Commemorative Exhibit for Recovery Project Conference

Alonso S. Perales

Alonso S. Perales

The Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project 25th Anniversary Conference will be taking place at the University of Houston from February 9 – 11, 2017. In honor of the Project’s history and collaboration with UH Libraries, Special Collections will be displaying a commemorative exhibit on the second floor of the MD Anderson Library through February 17.

Highlighted in the exhibit are the collections of early civil-rights leaders and activists, including Alonso S. Perales and Leonor Villegas de Magnón. Lisa Cruces, Hispanic Collections archivist, said that “it was a pleasure putting this exhibit together and to have it run in conjunction with the Recovery Conference. Our collaborative relationship embodies how research, scholarship, and preservation work together to save and disseminate the history of the Latino community.”

For more information, contact Lisa Cruces at 713-743-9903.

Founded by Arte Público Press twenty-five years ago, the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project is an international project to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form since colonial times until 1960. The archives of the project and historical collections identified and obtained by the project are housed and preserved as a part of University of Houston’s Hispanic Collections in Special Collections.

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