Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

MC: Multicultural Center & Resources

This guide promotes the Multicultural Center, related resources and national heritage months. This guide is created/maintained by the Sociology Librarian, Lilly.Ramin@unt.edu

Dancer Spinning at Carnval. From Multicultural Center archive in Special Collection Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month MC library guide

Welcome! Explore our library resources recognizing Hispanic and Latinx communities and contributions during this celebratory month, Sept 15-Oct 15, (and after). Items may be added based on feedback from Student Organizations, The MC or other members of the UNT community. This guide features examples. 
Sept 15-Oct 15 is "National Hispanic Heritage Month" in the United States.


[Photo:  Dancer spinning at Carnaval from Multicultural Center archives)


UNT Libraries subjects to browse (examples):  NOTE on Subject heading from Library of Congress:  Latino or Latina Americans is often categorized as Hispanic Americans  Below are existing examples only, not a comprehensive list of all Hispanic or Latinx Identities.  

  • Join the Program for Counseling Diverse Students as they celebrate their first Latinx Mental Health Week! Latinx Leaders at UNT & in the Community will come together to talk about how masculinity and machismo impact mental health at Crumley Hall, Conference Room from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022at 6:30 to 8:00 pm  | Crumley Hall, Conference Room

 

  • Come out and join the Program for Counseling Diverse Students and the Latinx Hispanic Student Union (LHSU) as they celebrate their first Latinx Mental Health Week! Come out for a fun painting event to discuss, “What does it mean to be Latinx?” 
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022at 6:30  | University Union, Room 268
  • Join MUEVE for a movie night at 5:00 pm on October 11th in the UNT Language Building, room 209. Feel free to stop by and enjoy an inspirational documentary about Doris Muñoz who began a career in music talent management!

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 5:00 pm  | Language Building Room 209

    • Information above was shared by UNT Mueve by email.

IDEA Speaker Series Premiers:
The inaugural IDEA Speaker Series kicks off on Sept. 22, as the Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access welcomes John Quiñones to campus. The Emmy Award-winning ABC News veteran — and creator and host of What Would You Do? — grew up in a family of migrant workers and became ABC's first Latino correspondent in 1982. His presentation, followed by a Q&A, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Lyceum at the University Union. No tickets are required and everyone is welcome to attend.

UNT Calendar page for IDEA Speaker Series event

Carnaval

  • Join the University Program Council (UPC) and the Multicultural Center as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with Carnaval. Enjoy free paletas, dancing, and live music from Havana NRG! Carnaval on UNT calendar page  Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and UPC.

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 11:30am to 1pm  | Library Mall

E-Books (Online)

  •  Access these full text books subscribed to by UNT Libraries with your UNT EUID & Password.
  • Topics and themes below are general.

Afro-Cuban e-book collection highlights:

Literature

Gender - Latinx (E-Books Online)


Popular Culture/Mass Media/Stereotypes.

History and Identity



Print books at Willis Library (3rd floor)

  • The third floor of Willis Library has many  subject-specific print books if you like to browse by subject. There is a helpful "Find It" Banner  that list the Library of Congress Subject Headings. You can also ask at the Library Services Desk, or with one of our helper library shelvers if you see them while browsing.

Sycamore Library* (Sycamore Hall)

To locate specific items or find out what items might be at Sycamore Library please visit their library help desk Sycamore Hall!. Government resources typically do not require a login. *Sycamore Library was called Eagle Commons Library until August 2021.

  • National Parks:Joyner, B. D., & United States. (2009). Hispanic reflections on the American landscape: Identifying and interpreting Hispanic heritage.Link to PDF Government Agency: United States National Park Service, issuing body

Subject Heading: United States -- Civilization -- Hispanic influences

  • American Latino Theme Study: FDLP: Opportunities for: "historic preservationists in government agencies and the private sector now have a tool to help identify and evaluate Latino-related places for historical significance; ...more of these places are likely to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places and for National Historic Landmark designation."
Sycamore Library Juvenile Collection


Media Library (Chilton) and Streaming Films

The media library collection films, games and more! For assistance locating materials, including physical DVDs and games,  you can visit the help desk, email media.library@unt.edu or search the Library Catalog.

Streaming Films:

These are Online/Streaming films available at UNT Libraries. Log in with your EUID

DVDs

Music Library

To locate specific artists or genres, please visit the experts at the Music Library (4th floor, Willis Library building)

Subject headings to browse for artists (examples only):


Special Collections

To locate materials on specific subjects or areas of interest please visit the experts in Special Collections (4th floor, Willis Library building) or email SpecialCollections@unt.edu

Examples of resources:

Digital Libraries, Newspapers, and Portal to Texas History

Digital Collections, Portal to Texas History and Newspapers


The following Portal to Texas History collections:

Direct Link to resource with proxy or open source link: 

Spanish-language materials:

  • The Texas Digital Newspaper Program collection on the Portal to Texas History includes over 12,500 searchable Spanish-language issues published from 1813-2019."  Browse this TDNP collection

Portal to Texas History/UNT Digital Libraries
 

In addition to E-books, journals and streaming films at the library, there are resources in UNT Digital Libraries collections including Portal to Texas History

Example: One of 9 books in the series: Al Filo: Mexican American Studies series available

  • Three Decades of Engendering History (2014) by Antonia Castañeda et al. "The Decolonial Imaginary is a smart, challenging book that disrupts a great deal of what we think we know... it will certainly be read seriously in Chicano/a studies." Women's Review of Books Emma Perez discusses the historical methodology which has created Chicano history and argues that the historical narrative has often omitted gender. She poses a theory which rejects the colonizer s methodological assumptions and examines new tools for uncovering the hidden voices of Chicanas who have been relegated to silence."

Additional Links

top