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EBSCOhost Adds U.S. Hispanic Historical Collection

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1, the first digital collection made available through a partnership with Arte Público Press (www.latinoteca.com/arte-publico-press). This database provides a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature, and culture. By digitizing key aspects of the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project," this collection broadens and enriches the curriculum across the humanities, from the study of the Spanish language to the way history is viewed.

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 includes approximately 60,000 historical articles, 1,100 historical books and hundreds of political and religious pamphlets and broadsides. Approximately 80% of the content is in Spanish and 20% is in English and the content is indexed and searchable in both Spanish and English. The holdings are a major resource for scholars interested in the study of Hispanic literature and culture.

The collections draw its content from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project-the largest national project ever to locate, preserve, and disseminate Hispanic culture of the U.S. in its written form since colonial times until 1960. The project functions under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, founder and director of Arte Público Press, the oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic literature in the U.S., and geographically covers all fifty states.

Source: EBSCO Publishing (www.ebscohost.com)



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