating agencies.
History and Culture
- Anthony Acevedo donates artifacts to the Holocaust Museum (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Facebook) (external link)
- The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain (National Gallery of Art)
- An Examination of Hispanic and Latino History (National Archives YouTube Channel) (external link)
- La Quinceanera: A Coming of Age Ritual in Latino Communities (Library of Congress)
- Latino Americans – PBS Documentary (external link) (supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities)
- Mexicans and Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code (Library of Congress)
- Nation and Citizen in the Dominican Republic, 1880-1916 (Library of Congress)
- Professor Ilan Stavans, Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
- Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas (Library of Congress)
- The Storm that Swept Mexico (external link)
A collaboration between the National Endowment for the Humanities and PBS, this film tells the gripping story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century.
- StoryCorps Historias (external link)
StoryCorps Historias is a project to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. StoryCorps is a project of Sound Portraits Productions, in partnership with National Public Radio and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
- When Worlds Collide (external link)
A collaboration between the National Endowment for the Humanities and PBS, this film traces the origins of today’s Latin culture and documents the collision between the Old World and the New World.
Music / Performing Arts (Library of Congress)
- California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties (Collection)
- Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection
Past Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Addresses (Library of Congress)
- 2006 Keynote Address: Alberto Gonzales, United States Attorney General
- 2003 Keynote Address: Richard H. Carmona, Former U.S. Surgeon General
Poetry & Literature (Library of Congress)
- 450 Years of Spanish Poetry in the United States
- Burnt Sugar Cana Quemada
- Poetry Readings from Clayton Eshleman and Gonzalo Corzo
- Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States
- Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers
- Teatro de la Luna Poetry Marathon (2008)
- Teatro de la Luna Poetry Marathon (2011)
Politics and Government (Library of Congress)
- The Need for Global Democratic Governance: The Perspective from Latin America
- Prime Minister of Barbados: Owen Seymour Arthur
- Tiburcio Carias: Portrait of a Honduran Political Leader