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Latina Women's League Records

Identifier: MSS 0522

Scope and Content

The Latina Women’s League collection dates from 2005 to 2019. The majority of the items were produced by different board members of the league. The collection includes: correspondence, minutes, reports, legal documents, grant applications, newspapers, leaflets, a CD-ROM and posters. The collection covers topics such as the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, meetings, art, education, and community events. The items of the collection are written in English and Spanish.

This collection would be of interest to people interested in Latin American studies, Latin American Culture and those studying the experience of Latinos in Gainesville and women’s experiences and leadership in the United States.

The collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: "Correspondence, 2005-2014" discusses different educational and health programs, celebrations for the Hispanic Heritage month and Gainesville Latino Film Festival, fund raising and publicity events, collaborations, grant opportunities, invitations and meetings.

Series 2: "General Files, 2005-2014" contains a list of accomplishments, community service projects, Latino literature, legal documents such as bylaws, articles of incorporation and a marketing contract. This series also includes meeting invitations, newsletters, speeches, and newspaper articles related to the work of the Latina Women's League.

Series 3: “Gainesville Latino Film Festival, 2005-2019" is divided in two subseries: "General" documents and "Posters". The "General" subseries contains: grant applications, reports, job opportunities, press releases, and a list of sponsors. It also includes programs and schedules of the Film Festival. The "Posters" subseries contains posters and brochures from the 1st to the 15th Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival. The oversized posters from the 4th to the 15th Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival have been digitized and are available at the University of Florida Digital Collections website. Subsequent oversized posters will have a digital copy.

Series 4: "Meeting Minutes and Annual Reports, 2005-2014" contains topics such as memberships, invitations, the League’s website, schedules, finances, events, announcements and reports. The meeting minutes for the year 2006 contains one CD-ROM.


  • Creation: 2005 - 2019


Language of Materials

Includes materials written in Spanish and English.


The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 2005, the Latina Women's League is an all women non-profit organization dedicated to contributing to the Latino/Hispanic culture and art in Gainesville. The Latina Women's League was created as a forum for discussions about the experiences of Latina women living in the United States. This mission is accomplished through the following activities: networking, social events, community service projects, including free English language and citizenship preparation classes, the Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival, mentoring and advocacy.

One of the major projects by the Latina Women's League is the Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival. This event was created in 2005 and its main goal is to contribute to the Latino/Hispanic culture of the North Florida area and the Gainesville community. The Latino Film Festival is a two-week-long series of international films concerning Latino issues in the United States and Latin America. Screened films are created by Latin American directors and present the diversity of the Latino culture.


1.32 Linear Feet (2 Boxes. 1 Flat Box and 21 Digital Files.)


Correspondence, meeting agendas, reports, event programs, and posters of the Latina Women's League.


The collection is arranged in alphabetical order and topically.


University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Latina Women’s League in 2019.

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected items in the Latina Women’s League are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

A Guide to the Latina Women's League Records
Finding aid created by Nelissa E. Caraballo-Ramos
March 2020
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America