We're an archival repository that preserves Latino history in Arizona and the Southwest. Since 1970, we've compiled a distinguished collection of manuscripts, photographs, books, newspapers, and ephemera. Today, we continue to acquire primary and secondary sources that complement the instructional and research needs of the ASU community and the general public.

Somos un repositorio de archivos que preserva la historia de los latinos en Arizona y el suroeste. Desde 1970, hemos compilado una distinguida colección de recursos primarios y secundarios que complementan las necesidades de enseñanza y investigación de la comunidad de ASU y el público en general.

What do we collect? / ¿Qué coleccionamos?

  • Personal Records: Material that documents an individual’s life and achievements. (e.g. Diaries, Correspondence, Oral Histories)
  • Family Records: Material that documents a family’s history and roots in Arizona and the Southwest. (e.g. Genealogy Records, Family Artifacts, Photographs)
  • Organization Records: Material that documents an organizations history and their work with a community. (e.g. Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records)
  • Published Material: Material that focuses on Latino history and culture. (e.g. Rare Books, Newspapers, Recordings)


  • Personales: Material que documenta la vida y logros de un individuo.  (e.g. Diarios, Correspondencia, Historias Orales)
  • Registros Familiares: Material que documenta la historia y las raíces de una familia en Arizona y el suroeste. (e.g. Registros de Genealogía, Artefactos Familiares, Fotografías)
  • Registros de Organización: Material que documenta la historia de las organizaciones y su trabajo con la comunidad. (e.g. Actas de la Reunión, Correspondencia, Registros Financieros)
  • Material Publicado: Material que se concentra en la historia y cultura de Latinos. (e.g. Libros Raros, Prensa, Grabaciones)

Collections of note

Fiestas Patrias Parade, Phoenix, Arizona, circa 1940s

Franco and French Families Papers

Documents the family's political and social presence in Arizona between the 1930s and the 1990s.

Women picketing at Empire Zinc Strike, New Mexico, circa 1950-1951

Los Mineros Photographs

Documents the lives of Mexican and Mexican-American copper miners in Arizona and New Mexico between 1900s and 1970s.

Tommy Espinoza by Chicanos Por La Causa building, Phoenix, Arizona, Circa 1970s

Chicanos Por La Causa Records

Documents the history of CPLC, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos through education, economic development, social services, and affordable housing since 1969.


Nancy Godoy

Nancy Godoy
Associate Archivist

Phone: 480-965-2594

Access the collection

To view materials in this collection, please make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932.

Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.