Diana I. Rios Collection of Ethnic Press Newspapers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains newspapers collected in conjunction with the University of Connecticut Libraries' exhibit, "The Ethnic American Press: Cultural Maintenance and Assimilation Roles." The titles in the collection represent a broad spectrm of non-English and English language papers, with each paper in the collection being represented by anywhere from a single issue to months worth of production. The collection includes papers from 1992 through 2009, but the majority of the collection focuses on the years 2007 and 2008. The papers also come from a variety of cities, to include Hartford, Chicago, Boston, Madison (WI), New York, and Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The collection also features papers from areas such as New Mexico, Michigan, and Oklahoma. The papers in the collection are produced and circulated by a number of different groups, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) groups across the country, various Native American groups, to include Pequots, Navajo, Shoshone-Bannock, and the Yakama Nation, and numerous Spanish language papers from across the country.
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Diana Rios is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Connecticut. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D from the University of Texas, Austin. She is the former Associate Director of the Puerto Rican & Latin Studies Institute, and has focused her research on mass and intercultural communication processes, particularly in audience media use. Rios has won several awards for her outstanding contributions to the university, and has held numerous offices in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
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Language of Materials
The collection contains newspapers collected in conjunction with the University of Connecticut Libraries' exhibit, "The Ethnic American Press: Cultural Maintenance and Assimilation Roles." The collection is comprised of a broad spectrm of non-English and English language papers collected by Diana I. Rios, professor of communication sciences at the University of Connecticut.
Provenance and Acquisition
The collection was donated to Archives & Special Collections by Diana I. Rios in conjunction with the exhibition, "The Ethnic American Press: Cultural Maintenance and Assimilation Roles," March 2008. Additional materials were donated in 2009.
- African Americans Subject Source: Fast
- Asian Americans Subject Source: Fast
- Gay men Subject Source: Fast
- Gays Subject Source: Fast
- Hispanic Americans Subject Source: Fast
- Indians of North America. Subject Source: Local sources
- Lesbians Subject Source: Fast
- Newspapers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Portuguese Americans. Subject Source: Fast
- Underground press publications Subject Source: Fast
- Diana I. Rios Collection of Ethnic Press Newspapers
- Archives & Special Collections staff
- 2009 December
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