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  • Librarian: Luis Gonzalez
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E660
  • Phone: (812) 855-7416
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 10/19/2010

Chicano Riqueño Studies

Pertains to the language, literature and culture of Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans--the three Latino groups that have had deep historical connections with North America. Most research in this field concentrates on U.S. Hispanics in the fields of anthropology, bilingual education, folklore, history, language, and literature.

Created in 1973, Chicano-Riqueño Studies is an interdisciplinary language and culture program affiliated with the Spanish and Portuguese Department. Since its inception, he program has sought to foster the culture and heritage of Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban-Americans living in the United States. The program encourages a U.S. Latino focus within the Latin American Studies minor or certificate. The Latino Studies Program was created in 2000 as a new interdisciplinary program that focuses on the historical and social experience of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the United States.

The collection supports the curricular and research needs of these two academic programs within the College of Arts and Sciences. Language, literature, and culture are the core strengths of the Chicano-Riqueño Studies collection. This research collection focuses primarily on the three Latino populations that have had the deepest historical connection with North America:

  • Mexican-Americans
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Cuban-Americans
In recent years, the collection's scope has diversified and expanded to cover the broader historical, cultural, and social experience of Latinos in the United States. Formats collected included monographs, serials, videos and microforms. For more information, see Collections Description.

Research Guide

Related Resources at IU

Latin American Collections (Regional Consortia)
last updated: 10/19/2010