Digital Debut: Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection
Join us to celebrate the launch of an online resource that makes available – for the first time – 150 years of 20 significant and regionally-published newspapers from the mid-1800s to the 1970s that document the voice of the Mexican and Mexican American community. The publications in the Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press Collection are a record of the community’s voice during pivotal times ranging from the Gadsden Purchase, the Mexican Revolution, the Great Depression and Mexican repatriation, World War II and the Bracero program, and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. In addition to a preview of the collection, the stories and significance of these historic publications will be shared by a panel of distinguished speakers including: • Juan Manuel Calderón Jaimes, Consul of Mexico; • Alberto Elías, owner of Old Pueblo Printers and grandson of the owner, publisher and editor of El Tucsonense; • Arturo “Arte” Moreno, owner of the Los Angeles Angels and grandson of the owner, publisher and editor of El Tucsonense; • Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, UA Department of Mexican American Studies, former journalist, publisher and editor of Americas 2001 and El Corazon de Aztlan; • Celeste González de Bustamante, Assistant Professor, UA School of Journalism; and • Lupe Castillo, co-editor of ¡Coraje! and recipient of the 2011 YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Special Collections, University of Arizona
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