Commemorations in Mexican History in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Treaty of Córdoba & Cessation of the Mexican War of Independence
Bicentennial Observance – 1821
~and~
Orden Hijos de America (Order of the Sons of America) & Latino Civil Rights Movement Centennial Observance – 1921


Introduction – Treaty of Córdoba & Cessation of the Mexican War of Independence

This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary marks the conclusion of the Mexican War for Independence (1810-1821) made official by the signing of the Treaty of Córdoba. This particular conflict involved the occupational forces of España and the native citizenry of Mexico which included members of the Mestizos, Zambos, and Amerindian tribes along with sympathetic Mexican-raised Spaniards who rebelled against their colonial overseers. Organized by the first rebel leader Hidalgo y Costilla, a band of revolutionaries invaded the town of Guanajuato which hosted a Spanish-operated central mining center on September 15, 1810. The invasion proved successful, and this date has since become known as Mexican Independence Day. This insurgency led to further skirmishes and battles over the next decade plus which illustrated the inequity found in royal rule.

There were a number of rebel setbacks as they encountered resistance from the better armed Spanish-armed colonial forces, but the Mexicans had strength in numbers featuring 80,000 troops to 14,000 for the Spaniards. By 1813 positive strides were made in terms of geographical and strategic movement when the key cities of Oaxaca and Acapulco were captured by the rebel forces. Inspired by these successes, a “Solemn Act of Declaration of the Declaration of Independence of Northern America” was drafted that served as an important foundation document in the historical evolution of Mexico and her independence that same year.

Armed fortunes turned during the Siege of Cuautla in 1815 when the tide of conflict successes changed as governmental issues both within Mexico and abroad helped to weaken the ruling regime. Thereafter, a series of local and sporadic attacks ultimately led to victory by the native population of Mexico and the conclusion of Spanish rule altogether on August 24, 1821.

Information Resources Seton Hall University Libraries (SHU Search)

Internet & Related Sources (Selected List)

Mexican War of Independence (Texas Historical Society)
https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/mexican-war-of-independence

Mexican War of Independence (Timeline)
https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/mexican-war-of-independence–2

Mexican War of Independence (Library of Congress)
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mexican-revolution-and-the-united-states/independence-from-spain.html

Mexican War of Independence (Wayback Machine / Texas A&M University Site)
https://web.archive.org/web/20070816133412/http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/chieftains.htm

Mexican War of Independence (Map, 1810-1821)
http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/mexico_1810.htm

Mexican War of Independence (Hathi Trust)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?field1=ocr;q1=mexican%20independence;a=srchls;lmt=ft

Treaty of Córdoba (World History Project)
https://worldhistoryproject.org/1821/8/24/treaty-of-cordoba-is-signed-establishing-mexicos-independence-from-spain

Treaty of Córdoba and Other Relevant Documents (Wayback Machine / Texas A&M University Site)
https://web.archive.org/web/20090826173709/http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/iguala.htm#cordova

Treaty of Córdoba (Copy of the Original Document – 1821)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tratados_de_C%C3%B3rdoba.JPG


Introduction – Orden Hijos de America (Order of the Sons of America) & Latino Civil Rights Movement

The Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) was founded in San Antonio, Texas on October 13, 1921. In the process the 37 individuals who formed this group were part of the first formal Mexican American civil rights organization active within that state. Their primary mission was to achieve fair access to education, housing opportunities, fair labor wages, and having all the rights outlined within the American Constitution. Additional members would join this movement that expanded into the hundreds as the organization was restricted solely to United States citizens of Mexican or Spanish extraction and over the age of sixteen. The Order obtained a state charter in 1922 and subsequently opened additional chapters throughout Texas.


Internet & Related Sources (Selected List)

Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) (Texas Historical Society)
https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/order-of-sons-of-america

Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) (Timeline)
https://time.graphics/event/2313938

Orden Hijos de América (Order of the Sons of America) (Wikipedia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Sons_of_America


Contact Us

Our reference librarians are glad to assist with specific works and additional information (along with refreshing links) along with Spanish or English translations as needed. Additional resources on all aspects of the Latino experience are also available for consultation and information sharing. Please feel free to reach out and setup a research appointment via the following link – https://library.shu.edu/library/research-appointments found on the University Libraries Homepage or for unique primary source materials via the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Credits

This bibliographical guide was produced in conjunction Seton Hall University Hispanic Heritage Committee under the direction of Dr. Omayra Arocho, Head of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute – https://www.shu.edu/latino-institute/
by Alan Delozier, D.Litt. with support from Professor Lisa DeLuca, Professor Brooke Duffy, Dr. Sarah Ponichtera, and Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles.

