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Chican@ & Latinx Topics : Audio/Visual

This research guide provides an introduction to Chicanx/Chican@ & Latinx/Latin@ topics & resources at UW-Madison and beyond.

Video Databases

Moving Image Archive
This is Internet Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Broad subject coverage includes: art, music, news, science, sports, cartoons, animation, advertising, trade films and many other genres. Video coverage include Chicanx and Latinx related topics.

Television News Archive
The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is a extensive and comprehensive archive of television news. This resource provides descriptive summaries of over 30,000 television news programs collected in the Vanderbilt Archive since August, 1968, searchable through the TV-NewsSearch database. The Archive includes programs from ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN. CNN programs can be viewed online. Coverage includes news archives on Chicanx and Latinx issues including social, economic, and political topics.

Finding Audio

Mills Music Library Audio Facility
Access to sound recordings in LP, CD, and cassette formats, and most audiovisual and multimedia materials. Audio Facility materials can be searched online through the library catalog. Mills Music Library has playback equipment available for LPs, CDs, DVDs, and both audio- and video-cassettes. Users who wish to listen to a recording or view a video should request the item(s) by call number at the Audio Facility Desk. Collections include Latinx music and sound recordings.

Smithsonian Global Sound
A database offering streaming music over the internet on demand. The collection ranges from blues to children’s songs, American folk to spoken word and sounds, and is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. Includes song recordings on the Chicano Movement. The database categorizes Hispanics as a cultural group.

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