Latino Americans Memory Circles

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Through the Latino Americans programs, the New York Public Library will be offering a series of free public programs to lead our community in an exploration of Latino’s rich and varied history and culture and culture and their profound impacts on our nation. 

Latino Americans are the largest minority group in the United States, with more than 50 million people. For many decades, NYPL has collected intensively to document the Hispanic and Latino presence in the United States. The Library’s collections contain important objects and records documenting Spanish exploration of areas that are now part of the continental US. Building on these historic strengths, the Library has continued to document the history and literature of Latinos in the United States, particularly in New York.

About Memory Circles:

Join your neighbors, friends, and family to tell your stories about what it means for you to be Latino American in New York City! Share memories about your neighborhood, your family, or your childhood. You can also bring relevant photographs and personal artifacts to share, these will be photographed, and images will be stored digitally along with the recorded group conversation. It's all an important part of our city's history. They will be a permanent part of our NYPL Oral History archive for generations to come. You can listen to it after it's recorded at

Read about upcoming Memory Circles here.

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