Hispanic Bibliographies

Spanish Exploration Bibliography

Note: Land Grants are often mislabeled as Spanish land grants.  Land grants established after Mexico’s independence in 1821 are “Mexican Land Grants”


Ebright, Malcolm. Land Grants and Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. xiv + 399 p., illus. maps. bibliography. index.


Morrow, William W., Herbert Oliver Brayer, and Alianza Federal de las Mercedes. The Mexican American. New York: Arno Press, 1974. 381 p., endnotes, photos, maps, index, bibliography Reprint s of Spanish and Mexican private land grants, by W.W. Morrow, first published in 1923 by Bancroft-Whitney, San Francisco; William Blackmore: The Spanish-Mexican Land Grants of New Mexico and Colorado, first published in Denver, 1949 and Spanish Land Grant Question Examined,first published in 1969 in Albuquerque at The University of New Mexico Library.


Van Ness, John R., and Christine M. Van Ness, Spanish & Mexican Land Grants in New Mexico and Colorado. Manhattan, Kan.: Sunflower University Press, 1980. 119 p., photos, maps, illus., chapter notes, index.


Westphall, Victor. Mercedes Reales: Hispanic Land Grants of the Upper Rio Grande Region. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, 1983. xviii + 356 p., illus, index. bibliography.

Mexican Land Grants in what Becomes Colorado Bibliography

Note: Land Grants are often mislabeled as Spanish land grants.  Land grants established after Mexico’s independence in 1821 are “Mexican Land Grants”


Ebright, Malcolm. Land Grants and Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. xiv + 399 p., illus. maps. bibliography. index.


Morrow, William W., Herbert Oliver Brayer, and Alianza Federal de las Mercedes. The Mexican American. New York: Arno Press, 1974. 381 p., endnotes, photos, maps, index, bibliography Reprint s of Spanish and Mexican private land grants, by W.W. Morrow, first published in 1923 by Bancroft-Whitney, San Francisco; William Blackmore: The Spanish-Mexican Land Grants of New Mexico and Colorado, first published in Denver, 1949 and Spanish Land Grant Question Examined,first published in 1969 in Albuquerque at The University of New Mexico Library.


Van Ness, John R., and Christine M. Van Ness, Spanish & Mexican Land Grants in New Mexico and Colorado. Manhattan, Kan.: Sunflower University Press, 1980. 119 p., photos, maps, illus., chapter notes, index.


Westphall, Victor. Mercedes Reales: Hispanic Land Grants of the Upper Rio Grande Region. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, 1983. xviii + 356 p., illus, index. bibliography.

Selected Hispanic Studies

Acuña, Rodolfo. Occupied America: A History of Chicanos. 6th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007.  xii + 475 p., index. chapter endnotes. maps.


Acuña, Rodolfo, and Guadalupe Compean. Voices of the U.S. Latino Experience. 3 vols, The American Mosaic. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2008.  1253 p., three volumes. index. bibliography. More than 400 primary documents are referenced and placed in historical and cultural context.


Archuleta, Ruben E. Land of the Penitentes, Land of Tradition. Edited by Joe T. Ulibarri. Pueblo West, CO: El Jefe, 2003. xxi + 258p., foreword by Ken Salazar. illus. photos. map, glossary, bibliography, index.


Ayer, Eleanor H. Hispanic Colorado Frederick, CO: Jende-Hagan Bookcorp, 1982. (The Colorado Chronicles: Volume 4 ) 48 p., drawings, maps, photos, maps. 


Beers, Henry Putney. Spanish & Mexican Records of the American Southwest: A Bibliographical Guide to Archive and Manuscript Sources. Phoenix: University of Arizona Press, 1979.  493 p., index, bibliography.


Bills, Garland D., and Neddy A. Vigil. The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado : A Linguistic Atlas. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2008. 383 p., appendix, maps.


Brooks, James, and Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. Captives & Cousins : Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. Chapel Hill, NC: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xii + 416 p., maps, illus., tables, endnotes, chronology, glossary, appendix, index.


