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Note from the Editor
by Tamara Gaskell Miller

Note from the President: Old Collections and New
by David Moltke-Hansen

Merchants and Diplomats: Philadelphia's Early Trade with Cuba
by Linda K. Salvucci

Manuel Torres: The "Franklin of the Southern world"
by Anne Arsenault

Tobacco, Trains, and Textiles: Philadelphia's Early Spanish-Speaking Enclaves, 1920–1936
by Víctor Vázquez

Philadelphia's Mexican War Workers
by Maria Möller

Building El Barrio: Latinos Transform Postwar Philadelphia
by Kathryn E. Wilson

Book Reviews

From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia: Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies, by Carmen Teresa
Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell, by Jane Golden, Robin Rice, and Monica Yant Kinney; photography by David Graham and Jack Ramsdale
Strangers Among Us: How Latino Immigration is Transforming America, by Roberto Suro
Hidden from History: The Latino Community of Allentown, Pennsylvania, by Anna Adams

Window on the Collections

Society News

LEGACIES for Kids: Parrandas and Posadas: Christmas Traditions in Philadelphia Latino Communities

LEGACIES for Kids: Book Reviews
by S. Chris Saad

Behind the Mountains, by Edwidge Danticat
How My Family Lives In America, by Susan Kuklin
Esperanza Rising, by Parn Muñoz
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares
Frida, by Jonah Winter; illustrated by Ana Juan
Cuban Kids, by George Ancona

Food for Thought: Can History Tell Our Stories?
by Johnny Irizarry

Cover image:  Dancer for Estampas Colombianas, Colobmian dance troupe established in Philadelphia in about 1987. Estampas Colombianas Records, Balch Institute Collections.