In a blog post titled, “Comparing Primary Sources Depicting Border Spaces” Library of Congress 2019 Hispanic Division Junior Fellow Jaime Conlan provides insight into using historical and contemporary photographs to serve as an important entryway to discuss difficult issues relevant to the curriculum and, ultimately, to better understand Mexico/U.S. border space.
Read the full blog post to access photographs from Library collections and questions to consider when analyzing them. Then take a look at some additional resources linked to below to make further connections and deepen learning.
- El Paso border photographs 1937-38
- El Paso border photographs 2014
- Nogales border photographs 2018
- Ports of entry, United States-Mexican border maps published 1979
- U.S. legislation
- Hard Times on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1910-1939 2010 webcast video
- Migration, Asylum & the Role of the State: Defining Boundaries, Redefining Borders 2015 webcast video
- Border Lives: 2018 National Book Festival webcast video
- Las Colonias in the 21st Century website and reports Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- PBS NewsHour: U.S.-Mexico Border