Campa, Arthur L. Hispanic Folklore Studies of Arthur Campa, The Chicano Heritage. New York: Arno Press, 1976. 605 p., bibliography.  Includes a bibliography of Spanish folk-lore, a discussion of the Spanish folksong in the Southwest, Spanish religious folk theatre and sayings and riddles. 


Campa, Arthur L., and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Teaching Hispanic Culture through Folklore, Eric Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. New York, N.Y.: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages : [distributed by] MLA/ACTFL Materials Center, 1968. 11 p., footnotes, suggested readings. The possible role of proverbs, folk songs, folk games, and folk dances in instruction is discussed.


Cobos, Rubén. A Dictionary of New Mexico & Southern Colorado Spanish. Rev. & expanded ed. Santa Fe, N.M.: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2003.  xviii +  189 p., bibliography, map. 


Conover, Ted. Coyotes : A Journey through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens. 1st ed, Vintage Departures. New York: Vintage Books, 1987.  xix + 264 p.


Crusada Para La Justica (Crusade for Justice). Denver, CO; Joaquin Publications, 1977. 258 p., photos. drawings.


de Baca, Vincent C., editor. La Gente: Hispano History and Life in Colorado. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado and the Colorado Historical Society, 1999. xix + 294 p., index. bibliography. endnotes. photos. maps. tables.  Thirteen authors chronicle Hispanic women, art, labor, rug-making, militants, cultural landscapes and other topics.


De Onís, José, editor. The Hispanic Contribution to the State of Colorado. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1976.  xxii + 232 p., index. selected bibliography.  Fourteen chapters by various leading scholars.


Deutsch, Sarah.  No Separate Refuge: Culture, Class, and Gender on an Anglo-Hispanic Frontier in the American Southwest, 1880-1940. NY: Oxford University Press, 1987.  356p., index. bibliography. endnotes. maps.


Donato, Rubén. Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado Schools and Communities, 1920-1960. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007. 190 p., endnotes, bibliography, index.


Dulle, Ronald J. Tracing the Santa Fe Trail: Today’s Views, Yesterday’s Voices.  Forward by Leo E. Oliva.  Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2011. 180 color photos, 2 maps, notes, bibliography, index. 192 pages.


Echevarria, Evelio and Jose Otero, editors. Hispanic Colorado: Four Centuries: History and Heritage. Ft. Collins, CO: Centennial  Publications, 1976. 206 p., bibliography. footnotes. Map, photos.drawings. .  39 short chapters by various authors.


Espinosa, Aurelio Macedonio, J. Manuel Espinosa, and NetLibrary Inc. The Folklore of Spain in the American Southwest Traditional Spanish Folk Literature in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.  xiii + 310 p., index. bibliography. endnotes. photos. appendices.


Fernandez, Jose Emilio. The Biography of Casimiro Barela. Translated, Annotated and Intro. by A. Gabriel Melendez. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003. liv + 298p., illus. photos. appendices. chronology. letters. bibliography. Available Online at www.books.google.com.


Aldama, Arturo, Elisa Facio, Daryl Maeda, Reiland Rabaka, ed. Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of Colorado. CO: University Press of Colorado, 2011. xvx+ 406 p. Index. references.  photos. maps. drawings.


Gonzales, Rodolfo. I Am Joaquin: Yo Soy Joaquin: An Epic Poem.  With a Chronology of People and Events in Mexican and Mexican American History, N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1967, 1972 expanded edition. 122 p., 36 photos. 16 drawings.


Gould, Richard, and Colorado Historical Society. The Life and Times of Richard Castro : [Bridging a Cultural Divide], Colorado History. Denver, CO: Colorado Historical Society, 2007.vi + 279 p., photos, endnotes, bibliography, index.  . 


Kuebler, John, Jose L. Guardiola, Xochilt Araceli Diaz, ed’s. Where the Rivers Meet:  The Story of Auraria, Colorado Through our Eyes. Community College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1991. 79 p., photos. An oral history by former residents of Denver’s Westside neighborhood.  Includes Book Two: The Westside Oratorio.  The script and songs of a folkdrama community play telling the story of Denver’s Hispanic immigrant story. 34 p., photos.


