The Spanish American Institute records consist of individual student files who enrolled at the boarding school from 1913-1971.
The Spanish American Institute is a Methodist establishment located in Gardena, California. The Institute has provided a connection
between the churches in Mexico and the United States for the Spanish-speaking community in Southern California. Since 1909,
the Institute has provided academic and vocational training for boys primarily of Hispanic descent. In 1971, the Institute
closed down the boarding school. Today, the Institute offers college and vocational scholarships to Hispanic students in Southern
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material,
nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and
obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
please go to following web site.