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Latinx Life in North Carolina: The Latinx Experience at Carolina

Archival Collections

Carolina Hispanic Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 2000-2018

The Carolina Hispanic Association (CHispA) was founded in the fall of 1990. The student organization promotes awareness and appreciation of Latinx/Latina/Latino cultures and provides support for the Latinx community on campus. Records consist of event posters and flyers. Materials from the 2017-2018 academic year were created and distributed digitally, but were compiled and printed prior to transfer to the archives.

Latina/o Studies Program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1999-2018

The Latina/o Studies Program, housed in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, was founded in fall 2004 by Dr. María DeGuzmán. The program offers classes across multiple departments focused on the study of Latina/Latino/Latinx cultures. The program sponsors the UNC Latina/o Culture Speakers Series, which began in 1999. Since spring 2013, the program has also included the UNC Teatro Latina/o Series. Records consist of clippings related to the Latina/o Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, informational and promotional materials, a list of speakers hosted by the program, records related to the Latino Alumni Reunion, a report on Hispanic Heritage Month, materials related to the proposal of a Latina/o Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, and ephemera. Materials on the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative and digital materials on the Latina/o Studies Program are from the files of John Ribó, former Latina/o Studies program assistant. Also included is a transcript of an interview conducted by student Gladys Sanchez with program director María DeGuzmán in 2017.

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