Kutsche, Paul. The Survival of Spanish American Villages, The Colorado College Studies No. 15. Colorado Springs: Research Committee, Colorado College, 1979.124 p., chapter notes, bibliography.  Contains 9 essays on Hispanic villages in northern New Mexico and southern


Lecompte, Janet. Pueblo, Hardscrabble, Greenhorn: The Upper Arkansas, 1832-1856. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978. xii + 354p., index. endnotes. selected sources. appendices. illus. maps.Available Online: http://books.google.com/books.  Accessed June 5, 2010.


Lopez, Jody, Gabriel Lopez, and Peggy A. Ford.  White Gold Laborers: The Story of Greeley’s Spanish Colony.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2007.  Photos, maps, appendices, bibliography, index. xi + 320 pages. 


Lopez, Jose Timoteo. The History of the Mutal Protection Society of the United Workers.  University of Michigan Library Repository. 95 p., Spanish language. Determined in the public domain.  For digital version, contact the HathiTrust: hathitrust-help@umich.edu.


Lopez, Lino M.  Colorado: Latin American Personalities. Denver, CO: A.M. Printing Company, 1959.  76 p., index. photos.


Lopez, Jody L., Gabriel López. From Sugar to Diamonds: Spanish/Mexican Baseball 1925-1969: Stories of the Greeley Grays and the Teams that Dared to Challenge Them. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2009. 436 p., photos.  History of Hispanic baseball teams in northern Colorado. 


Martin, Patricia Preciado. Songs My Mother Sang to Me : An Oral History of Mexican American Women. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1992. xxv + 224 p., illus., index.


May, William John. The Great Western Sugarlands : The History of the Great Western Sugar Company and the Economic Development of the Great Plains, Garland Studies in Entrepreneurship. New York: Garland Pub., 1989. 471 p., bibliography, index.


Meier, Matt S., and Feliciano Ribera. Mexican Americans, American Mexicans: From Conquistadors to Chicanos. Rev. ed, American Century Series. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993. 305 p., maps, bibliography, index.


Preston, Douglas J., Christine Preston, Jose Antonio Esquibel. The Royal Road: El Camino Real from Mexico City to Santa Fe. NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. 178p.


Quintana, Frances Leon. Los Primeros Pobladores : Hispanic Americans of the Ute Frontier. 2nd rev. ed. Aztec, N.M.: F.L. Quintana, 1991. xxiii, 262 p., illus., bibliography.  This is a revised edition of Los Primeros Pobladores: Hispanic Americans of the Ute Frontier.


Rodriguez, Richard. Days of Obligation : An Argument with My Mexican Father. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. xix + 230 p., originally published: New York, N.Y: Viking, 1992.


Rivera, José A. Acequia Culture : Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. ssvi + 243 p., illus., maps, index, bibliography.  Jose Rivera presents the contemporary case for the value of acequias (ditches) and the communities they nurture in the river valleys of southern Colorado and New Mexico.


Rivera, Jose A. La Socieda: Guardians of Hispanic Cultural Along the Rio Grande. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 2010.  xx + 190p. index. bibliography. glossary. endnotes. photographs by Daniel Salazar.


Romero-Anderson, J. Emerita. José Dario Gallegos : Merchant of the Santa Fe Trail, A Now You Know Bio. Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, 2007. 49 p., illus., maps, index, bibliography. The biography of Jose Dario Gallegos.  Dario established the first store in the San Luis Valley.


Sanchez, Virginia. Forgotten Cuchareños of the Lower Valley.  SC: Charleston, The History Press, 2011. 167 p. index. bibliography. endnotes. photos. drawings. maps.


Thorpe, Helen. Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America.  New York, NY: Scribner, 2009. 387 p.


Vigil, Ernesto B.  The Crusade for Justice: Chicano Militancy and the Government's War on Dissent.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999. xii + 487p., index. endnotes. photos. 


Vigil, Phillip Arnold. Early Roads to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains: An Historical Journal of the Vigil Family from Spain to the American Southwest. Cheyenne, WY. Las Placitos Publications, 2010. vii + 340p. index. photos. bibliography.


