Guide to the Latino/a Studies in the Global South Records, 2001-2016


The Latino/a Studies in the Global South program at Duke University was formally created in 2008. The program offers an undergraduate certificate and promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching, and study related to Latino and Latina communities, particularly in the U.S. South and the Global South. The Latino/a Studies in the Global South Records include the files of the Executive Director of the program from 2008-2016.

Collection Details

Record Group
Latino/a Studies in the Global South Records
Duke University. Latino/a Studies in the Global South
.75 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains the office files of the Executive Director of the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South from 2008-2016, Jenny Snead Williams. Materials and topics include flyers for courses taught under the Program’s instructors; proposals for the program’s certificate status; budgets; information about art exhibits, conferences, scholarly lectures, and readings sponsored or co-sponsored by the program; information concerning similar programs; and printed material related to similar programs at other institutions. A DVD documenting publicity of the Malaquias Montoya exhibit is present in the corresponding folder. Two VHS cassette tapes are present documenting the 2003 Seeds of Change: Latino/a Citizenship(s) in the Here and Now conference. The materials date from 2001-2016.

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[Identification of item], Latino/a Studies in the Global South Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Materials related to courses and curriculum (syllabi, proposals, descriptions), 2001-2008, undated
Box 1
Latino/a Studies, other programs, 2005-2008
Box 1
Exhibits, other, 2009, undated
Box 1
Pedro Lasch, 2006-2009
Box 1
Antonio Viego, 2008
Box 1
Junot Diaz visit, 2009
Box 1
Exhibit, Malaquias Montoya, 2009
Box 1
Montoya: DP Publicity, 2009
Box 2
Optical-disc UA25440001-OP-0001
Materials related to Conferences/Symposia, 2002-2010
Box 1
Program's brochures, handouts, and website templates, 2006-2010
Box 1
Film, Angelica's Dreams, 2010
Box 1
Promotional materials related to courses, 2008-2015, undated
Box 1
Lectures, programming, 2005-2015
Box 1
Patricia Engel, signed promotional material, 2016
Box 1
Notes from Program's events, 2005-2006

Restricted until 2031.

Box 1
Program's History, proposals, structure of program, 2005-2007

Restricted until 2032.

Box 1
Meeting Notes, 2005, undated

Restricted until 2030.

Box 1
Jose D. Saldivar, 2006-2007

Restricted until 2032.

Box 1
Student Engagement, 2003-2008

Restricted until 2033.

Box 1
Miscellaneous email correspondence, 2005-2008

Restricted until 2033.

Box 1
Miscellaneous items, undated

Restricted until 2033.

Box 1
Budget requests, job notes, 2005-2009

Restricted until 2034.

Box 1
Events, Programming, 2006-2010

Restricted until 2035.

Box 1
Seeds of Change: Latino/a Citizenship(s) in the Here and Now, February 14-15, 2003
(2 VHS)
Box 2
Video-cassette UA25440001-VHS-0001, UA25440001-VHS-0002

Historical Note

In Fall 1997, The Concilio Latino/Hispano/Americano, with approximately sixty faculty, student, and staff members, formed to foster a Latino intellectual community at Duke University and to develop a U.S. Latino agenda for the campus. The Concilio organized its work around three themes that were addressed by separate subcommittees: research and academics; student and campus life; and community outreach. A main goal of the academic subcommittee and the Concilio as a whole was to establish a program in Latino Studies at Duke University.

By Spring 2001, the first Latino Studies cluster was taught. Furthermore, a committee composed of Duke faculty, students, and staff members submitted a proposal for a certificate program in Latino Studies, with support requested for a director, conference, faculty course development awards and administrative costs. The committee received partial funding, which was used to support the development of three additional courses and program administration.

In Fall 2004, a new "Latino/a Studies Initiative at Duke" was set forth for the academic year; included in the plans were a welcome reception and organizational meeting, several lecture discussions with invited speakers, two film and director events, and research support awards for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members.

In Spring 2008, The University approved the undergraduate certificate, "Latino/a Studies in the Global South,” with Jenny Snead Williams as the Executive Director and with Professor Antonio Viego as the Faculty Director. In Fall 2008, the certificate’s “program” status was approved by the university. For a more in depth timeline of the Program’s significant events, please consult the program’s “History” page at

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The Latino/a Studies in the Global South Records were received by the Duke Univesity Archives as a transfer in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Destiny Hemphill, February 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2017-0009

Finding aid completed by Tracy M. Jackson, March 2017