Tag Archives: Mexican-American

Nuestro Tucson: The Move Towards Latina/o Civil Rights Kickoff!

16 Sep

Join us for the kickoff event for our series on Thursday September 24th – Nuestro Tucson: the Move Towards Latina/o Civil Rights!
The evening will begin with a reception with local foods and drinks (more information to come!). The reception will then be followed by a film screening of the PBS documentary Latino Americans “War and Peace” (Episode III) and talk by University of Arizona Professor Dr. Francisco J. Galarte.

Episode III of Latino Americans, “War and Peace” focuses on the impact of World War II on Latino Americans on the home front and the contributions of Latinos in the U.S. military. After the screening, Dr. Francisco J. Galarte (Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies) will give a brief introductory lecture on the history of Pachucas/os (Mexican American Zoot-suiters) in Tucson. Professor Galarte will discuss Tucson’s vibrant Mexican American social and cultural youth scene during and after WWII.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the launch of the Nuestro Tucson Oral History Project.

Reception begins at 5:30pm followed by the screening at 6:00pm and discussion at 7:00pm.

This event is free, and will be in the AHS Auditorium at 949 East Second Street in Tucson. Free parking is available in the parking garage on Second and Euclid.

For more information, contact the AHS Archives at (520) 617 – 1157 or ahsref@azhs.gov

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Save the date for our future events:
Walking Tour – October 25th
Tours Start at the Sosa Carrillo Fremont House
2-3:30
A presentation on urban renewal followed by a walking tour of La Placita by Kevin Scoville
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is Required. Space limited to 25 people per tour. To Reserve a spot please email AHSREF@azhs.gov

All events in the Nuestro Tucson series, are made possible through the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Please check out the Nuestro Tucson link the in library and archives blog:https://ahslibraryandarchivestucson.wordpress.com/nuestro-tucson-event-series/

Fun Friday: Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt!

17 Jul

Beloved Tucson native and rock goddess Linda Ronstadt turned 69 years old this week (July 15th)! To celebrate we’re sharing this concert poster from our collection, which promotes a 1968 performance at Palo Verde High by the musician and her Baroque pop band, The Stone Poneys.

 

The poster’s psychedelic design features a beautiful, stylized portrait of the birthday girl herself, and you can purchase your very own digital copy from the AHS Library and Archives. A digital scan of this or any other selected poster is $29. Scans of selected maps are also available for $35. Stop by the reading room to peruse all the posters we have for sale.*

We are open Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. You may also contact the library at ahsref@azhs.gov or (520) 617-1157, if you’re interested or have any questions.

*Scans are for personal use only, not for publication

Latino Americans – 500 Years of History Grant

7 Jul

We are pleased to announce that the Arizona Historical Society – Library & Archives Division in Tucson has been awarded the highly competitive Latino Americans – 500 Years of History grant. The AHS Library & Archives received one of only two grants awarded in Southern Arizona. This programming grant was awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host four community events centering around the PBS documentary series Latino Americans. We are honored to be a part of a project that will celebrate the rich history of the Latino community in Tucson. For this endeavor, we will be partnering with the University of Arizona’s Spanish and Portuguese and Women’s and Gender Studies departments, Arizona State University Libraries – Chicano/a Research Collection and REFORMA de Tucson to bring innovative programming to Southern Arizona. Please look for the first of these events in fall 2015!
https://apply.ala.org/latinoamericans/grant-recipients

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¡Feliz día de la Independencia de México! — Happy Mexican Independence Day!

15 Sep

¡Feliz día de la Independencia de México! 

Happy Mexican Independence day!

Mexican Independence Day Celebration, Tucson, before 1912. Original card print by Haynes Tucson, A.T. Photo # 2907

Mexican Independence Day Celebration, Tucson, before 1912. Original card print by Haynes, Tucson, A.T. Photo # 2907

September 16th marks the 204 years of Mexico’s Independence. “El Grito” or the cry from the priest Miguel Hidalgo declaring their independence from Spain was the beginning of a ten year war.

Invitation to a Mexican Independence Day Party. Location - Places--Arizona--Tucson--Celebrations--Mexican Independence Day [Ephemera File]

Invitation to a Mexican Independence Day Party. Location – Places–Arizona–Tucson–Celebrations–Mexican Independence Day [Ephemera File]

This week we encourage you to think about the rich and diverse history of Mexico.

Mexican Independence Day Float Tucson, Arizona -- September 16, 1905. with Fire Department. Original card print carries name of Greg Martinez. Photo # 44623.

Mexican Independence Day Float Tucson, Arizona — September 16, 1905. with Fire Department. Original card print carries name of Greg Martinez. Photo # 44623.

Mexican Heritage Project Event this Saturday!

21 Aug
Fliers for the Mexican Heritage Project event can be picked up in the Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives.

Fliers for the Mexican Heritage Project event can be picked up in the Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives.

In celebration of Tucson’s 238th birthday The Arizona Historical Society presents a panel discussion with the founders and leaders of the Mexican Heritage Project- Patricia Preciado Martin, Dr. Thomas Sheridan and Dr. Norma González  

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 10:30-12:00pm
Where: Arizona Historical Society in Tucson (949 E. 2nd Street)
Free to the Public (please enter through the Auditorium doors to the right of the main entrance)
 
Background:
Mexican Heritage Project Photographs: La Herencia del Pueblo was a groundbreaking effort at the Arizona Historical Society to help preserve and tell a story of Tucson’s Mexican American community from the Gadsden Purchase until World War II. During its approximately five years of active collecting by scholars, field historians, archivists, librarians and community members, the Mexican Heritage Project collected business papers, oral histories, diaries and over 4,000 historical photographs directly from community members, all of which were catalogued and added to the permanent collection of the Arizona Historical Society Library and Archives in Tucson. The photographic collection has been accessible to researchers at AHS as individual photos since the mid 1980s, but has never before been viewable or searchable as a united collection. Technology now allows for digital unification of this rich and varied collection of photographs spanning the 1860s through the 1950s. These photographs portray a wide range of subjects, including formal studio portraits of individuals and groups, street scenes, parades, wedding portraits, interiors, ranch scenes, musical groups, workers, theatrical productions, school class photos, and casual family snapshots. If you wish to donate photographs to our collections or if you have additional information to share, please contact us at: ahsref@azhs.gov .
 
This project was supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library, Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 
Visit the digital exhibit of the Mexican Heritage Project Photographs collection, which is hosted online by the Arizona Memory Project.