Villarreal, Ramon Francisco.  Recuerdos de mi Barrio. Bloomington, Indiana: Author House, 2008. 166 p., endnotes.


Watrous, Ansel. History of Larimer County, Colorado. 1972 edition / ed. Fort Collins, CO: Old Army Press, 1972. 513 p., illus., index. Originally published: Fort Collins, CO: Courier Printing & Publishing Co., 1911.


Weigle, Marta. Brothers of Light, Brothers of Blood: The Penitentes of the Southwest. Santa Fe, N.M.: Ancient City Press, 1989.  xix, 300 p., [12[ p., of plates, illus., maps, index. bibliography.

Genealogy

Byers, Paula K. Hispanic American Genealogical Sourcebook, Genealogy Sourcebook Series. New York: Gale Research, 1995. 250 p., index, bibliography.


ColoradoSociety of Hispanic Genealogy. Hispanic Pioneers in Colorado and New Mexico. Limited ed. Denver, CO: Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, 2006. 330 p., index, photos.


Platt, Lyman De. Hispanic Surnames and Family History. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996. 350 p., bibliography, index.  Examines the development of Spanish surnames in Latin America and the Hispanic United States.

Gallegos-Torres Wedding

Credit: Wedding party of Felix Gallegos and Florence Torres, 1934
Denver Public Library Auraria Collection, contributed by Magdalena Gallegos

Art & Architecture

Adams, Robert Hickman. The Architecture and Art of Early Hispanic Colorado. Boulder, CO: Colorado Associated University Press & The Colorado Historical Society, 1974, 1998 reprint  by University Press of Colorado with Net Library Inc. vi + 234. bibliography. appendix. 85 b & w photos by Robert Adams. 


DenverArt Museum., and Mary Jane Downing. Santosof the Southwest : The Denver Art Museum Collection. Denver: Lithography by A. B. Hirschfeld Press, 1969.  70 p., photos, bibliography. Includes text and photographs of Santos in the Southwest and discussion of Christian art and symbolism, Saints and folk art.


Campa, Arthur L. Hispanic Culture in the Southwest. 1st ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979.  xii + 316p., index. endnotes. bibliography. photos. maps. drawings.  Campa,  a DU professor, devoted over half of the book to the historical evolution of Hispanic peoples in the Southwest, with several chapters to cultural aspects such as arts and crafts, music, dance, foods, religious beliefs, and values.  Two chapters on Colorado.


Farago, Claire, Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Donna Pierce, Jose Antonio Esquibel, Marianne L. Stoller. Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos In-between Worlds. PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006. 355p.


Feinberg, John, Ellen T. Littelson, and Fort Collins (Colo.). Planning and Development Dept. Architecture and History of Holy Family Neighborhood : Fort Collins, Colorado, Neighborhood History Project. Boulder, Colo.: Community Services Collaborative, 1983. 33 p., illus., bibliography.


Gallegos, Phillip. “Spanish-American Churchscapes: The San Luis Valley." Avante Garde: Journal of Theory and Criticism in Architecture and the Arts. Denver, CO: School of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado at Denver, Summer 1990. 72-93 pp, photos, Drawings, References, Appendices, bi-annual publication.  Focus is primarily on Conejos County.


Mills, George. The People of the Saints. Colorado Springs: Taylor Museum, 1967.  71p endnotes, selected bibliography.  32 color plates.   Covers the Hispanic people of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado and the religious images that they have painted (retablos) and carved (bultos) since 1700.


Simmons, Marc, and Frank Turley, Southwestern Colonial Ironwork: The Spanish Blacksmithing Tradition from Texas to California, Series in Southwestern Culture. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1980. xvi, 199 p illus., index, bibliography. 


Steele, Thomas J. Santos and Saints: The Religious Folk Art of Hispanic New Mexico. [Rev. ed. Santa Fe, N.M.: Ancient City Press, 1994. viii, 207 p., illus., index, bibliography.


