Resources for the U-46 High School Latinx Studies Course.

Elgin Area Memories

Digital collections from the Gail Borden Public Library.

Interviews in the community about life and experiences in Elgin.

Suenos & Stories
Members of the community were invited to talk about their dreams for themselves, their families, and their community.

The Things They Carried & The Recipes We Carried
Community members were photographed with objects from their cultural heritage that hold a special place in their hearts and which many carried with them as they journeyed to a new home.

Elgin Hispanic Network The Elgin Hispanic Network began in 1987 to provide a place for businesses and organizations to connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas to improve the quality of life of the Hispanic community in Elgin, Il.


Bilingual & Spanish Programs for Adults
Virtual programs presented in Spanish from the Gail Borden Public Library

Elgin Reimagined: A Story Weaving
Elgin Re-Imagined: A Story Weaving is a short film featuring 5 diverse Elgin residents sharing their personal stories and ideas for a radically reimagined Elgin. From the Grand Victoria Foundation

Local Newspaper Index

The Elgin Newspaper and Vital Record’s Index is a searchable database of articles from the Courier News and Daily Herald for articles concerning Elgin. Try a keyword search for a name, place, or subject.


Possible Search Terms:
Latino Veterans
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off
Club Guadalupano
Elgin Hispanic Network Luncheon
Elgin Hispanic Network Scholarship Winners
Elgin New Citizens Recognition
Reflejos Newspaper

Reminder: Full Text Articles found in the Local Newspaper Index can be accessed on microfilm at the Main Library of the the Gail Borden Library District.

More Information

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