Spanish and local, and based upon them, there has appeared a long list of scholarly publications, marked by rigorous method and sound judgment. In the United States there has been a steadily increasing interest in Hispanic — American history since 1898 and the last five years in particular have witnessed an extraordinary development in teaching and investigation in the field. The first desideratum of the serious stu dent in any subject is some sort of biblio graphical guide. NO one has undertaken work in the field of Hispanic — American history without feeling the handicap which the lack of such a guide imposes upon him, for it has been necessary for each investi gator to build up, from the beginning, his bibliographical apparatus. It is to meet this need, to provide, if not a complete bibliography, at least a list which may serve as a basis for an eventual definitive work, that the present work has been com piled.