Wroth, William, Images of Penance, Images of Mercy: Southwestern Santos in the Late Nineteenth Century. 1st ed. Norman: Published for Taylor Museum for Southwestern Studies, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, by University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. xvii, 196 p., illus., index. bibliography.


Valdez, Arnold Anthony. Hispanic Vernacular Architecture and Settlement Patterns of the Culebra River Villages of Southern Colorado, 1850-1950.Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Architecture, M.A. dissertation, 1992.

Santos

Credit: Santos at Sangre de Cristo Parish church, San Luis, Colorado
Photographer: Dana EchoHawk, 2006.

San Luis Valley Bibliography

Armstrong, Ruth W. Promised Land : A History of the Sangre De Cristo Land Grant. New York: Fo


rbes, 1978.  93 p., illus., index, bibliography.


Bean, Luther Elmo, and Colorado State University, Dept. of Rural Education, "An Educational Survey of Costilla County, Colorado, with a


Historical Introduction." Thesis (M S ), Colorado State Agricultural College, 1927. Available Online: http://digitool.library.colostate.edu.  Accessed June 13, 2011)


Bean, Luther E. Land of the Blue Sky People : A Story of the San Luis Valley. 4th ed. Alamosa, CO: Printed by Ye Olde Print Shoppe, 1975. 121 p., illus., index.  Describes the geography, history, people and culture of the San Luis Valley.   


Johnston, Dick. The Taylor Ranch War : Property Rights Die. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2006. xv + 351 p., index. photos.  


Payne, R. Bailón, Marianne L. Stoller, and Colorado Historical Society. Upper Rio GrandeLegacy Collection. Denver: Colorado Historical Society, 1996. xi + 357 p., illus., maps, bibliography.


Petty, Hazel B. ValleyReflections: A History and Stories of the San Luis Valley. Alamosa, CO, San Luis Valley Historical Society, 1982. Stories and illustrations. 


Simmons, VirginiaMcConnell.  The SanLuis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross.  Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1979, second edition 1999. 366p., map, photos, index.  


Souvenir of the San Luis Valley, including a History of Monte Vista and the Surrounding Country, Covering Alamosa, Manassa, La Jara, Conejos, Antonito, Creede, Del Norte[and] Center. Monte Vista, CO: Monte Vista Journal, 1906. 86 p., illus. photos.


Spencer, Frank Clarence. The Story of the San Luis Valley. Alamosa, CO: Alamosa Journal, 1925. 83 p., illus. photos.


Sunny San Luis: A Complete Description of This Great Agricultural Empire, with Illustrations of the Methods of Irrigation. Denver, CO: Pub. under the auspices of the San Luis Valley Association, 1889. 1889. 49 p., illus. map.


Teeuwen, Randall, and San Luis Museum Cultural and Commercial Center, La Cultura Constante De San Luis, San Luis, CO: San Luis Museum Cultural and Commercial Center, 1985. 39 p., illus. maps, plans, bibliography.


Tushar, Olibama López. The People of El Valle: A History of the Spanish Colonials in the San Luis Valley. 3rd ed. Pueblo, CO: El Escritorio, 1997.; first edition 1976 self published. 155p, illus.


Valdez, Olivama Salazar de, and Dolores Valdez de Pong.  Life in Los Sauces.  Monte Vista, CO:  Adobe Village Press, 2005.  Photos, drawings, maps, appendices, glossary, bibliography, index.  xiv + 274 pages.


White, F. Amadeo.  La Garita: Growing Up In and About the San Luis Valley:  Perspectives, Mystery, History, Intrigue.  Denver, CO:  Self-published, 2007.  Photos.

Alamosa County Bibliography

Carter, Carrol Joe. Rocky Mountain Religion: A History of Sacred Heart Parish, Alamosa, Colorado. Alamosa, CO: Sangre de Cristo Printing, 1976. 106 p., illus. photos. drawings.


Feitz, Leland. Alamosa: The San Luis Valley’s Big City. Intro. by Alex J. Chavez. Colorado Springs, CO: Little London Press, 1976. 56 p., photos, drawings. map. bibliography

Conejos County Bibliography

Conejos River, Antonito, Colorado. La Jara, CO: La Jara Gazette, 1960. 20 p., illus.


