Skip to main content
MNHS Library Custom Header

Mexican-Americans in Minnesota: Secondary Sources: Articles & Books


The Mexican-Americans and Their Roots in St. Paul’s Past: A Story of Change, Pride, Perseverance, by Jane McClure.
In Ramsey County History. vol. 27, no. 3 Fall 1992, p. 4-12.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612.R22 R3 v.27:3

Voices from La Raza in Minnesota.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1992.
In Roots, Fall 1992 , vol. 21, no. 1. 
MNHS call number: Reading Room F602 .A28 v.21:

American Cowboys Are Mexican, by Nancy Eubank.
Saint Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 1946-1972.
In Gopher Historian, vol. 25, no. 1, Fall 1971, page 15.
MNHS call number: F601 .G6 v.21-25 (1966-1971)

Minnesotans of Mexican Heritage, by A. Hermina Poatgieter. 
Saint Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 1946-1972.
In Gopher Historian, vol. 25, no. 1, Fall 1971, page 1-14.
MNHS call number: F601 .G6 v.21-25 (1966-1971)

Julia Elizondo Came to Willmar to Work, by Daniel Cornejo.
​In Colors. Colors. Vol. 4, no. 3, May-June1995, p. 28-33.
MNHS call number: F615.A1 C65 v.4:3


Mexicans in Minnesota, by Dionicio Valdes
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.M5 V35 2005, also available for purchase

"Mexican Americans," by Susan. M. Diebold. 
Chapter in They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.A1 T45, also available for purchase

Barrios Norteños: St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in the Twentieth Century, by Dennis Nodin. 
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000.
MNHS call number: F615.M5 V34 2000

Borders in the Heartland: A Photographic Exploration of Old and New Immigrant Populations in a Minnesota Small Town = Fronteras en el alma ultural nacional : una exploración fotográfica de poblaciones inmigrantes antiguas y nuevas en un pueblo rural de Minnesota.
Northfield, Minn.: Northfield Arts Guild, 1996.
MNHS call number: F612.R69 N825 1996

Social Life in a Mexican American Community, by T. Allen Caine.
San Francisco: R and E Research Associates, 1974.
MNHS call number: F613.S9 M5 C34

The Mexican in the Northern Urban Area: A Comparison of Two Generations, by Norman S. Goldner.
San Francisco, R and E Research Associates, 1972.
MNHS call number: F615.M5 G64

North for the Harvest: Mexican Workers, Growers, and the Sugar Beet Industry, by Jim Norris.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HD9109.A42 N67 2009, also available for purchase.  

Hidden Dreams, Hidden Lives: New Hispanic Immigrants in Minnesota, by Adrienne Falcon and Peter Rode. 
Minnesota: Urban Coalition and Sin Fronteras, 1992.
MNHS call number: F615.S75 F35 1992

The Mexican American Family Album, by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E184.M5 H66 1994


Mexican Americans in Minnesota: An Introduction to Historical Sources, by Ramedo Saucedo.
​St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601 .S28

Annotated Bibliography of Recent Research on Chicanos and Latinos in Minnesota, by Greg Stark.
Minneapolis, Minn.: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, 1980.
MNHS call number: F615 .M5 S73 1980

Other Publications

The Mexican in Minnesota: A Report to Governor C. Elmer Anderson of Minnesota, by the Governor's Interracial Commission. 
St. Paul,Minn.: 1953.
MNHS call number: F615.M5 M6 1953

A Study of the Mexican Community in St. Paul: Released September 1946, complied by the International Institute and the Neighborhood House. 
St. Paul Minn.: The Institute, 1946.
MNHS call number: F 613 .S9 M5 .I58

Aware: Celebrating Diversity.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Dept. of Education, Equal Educational Opportunities, 1993-1995.
MNHS call number: FOLIO F615.A1 A92 1993

The Mexican Nationality Community in St. Paul: A study Made February to May 1936, complied by Neighborhood House & the International Institute of the Y.M.C.A.
St. Paul, Minn.: The House, 1936.
MNHS call number: F613.S9 M564 1936

1990 Hispanic Census Counts, Metro and Greater Minnesota: Reference Charts and Maps.
St. Paul, Minn.: Spanish Speaking Affairs Council, 1991.
MNHS call number: HA451.5 1990 .H57 1991

Minnesota’s Hispanic Community: A Profile.
Saint Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Spanish Speaking Affairs Council, 1989.
MNHS call number: E184.S75 M55 1989

Asegurando Nuestro Futuro = Securing Our Future: A Hispanic Community development Action Plan, prepared by Spanish Speaking Affairs Council, State of Minnesota. 
St. Paul, Minn.: The Council, 1986.
MNHS call number:  F615.S75 A74 1986

Search for Books & Articles

Contact the Gale Family Library

reading room bookshelves

Gale Family Library 
MN Historical Society
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102


Library Hours:
Tuesday: 9am to 8pm
Wed. to Sat.: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours

Contact Us:


Email Us

Visit our Main Website

Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Tuesday: 9am to 8pm • Wed. to Sat.: 9am to 4pm • Sunday & Monday: Closed • Holiday Hours