Hispanic Heritage Month: Sonia Sotomayor

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! Visit National Archives News for resources on related records in our holdings. Today’s post comes from Callie Belback from the National Archives History Office. On August 8, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the third woman, the first woman of color, and the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court. President Barack Obama greets … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month: Sonia Sotomayor

Historic Staff Spotlight: Blanca Tomé

We are taking a look at past staff and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout its history. Today’s staff spotlight is Blanca Tomé, who immigrated to the United States from Cuba in her 50s and became an expert bookbinder at the National Archives.  Blanca Tomé (née Biosca) was born on June 24, 1907, … Continue reading Historic Staff Spotlight: Blanca Tomé

At the Plate: Baseball Diplomacy between Cuba and the United States

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month. Visit the National Archives website for resources on related records and how we are commemorating the month. Today’s post comes from Callie Belback from the National Archives History Office. Often referred to as the national pastime, the sport of baseball remains a central part of American culture. Passed down from generation to … Continue reading At the Plate: Baseball Diplomacy between Cuba and the United States

El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement and Hispanic Identity in the United States

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month. Visit the National Archives website for resources on related records and how we are commemorating the month. Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Social, economic, cultural, and political change was widespread in the 1960s, fueled by evolving … Continue reading El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement and Hispanic Identity in the United States

Facial Hair Friday: Frida Kahlo

Aside from her powerful self-portraits, Mexican artist and feminist icon Frida Kahlo is perhaps most known for her unibrow, a purposeful statement rejecting stereotypes about what conventional beauty looks like. She is the subject of today’s Facial Hair Friday.  Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born in 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. Known … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Frida Kahlo

The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Today’s post comes from Anayeli Nuñez at the National Archives History Office, and is available in both English and Spanish Hispanic Heritage Month a month-long celebration from September 15 to October 15 dedicated to recognizing the contributions of the Hispanic and Latino populations in the country, is significant in many different ways. The first, and sometimes … Continue reading The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Facial Hair Friday: Simón Bolívar, Latin American Revolutionary

Today’s Facial Hair Friday post comes from Danielle Sklarew from the National Archives History Office. There are no photographs of Simón Bolívar since photography did not exist during his life; however, almost every existing painting depicts him with intense sideburns. The painting of Bolívar hanging in President Harry Truman’s office during his Presidency was no … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Simón Bolívar, Latin American Revolutionary

Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Archives | Mes de la Herencia Hispana en los Archivos Nacionales

Today’s post comes from Anayeli Nunez at the National Archives and is available in both English and Spanish. Each year the National Archives coordinates a number of public events—film screenings, guest speakers, and even musical performances—in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. These events all highlight the history and culture of Hispanic individuals and their tremendous contributions … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Archives | Mes de la Herencia Hispana en los Archivos Nacionales

Kicking Off Hispanic Heritage Month | Empezando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Today’s post comes from Anayeli Nuñez at the George Washington University. She is a former National Archives intern who created a series of posts for Hispanic Heritage Month in both English and Spanish. Stayed tuned to read her posts!  Last spring I had the fortune of being an intern at the National Archives. It was what … Continue reading Kicking Off Hispanic Heritage Month | Empezando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Wedding in Rural Querétaro

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month! Visit our web page for resources on related records and how we are commemorating the month. Today’s post comes from Adam Berenbak, an archivist in the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives in Washington, DC.  A stone wall, tortillas, and a somber stare on the faces of those framed in … Continue reading Wedding in Rural Querétaro