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Research Guides | Library | Amherst College

LLAS 200

Bloom Alternative Press Collection

The Bloom Alternative Press collection holds alternative publications from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Palante. This is an area where students could actually help us improve our metadata; the finding aid is just a list of titles at this point, but we would love to add subject headings and other tags to identify Latinx focused papers. 

Bloom Collection Finding Aid 

Young Lords Project

One hidden gem in our collections is all the material that alumnus John Coles gathered for a potential documentary about the Young Lords Party. It never got made, but we have a bunch of interviews with party members and a pile of FBI documents he got through FOIA. Let me know if this link works:

Young Lords Finding Aids

Dwight Morrow

The papers document the professional, public service, and personal activities of Dwight W. Morrow (1873-1931). They reflect Morrow's multiple roles and commitments as lawyer, international financier, statesman, public servant, alumnus, board member, and family man. A chronology of his formal activities is available.

The 124 linear feet of materials include: extensive correspondence; memoranda and reports; subject files; meeting minutes; speech transcripts and printed articles; scrapbooks; clippings files; family financial records; photographs; and some artifacts. The material dates from 1877 to 1954, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1900 to 1931. The papers' fullest coverage is of Morrow's work as a partner at J.P. Morgan & Co. (1914-1927) and as ambassador to Mexico (1927-1930).

Dwight D. Morrow Finding Aid


La Causa

Documents in the collection range from drafts of constitutions for La Causa and founding documents for La Casa, the Latinx Cultural Theme House to articles and letters from allied student groups such as Black Students’ Union. Other documents include research material for events, posters, and correspondence between guests and La Causa.

La Causa Finding Aid