ERIC Number: ED214716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Hispanic Materials and the Library of Congress, 1960-1980.
The United State Hispanic holdings, published after 1960, at the Library of Congress were surveyed, using (1) interviews with individuals from the Collection Development Department, General Reading Rooms Division, Subject Cataloging Division, Congressional Research Service, American Folklife Center, and Hispanic Division; (2) a SCORPIO search using the subject headings Hispanic Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Americans, and Latin Americans in the United States; and (3) a comparison of the Library's holdings in the SCORPIO data base with eight selected bibliographies. Items published before 1965 and Spanish language items published before 1975 not found in the data base were manually searched in the card catalog. It was found that the Library's U.S. Hispanic collections were not representative of the diverse materials in this area. The areas in most need of development were serials, technical reports, creative works, works projecting a U.S. Hispanic perspective, works about the Chicano Movement, and works published by U.S. Hispanic publishers. It was recommended that U.S. Hispanics, as a primary collection, be established within the proposed American Division; and that specialists in U.S. Hispanics be hired, especially in the Hispanic Division and the American Folklife Center. A brief overview of the Hispanic Press in the United States and 75 suggested serial acquisitions are included. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Chicano Studies Center.