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Chicana & Chicano Studies (CHIC): Primary Sources

Subject guide for Chicana and Chicano Studies (CHIC)

These are general primary collections: See individual Focus areas for specialized collections

Primary resources for Chicana & Chicano Studies

Primary materials in a wide variety of formats can be found in Libraries, Museums, Special Collections, Archives, and even people's homes and businesses. Some have been digitized and can be located on the Web. This section on primary materials is under construction. If you have additional suggestions, please contact me via the links to the right.

Thanks, Barbara Miller, CRC Librarian


The following databases and links are to large sets of archival materials in many formats of interest to researchers in Chicana & Chicano Studies.

On this tab find primary source archives relevant to a variety of topics in Chicanx Studies

Databases to which the Pollak Library subscribes:

Chicanx and Latinx primary source collections at other academic Libraries:

Examples of Exhibits:

Listed below are historical newspapers databases to which the Pollak Library subscribes and open access historical newspapers which are freely available on the web. See also current newspaper databases listed under the Articles Tab in this Guide.

Selected Digital Oral History Collections of interest to Chicanx Studies: