Spring Meeting, April 11: Details and Recap

Our Spring Meeting took place on Thursday, April 11 at noon. Read below about our guest speaker and the recap of the meeting with links and presentation slides.

Mikaela Selley, speaker

Portrait of Mikaela Selley.

Mikaela Selley will share the latest updates from Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, the archival division of Arte Público Press at the University of Houston. Updates include the forthcoming launch of their new research portal Periodicals in the US-Mexico Border Region, and their bi-annual conference taking place April 25-27, 2024 at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Mikaela Selley is a native Houstonian with ten years of professional experience as an archivist specializing in the preservation of Hispanic and Latina/o heritage records. From 2013 to 2021 she served as the Hispanic Collections Archivist for the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, a special collections branch of the Houston Public Library. Selley works as an Independent Consultant offering research, planning, archival and exhibit design services for cultural heritage projects. She is also Archivist and Program Manager for the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project at Arte Público Press where she oversees the Periodicals in the US-Mexico Border Region, and archival collections.

Meeting Recap

From Salima Bowaniya, AHA! President 2024:

Here is a copy of the presentation slides from the meeting if anyone missed anything or for those who weren’t able to attend. The presentation slides include some of the links mentioned during the meeting. 

We’d really appreciate your feedback on this short survey to help us get a better idea of what y’all would be interested in seeing more of from AHA! as we continue to put together the programming schedule for this year. 

Lastly, I’d like to give a shoutout to our guest speaker, Mika! Thank you so much for telling us about Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage and the new research portal being launched. I hope we can come visit y’all soon. 

I’ve included the links that were shared during Mika’s presentation below: