Hispanic American Heritage Month

How did Spanish-speaking explorers and colonists first relate to North America? Maps from the 15th through 17th centuries record what cartographers thought were the continent's most important features. FIND OUT MORE »

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Battle of Pensacola

The enemy of my enemy is my friend—what was Spain's role (and motivation [...] »

Ceiling painting in the Salon de Carlos III, Madrid

Spain pursuing its own goals against Great Britain. [...] »

Photograph, Juan B. Rael interviewing Manuela Martinez, Taos, NM, ca. 1930, LoC.

Learn about Hispanic culture with the Juan B. Rael collection of upper Rio [...] »

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Print, A Chinese Family, Detroit Photographic Co., 1898-1905, LoC

Very few of us have ancestors who were not immigrants. Bring the topic of [...] »

Electronic Schoolhouse / La Escuela Electronica

Explore materials on the Latino experience in New York from 1861 to the present. [...] »

photographic print, Young Polish berry picker, July 1909, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Discover resources that will enable you to examine this unique area of American [...] »

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Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they [...] »

Can you answer these questions about the "exploration race" that brought [...] »

Cigarette card, Chinese opera faces (masks), New York Public Library Digital Gal

Through performing art, U.S. minorities assert their identities. Answer these [...] »

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