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Mexican American & Latino/a Studies

Use this guide to help navigate your research in Mexican American and Latino/a Studies.

Houston Area Resources

On this page you will find links to resources relevant to the history of Houston and surrounding areas. Many of these resources pertain to the Houston ship channel, environmental activism, and Hispanic and Latino/a populations.

Many resources listed below link to finding aids for Special Collections materials. Learn how to use a finding aid by working through How to Find Archival Materials in UH Special Collections.

Great Places to Start

The resources listed below will help you to begin your journey through the history of Hispanic communities in the Houston area and in Texas.

Houston Oral Histories

a microphone iconOral history describes the study of past events through the memories and perspectives of people who lived through these events. Oral history is usually achieved through sound recordings of interviews.

Access the oral histories of Houston area residents from the resources below:

Houston Environmental Resources

The resources listed below include collections pertaining to Houston area environmental issues and environmental activism. 

Houston Images & Art

The UH Libraries Special Collections department has digital image collections for those interested in a photographic history of the Houston area. Listed below are resources related to Houston images and art.

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