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Oral Histories & Digital Archives


Chicana Por Mi Raza: Digital Memory Archive

Headed by University of Michigan professor Maria Cotera University of Michigan and filmmaker Linda Garcia Merchant, Chicana por mi Raza features interviews and archival materials related to Chicanx and Latinx civil rights activism. 


Civil Rights in Black and Brown 

From Texas Christian University, a collection of oral history interviews with civil rights activists. 


Digital El Diario

Essays and analysis on El Diario, "an independent newspaper primarily published for and by Chicanx students at the University of Colorado Boulder between 1972 and 1983," authored by a team of student scholars at the University of Colorado-Boulder. 


Migration is Beautiful 

A collection of digitized items from the Iowa Women's Archives' Mujeres Latinas collections that "highlights the journeys Latinas and Latinos made to Iowa and situates the contributions of Latino communities within a broader understanding of Iowa’s history of migration and civil rights activism."


New Roots/ Nuevas Raíces

A collaborative oral history project from  the Latino Migration Project, the Southern Oral History Project (housed in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and UNC Chapel Hill University Libraries, this interactive collection contains interviews with individuals who immigrated from Latin America to North Carolina. 


Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio

Headed by Dr. Elena Foulis and Dr. Cassie Patterson, this project "is a statewide initiative to collect, catalog, and preserve oral narratives of Latinos/as in Ohio in collaboration with the Ohio Hispanic Heritage Project and the Center for Folklore Studies."


Voces Oral History Center

Launched in 1999, the Voces Oral History Center at the University of Texas-Austin is " the leading Latino oral history archive in the United States." Features interviews with civil rights activists and veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Their most recent project, Voces of a Pandemic, features interviews about the impacts of COVID-19.