Researching the Hispanic Experience in Colorado

If you're interested in researching the history of Colorado's Hispanic community, start with the library.

The Hispanic Colorado Resource Guide "identifies resources providing perspectives on the diverse experiences of Hispanics in Colorado -- who they are, where they came from, how they lived, and what they contributed."

This guide identifies various types of publications useful to researchers and genealogists, as well as specific county and regional information and places to go - churches, museums, and historic sites - to find out more. The guide also includes an appendix on Hispanic Colorado legislators and another appendix on researching photograph collections.

Tutt Library also has a trove of resources, look in the TIGER catalog, visit Special Collections and browse digital collections.

- Subjects such as Hispanic Americans -- West (U.S.) -- History and Hispanic Americans -- Southwest, New

- Books like La Gente: Hispano History and Life in Colorado (Colorado Historical Society, 1998)
and Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of the Colorado Borderlands (University Press of Colorado, 2011).

This post is adapted from the Colorado State Publications Library blog

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