Monday, October 1, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month

As I learn about the history of my Granny's family from Mexico and Arizona, I have a greater appreciation of the contributions Hispanics have made in America. There is national recognition of this too, from 15 September to 15 October, this mid-month to mid-month period is Hispanic Heritage Month. A joint website of the Library of Congress, National Endowment of the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the US National Archives and Records Administration provides a large set of resources on various cultural events, photos and general information.
Source: Patty Marple.
The National Archives has a collection of photos related to Hispanic Heritage Month on Flickr. I am fortunate to have my own, passed to me as a set of photos of my Granny's early days in Arizona from my Aunt Patty. The photo above was not captioned, I assume the girl is either one of my Granny's sisters or cousins.
Source - Patty Marple. Campuzano siblings or cousins, Tucson, Arizona
Although not linked on the Hispanic Heritage Month, if you're in the DC area, the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Georgetown has a symposium on Friday and Saturday this week titled The Measure and Meaning of Time in the Americas. There is a cost associated with this symposium, but it does look like an interesting set of talks on "expressions and understandings of temporal existence in Mesoamerican and Andean worlds."

Earlier Posts
Here is a set of earlier posts on my Granny's family, my connection to our Hispanic heritage:
 - Liga Protectora Latina
 - Petition to Incorporate Glendale, Arizona
 - Plutarco Vasquez Campuzano
 - Manuela Portillo's Arrival in the US
 - Friday Photo - A Conversation
 - 1929 Visit to Nogales
 - From the Land of the Fire Ants
 - Vicente Plutarco Campuzano
 - Those Places Thursday - Barrio Viejo
 - Mappy Monday - Route of the Rio Sonora
 - Another 1940 Census Find - Campuzano Family
 - Vicente Jr in the 1st Arizona Infantry
 - Isabel Portillo and Vicente Cruz
 - A New Find in Tempe
 - Workday Wednesday - A Barber in Tempe
 - Sepia Saturday - Antonio Campuzano
 - Wordless Wednesday - Cecilia Campuzano and Manuela Portillo
 - Wordless Wednesday - Campuzano Siblings

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