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Latino 395: Rua

Searching for Archives

While many significant archival materials have been digitized and made available for online access, the vast majority of these rich resources can only be accessed on site. In addition, many of the archival collections relevant to study of the Latina/o experience are located outside of the Chicagoland area (for example in Florida, Texas, California and New York). This can make it challenging to locate primary source materials in a timely manner to complete your assignment.

So, to make your lives a bit easier, I recommend that you limit your searches for archival collections to local repositories. Be sure to use the location features in the databases listed in this box to limit to Chicago.

Another good tool for locating archives located in Chicago is:


Latina/o Archival Collection Sites

Image Collections