Feitz, Leland. Platoro, Colorado: Mining Camp and Resort Town. Denver, CO: Golden Bell Press, 1969. 32 p., illus. map.


Mead, Frances Harvey. The Canyon...The River...The Villages and the People of Conejos Country. Colorado Springs, CO: Century One Press, 1984. vii + 164p., photos. map, bibliography.


Rice, Margie and Bill, eds. Looking into the Past. compilation of articles from The Antonito Ledger, 1892-1922; The Ledger-News, 1922-1981; Conejos County News, 1927; The Antonitan, 1927-1929, and The Announcer. Antonito, CO: The Antonito Print Shop (printers), 1986. 82p., photos.


Stoller, Marianne L. and Thomas J. Steele S.J. Translated by Jose B. Fernandez. Diary of the Jesuit Residence of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Conejos, Colorado, December 1871-December 1875. Colorado Springs, CO: The Colorado College Studies, Number Nineteen, The Colorado College, 1982. xlvi + 227p., illus. map, appendix, bibliography, index.


Valdez de Pong, Dolores, Olivama Salazar de Valdez. Life in Los Sauces.  Monte Vista, CO: Adobe Village Press, 2005.  photos, drawings, maps, appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. xiv + 274 pages.

Costilla County Bibliography

Carson, Phil. FortGarland Museum: A Capsule Guide. Denver: Colorado Historical Society, 2005. 64 p., photos. maps. drawings.7 x 7 spiral bound.


Forest, James T. Old Fort Garland. Denver: State Historical Society of Colorado, 1954. 36 p., photos. drawings. map.


Hall, Elizabeth A.  Sand Stories:  Recollections of Life Around the Great Sand Dunes.  CO:  Friends of the Dunes, 2004.  35 p., photos. 


Johnston, Dick. The Taylor Ranch War : Property Rights Die. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2006. xv + 351 p., index. photos.


Mondragon-Valdez, Maria. The Culebra River Villages of Costilla County Colorado: Multiple Property Submission. Denver, CO: Colorado Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office, 2000. illus. photos. maps. bibliography. 67p.,


Rasmussen, Stephen. The Rio Grande's La Veta Pass Route: Gateway to the San Luis Valley. Burlington, VT: Evergreen Press, 2000. xii + 290p. index. photos. drawings. charts. maps. endpaper maps.


Tanaka, Roy T. Tale of Culebra Village. NY: Carlton Press, 1967. 79p.

Rio Grande County Bibliography

Riggenbach, Emma M. A Bridge to Yesterday: An Early History of Monte Vista, Colorado. Monte Vista, CO: High Valley Press, 1982. 362p. photos. maps. index.   


Van Horn, Beverly O'Rourke. Early History of Mineral and Rio Grande counties, Colorado...1880 to 1980. Creede, CO: Beverly O'Rourke Van Horn, 2000. 160p. photos. drawings.

Saguache County Bibliography

White, Frank Amadeo. La Garita: Growing up in and about the San Luis Valley.La Jara, CO: by The Author, 2007. 68p. illus. Available from: Saguache County Museum and the La Garita Trading Post.

Children's Books

Atencio, Paulette, and Rubén Cobos. Cuentos from My Childhood : Legends and Folktales of Northern New Mexico : A Bilingual Edition. Bilingual ed. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1991. xiv, 159 p., bilingual,


Bragg, Bea, and Antonio Castro, The Very First Thanksgiving : Pioneers on the Rio Grande. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Pub., 1997. 57p., illus., ages 7-11.


La Farge, Oliver, and Karl Larsson. The Mother Ditch/La Acequia Madre. English/Spanish ed. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 1983. 62 p., bilingual, illus., bibliography.


Lopez, L. M., Harold Ellithorpe, and Charles Mendoza. Colorado Latin American Personalities. Denver: A.M. Printing Co. ;1959. Biographies for children. 76 p., illus.


Romero-Anderson, Emerita. Grandpa’s Tarima. Cultural fiction. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill Education, 2001.


