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Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Libraries, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Libraries, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

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

We have one of the nation's finest collections of archival materials as well as printed texts on the Borderlands of the Southwest and Northwest of Mexico, from Baja, California to Tamaulipas, Mexico.

These collections document the region's culture and history, from the colonial period to the present. Accounts of Native Americans and their ancestors, the impact of Spanish and Mexican settlement and the influx of people into the region during the 19th century are also included.

Archival images

Our Special Collections student employees have selected archival photos that will be shared exclusively on our Facebook, Instagram and X accounts (uazlibraries) throughout the month.

The University of Arizona Press HHM books

The University of Arizona Press (UA Press) is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. Grab a cozy reading spot and immerse yourself into these UA Press HHM books:

  • All That Rises – by Alma García
  • La Plonqui, The Literary Life and Work of Margarita Cota-Cárdenas – edited by Jesús Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez
  • Chicana Portraits, Critical Biographies of Twelve Chicana Writers – edited by Norma Elia Cantú with art by Raquel Valle-Sentíes
  • Extended Stay – by Juan Martinez
  • Lotería, Nocturnal Sweepstakes – by Elizabeth Torres
  • Juan Felipe Herrera: Migrant, Activist, Poet Laureate – edited by Francisco A. Lomelí and Osiris Aníbal Gómez

Books That Matter: Borderlands collection book spotlight 

That's Not Fair! by Carmen Tafolla

One of the many books in our Books That Matter Borderlands collection is this vivid depiction of the early injustices encountered by a young Mexican-American girl in San Antonio in the 1920s. That's Not Fair! tells the true story of Emma Tenayuca who learns to care deeply about poverty and hunger during a time when many Mexican Americans were starving to death and working unreasonably long hours below poverty wages in the city's pecan-shelling factories.

Books That Matter is a print collection of more than 100 titles which support our commitment to social justice and antiracism.

The University of Arizona, a Hispanic Serving Institution

The University of Arizona is the first four-year public university in the state of Arizona to be federally recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a research intensive land-grant HSI, the University of Arizona is committed to responsively meeting the educational needs of our vibrant and increasingly diverse communities of Arizona.


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