 

 

The Library’s After Hours Study Space Returns!

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the After Hours Study Space on Monday, August 30!

The room is adjacent to Dunkin’ Donuts on the library’s 2nd floor:Photo of After Hours Study Space door

How it works:

During the library’s regular hours, the room is open and available for all to use, with entrance/exit only from within the library through the wooden door.

During the library’s overnight hours

        • midnight thru 8am Monday – Friday
        • midnight Friday thru 9am Saturday
        • 5pm Saturday thru 11am Sunday
        • midnight Sunday thru 8am Monday

—the room is accessible only to current SHU students, with entrance/exit from outside the library via the card swipe door located on the walkway:Photo oPhoto of exterior door card swipe readerf exterior door card swipe reader

In addition, Dunkin’ Donuts will be open 24/7 from Monday-Friday, closing at 1am Saturday and Sunday, starting Monday, August 30, so students can travel from one space to the other!

Reminder to wear your mask whenever you are inside the library or the After Hours Study Space!

New Research Procedures in Special Collections

Starting in the Fall semester of 2021, the Archives and Gallery (Special Collections) will operate out of a single reception space at the front desk of Walsh Gallery. Here’s the entrance to Walsh Gallery:

Walsh Gallery Entrance

Visitors looking for both archival and museum materials, as well as individuals with appointments in the department, or researchers looking for rare books or Archdiocesan materials will come here to be directed to where they need to go. Here’s the reception desk:

Gallery Welcome Desk

The Archives Reading Room will remain open by appointment only.  Researchers needing to consult with archival documents or view museum objects will be able to make an appointment to see materials.  The Archives Reading Room will also continue to host classes incorporating archival materials.  Additionally, events centered around Seton Hall’s museum and archives collections may take place in the Reading Room.

Welcome back to campus!  We look forward to seeing you during the 2021-2022 academic year!

University Mask Mandate Extended

Indoor Mask Requirement Extended Until Further Notice

The existing indoor mask requirement, originally announced on July 29, is being extended until further notice. All individuals (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are required to wear a mask at all indoor, nonresidential, on-campus University settings, except when alone or dining [details].

When visiting Walsh Library, you must wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth, at all times.

Library Hours for the 2021 Fall Semester

#SHU_Libraries welcomes new and returning students!

~ The Library is open 7 days a week during the semester ~

**2021 Fall Semester Hours begin on Monday, August 30th**

Monday, August 30th — Tuesday, November 23rd    
Sunday                       11am – midnight
Monday – Friday       8am – midnight
Saturday                     9am – 5pm


Thanksgiving Recess
Wednesday, November 24th — Saturday, November 27th CLOSED


Sunday, November 28th — Sunday, December 5th     
Sunday                       11am – midnight
Monday – Friday       8am – midnight
Saturday                     9am – 5pm


Final Exam Hours
Monday, December 6th — Friday, December 10th     8am – 3am
Saturday, December 11th     9am – midnight
Sunday, December 12th     11am – midnight


Open 24/7
8am Monday, December 13th — 11pm Tuesday, December 21st


Wednesday, December 22nd
8am – 5pm


Christmas Recess
Thursday, December 23rd — Wednesday, January 3rd, 2022 CLOSED

Fall 2021 Hours [printable pdf]

E-ZBorrow is getting an EZ-ier interface!

We’re excited to let you know that E-ZBorrow, the service that allows us to borrow over millions of books held at our 50+ partnering institutions is getting a makeover! Soon you will see a new and improved search interface, allowing users to more easily browse, find, and request materials!

Here’s the new interface:

E-Z Borrow Search Interface

When will this happen?

On Thursday, August 12th we will switch over to the new system.

What’s different?

During the initial rollout, you will use your SHU shortname (e.g. bidenjoe) to request materials. Here’s the login screen:

E-Z Borrow Login Screen

 

What will be the same?

Although the underlying technology is changing, the key benefits of the E-ZBorrow service remain the same. You can still check out books from any one of our 60+ university and research library partners around our region with the same speed, efficiency and convenience that EZBorrow has always provided!

