Hispanic New York
Also in print edition. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Second edition (2008) of this authoritative, specialized encyclopedia. Completely searchable full-text reference source.
An interdisciplinary reference book to chronicle Latino contributions to art, culture and commerce in the United States. In its four volumes, 650 entries, 2000 pages and 1.2 million words, Encyclopedia Latina explores every aspect of Latino life in America from a myriad of perspectives, spanning the arts, media, cuisine, government and politics, science and technology, business, health, and sports, among others.
Encyclopedia of New York. [Print]
2nd edition. 2010. Edited by Columbia University Professor Kenneth T. Jackson.
Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook [Online]
Also in print edition. 2010. People referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Edited by Claudio Iván Remeseira (Columbia University).
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Index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes journals from 1964 to present and includes citations and links to book and media reviews.
Provides listings of all types of materials concerning the Mexican-American, Chicano, and broader Latino experience.
Full-text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from the ethnic, minority, and native press in the U.S. Coverage is from 1960 to date.
In addition to Latin America, also covers the US-Mexico border, and Hispanics in the US. Index to citations from over 500 journals with links to full-text articles. Coverage: 1970 to the present.
Full-text Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Complete archival and current coverage of this major newspaper via various scholarly databases.
Online access to the web edition of this Spanish-language Hispanic newspaper published in New York City.
NOTE: Full-text articles from 1992 through the present of this newspaper are available via the Ethnic Newswatch database (linked above).
United States Census Bureau
A presentation that highlights past, present and future trends of the Hispanic population in the United States.
ZIP Code Definitions of New York City Neighborhoods (NY State Dept. of Health)
Map of ZIP Codes (NYC)
Mapping America: Every City, Every Block [New York Times]
Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009.
By Professor William A. Bowen, California State University, Northridge. Data is principally for 1990, atlases are divided into six major topics, including Ancestry.
Published in 1996. Data for the 21 Latino neighborhoods and an additional 33 smaller Latino "sub-neighborhood" areas, along with statistics for the city as a whole and for each borough.
The City of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of City Planning, Amanda M. Burden.
Columbia University Libraries Research Guide.
Additional Online Resources
Columbia University Guides
Catalan, Hispanic, and Luso-Brazilian New York (Directory of NY area libraries and cultural centers)
Panel Discussion & Presentation of Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook (Columbia University Press, 2010)
Its goal is to provide to resources addressing Latina/o issues in the academic setting.
Archives of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños (Hunter College-CUNY)
Dominican Studies Institute Archives (City College of New York)
Houses the Latino Oral History Collection.
Ventanas al pasado (New York State Library)
Ventana al pasado is a bilingual web-based research collection that links the Latino-related records located in ten New York State archival repositories. Ventana brings together collections documenting the New York’s Latino/Hispanic community, and makes them accessible to researchers all over the world.
Archival Resources at Columbia
This photograph collection from El Diario La Prensa newspaper (the nation’s oldest continuously publishing Spanish-language newspaper), which dates from the 1960’s and includes over 5,000 photographs, documents the lives of New York City’s Latino population, their struggles and their contributions to the city and its culture. Acquired by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library in September 2013.
Jack Agüeros was an activist in New York's Latino community in the 1960s and ’70s and director of El Museo del Barrio for close to a decade. The materials in the collection include early versions of his poems, plays and short stories; unfinished manuscripts; newspaper clippings documenting his political activities; documents and slides from his days as director of El Museo from 1977 to 1986; and videos of interviews and readings in the early 2000s. Other highlights include his research about Julia de Burgos, a great 20th century Puerto Rican poet whose poems were compiled and translated by Agüeros. Acquired by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library in September 2012.