Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15th- October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15th- October 15th

Started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week, Hispanic Heritage Month was created by President Ronald Reagan and enacted into law August 17, 1988. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 15th. September 15th was chosen because Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate the anniversary of their independence on this day. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days within the month of September and Día de la Raza, or Columbus Day is celebrated October 12th, falling within Hispanic Heritage Month.

A Few Important Works by Mexican and Mexican-American Authors available in the UNT Collection:

The Underdogs

Azuela, Mariano, 1873-1952

Available through NetLibrary

The labyrinth of solitude: life and thought in Mexico

Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998

Call Number: F1210 .P313 (Denton Campus)

The death of Artemio Cruz

Fuentes, Carlos.

Call Number: PQ7297.F793 M813 1991 (Denton Campus)

Rain of gold

Villaseñor, Victor.

Call Number: PS3572.I384 Z469 1991 (Denton Campus)

y no se lo tragó la tierra. English & Spanish

Rivera, Tomás, 1935-

Call Number: PQ7079.2.R5 Y213 1987 (Denton Campus)

-Materials at the Denton campus library are available to UNT- Dallas campus students, please come by and our team will be happy to assist you in obtaining these or any other materials that you may need. As a UNT- Dallas campus student you may also have materials mailed directly to you at no charge through the Distance Learning Request Form.

Interesting Links:

Library of Congress National Hispanic Heritage Month Page

U.S Census Bureau Facts for Features, Hispanic Heritage Month

National Register of Historic Places- Hispanic Heritage Month

Biographical Information about Cesar Chavez

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I honestly didn't know the first little bit of information that you posted in this blog. I'd read a lot about Hispanic Heritage month, but never anything like that. Thanks for opening my eyes to this!

I think Hispanic Heritage month is very important. It's a great time for Hispanics to come together to celebrate their accomplishments and share stories. However, it can also be a time to share knowledge. For example, there are still 32.1% of Hispanics out there without any form of health insurance. Granted these numbers are getting better, but there's still a great deal of knowledge we can share just by passing along information.

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