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Latinx History at Duke University

Purgatorio (Mi Gente) poster, October 1992

Purgatorio (Mi Gente), October 1992 poster

Purgatorio (Mi Gente) poster, October 1992. Duke University Union Posters, Box 1.

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About Archival Collections

Light blue cardboard boxes from the Office of Residential Life records arranged in rows over three shelves.The links below will take you to the collection guide for each collection. A collection guide is an inventory of the folders of materials in a collection, assembled and written by an archivist.

Note that this may not be an exhaustive list of all the collections you might use in your research—it's simply a list of the collections that might be most relevant.

Searching the Duke Libraries catalog and the Rubenstein Library's collection guide database on keywords, names, organizations, etc. will help you discover additional relevant collections that aren't represented here.

Students and Student Groups

In addition to the records of the Latinx/e student groups listed here, you may also want to review the records of Duke's two main undergraduate student governments: the Associated Students of Duke University (1967-1993) and Duke Student Government (1993-present). ASDU and DSG would have worked with the groups below on chartering, SOFC funding, and discussion of campus issues. For Latinx/e groups and students at Duke's graduate and professional schools, the Graduate and Professional Student Council is the governing body.

Campus Offices Working with Latinx/e Students/Student Groups

  • The proceedings of the first and second Unity Through Diversity luncheons (2000 and 2001) are available on the Center for Multicultural Affairs' website here.

Latinx and Latin American Studies

In addition to browsing/searching through the Chronicle for relevant articles (see the "Duke Publications" page in this research guide), a good way to understand the evolution of these fields--particularly how they are taught--is to browse or search through Duke's annual course bulletins. Note that the bulletins will list faculty (and sometimes graduate students) in these programs/fields, which can provide you with more names to research!

Beyond the University Archives: Relevant Latinx/e Collections at Nearby Archives and Libraries