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Mexican American Library Program



BIBLIOGRAPHER: Pamela Mann
OTHER SUBJECT RESPONSIBILITIES:
ADDRESS: Benson Latin American Collection, SRH 1.111
PHONE: 495-4586
I. Purpose:
To support the courses of study offered by the University at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of Mexican American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and studies on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and to provide resource material needed to support independent scholarly research. As a special collection, the Mexican American Library Program (MALP) collects as thoroughly as possible all library or archival materials which relate to Hispanics in the United States, particularly Mexican Americans in Texas and the Southwest, or which are written or produced by Hispanic Americans. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of these fields, a number of departments and research centers have an interest in the materials acquired through the MALP (e.g., the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Institute of Latin American Studies, the Mexican Center, History, English, etc.).

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Languages: English and Spanish are the primary languages of collection. Works published in German, French and Italian are purchased in the original and, when available, in English or Spanish translation. Works published originally in languages other than those mentioned above are generally purchased only when translated into English or Spanish.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Materials from the period of the early Spanish explorers of the sixteenth century to the present are acquired.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Restricted to the present United States boundaries and the United States-Mexico borderlands.

D. Treatment of Subject: All materials dealing with any aspect of Mexican Americans as well as other Hispanics in the United States at any level are acquired. Works which treat historical, social, cultural, and political aspects of Hispanics in the U.S. are especially of interest.

E. Types of Material: In addition to the usual types of materials, the MALP acquires conference proceedings on Mexican American or Hispanic American related issues, publications of Chicano and Hispanic research centers, reports of private or quasi-public agencies, publications of Hispanic professional organizations, archival material, microforms and all types of audiovisual materials sound recordings, videocassettes, slides, etc. (especially those unique and locally produced items) posters, theses and dissertations, relevant government documents (especially state a nd federal), childrens literature, and ephemera.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on current works, but retrospective works are also acquired.

G. Other General Considerations: The Benson Latin American Collection serves as the historical and cultural base for the MALP. For important sources of research materials pertaining to the Hispanic experience in Texas and the Southwest, as well as for Texas-Mexico borderland studies, the Barker Texas History Center Collection should also be consulted. Other units of The University of Texas Libraries also support and supplement holdings of the MALP. While not connected with the University of Texas at Austin, the Austin History Center of the Austin Public Library also contains resources relating to Mexican Americans in Central Texas, and the Central America Resource Center collects materials on Central American refugees in the U.S.

[NOTE: All materials relevant to Mexican American and U.S.-Mexico borderlands studies in any and all subject areas and subject subdivisions are collected more intensively than that for other Hispanic groups in the U.S. The classification numbers listed below are those at which a substantial quantity of materials are found; however, due to the scope of the collection, the listing is not all inclusive.]

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

General works
Subject LC Class Location CDP[NCIP] Collecting Level Bibliographer
Mexican Americans :General Works E 184.M5
BLAC E [5] Mexican American
Mexican Americans in Texas F 395.M5
BLAC E [5] Mexican American
U.S.-Mexico borderlands (Primarily U.S. imprints) F 786-787
BLAC D [4] Mexican American
Mexican Americans in the Southwest F 790.M5
BLAC D [4] Mexican American
Art N 6538.M4
BLAC (2) Fine Arts D [4] Mexican American
Theatre PN 2270.M48
BLAC (2) Fine Arts D [4] Mexican American
Literature : See Footnote 1 PS 153.M4
PS 508.M4;
PS 3551-3576
PS 591.M4
PS 628.M4
BLAC E [5] Mexican American
Public Health RA 448.5 M5
BLAC
(2) PCL
(2) Public Affairs
D [4] Mexican American
Bibliography Z 1361.M4
BLAC E [5] Mexican American
Cuban Americans E 184.C97
BLAC (2) PCL C [3] Mexican American
Puerto Ricans on the mainland E 184.P85
BLAC (2) PCL C [3] Mexican American
Hispanics in the U.S.E 184.S75
BLAC (2) PCL D [4] Mexican American
Literature : See Footnote 2 PS 508.H57;
PS 3551-3576
BLAC (2) PCL D [4] Mexican American
Religion : See Footnote 3 BR 563;
BX 1407
BLAC (2) PCL C [3] Mexican American
Genealogy : See Footnote 4 CS 1-110
BLAC C [3] Mexican American
Folklore : See Footnote 5 GR 111
BLAC
(2) CAH
D [4] Mexican American
Labor: See Footnote 6 HD 1525
HD 1527
HD 8081
BLAC (2) PCL
D [4] Mexican American
Immigration : See Footnote 7 JV 6200-7539
BLAC
(2) PCL
D [4] Mexican American
Education See Footnote 8 LC 2667-2698
LC 3701-3740
BLAC D [4] Mexican American

Footnote 1:
Includes literary history and criticism; Mexican American authors; poetry; drama.

Footnote 2:
Including Hispanic American authors.

Footnote 3:
Primarily the history of Christianity in the U.S. and Catholicism as it relates to Hispanic Americans.

Footnote 4:
Particularly that of the Southwestern U.S. and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands; includes works dealing with research methodology.

Footnote 5:
Primarily Hispanic American folklore of the Southwestern U.S.

Footnote 6:
Generally limited to U.S. imprints of works on Hispanic migrants and agricultural laborers, and Hispanic alien and minority labor in the U.S.

Footnote 7:
Generally limited to U.S. imprints of works on Latin American migration to the U.S., and Hispanic American immigrant communities.

Footnote 8:
Includes the education of Mexican Americans and other Hispanic groups, and the bilingual education of Spanish speaking children.

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