In this episode Project Archivist Xaviera Flores meets with Chicano/a Research Collection Curator Nancy Godoy and introduces us to a very special collection that is available to the public for the first time: The Alianza Hispano Americana Records Collection.
Alianza Hispano Americana was established in 1894 and was the first Mexican American Mutual Aid organization. The main goal of this organization was to provide health and life insurance to the community, and its members also promoted civic virtues and acculturation and provided social activities. The Alianza Hispano Americana Records collection includes membership files, which have rich information for genealogical research, as well as some photographs and artifacts, which we see samples of in the video.
The Alianza Hispano Americana Records Collection is part of the Chicano/a Research Collection, the largest Mexican-American archival collection in the state of Arizona.
Interested in learning more about the Chicano/a Research Collection? Get guided help with our library guide or schedule an appointment with Nancy. You can also connect with the Chicano/a Collection on Facebook.
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Each episode of Hidden Treasures explores the artifacts, images, collections and unique gems of the ASU Libraries you didn’t even realize were available.
Host: Xaviera Flores
Guest: Nancy Godoy
Produced and Directed by Matthew Harp and Jennifer Duvernay
Editor: Mindy DuPonte
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Five extraordinary titles were recently acquired for our Special Collections. Cataloging for the materials is in progress, and they will be available for inspection at the Luhrs Reading Room shortly:
LaQuintinie, Jean de. The Compleat Gard’ner: or, Directions for Cultivating and Right Ordering of Fruit Gardens and of Kitchen Gardens; with Divers Reflections on Several Parts of Husbandry. In Six Books… London: Printed for Matthew Gillyflower… and James Partridge…, 1693.
Johnson, Carolyn. A Leaf From “The First of May,” a Fairy Masque. With an essay on Walter Crane by Carolyn Johnson. Fullerton, California: Stone & Lorson, 1988.
Allix, Susan, compiler. Nonsense & Nonsense: A Collection of verses and extracts… with logical or nonsensical Typographic arrangements and visual promptings. [London: Susan Allix, 2008].
Edwards, Jonathan. Spider Letter. [Bremen, Maine and New York]: Red Angel Press, 2009.
Buchanon, Hugh and Peter Davidson. Winter Light. [Bath]: The Old School Press with Francis Kyle Gallery, 2010.
Special Collections has been looking for an opportunity to enhance our fabulous Doris and Marc Patten Collection of “herbals”, rare books documenting the history of gardening and medicinal or culinary uses of plants. This late seventeenth century first edition of The Compleat Gard’ner is a remarkable find given its rarity and its excellent condition in original boards. The volume includes wonderful prints describing grafting techniques and important added texts not found in the fourth edition, which is available in the Patten collection.
Carolyn Johnson’s Leaf represents a creative folio display of a single leaf from British artist Walter Crane’s illustrated edition of The First of May: A Fairy Masque. The leaf is accompanied by Johnson’s essay about Crane’s late nineteenth and early twentieth century work in illustration and design for children’s books, presented in seven additional folio leaves. One of only fifty copies produced, Leaf will attract the attention of those studying the British Arts and Crafts movement. Special Collections also holds one of two hundred signed India proofs of the 1881 edition of The First of May, along with seventy other works by or about Walter Crane.
Susan Allix’ whimsical Nonsense & Nonsense is a wonderful example of creative layout and book design that delivers uncommon artistry and humor. Edwards’ Spider Letter completes our existing collection of creative presentations from the Red Angel Press, while Buchanan and Davidson’s Winter Light offers beautiful prints of watercolors depicting still life interiors from home that feature rich colors and the soft light of winter.
Please contact the Luhrs Reading Room at email@example.com or 480.965.4932 for more information.
In response to student and faculty requests, the ASU Libraries recently reacquired online access to Britannica Online, the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica. Now ASU students have access to the high quality background information that the Encyclopedia Britannica is known for.
Contemporary World Music: Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music – Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more
EDIT Digital Library: The EDIT Digital Library is a valuable online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning.
Encyclopedia of Islam: A comprehensive encyclopedia about Islam with full attention to Social Science as well as Humanistic perspectives.
Mintel Academic Reports: The Mintel Academic Reports database contains full-text market research reports covering US and Global consumer markets, with an emphasis on European and US markets. Each report analyzes market share, segmentation, and trends along with providing comprehensive demographic profiles and consumer patterns. Includes Simmons data and other proprietary information otherwise difficult to obtain.
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In this Library Minute we introduce you to some new tools we have rolled out this fall. Learn about the the New ASU Libraries’ toolbar, RefMobile, and how to use our express checkout machines! Take a minute and get ahead of your game!
ASU Foundation’s Office of Foundation Relations, the ASU Libraries, and OVPREA/PRIDE are delighted to announce university-wide access to Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the premiere searchable online database for philanthropic activity. FDO delivers more than 98,000 grantmaker profiles, access to grantmaker IRS statements, interactive charts and maps of grantmaking activity, and the ability to subscribe to RFP and other alerts that deliver customized research results to your desktop.
Access to this important research tool is the result of an ongoing collaborative effort to build research capacity across the university and increase philanthropic support for strategic research priorities, top-level investment opportunities, and individual faculty research. The FDO online database is accessed via the ASU Libraries and will be supported jointly by OFR, ASU Libraries, and OVPREA/PRIDE.