Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

As American as July 4th — on May 5th

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It’s true that Cinco de Mayo is more popular and more celebrated in California than in Mexico, where the Battle of Puebla that it commemorates actually took place. But contrary to popular belief, that is not because of U.S. Latinos’ flimsy grasp of history, says David Hayes-​Bautista. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Hayes-​Bautista, an … Continue reading As American as July 4th — on May 5th

Researching The Frontier of Leisure at the Libraries and Archives of the Autry

“The Del Valle Girls.” This was one of many photos Lummis took at Camulos. It appears that the del Valles and their friends found Lummis as interesting as he found them, and returned his self-assurance in kind. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; P.34387
“The Del Valle Girls.” This was one of many photos Lummis took at Camulos. It appears that the del Valles and their friends found Lummis as interesting as he found them, and returned his self-assurance in kind. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; P.34387
The libraries and archives of the Autry National Center contain a vast collection of materials on the history of California and the American West. As a graduate student at UCLA, and as a recipient of a summer research fellowship, a visiting scholar fellowship, and former employee of the libraries and archives of the Autry, I have had the opportunity to utilize … Continue reading Researching The Frontier of Leisure at the Libraries and Archives of the Autry