Romero-Anderson, Emerita. Milagro and the Spanish Bean Pot. Historical fiction. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2011.


Vigil, Angel. The Corn Woman: Stories and Legends of the Hispanic Southwest.  Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994. Xxxi + 234 p. bibliography. Glossary of Spanish words. Photos. Drawings.

    Manuscript Collections

    Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center at History Colorado, Denver, Colorado. Online collection catalogs. Accessed March 12, 2015.


    Colorado State University at Pueblo. University Archives & Special Collections.

    CSU Pueblo's Archives and Special Collections includes the Juan Federico "Freddie Freak" Miguel Arguello Trujillo Chicano Movement Collection with audio, visual, and printed material related to the Mexicano peoples' struggle against racism and discrimination in Colorado. The collection also includes the Jose Esteban Ortega Papers, which contain photographs, a vintage collection of community newspapers and other publications documenting the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s from throughout the state of Colorado, rare books on Chicano history, silk-screened banners and t-shirts with the Movements slogans and artwork, and more.


    Documentary Relations of the Southwest (DRSW). University of Arizona.

    DRSW provides research tools and finding aids to the written record that began with the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1530s. The collection includes 1,500 microfilm reels of documents, many of them collected by the Jesuit Historical Institute, include the diaries of explorers and reports of missionaries and soldiers.


    New Mexico State Archives: Heritage catalog.


    The Upper Rio Grande legacy collection. MSS #1831, History Colorado. Available at the Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center, Denver, Colorado.


    Paul Kutsche papers from the Cañones ethnographic field research project, 1888-1996. University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research, MSS 737 BC.

    This collection consists primarily of ethnographic data collected in Cañones, New Mexico, in the mid to late 1960s. The fieldwork resulted in several publications, including Survival of Spanish American Villages by Kutsche (1979), Cañones: Values, Crisis, and Survival in a Northern New Mexico Village by Kutsche and John Van Ness (1981), and Hispanos in Northern New Mexico by Van Ness (1991).

    Media and Internet

    Audio Oral Histories

    Colorado College Archives Oral History Project. Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado College, 1976. Sound recordings.


    Canciones de Mi Patrias: Songs of My Homeland: Early New Mexican Folksongs by Brenda M. Romero, Ph.D.


    Latino Vets Oral History Project. Colorado State University Pueblo. University Archives & Special Collections. http://library.colostate-pueblo.edu/about/departments/archives/. Accessed February 9, 2011.

    DVDs & Videos

    Autobee, George, Voices of Protest: Chicano Veterans and el Movimento.  Available from: Colorado Chicano Movement Archives. (719) 549-2475.  library.colostate-pueblo.edu/about/departments/archives. Accessed February 9, 2011. 


    "De Donde Eres?" "Where Are You From?": Cultural Origins of the Latino/Hispanic Experience in Southern Colorado. Available from: Pikes Peak Library District (710) 531-6333 x 2256. Free download at: http://ebranch.ppld.org/8255631A-D7A4-45A8-A7F9-9D2C69D83EC0/10/330/en/C... .


    Chispa Productions. La Tierra Last Stand in Costilla County. The story of the people of Costilla County in southern Colorado and their struggle to maintain their identity as well as the rights to their land in the Sangre de Cristo land grant dispute, 1981. Available from: Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado.


    Payne, Bailon, R.Forgotten History of the San Luis Valley.  History and Culture of the Hispanic population of the San Luis Valley of Colorado are discussed. San Luis Valley Historical Society, 1991. Available from: Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado.


    Havey, Jim and Jean Sharer. The Five States of Colorado.  Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, 2004. Video recording. Available from: Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado.


    Hispanos en el Valle, Denver, Colorado, Council for Public Television, Channel 6, Inc. 1996. Video recording. Available from: Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado.


    La Cultura de San Luis. Denver, CO, Council for Public Television, Channel 6, Inc. 1996. Video recording. Available from: Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado.


