This map is an initiative of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage's US Latino Digital Humanities program at the University of Houston. The information therein is based on the book Hispanic Periodicals in the United States: Origins to 1960 A Brief History and Comprehensive Bibliography by Nicolás Kanellos and Helvetia Martell. The purpose of this visualization is to reveal the written legacy of US Latinos in serial publication form and create awareness of the historical extent to which the Latino community has made their presence in the United States.
*Click here for full text (PDF) of Nicolás Kanellos, "A Brief History of Hispanic Periodicals in the United States."
*Note that the information shown is the information we have to date.
*Images included are those available.
*Geographic location is designated as the center of the city of publication.
Many of the periodocals contained in this map are available in the Newsbank-Readex database of Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980) and EBSCO's Arte Público Press Historical Collection: Series 1.
How to Browse
This map contains approximately two thousand extant and nonextant Hispanic periodicals. Clustered circles with numbers represent large concentrations of publications in one area. Click the circles to zoom in and see the individual pins. Click on pins to access individual periodical information, where available (image, years of publication, location, language, distribution frequency, and editor/director/proprietor). Selecting/deselecting language options in the legend displays periodical(s) that fall under the checked categories (unspecified, monolingual, bilingual, trilingual, and quadrilingual).
How to Cite this Project
This digital project is a product of decades of collaboration in its two forms (print bibliography and digital map) at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage. To cite the digital project, we suggest the following citation:
Visual Bibliography of Hispanic Periodicals in the United States. Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage. https://recoveryapp.github.io/index.html. Accessed [DATE].