Newly Avaiable Collections 2020
Robert Cox Papers: Journalist Robert J. Cox was an editor at the English language Buenos Aires Herald from 1959 to 1977. During the dictatorship of the 1970's and 1980's Cox wrote about the disappearances of left wing activists and extremists who were targeted by the Argentine military. He continued to cover the violence of the Dirty War/El Proceso even while receiving personal threats. Cox was honored with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 1978 for his reporting on Latin America.
El Pueblo Inc. Records: El Pueblo Inc. was founded in 1994 in Chapel Hill, NC . La Fiesta del Pueblo, their major annual cultural event was the founding event of the organization. La Fiesta del Pueblo features live music, food, arts, and community information booths.
The event as well as El Pueblo Inc. itself has grown exponentially since its inception in 1994. El Pueblo Inc. supports the Latino community of the Triangle area and North Carolina through a series of programs, leadership iniatives, and advocacy. El Pueblo Inc. has been involved in get out the vote and voter registration iniatives, lobbying legislative bodies on behalf of the Latino community, raising health awareness, supporting immigrants and migrant workers, promoting access to education, and public safety campaigns centered on reducing drunk driving and encouraging the proper use of child car seats. The organization also specifically focuses on youth issues and youth leadership.