Hispanic Oral History Digital Collections

A non-exhaustive list of digital oral history projects focusing on Latin America and Hispanic-Americans. Check back often for newly added collections.

Part of: Hispanic Genealogy Guide

The Bracero History Archive

The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.

Hispanic Communities Documentation Project, Brooklyn Historical Society

Over fifty interviews were conducted to document the experiences of Brooklyn residents who arrived from Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador, and several other Central and South American nations in the latter half of the twentieth century. This collection includes recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted between 1988 and 1989.

Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Collection, the University of Miami Libraries

The Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project digital collection includes videos, outlines, and selected transcripts of oral history interviews conducted principally with members of the first generations of Cubans to leave the island after the Cuban Revolution. Launched in 2008, the Project was conceived of and funded by the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection as a community history initiative to capture the testimonies of older Cuban exiles.

New Roots: Voices from Carolina del Norte, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This is a digital archive that contains the oral histories of Latin American migrants in North Carolina and the experiences of North Carolinians that have worked for the integration of new settlers into this southern state.

Nuestras Raíces, The Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island

The Latino Oral History Project of RI (Nuestras Raíces) was started in 1991 and is managed by Rhode Island Latino Arts. It is a collection of the stories and lives of Rhode Island’s Spanish-speaking pioneers.

The Voces Oral History Project, University of Texas at Austin

The Voces Oral History Project documents and creates a better awareness of the contributions of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War generations.

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