We are deeply saddened by the death of our respected colleague, Roberto "Cintli" Rodriguez, Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mexican American Studies.
The Reclaiming the Border Narrative project website is now live and highlights projects that illuminate dignity, joy, resilience, resistance, beauty, sorrow, humor, love, and everything in between and, in the process, expose and transcend colonial narratives and externally imposed perspectives of the U.S.-Mexico border.
We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the priceless achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, history and society.
University Libraries staff chose these books, resources and pictures to showcase in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Special Collections: Borderlands archives
Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation are important markers in the history of civil rights and racial justice.
June 19 (Juneteenth) is a federally recognized holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth has been celebrated in the United States, and in Canada, Jamaica, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and other countries around the world.
Special Collections will be closed during the summer for two federal holidays and a department retreat.
Monday, June 19th, 2023: Juneteeth Holiday
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023: Independence Day
Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th, 2023: Department retreat/training
Have a safe and relaxing summer!
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising (also called the Stonewall Riots) which galvanized the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City (NYC) police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York. This sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement.
We are so proud of our student employees as their years of hard work, dedication and perseverance pay off. We wish them and all graduating Wildcats the best in every endeavor and hope they think fondly of the University Libraries when they think of the University of Arizona.
2023 Spring/Summer graduates