Why the change?

We and our partners have developed a new system that leverages the latest library technology. The system will be more powerful than the current tool we use.

All of this gives you world-class access to library collections that will only improve going forward!

Questions? Contact us!

Although we aim to make this transition as smoothly as possible, we expect there will be questions.  Please reach out to any of our librarians or staff via our chat reference or at our Circulation Desk (973-761-9435 | circulation@shu.edu)!

Get to Know the Library Staff! Elizabeth Leonard

Elizabeth Leonard is the Assistant Dean of Information Technologies and Collection Services. Her fantastic team runs “the back of the house,” managing the online library and ensuring that electronic and digital materials are findable and accessible. 

1. How long have you been working at the library?
I’ve been working at Seton Hall since 2013.

2. What is a book that everyone should read?
Any book that brings them enjoyment. I have no patience with the idea that folks need to read something because everyone else is, or because someone said it is a “must read.” Reading should be a pleasure, like the smell of spring flowers or a hug from a friend.

3. What music are you listening to these days?
Not music—I’ve been listening to podcasts, mostly. Hidden Brain (Science/psychology), Amended (stories of women who fought racism, classism, and xenophobia), OnBeing (conversations about spirituality, science, social healing, and the arts).

4. Last music concert you attended?
Facebook live streamed concert of the Indigo Girls.

5. What is your favorite spot on campus? 
Currently, I love to walk past the peony plants on the path leading to the entrance of the Dining Hall. Those are my favorite flowers.

6. Do you have a good take-out or delivery spot you’d recommend? 
A colleague and I love to go to Jackie and Son. They have great, fresh food!

7. What is your favorite app? 
Probably the New York Times Crossword app. I do the crossword everyday.

8. What is a skill you are working on mastering? 
Not interrupting. I’ve been working on it my whole life (unsuccessfully). My brain generally moves at warp speed and my mouth forgets that it isn’t supposed to join in!

9. What is something most people don’t know about you? 
I spent three years living in Germany, working for the Department of Defense. (Please don’t ask me to speak German anymore; I’ve forgotten most of it!)

10. What person living or dead would you like to have dinner with?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Eleanor Roosevelt.

Library Summer Hours

SHU_Libraries is as excited about this upcoming summer as you are! With all that excitement in the air, we want to remind every student, faculty, staff, and administrator:

I. Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask or practice social distancing indoors on each campus and at indoor, off-campus University activities. However, they are welcome to wear a mask if they choose.

II. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask indoors on each campus and at indoor, off-campus University activities.

III. Enforcement is via the honor code. We expect everyone will be truthful in their reporting and activities.

IV. Food is not permitted in the library, but covered drinks and water bottles are allowed.

Library guests, visitors, and members of the community are allowed in-person access to the library, provided that upon entering the library:

        • they observe I – IV (above);
        • they obtain a visitor’s pass at the circulation desk (to be worn visibly at all times while in the library);
        • they sign in the Visitor’s Book;
        • they understand that there is no guest access to computers during Summer 2021.

L I B R A R Y   S U M M E R   H O U R S   2 0 2 1

Monday, May 3rd  Wednesday, May 19th

                • Monday – Friday             7:30am – 10:30pm
                • Saturday & Sunday          8:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday, May 20th  Friday, May 28th

                • Monday – Friday             7:30am – 6:00pm
                • Saturday & Sunday         CLOSED

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 29th – Monday, May 31st CLOSED


Tuesday, June 1st  Friday, August 6th

                • Monday – Friday             7:30am – 6:00pm
                • Saturday & Sunday        9:00am – 4:00pm

* Juneteenth Friday, June 18th      7:30am – 3:30pm *
* CLOSED Sunday, July 4th – Monday, July 5th *
* CLOSED Saturday, August 7th – Sunday, August 8th *


  Monday, August 9th  — Sunday, August 29th

                • Monday – Friday            8:00am – 5:00pm
                • Saturday & Sunday        CLOSED

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. In 2021 mental health awareness is more essential than ever.

#MHAM  #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealthMatters

Seton Hall University Libraries is proud to support and encourage our community through highlighting a selection of resources that can educate and empower everyone.

 LIBRARY RESOURCES


CAMPUS RESOURCES

Counseling and Psychological Services


RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS


 NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Mental Health America https://www.mhanational.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) https://www.nami.org/home