Since 2011, Chronicling America has grown its collection of newspapers by and for Hispanic Americans under the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). In these interviews with our NDNP partners from California and Texas, you will read more about the Spanish language newspapers from those states.
Throughout history there have been many women who have greatly contributed to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While names like Marie Curie and Florence Nightingale are familiar to most, there are so many ingenious others who may not be as familiar; women who were leaders in their fields, who made major discoveries, and whose work led to critical social and political change. Below is a list of just some of the women who have made significant contributions to the fields of STEM. You can discover their stories through historical newspapers.
This blog post was written by Jennie Horton, a 2020 Librarian-in-Residence in the Serial & Government Publications Division. Unrest in Latin America caused many to flee to the United States. Exile newspapers, Spanish-language papers published in the US, helped immigrants stay connected to their homeland, language, and culture. Spanish-language newspapers first appeared in the United States in 1808 with El …
Gunfire erupts on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on March 1, 1954, when four Puerto Rican nationalists shoot at random from the spectators' galleries, shouting "Viva Puerto Rico libre!"--"Long live free Puerto Rico!" Five members of Congress are injured, one seriously.
While most people may be aware of the greater Allied effort in World War II, few people know that several Latin American countries were also formal allies. In Latin American countries, newspapers printed their support in editorials and images.