Library & Archives


The Julian Samora Library at the Institute for Latino Studies advances scholarship in Latino Studies through its collections of rare and primary source research materials. The Library collects, preserves, and provides access to rare books, manuscripts, personal papers, archives, and oral histories related to the Latino experience in the United States with a particular focus on the Midwest. Established in 1999, the library, named in memory of Chicano/a studies pioneer and former Notre Dame professor of sociology Julian Samora (1920–1996), keeps alive Samora’s legacy of research for social justice by offering Notre Dame faculty, students, and researchers from around the world a forum for primary source research and scholarship in Latino studies.

Individual research consultations and course-tailored instructional sessions may be scheduled by contacting archivist Viveca Pattison Robichaud .

Please visit our library for quiet study, research, or group project work.


Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, research consultations by appointment


Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Librarian and Archivist or
(574) 631-7391
(574) 631-3522 (fax)


Julian Samora Library
204 McKenna Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

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