    Rio GrandeValleySeries.  Los Kokos y Las Kokonas Abuelos and Their Role. Storytelling as an oral history tradition is demonstrated, especially disciplinary stories for children which are peopled by ghosts, monsters and devils.  Traditional costumes for characters in the tales are shown.  Available from: Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado


    La Raza de Colorado., Denver, CO, Rocky Mountain PBS, Colorado Historical Society, Denver Public Library Western History Collection, 2 part.
    Part I:  “Explores history and heritage of Colorado’s Latino culture from the 1500s to the 1940s.”
    Part II: “Features rare film footage and interviews with the people who lived this fascinating history.”Available from: Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado


    Memorias de Last Tres Colonias (Memories of the Three Colonies).  Poudre Landmarks Foundation: Seriums, 2008. Available from: Museo de las Tres Colonias, Fort Collins, Colorado. (970) 221-0533.


    Mi Gente (My people).The Fort Collins experience / written and produced by Michael Gitter. Fort Collins City Cable, Fort Collins, CO, 2009. Available from: Auraria library, Denver, Colorado.


    Rosales, Francisco A. Testimonio : A Documentary History of the Mexican American Struggle for Civil Rights, The Hispanic Civil Rights Series. Houston, Tex.: Arte Público Press, 2000. Video recording. Available from: Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado.


    Salvaje y Libre (Wild and Free). Illustrated the value of a collection of 500 online images that document local Hispanic history for past, present, and future generations.  Daniel Salazar and Center for Colorado and the West. Available Online:  http://coloradowest.auraria.edu/?q=node/137.


    In Search of Displaced Aurarians.  In Search of Displaced Aurarians illustrates the scholarship benefit for former residents of Denver's Auraria neighborhood. Since the community was relocated in the 1970’s to build the Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver, Colorado, Displaced Aurarians and their descendants have received scholarships to attend the three institutions on the Auraria Campus – the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. Available Online: http://coloradowest.auraria.edu/?q=node/139


    Westside Friends.  Westside Friends is a retelling, using music and still photographs, of the history of Denver's Auraria neighborhood, relocated through urban renewal in the 1970s for construction of the tri-institutional Auraria Higher Education Center. The video features a musical performance by award winning Chicano theatre musicians at El Centro Su Teatro in Denver, Colorado. Available Online: http://coloradowest.auraria.edu/?q=node/138.

    Websites

    El Hispano. Denver, Colorado. Weekly Hispanic community newspaper in Spanish. http://www.elhispanonewspaper.com/. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    El Pueblo Catolico. Denver, Colorado. Spanish news from the Archdiocese of Denver. Spanish.  Online: http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/ID/5258. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    El Semanario. Denver, Colorado. “News for Colorado’s Latino Community”.  Weekly. English.  Print / Online: http://www.elsemanario.net/. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    Hispania News. Colorado Springs, Colorado. “The Hispanic Community’s Newspaper”. Established 1987. Weekly. English / Spanish. Print / Online: http://www.hispania-news.com/. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    La Sierra. 401 West Church Place, San Luis, Colorado, 81152. (719) 672-3356. Weekly. English. Print.
    La Voz Nueva. Denver, Colorado.  Established 1974. Weekly. English / Spanish .  Print / Online: http://www.lavozcolorado.com/. Accessed February 9, 2011.

    Newspapers

    El Hispano. Denver, Colorado. Weekly Hispanic community newspaper in Spanish. http://www.elhispanonewspaper.com/. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    El Pueblo Catolico. Denver, Colorado. Spanish news from the Archdiocese of Denver. Spanish.  Online: http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/ID/5258. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    El Semanario. Denver, Colorado. “News for Colorado’s Latino Community”.  Weekly. English.  Print / Online: http://www.elsemanario.net/. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    Hispania News. Colorado Springs, Colorado. “The Hispanic Community’s Newspaper”. Established 1987. Weekly. English / Spanish. Print / Online: http://www.hispania-news.com/. Accessed February 9, 2011.


    La Sierra. 401 West Church Place, San Luis, Colorado, 81152. (719) 672-3356. Weekly. English. Print.
    La Voz Nueva. Denver, Colorado.  Established 1974. Weekly. English / Spanish .  Print / Online: http://www.lavozcolorado.com/. Accessed February 9, 2011.